Archive for November, 2016

Santa Claus is Coming to SBRL!

Join Santa for a Christmas photo opportunity at Marion Library on Monday, December 5, 2016  from 5:30-7:00!   It’s Ho Ho Holiday  fun for everyone!



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Season of Giving!



As we celebrate the season of giving, it is appropriate to acknowledge how S.B.R.L.’s Miss Tracey and Miss Amber of the Youth Services Department are always ready to give their best for area families!  What do these talented ladies give? Naturally, they give the gift of  creativity. It requires a lot of imagination to come up with program ideas that will captivate and educate young readers of all ages. They provide knowledge in selecting just the right story, song, or film to use for each program It takes a great deal of in depth knowledge to know which books will work best for a specific program!   They also give their skills in creating the crafts for the programs. They often provide their audiences with novelty items ranging from paper turkeys to cardboard crowns and it takes skill to make such artful items.  Obviously, they give their time since putting the programs together and gathering the supplies needed to bring their ideas to vibrant life,  takes many hours that are only found in between the periods that they assist library patrons or help out in other departments.  They also give their care and attention to area kids and this type of personalized interaction leads to the development of a loyalty to their department and to our library in the families they serve.  They could be called gardeners since they “grow” library users with the services they routinely offer! Their small patrons mature into teens who flock to Miss Tracey’s popular teen programs and often return to help out after they graduate from high school!  It is the season of giving and your library’s Youth Services Department programs  and staff are true gift to all area families and needless to say like all library services they come wrapped in a welcoming smile!


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Celebrate Louisa May Alcott!


(The cast of the 1970 production of Little Women)

Author Louisa May Alcott was born on November 29,  1832. She became a popular author with the publication of her books Little Women, Little Men, and Jo’s Boys. Your local Marion Library owns all three of her classic books in one handy Library of America volume. If you’d like to read more about Alcott, her colorful family, and their eccentric literary friends in the community of Concord, you might enjoy Susan Cheever’s American Bloomsbury.  The book presents a fascinating look at the tangled relationships of the writers and artists of the New England city. In some ways, their true stories are like modern soap operas! We also have a fictional mystery by Anna Maclean called Louisa and the Country Bachelor. This well-written book features a young Louisa May Alcott as a sleuth determined to solve a puzzling crime.  Our branches also own several DVD adaptations of “Little Women.”


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Create your own Winter Wonderland of Lego Fun with Miss Tracey’s Lego Club! All kids ages 5-11 are welcome tonight between 6:00-7:3o in the Copenhaver Meeting Room!



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Saltville Christmas Open House!



The Saltville Public Library will hold its annual Christmas Open House on December 8, 2016 from 4:00-6:00!  Refreshments will be served and each child will receive  book bucks!  A door prize will be given away as well!


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Miss Tracey’s Lego Club for kids ages 5-11 will meet this Monday,  November 28 from  6:00-7:30. This month we’ll be celebrating North Pole fun!



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