Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Here's how it works...
*Stop by any library (LaGrange, Shipshewana, Topeka) or on the bookmobile and set your goal. That's right, you get to decide how many books you want to read this summer.
*Read the books and record them on the reading log.
*Turn in the reading log, by July 28, at the library where you signed up and GET YOUR PRIZE.
*If you want to keep reading, we'll give you another log and you can read more for more prize entries.
Pretty simple- Yeah?
We've also got some great events planned. This Friday is movie night in Topeka (Journey to the Center of the Earth 2) and Late Night @ Your Library in LaGrange (7-9pm for 1st thru 5th graders, 9pm-12am for 6th thru 12th graders). Check out the newsletter section of this blog or the library website (http://www.lagrange.lib.in.us/) for the whole June calendar.
Come out this summer and Own the Night!
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
I spent the last week in Daytona Beach, Florida for grad school. I know, I know...suffering for the library cause:) While I expereinced many interesting things from porpoises to light houses to college grads (Yikes!) by far the most important interactions were with the students and staff at the Florida Braille and Talking Books Library. Here our group heard many stories about people- individuals- and their information needs. We were introduced to a variety of folks and, in a slight way, experienced their world. The tours of the facilites were intriguing, hearing about the various programs was insightful, and interacting on a personal level was a joy. However, the most important aspect of this learning trip can be summed up in a short mantra that was repeated by many of the speakers. "I am a whole person". So, in my profession, that means a patron with a disability may need my help just like any other patron may- or he/she may not. In my personal life that means don't pull my kids away when they're curious about someone's wheel chair or want to ask questions about a service animal. What can it mean for you?
Friday, May 4, 2012
Here's how it works:
You click the link that says "Start Now" and fill in the questions.
I take your answers and contact you with books that fit your criteria. I'll even tell you if you can check them out here or through other Evergreen libraries.
You can place them on hold and pick them up when you have time or come in and pick them out in person. Your choice!
Monday, April 16, 2012
Mike Mullin author of Ashfall is coming here for a writers workshop! Come meet this new author at the LaGrange Public Library Friday April 20 at 4:00. Don't forget your paper, you might just come out of this workshop with the beginnings of your very own Best Seller.