Public library – Save My NJ Library http://savemynjlibrary.org/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 00:29:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://savemynjlibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-120x120.png Public library – Save My NJ Library http://savemynjlibrary.org/ 32 32 Friends of DeKalb Public Library to Host Used Book Sale – Shaw Local https://savemynjlibrary.org/friends-of-dekalb-public-library-to-host-used-book-sale-shaw-local/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 23:24:05 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/friends-of-dekalb-public-library-to-host-used-book-sale-shaw-local/ DeKALB – Friends of the DeKalb Public Library will be hosting a used book sale June 24-26 at the library. The hours will be 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. The sale will take place in the Yusunas, Zimmerman and Bilder rooms of the […]]]>

DeKALB – Friends of the DeKalb Public Library will be hosting a used book sale June 24-26 at the library.

The hours will be 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. The sale will take place in the Yusunas, Zimmerman and Bilder rooms of the DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Each sale offers a new selection of quality used books, as well as DVDs, music and audiobook CDs. Most of the items were donated by members of the community and are in very good condition, even almost new. The sale will include fiction, children’s books, mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, history, biographies, memoirs, art, cookbooks, youth books adults, graphic novels, sportsbooks, crafts, gardening, foreign languages ​​and more.

Prices will be 25 cents for children’s books, 50 cents for mass market paperbacks, $1 for trade and large paperbacks, and $2 for hardcover books. A specially priced section will contain rare, vintage, signed and local books. Prices for CDs and DVDs will range from 50 cents to $3.

Bags will be provided for the explosive sale of $5 a bag and the media will be sold at half price on Sunday, June 26.

Proceeds will be donated to the library to support programs and the purchase of materials and books.

The Friends of DeKalb Public Library will follow the library’s mask policy and request, but not require, book sale patrons to wear masks.

For more information on the sale and friends, visit www.dkpl.org/friends-of-the-library or call 815-756-9568, ext. 1030.

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This Week at the Johnson City Public Library (June 19-25) | Sunday stories https://savemynjlibrary.org/this-week-at-the-johnson-city-public-library-june-19-25-sunday-stories/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 21:00:00 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/this-week-at-the-johnson-city-public-library-june-19-25-sunday-stories/ JOHNSON CITY — Here’s a look at what’s happening this week at the Johnson City Public Library (100 W. Millard St.). LIBRARY NEWS • The library is closed on Monday June 20, on the occasion of June 16. • The Library Board will meet on Tuesday, June 21 at 4:30 pm in the Jones Meeting […]]]>

JOHNSON CITY — Here’s a look at what’s happening this week at the Johnson City Public Library (100 W. Millard St.).

LIBRARY NEWS

• The library is closed on Monday June 20, on the occasion of June 16.

• The Library Board will meet on Tuesday, June 21 at 4:30 pm in the Jones Meeting Room. Board meetings are open to the public.

• The summer reading program for all ages runs from June 1 to July 22. Visit jcpl.org/summer-reading for more information and to register.

• The Summer Reading Art Contest is accepting submissions of all ages until Friday July 1st. Entries will be posted in the library through July and winners will be announced at LibCon on Saturday, July 9. Call 423-434-4458 for details.

FOR KIDS

• Toddler Hour for children ages 19-36 months and their caregivers will meet on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 21 and 22 at 10 a.m. in the Story Time Room. Pick one day a week. No registration, but places are limited; take a ticket when you arrive.

• Preschool Storytime for 3-5 year olds and their caregivers meets Tuesday and Wednesday, June 21 and 22 at 11:00 am in the Storytime Room. Pick one day a week. No registration, but places are limited; take a ticket when you arrive.

• Under the Sea Tea Party will take place on Wednesday, June 22 at 6:30 pm Children ages 3-12 can enjoy snacks, stories and songs in the Jones Meeting Room. Registration is mandatory; call 423-434-4458 to register.

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• Unicyclist Mark Lippard will perform Thursday, June 23 at 11:00 am at the King Commons Natural Adventure Area, across from the library. Children of all ages and their families are welcome. No registration required.

• Story time in the park will take place on Friday, June 24 at 10:30 am for children 2 to 5 years old and their caregivers. It meets at the King Commons Natural Adventure Area across from the library. No registration required.

FOR TEENS

• The ocean-themed Perler Beads Craft Night will be held on Tuesday, June 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the Jones Meeting Room. Ages 12 to 18 can create ocean-themed art with Perler beads. All supplies will be provided. Registration is mandatory; visit jcpl.org/calendar to register.

FOR ADULTS

• Spanish at Your Library will meet on Thursday, June 23 at 6 p.m. in the Tennessee Room. Anyone aged 18 and over can join the conversation group to practice the Spanish language. All skill levels are welcome. No registration required.

• The Bring Your Own Book discussion group meets Thursday, June 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Boones Creek location of the Johnson City Brewing Company (2362 Boones Creek Road, Johnson City). The discussion will focus on “Big Fish” by Daniel Wallace. No registration required.

• The Alzheimer’s Association will host an information session on understanding Alzheimer’s disease and dementia on Saturday, June 25 at 11:00 am in the Jones Meeting Room. No registration required.

To register or view other upcoming events at the Johnson City Public Library, visit jcpl.org/calendar.

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City Life Org – The Brooklyn Public Library honors Grammy and Oscar-winning composer and bandleader Jon Batiste, bestselling author and Emmy-winning journalist Suleika Jaouad, and the One Initiative Million Black Women by Goldman Sachs https://savemynjlibrary.org/city-life-org-the-brooklyn-public-library-honors-grammy-and-oscar-winning-composer-and-bandleader-jon-batiste-bestselling-author-and-emmy-winning-journalist-suleika-jaouad-and-the-one-initiative-m/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 20:55:09 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/city-life-org-the-brooklyn-public-library-honors-grammy-and-oscar-winning-composer-and-bandleader-jon-batiste-bestselling-author-and-emmy-winning-journalist-suleika-jaouad-and-the-one-initiative-m/ Photo: Gregg Richards Fundraising gala held under the stars of the newly renovated Central Library at Grand Army PlazaHosted by Baratunde Thurston With special guest Wynton Marsali Supporters of the Brooklyn Public Library gathered this week at the newly renovated Central Library to recognize leaders who are improving the lives of everyday New Yorkers. Over […]]]>

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Fundraising gala held under the stars of the newly renovated Central Library at Grand Army Plaza
Hosted by Baratunde Thurston With special guest Wynton Marsali

Supporters of the Brooklyn Public Library gathered this week at the newly renovated Central Library to recognize leaders who are improving the lives of everyday New Yorkers. Over $1 million was raised to support library programs and collections.

The library offers tens of thousands of free programs each year for people from all walks of life: immigrants learning a new language, students preparing for college, older adults looking for companionship, budding entrepreneurs launching their dreams, children discovering the world and people from all walks of life. ages exploring arts and culture. At BPL, you can enjoy one of life’s greatest satisfactions, discovering a good book, without ever having to pay a fine.

“We were thrilled to be back in person to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Brooklyn Public Library and the individuals and organizations in the borough whose talent, perseverance and commitment to justice inspire us. Goldman Sachs’ One Million Black Women initiative is well on its way to closing the long-suffering opportunity gap for Black women and girls in Brooklyn and across the country. And through their music and writing, Jon Batiste and Suleika Jaouad bring clarity, joy and hope in equal abundance. We are thrilled to honor their accomplishments and welcome our supporters back to the Central Library,” said Linda Johnson, President and CEO of Brooklyn Public Library.

Suleika Jaouadand her husband, Jon Batiste, were honored for their contributions to the world of art, music, writing and journalism. The couple live in Brooklyn.

Jon Batiste is a five-time Grammy winner who has performed on some of the biggest stages in the world, including the Grammys and the Kennedy Center Honors, and nightly with his band Stay Human, appearing on the Late Show of CBS with Stephen Colbert. He has also spent much of his career bringing music back to where it started, including on the Central Library steps to celebrate Juneteenth with Sing for Hope, and on the opening season of BPL’s Dweck Center in 2008.

Suleika Jaouad is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, between two kingdoms. She wrote the Emmy-winning New York Times Life column, Interrupted, and her reporting and essays have been featured in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Vogue, and NPR, among others. A highly sought-after speaker, her keynote TED Talk was one of the ten most popular of 2019 and has nearly five million views. She is also the creator of The Isolation Journals, a community creativity project founded during the Covid-19 pandemic to help others convert isolation into artistic solitude; more than 100,000 people from all over the world have joined. Jaoud sits on the library’s Arts and Letters Committee and discussed his memoirs at the library’s Dweck Cultural Center.

Batiste accepted the award on his and Jaouad’s behalf, noting that of the many accolades they received throughout their careers, this was one of the greatest. He added, “Libraries are an oasis in our culture and one that the Brooklyn Public Library is leading the way.

Internationally renowned musician, composer and pedagogue Wynton Marsalis presented the honor, noting that “through the synergy of their union, they have enriched and advanced our social, cultural and civic life – here in Brooklyn and beyond – even in some of the most remote areas of our planet. “. The longtime friends are passionate about the role the arts and free speech play in a healthy democracy.

The Goldman Sachs One Million Black Women initiative was also honored. In partnership with black women-led organizations, financial institutions and others, Goldman Sachs has committed $10 billion in direct investment capital and $100 million in philanthropic capital over the next decade to combat the disproportionate gender and racial twin biases black women have faced for generations, which have only been exacerbated by the pandemic. The initiative, One Million Black Women, is named after and guided by the goal of impacting the lives of at least one million black women by 2030. Launched in March 2021, the initiative has invested nearly $1 billion in key pillars of health, employment, workforce creation and development, education, affordable housing, digital connectivity, financial health and access to capital. The Brooklyn Public Library, in partnership with Goldman Sachs, will work to develop new programs, partnerships, and pathways to provide opportunities for Black women and girls.

“We are proud to be honored by Brooklyn Public Library,” said Asahi Pompey, Chairman of the Goldman Sachs Foundation. “Institutions like the Brooklyn Public Library serve as vital anchors for our communities. By working together, we can achieve our common goal of providing opportunity for all.

Lindsay Greene, Chairman and CEO of Navy Yard, presented this honor to One Million Black Women of Goldman Sachs. Previously, she served as Director of Strategy for the New York City Economic Development Corporation and Director of Strategy for Economic Development and Housing in the Office of the Mayor of New York. She also spent six years working at Goldman Sachs, most recently in the firm’s urban investment group.

Gizelle George-Josephchief operating officer of the Global Investment Research division of Goldman Sachs, accepted the honor.

Baratunde Thurston served as host for the evening. A trustee of the Brooklyn Public Library, Thurston is an Emmy-nominated host who has worked for The Onion, produced for The Daily Show, advised the Obama White House, and written the New York Times bestseller How To Be Black. He is the creator and host of How To Citizen with Baratunde, which Apple named one of its favorite podcasts of 2020, a founding partner of new media startup Puck, and the host of the upcoming America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston airs on PBS from July 5. Baratunde also sits on the board of BUILD.org

Mayor Adams delivered additional remarks and guests were entertained by the Brooklyn Youth Choir, brass queens and DJ FRITZo.

About Brooklyn Public Library
The Brooklyn Public Library is one of the nation’s largest library systems and one of New York’s most democratic institutions. As a leader in developing modern 21st century libraries, we provide resources to support personal advancement, foster civic literacy, and strengthen community fabric among the more than 2.6 million individuals who call Brooklyn home. . We offer nearly 65,000 free programs a year with writers, thinkers, artists and educators, around the corner and around the world. And we give our customers millions of opportunities to enjoy one of life’s greatest satisfactions: the joy of a good book.

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The third floor of the Haverhill Public Library is for sale; Well, somehow https://savemynjlibrary.org/the-third-floor-of-the-haverhill-public-library-is-for-sale-well-somehow/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 04:02:34 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/the-third-floor-of-the-haverhill-public-library-is-for-sale-well-somehow/ Former Mayor James A. Rurak in a previous appearance on 97.9 WHAV. A major expansion of the Haverhill Public Library 25 years ago was made possible by creative funding that enabled the town to purchase a condominium atop what is effectively a private building. Now the nearly 9,000 square foot space on the third floor […]]]>

Former Mayor James A. Rurak in a previous appearance on 97.9 WHAV.

A major expansion of the Haverhill Public Library 25 years ago was made possible by creative funding that enabled the town to purchase a condominium atop what is effectively a private building.

Now the nearly 9,000 square foot space on the third floor is up for sale…sort of. To comply with state bid law, Haverhill solicits proposals to purchase the floor that currently houses the Special Collections. In all likelihood, the trustees of the library will take possession of it.

“Obviously we’re very interested in that,” library director Sarah Moser told WHAV.

In 1997, then-Mayor James A. Rurak led the city’s $1.2 million purchase of the top-floor condo after private donations fell short. As mayor, Rurak also served as non-voting chairman of the library trustees. He is now a voting trustee and wants to finish what he started.

For more than 20 years, Deborah Y. Coletti has been a library administrator. Earlier, however, she helped raise $3 million of the $5 million needed to expand the building from 30,500 to 44,000 square feet. An $800,000 grant from the state to help complete the project, however, came with a condition that the city would inject money.

The requirement is more complicated than it seems because, unlike most public libraries, the Haverhill building has always been privately owned. It is an unusual private-public partnership proposed in 1873 by philanthropist Ezekiel James Madison Hale. Hale donated the land and half the money needed to build and furnish the original library on the condition that residents pay the balance and that the city maintain the building and pay the staff.

Rurak noted that state library grants do not take into account Haverhill’s unusual ownership situation. “The city would have had to contribute something, but not this amount. This amount was intended to pay off the mortgage taken out for the construction loan,” he said.

Coletti said trustee Richard J. Sheehan, now vice president, is primarily responsible for the co-ownership concept that solved the shortfall. Over the years, she says, the library has helped pay for city loans.

“Everyone was really happy with how it worked and we got our state grant,” she said.

Coletti said the end result is “an amazing library that the city gets at a fraction of the cost.” In anticipation of changes in the way residents use the library and evolving services, such as computers, she added that administrators need flexibility.

“It’s been 25 years. We have to buy the condo back. Then we own the whole building and we can go ahead with whatever expansion program we want,” she said.

While others may submit offers to purchase the library’s third-floor condo, any prospective buyer must commit to using the space “in a manner that is consistent with the operation and function of a library. public”. Proposals must be submitted by July 1.

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The UW, Seattle Public Library, Seattle Public Utilities collaboration uses VR glasses to visualize sea level rise in Seattle https://savemynjlibrary.org/the-uw-seattle-public-library-seattle-public-utilities-collaboration-uses-vr-glasses-to-visualize-sea-level-rise-in-seattle/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 16:36:43 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/the-uw-seattle-public-library-seattle-public-utilities-collaboration-uses-vr-glasses-to-visualize-sea-level-rise-in-seattle/ Environment | Population health | Science | Social Sciences | UW and the community | UW News Blog June 14, 2022 The VR experience begins by explaining how gases like carbon dioxide create an invisible blanket around the Earth, trapping solar radiation. The user can hold a magnifying glass that makes Earth’s atmosphere appear blue. […]]]>

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Woodland Public Library Begins Summer Library Program – Daily Democrat https://savemynjlibrary.org/woodland-public-library-begins-summer-library-program-daily-democrat/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 21:39:28 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/woodland-public-library-begins-summer-library-program-daily-democrat/ Summer at the Library at the Woodland Public Library runs from June 1 through July 13 and features family-friendly programs and events under the theme “Reading Beyond the Beaten Path: Read, Create, Explore.” “Everyone who completes the program by reading five books, doing five things, and exploring five places will receive prizes and entry into […]]]>

Summer at the Library at the Woodland Public Library runs from June 1 through July 13 and features family-friendly programs and events under the theme “Reading Beyond the Beaten Path: Read, Create, Explore.”

“Everyone who completes the program by reading five books, doing five things, and exploring five places will receive prizes and entry into the end of summer raffle,” the city’s press release reads. “The prizes won can be claimed from June 20 and will be available until September 5.”

Grand Prize winnings must be claimed by September 5th. Details and registration are available on the library’s website at woodlandpubliclibrary.com or at the library, according to the release.

“Stop by the library for a paper journal or use our online app, Beanstack, through our website to track your activities and books,” the statement added. “Kids ages 4-11 can choose to record minutes instead of books if they use Beanstack for recording.”

Starting Monday, children 18 and under can have lunch at the library from noon to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday on the library lawn courtesy of the Woodland Joint Unified School District.

“This lunchtime partnership allows us to support children nutritionally and academically during the summer when school services are not available,” said library director Greta Galindo. “This year we are also receiving a Lunch at the Library grant through the California State Library to add more activities around lunchtime.”

Lunches are to be taken on site and families are encouraged to bring a blanket to enjoy their food under the trees on the lawn, according to the release. Children reading on the front lawn will receive a free popsicle and various lawn activities will be offered courtesy of the library.

Additionally, after-lunch programming for kids will include special events and performers on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in the Leake Room, Lego Club from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Kids’ Room, and Make and Explore Thursdays. from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Square One, according to the release.

The activities are intended for children from 7 to 12 years old and the number of places is limited.

Library storytimes resume on Tuesday, June 14 with four storytimes per week.

“On Saturdays, Family Storytime is at the Farmers Market at 10 a.m.,” the statement read. “Families can also take advantage of a kids market a few Saturdays a month where kids get free market dollars to buy produce.”

The summer program will also include a number of teen events. Teens are invited to Teen Hangouts from 1-3 p.m. every Wednesday in June and July — starting June 22 — at Square One and the Leake Room where they can “do fun projects, play video games and just hanging out,” according to the Liberation.

Various backyard games and activities, including an 80s costume party and a water party, will be offered. The full schedule of activities is available on the library’s website.

“The Teen Advisory Council, in partnership with Elevate Queer Yolo, will be hosting their annual LGBTQIA+ Pride Festival on Wednesday, June 15 from 2-4 p.m. at Square One and the Yard where there will be food, drinks and more. crafts and activities to help spread the love. “, underlined the press release.

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‘Oceans of Possibility’: Shepherdstown Public Library Launches Summer Reading Program | News, Sports, Jobs https://savemynjlibrary.org/oceans-of-possibility-shepherdstown-public-library-launches-summer-reading-program-news-sports-jobs/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 06:56:54 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/oceans-of-possibility-shepherdstown-public-library-launches-summer-reading-program-news-sports-jobs/ Human-Beaver Coexistence Fund founder Alison Zak reads a story about beavers on the steps of McMurran Hall Saturday morning. Ainsley Hall SHEPHERDSTOWN — On Saturday morning, the Shepherdstown Public Library kicked off its summer reading program outside McMurran Hall, inviting Alison Zak, founder and executive director of the Human-Beaver Coexistence Fund […]]]>



Human-Beaver Coexistence Fund founder Alison Zak reads a story about beavers on the steps of McMurran Hall Saturday morning. Ainsley Hall

SHEPHERDSTOWN — On Saturday morning, the Shepherdstown Public Library kicked off its summer reading program outside McMurran Hall, inviting Alison Zak, founder and executive director of the Human-Beaver Coexistence Fund to speak at the event.

The Summer Reading Program is important to the Shepherdstown Public Library as it helps motivate local children to read and participate in library events throughout the summer.

“He has a two-point goal”, said Youth Services Librarian Tish Wiggs. “The first is to encourage reading. There are studies that show kids have a reading slump in the summer, and you can lose a grade or two in reading if you don’t keep track of what you’re doing in school. Thus, it helps us to encourage children to continue reading. And for us, it encourages participation in library programs because we link them. And it helps us to figure out what kids are interested in and what kind of items we should collect. »

Shepherdstown Public Library has participated in the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) for at least 30 years. This year the theme is “Oceans of possibilities. In line with this theme, Zak came to talk about a local aquatic animal, the beaver.

“What really interests me is how they interact with people and how people get along with wildlife and how they relate to nature,” Zack said. “My interests are really in the coexistence of people and wildlife. Here in our area, beavers are a bit of a hot topic in this area.

Shepherdstown Public Library Youth Services Librarian Tish Wiggs introduces special speaker for the library’s summer reading program launch event, Alison Zak, outside McMurran Hall on Saturday morning. Ainsley Room

Although the beavers don’t quite fit the ocean theme, Zak was asked to help the kids learn about the aquatic animals that live in the area.

“For us, an aquatic environment is a river” said Wiggs. “So it’s important for the children of the region. It is also important to locate it.

The library will continue to distribute summer reading diaries to its summer programs and at its current location until it closes on June 20. Any child who completes their reading book before July 20 can exchange it for a Shepherdstown Business coupon book. The Reading Log can be submitted during one of the upcoming programs throughout the summer.

“It’s something we really enjoy doing because it helps us learn more about our customers and makes sure we’re providing the best possible service.” Wiggs said, regarding the program offered to local teens and children. “Because that’s what we’re here for, to encourage reading. And we try to create a nice and peaceful environment that is fun to play and have fun in and make sure they grow up loving books.


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Immerse yourself in reading with Harnett County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program | Archives https://savemynjlibrary.org/immerse-yourself-in-reading-with-harnett-county-public-librarys-summer-reading-program-archives/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/immerse-yourself-in-reading-with-harnett-county-public-librarys-summer-reading-program-archives/ LILLINGTON — Catch the reading wave with the Harnett County Public Library’s summer reading program. This year’s program, “Oceans of Possibilities,” is causing a stir from June 11 to July 23 at the County Public Library, located at 455 McKinney Parkway in Lillington. Children, teens, adults and families are invited to read books, participate in […]]]>

LILLINGTON — Catch the reading wave with the Harnett County Public Library’s summer reading program.

This year’s program, “Oceans of Possibilities,” is causing a stir from June 11 to July 23 at the County Public Library, located at 455 McKinney Parkway in Lillington.

Children, teens, adults and families are invited to read books, participate in educational activities and win prizes all summer long.

“Summer reading provides oceans of fun for everyone, but more importantly, it inspires our young people to keep reading on their summer vacation,” said Autumn Landers, Youth Services Librarian.

“Reading just 2-3 hours a week during the summer helps prevent a loss of the reading skills they worked so hard to acquire during the school year.”

Early, primary and adolescent literacy

Early literacy, elementary school children and teens will dive into the depths of the ocean this summer as the Harnett County Public Library features “Oceans of Possibilities” during its summer reading program.

Toddlers ages 0-4 can join the weekly Storytimes, Yoga or Zumbini classes with Mrs. Dollie and Literacy in Motion.

Children ages 5-12 can take part in Fintastic Canvas Painting, Pirates Taking-Shell Excavation, Slime Splish-Splash “Sandsation”, Squish Squish with NC Aquarium, Sand Beach Balls and ceramic painting Boom ‘Sharkalaka.

Teens ages 13-18 can join classes in Fintastic Canvas Paintings, Dead Sea Salt Scrub, Shark Pottery, Squid Squish with the NC Aquarium, Ocean Suncatchers and resin oyster shells.

All children and teens will win a prize for submitting weekly summer reading newspapers, and will be entered into a draw to win a grand prize for submitting a newspaper for all six weeks.

The library will be hosting a summer reading kick-off event on Saturday, June 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Harnett County Public Library.

Those interested can sign up for the Summer Reading Program and enjoy inflatables, face painting, Pelican snoballs, and North Carolina Aquarium activities at Fort Fisher.

Adults

Those 18 and older can also join in the fun of reading this summer by participating in the following programs: Fintastic Canvas Paintings, Dead Sea Salt Scrub, Book Club – Reading on the Beach, Earrings of the Red, White and Deep Blue Sea, Chronicles of Yarnia, Sand and SUNcatchers and Ocean Resin COASTers.

Adults can complete Reading Log tasks to win a prize each week. People who complete all tasks will also be entered into the grand prize draw.

An Adult Luau Kickoff Party is scheduled for June 14 from 5-7 p.m. at the Harnett County Library Resource Center and Education Room. Attendees will enjoy music, bingo, food and have the opportunity to win door prizes.

Family programs

In addition to individual programs, the Harnett County Public Library will host several family programs throughout the summer. These include:

• Talewise: Pirates Lost at Sea | June 23 at 2 p.m.

• NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher: If I Were a Sea Creature | June 30 at 1 p.m.

• Cinema Day: Finding Nemo | July 6 at 2 p.m.

• Jason Jar Aquariums | July 14 at 2 p.m.

• Moana: interactive film | July 16 at 10 a.m.

•Didgeridoo Down Under | July 21 at 2 p.m.

Registration is required for most of these summer programs.

For a full list of programs offered this summer, see our 2022 Summer Reading Program brochure.

For more information and/or to register for Harnett County Public Library programs, visit harnett.org/library or call 910-893-3446.

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God’s Pantry Food Bank Opens Pantry at Lexington Public Library Branch https://savemynjlibrary.org/gods-pantry-food-bank-opens-pantry-at-lexington-public-library-branch/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 16:16:00 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/gods-pantry-food-bank-opens-pantry-at-lexington-public-library-branch/ LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – God’s Pantry Food Bank has just opened a food pantry in the Northside branch of a Lexington public library. A ribbon cutting was held Tuesday morning to officially open God’s Panty’s fourth location in Lexington. The new location expands the existing partnership between the two to help feed students and families […]]]>

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – God’s Pantry Food Bank has just opened a food pantry in the Northside branch of a Lexington public library.

A ribbon cutting was held Tuesday morning to officially open God’s Panty’s fourth location in Lexington.

The new location expands the existing partnership between the two to help feed students and families during the summer. God’s Pantry serves Fayette County and 49 other counties in Kentucky with more than 450 food pantries and food programs.

According to God’s Pantry, one in six Kentucky residents don’t know where their next meal will come from. Now community members can have their next meal in a place where they already congregate, the library.

From Monday to Friday, they can come in, grab a bag and fill it with food for themselves and their family.

Lexington community members say the unique process, the ability to manually select the items you need, will greatly benefit those in need.

“That way people can choose what they really want. Not necessarily just a bag of items, you know, food. But they can choose “okay, I want maybe three things of macaroni and cheese, but I don’t really want flour”. That way they can choose and that leaves more products for other people to come.

Throughout fiscal year 2021, God’s Pantry distributed 41.8 million pounds of food. the new location here at the Northside Branch Library will only help that number grow this year.

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After a $2 million makeover, the McCully-Moiliili Public Library reopens its doors https://savemynjlibrary.org/after-a-2-million-makeover-the-mccully-moiliili-public-library-reopens-its-doors/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 04:04:00 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/after-a-2-million-makeover-the-mccully-moiliili-public-library-reopens-its-doors/ HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Grab a book! The McCully-Moiliili Public Library reopened to the public on Friday ― and it may look different than you remember. The library, which has served the community for more than 50 years, received a total of $2 million from the Hawaii State Legislature to renovate needed areas. During the pandemic, […]]]>

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Grab a book! The McCully-Moiliili Public Library reopened to the public on Friday ― and it may look different than you remember.

The library, which has served the community for more than 50 years, received a total of $2 million from the Hawaii State Legislature to renovate needed areas.

During the pandemic, the library used the hiatus to repair its roof, areas affected by water damage, lighting, signage and more.

Along with the structural fixes, library visitors can now also find a new circulation desk, an interactive space in the children’s area, a new lobby and improvements to the community meeting room.

“We are so grateful to the McCully-Moiliili community for your patience and support during this extended shutdown. We look forward to welcoming you all again!” State Librarian Stacey Aldrich said in a news release Friday.

Future planning has already begun, including exterior painting, parking lot repairs, exterior upgrades and exterior safety equipment.

The McCully-Moiliili Public Library is located at 2211 King Street South. The library will be open to the public:

  • Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursdays from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information on the McCully-Moiliili Public Library, click here.

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