press release – Save My NJ Library http://savemynjlibrary.org/ Sun, 27 Feb 2022 01:06:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://savemynjlibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-120x120.png press release – Save My NJ Library http://savemynjlibrary.org/ 32 32 Lubbock Public Library Events, February 27 https://savemynjlibrary.org/lubbock-public-library-events-february-27/ Sun, 27 Feb 2022 00:05:19 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/lubbock-public-library-events-february-27/ LUBBOCK, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) — Here is a press release from the Lubbock Public Library: The 2021 federal tax forms have arrived!We have 1040 forms and instruction booklets available in English and Spanish at all Lubbock public libraries! ” Game ! at the Patterson Branch Library Monday February 28 and Thursday March 33:30 p.m. to […]]]>

LUBBOCK, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) — Here is a press release from the Lubbock Public Library:

The 2021 federal tax forms have arrived!
We have 1040 forms and instruction booklets available in English and Spanish at all Lubbock public libraries!

” Game ! at the Patterson Branch Library
Monday February 28 and Thursday March 3
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Come to the Patterson Branch Library, 1836 Parkway Drive, for an afternoon of board games and video games for K-12 students. For more information, call 806-767-3300.

In-Person Story Hours at the Lubbock Public Library
Come to preschool story time at the library! This week’s schedule is:

  • Library of Mahon (1306 9and Street) — Tuesday, March 1, 10:30 a.m.
  • Patterson Branch Library (1836 Parkway Drive) — Tuesday, March 1, 11:30 a.m.
  • Groves Branch Library (5520 19and Street) — Wednesday, March 2, 10:30 a.m.
  • Godeke Branch Library (5034 Frankford Avenue) — Thursday, March 3, 10:30 a.m.

Virtual Storytime with the Lubbock Public Library
Tuesday, March 1
10:30 a.m.
Join the library at www.Facebook.com/LubbockLibrary for a virtual story hour.

Knit with us at the Groves Branch Library
Tuesday, March 1
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of knitting at the Groves Branch Library, 5520 19and Street. We will meet every Tuesday for the month of March! All skill levels are welcome. Please bring your own needles and threads. For more information, call 806-767-3733.

Hub City Book Club: Chapter One at the Lubbock Adult Activity Center
Wednesday March 2
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Join us for a new book club located at the Lubbock Adult Activity Center, 2001 19and Street. In March we will discuss the book Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie. Copies are available for pickup at the Adult Activity Center. For more information, call the Adult Activity Center at 806-767-2710 or the Mahon Library at 806-775-2835.

Adult Computer Classes at Patterson Branch Library
Wednesday March 2
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Join us at Patterson Branch Library, 1836 Parkway Drive for basic computer classes for adults. Each week this month, we’ll cover a different topic! This week, it’s the basics of computers and the Internet. Whether you are a beginner or just need a refresher, this course is for you! For more information, call 806-767-3300.

Toddler Storytime at Godeke Branch Library
Wednesday February 23
12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Come to the Godeke Branch Library, 5034 Frankford Avenue, for a free story hour and book, courtesy of Literacy Lubbock. For more information, call Literacy Lubbock at 806-775-3634

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Celebration at Mahon Library
Friday March 4
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Before heading to the First Friday Art Trail, let’s celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with stories, musical creations and free books courtesy of Literacy Lubbock! This free family event will take place between Mahon Library, 1306 9and Street and Buddy Holly Hall. Show up in your craziest Dr. Seuss outfit to show how much you love reading silly books! For more information, call 806-775-2835.

GED courses at Patterson Branch Library
Saturday February 26
10:00 AM
Literacy Lubbock will host a brand new free GED class meeting at the Patterson Branch Library, 1836 Parkway Drive. This course will give you the tips and tricks you need to pass the GED test! You must be registered with Literacy Lubbock to attend. Registration is free! For more information, contact Literacy Lubbock at 806-775-3634

Worth the Wait (Fertility Support Group) at Mahon Library
Saturday March 5
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
This peer-run support group and book club is open to people dealing with infertility, miscarriage or infant loss. You’re not alone. We meet the first Saturday of each month at Mahon Library, 1306 9and Street. For more information, call 806-775-2835.

(City of Lubbock Press Release/Lubbock Public Library)

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New Books and DVDs Are Coming to Milford Public Library – InkFreeNews.com https://savemynjlibrary.org/new-books-and-dvds-are-coming-to-milford-public-library-inkfreenews-com/ Sat, 19 Feb 2022 16:00:36 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/new-books-and-dvds-are-coming-to-milford-public-library-inkfreenews-com/ Adult Book Club winner Gail Weybright. Register today. Photo courtesy of Milford Public Library. Press release MILFORD – February is the perfect time to curl up with a good book or stay indoors and watch a new movie with your family. The Milford Library regularly receives new books and films. Here are some recent arrivals. […]]]>

Adult Book Club winner Gail Weybright. Register today. Photo courtesy of Milford Public Library.

Press release

MILFORD – February is the perfect time to curl up with a good book or stay indoors and watch a new movie with your family. The Milford Library regularly receives new books and films. Here are some recent arrivals.

New DVDs include: “Spencer;” “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride”; “Tom and Jerry: Cowboy Up!” ; “”The Addams Family 2;” and “Birds Like Us”.

The adult books added in February are: “Will”, by Will Smith; “Baseball 100”, by Joe Posnanski; “Flying Angels,” by Danielle Steel (large print); and “Reckless”, by Selena Montgomery.

Teen Books: “In Every Generation”, by Kendare Blake and “Anatomy of a Love Story”, by Dana Schwartz.

Children’s books: “Northwind”, by Gary Paulsen; “Cornbread and Poppy,” by Matthew Cordell; and “The Love Is Here”, by Mike Malbrough.

DVDs coming soon to Milford Public Library: “Eternals”; “Ghostbusters: Afterlife;” “King Richard;” and “House of Gucci”.

Look for adult fiction by Tracie Peterson, Janet Dailey, JA Jance, Jonathan Kellerman, James Patterson, Stephen King and Dean Koontz which will be available before the end of the month.

Book club for adults

The theme for this year’s Adult Book Club is Oceans of Possibilities. The club is open to anyone over the age of 18 and listened, you can enter a weekly draw to receive a prize. Books may be from the library or those you have purchased privately, but library staff suggest that you try reading materials that are new to you. You could earn a $25 gift card just by enjoying books, e-books, or audiobooks. Enter today for your chance to win.

The last day to submit a photo of your pet dressed as a sea creature is February 19. Any creature you find in the ocean is a possible costume for your pet. It can be a costume that you made or that you bought. All photos must be submitted by 6 p.m. on February 19 at [email protected] The winner will be chosen by library staff. The contest winner will receive a $50 gift card to PetSmart.

Virtual Winter Storytime

Sign your kids up for this story, craft and snack session. The library is offering two virtual Story Hours — one at 10:30 a.m. and the second at 1:30 p.m. Miss Trisha will read stories that go with the themes: penguins and polar bears; Winter sports and children’s author, Mo Willems. Storytime packages can be picked up the week before each storytime. You will receive an email reminder with a link to story time and a list of things you need to complete the craft in the package (scissors, glue, etc.). Call (574) 658-4312 and register your children for story time today.

Part-time job offers

Like many other businesses during COVID, the library has experienced a staff shortage. The library has two part-time openings. Both are 29 hours per week and start at $9 per hour. One evening (until 8 p.m.) per week and at least one Saturday per month are required. The first position is in the children’s department. Duties would include being a partner in story time and taking care of any delays.

The second position is for a shared clerk, which means you will work two days upstairs in the adult and teen departments and three days in the children’s department. You will learn how to catalog children’s materials and promote library services through newspaper articles and social media. Applications are being accepted now. Apply at the adult loan counter.

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National Library Day celebrated at IUB https://savemynjlibrary.org/national-library-day-celebrated-at-iub/ Thu, 10 Feb 2022 14:25:00 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/national-library-day-celebrated-at-iub/ On the National Library Day 2022, the Independent University of Bangladesh (IUB) Library held a hybrid discussion session, award ceremony and book donation program last Thursday (6 February). This year’s theme for National Library Day was “The digital library is the pledge of the country’s Golden Jubilee”. Professor Md Abu Taher, a member of the […]]]>

On the National Library Day 2022, the Independent University of Bangladesh (IUB) Library held a hybrid discussion session, award ceremony and book donation program last Thursday (6 February).

This year’s theme for National Library Day was “The digital library is the pledge of the country’s Golden Jubilee”.

Professor Md Abu Taher, a member of the Bangladesh University Grants Commission (UGC), attended the program as the chief guest, reads a press release.

IUB Vice-Chancellor Tanweer Hasan and Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Niaz Ahmed Khan attended the program as special guests.

Kazi Mostak Gausul Hoq, professor of information science and library management at the University of Dhaka, joined virtually.

Professor Md Abu Taher said that digital libraries are inevitable, but the essence of printed books cannot be ignored. Stressing the importance of libraries in building knowledge-based societies, he said it was important to build libraries at home as well as alongside academic institutions.

Hossam Haider Chowdhury, IUB Librarian, gave a brief overview of the day and the various resources and services of the IUB library. He also showed a short video.

This year, the IUB Library awarded the “Best User Awards 2022” in three categories: Students, Faculty Members and Community Library Members. Muaz Rahman Farazin, a student from IUB’s School of Engineering, Technology and Science won the award in the student category.

Dr. Kazi Mahmudur Rahman, Associate Professor and Head of Department of Social Sciences and Humanities, IUB, won the award in the faculty member category.

Manmay Zafar, Associate Professor in the Department of English at Jahangirnagar University, won the community library member award.

Later, the IUB library donated a good number of books to the SARP Foundation to establish the “SARP Public Library” at Sonatola in Bogra district. On behalf of the foundation, Nazim Ud Dowlah received the books, the statement added.

The program was jointly conducted by Md Hasan Saimum Wahab, Deputy Director and Head of the Sponsored Research Wing of the Pro-VC Office and Antora Anwar, Junior Assistant Librarian at IUB.

Mohammad Humayun Kabir, Assistant Librarian of IUB gave the formal vote of thanks.

The celebration ended with a group dance performed by IUB Dance Club.

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The Santa Barbara Public Library will transition to a new independent catalog system | Local News https://savemynjlibrary.org/the-santa-barbara-public-library-will-transition-to-a-new-independent-catalog-system-local-news/ Sun, 30 Jan 2022 02:52:00 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/the-santa-barbara-public-library-will-transition-to-a-new-independent-catalog-system-local-news/ The Santa Barbara Public Library announced Tuesday that it will transition from the Black Gold Library Cooperative system to a new independent catalog system in fiscal year 2023, beginning July 1. The Black Gold system, which is used to find and borrow books, has allowed the Santa Barbara Public Library to share books and materials […]]]>

The Santa Barbara Public Library announced Tuesday that it will transition from the Black Gold Library Cooperative system to a new independent catalog system in fiscal year 2023, beginning July 1.

The Black Gold system, which is used to find and borrow books, has allowed the Santa Barbara Public Library to share books and materials with other Black Gold libraries, including those in Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles and Saint Paula.

Since the Santa Barbara Public Library is not renewing its membership in the Black Gold Cooperative, these materials from other member libraries will no longer be available to Santa Barbara Library patrons, but Shelly Cone, public information officer for the city, said the library would continue to expand its collection.

“We have the funding to do this, so we’re confident we’ll be able to meet our customers’ needs,” Cone said.

According to a statement from the City of Santa Barbara, the change will improve statistical reporting, allowing library staff to customize their collection to better meet community interests and needs, as the current catalog system does not distinction between books borrowed by local customers and those lent to other libraries.

“A change was necessary in order to provide the breadth of services we wanted to offer our customers, and our vision was at odds with the direction other Black Gold member libraries wanted to take,” said the library manager, Jessica Cadiente, in the press release.

Cone said there will be no loss of service for local library users and the most, if not the only, change users will notice is the lack of interlibrary loan.

“There are a lot of benefits to this – one of the biggest for us is the ability to be more inclusive with our collections,” Cone said. “It will provide a better experience for our unique community.”

In addition to being able to customize the library’s collection, the change will help the Santa Barbara Public Library better accommodate its Spanish-speaking users and provide a more convenient experience for those patrons, Cone added.

“We are really excited about these changes. The Santa Barbara Public Library has been a strong advocate for these changes,” Cone said. “The change really means that other libraries won’t have access to our physical books and our customers won’t be able to access books from other libraries, but the service for our customers will only get better because we’ll invest that which we have paid to Black Gold in our libraries and collections.

Cone also confirmed that Santa Barbara Public Library customers will still have access to Hoopla, Overdrive and other digital programs that allow users to borrow eBooks, audiobooks and other digital media.

“Not renewing Black Gold membership is in the best interests of the Santa Barbara Public Library in terms of cost and operational efficiency,” the library’s website states. “Costs will increase by at least $78,000 due to the removal of the SLO library from the co-op. [if the Santa Barbara Public Library stays in the Black Gold Cooperative] … After San Luis Obispo, the Santa Barbara Public Library has the highest collection budget and purchases the most new printed materials each year.

To ease the transition, the library suspended borrowing materials from other member libraries last week.

The city of Goleta sent out a statement on Friday saying that its library, along with libraries in the Santa Ynez Valley, will remain partners of the Black Gold Cooperative.

With the Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo libraries leaving the system, changes to the remaining Black Gold member libraries include that patrons can no longer reserve items or renew items owned by the Santa Barbara or San Luis Obispo libraries, therefore the Goleta Valley Library asks patrons to return these items before their due date.

After June 30, items borrowed from the Santa Barbara or San Luis Obispo libraries cannot be returned to Goleta or Santa Ynez Valley branches.

The Goleta Valley Library also announced on Friday that on April 25, it will transition its circulation system to Koha, an open-source software. The Goleta Library will also have an increased book budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

– Noozhawk editor Serena Guentz can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Follow Noozhawk on Twitter: @noozhawk, @NoozhawkNews and @NoozhawkBiz. Connect with Noozhawk on Facebook.

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Calendar of upcoming events at the Lubbock Public Library, January 23-29 | KLBK | KAMC https://savemynjlibrary.org/calendar-of-upcoming-events-at-the-lubbock-public-library-january-23-29-klbk-kamc/ Sun, 23 Jan 2022 14:45:21 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/calendar-of-upcoming-events-at-the-lubbock-public-library-january-23-29-klbk-kamc/ LUBBOCK, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) — Here is a press release from the Lubbock Public Library: ” Game ! at the Patterson Branch Library Monday January 24 and Thursday January 273:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.Come to the Patterson Branch Library, 1836 Parkway Drive, for an afternoon of board games and video games for K-12 students. For […]]]>

LUBBOCK, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) — Here is a press release from the Lubbock Public Library:

” Game ! at the Patterson Branch Library
Monday January 24 and Thursday January 27
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Come to the Patterson Branch Library, 1836 Parkway Drive, for an afternoon of board games and video games for K-12 students. For more information, call 806-767-3300.

Gnome Bottle Toppers at Godeke Branch Library
monday january 24
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Go big or go gnome! Come make a gnome bottle topper to give any bottle a little something extra. For ages 18 and up. To register, drop by in person or call the Godeke Branch Library, 5034 Frankford Avenue, at 806-775-3362.

In-Person Story Hours at the Lubbock Public Library
Come to preschool story time at the library! This week’s schedule is:

  • Mahon Library (1306 9th Street) Tuesday, January 25, 10:30 a.m.
  • Patterson Branch Library (1836 Parkway Drive) Tuesday, January 25, 11:30 a.m.
  • Groves Branch Library (5520 19th Street) Wednesday, January 26, 10:30 a.m.
  • Godeke Branch Library (5034 Frankford Avenue) Thursday, January 27, 10:30 a.m.

Virtual Storytime with the Lubbock Public Library
tuesday january 25
10:30 a.m.
Join the library at www.Facebook.com/LubbockLibrary for a virtual story hour.

Salty Snowflake Crafts at the Patterson Branch Library
tuesday january 25
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Create snowflakes with glue, salt and watercolor paints. For grades 2-6 at the Patterson Branch Library, 1836 Parkway Drive. For more information, call 806-767-3300.

Building Healthy and Delicious Meals at Godeke Branch Library
tuesday january 25
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Join us as Lauriena Cruz, a Certified Nutritional Health Coach, shows us how to incorporate healthy meals into our daily lives! In partnership with Natural Grocers at Godeke Branch Library, 5035 Frankford Avenue. For more information, call 806-775-3362.

Lively evening at the Groves Branch Library
tuesday january 25
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Join us as we watch episodes of a popular anime series! For ages 15 and up at the Groves Branch Library, 5520 19th Street. For more information, call 806-767-3733,

Toddler Storytime at Godeke Branch Library
Wednesday January 26
12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Come to the Godeke Branch Library, 5034 Frankford Avenue, for a free story hour and book, courtesy of Literacy Lubbock. For more information, call Literacy Lubbock at 806-775-3634

Adult Computer Classes at Groves Branch Library
Wednesday January 26
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Join us at Groves Branch Library, 5520 19th Street for adult basic computer classes. Each week this month, we’ll cover a different topic! This week is Google Drive basics where we’ll walk you through the ins and outs of using Google Drive. Whether you are a beginner or just need a refresher, this course is for you! For more information, call 806-767-3733.

Toddler Storytime at the Groves Branch Library
Thursday January 27
11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Come to the Groves Branch Library, 5520 19th Street, for story time and a free book, courtesy of Literacy Lubbock. For more information, call Literacy Lubbock at 806-775-3634.

Groves Branch Library Murder Mystery
Thursday January 27
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Help solve the Bloodwood Masquerade murder mystery! For students from 6th to 12th grade. Call Groves Branch Library, 5520 19th Street, 806-767-3733 to register for this fun event!

GED courses at Patterson Branch Library
saturday 29 january
10:00 AM
Literacy Lubbock will host a brand new free GED class meeting at the Patterson Branch Library, 1836 Parkway Drive. This course will give you the tips and tricks you need to pass the GED test! You must be registered with Literacy Lubbock to attend. Registration is free! For more information, contact Literacy Lubbock at 806-775-3634

Stone Garden Ornament Crafts at Groves Branch Library
saturday 29 january
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Using household materials and molds, we will create decorations for your garden! For children and families, from 4 years old! Call Groves Branch Library, 5520 19th Street, at 806-767-3733 for more information.

(City of Lubbock Press Release/Lubbock Public Library)

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The Fayetteville Public Library is still accepting participants for its weekly GED prep class all in Spanish https://savemynjlibrary.org/the-fayetteville-public-library-is-still-accepting-participants-for-its-weekly-ged-prep-class-all-in-spanish/ Wed, 19 Jan 2022 21:40:02 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/the-fayetteville-public-library-is-still-accepting-participants-for-its-weekly-ged-prep-class-all-in-spanish/ FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – The Fayetteville Public Library is currently hosting Clases de GED, a 24-week Spanish preparation course for the General Educational Development (GED) certification. Classes are held every Friday at 10 a.m. and the instructor is Amye Villanueva of Crowder College, according to a press release from the library. Preparation for the GED […]]]>

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – The Fayetteville Public Library is currently hosting Clases de GED, a 24-week Spanish preparation course for the General Educational Development (GED) certification.

Classes are held every Friday at 10 a.m. and the instructor is Amye Villanueva of Crowder College, according to a press release from the library. Preparation for the GED exam will cover math, science, social studies, reading, and writing. All study materials will be provided free of charge and eligible participants will receive a tablet to complete their studies.

“We are thrilled to partner with Amye to provide this important resource to our Spanish-speaking community,” said Diana Dominguez, Multicultural Community Liaison Officer for the Fayetteville Public Library. “We hope to minimize barriers to employment opportunities by offering this free course.”

GED Classes will take place every Friday from January 14 to June 17 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

“As class participants tour the library, we hope they also explore our new citizenship center,” Dominguez said. “Located in the World Language in Adult Nonfiction collection, it offers ESL resources, citizenship test prep materials, and more.”

For more information about the course, contact Dominguez at 479-856-7116 or email questions@faylib.org. For those interested in attending the course, please contact Villanueva at 479-368-4655.

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Reading Public Library appoints new CEO https://savemynjlibrary.org/reading-public-library-appoints-new-ceo/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 22:51:19 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/reading-public-library-appoints-new-ceo/ The Reading Public Library has appointed Melissa Adams as Executive Director. Melissa Adams has been appointed Executive Director of the Reading Public Library. She will oversee the operations of the main library, three branches, outreach services and the library’s growing digital offerings, according to a press release on Tuesday. “The members of the research committee […]]]>

The Reading Public Library has appointed Melissa Adams as Executive Director.

Melissa Adams has been appointed Executive Director of the Reading Public Library.

She will oversee the operations of the main library, three branches, outreach services and the library’s growing digital offerings, according to a press release on Tuesday.

“The members of the research committee knew early on in the process that Ms. Adams brought with her tremendous value, knowledge and energy,” Jim Shankweiler, chair of the library’s research committee, said in the release.

Adams has been director of the Muhlenberg Community Library, Canton of Muhlenberg, since 2016.

Previously, she held various positions at other regional libraries including the Pottsville Free Public Library in Schuylkill County and Lower Macungie Library in County Lehigh. She has also served as secretary and vice-president of the Berks County Library Association.

EAGLE READING

Bronwen Gamble retired as Executive Director of the Reading Public Library on December 17, 2021. (Reading Eagle)

Adams replaces Bronwen Gamble, who retired on December 17. Gamble was the first woman to hold the post of Executive Director of Reading Library. She was appointed CEO in October 2016.

“I feel truly honored to be named executive director of Reading Public Library,” Adams said in the statement. “Reading is about significant revitalization and the idea of ​​working with the city and the community helping to bring about positive change is really exciting. I imagine a library that not only serves and reflects our community, but also works hand in hand to collaborate, co-create and reshape our future.

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Calendar of Upcoming Events at the Lubbock Public Library, January 2-8 | KLBK | KAMC https://savemynjlibrary.org/calendar-of-upcoming-events-at-the-lubbock-public-library-january-2-8-klbk-kamc/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 15:30:32 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/calendar-of-upcoming-events-at-the-lubbock-public-library-january-2-8-klbk-kamc/ LUBBOCK, Texas (press release) – The following is a press release from the Lubbock Public Library: In-person storytelling hours at the Lubbock Public Library Come to the library for preschool story time! The program for this week is: Mahon Library (1306 9th Street) – Tuesday January 4, 10:30 amPatterson Branch Library (1836 Parkway Drive) – […]]]>


LUBBOCK, Texas (press release) – The following is a press release from the Lubbock Public Library:

In-person storytelling hours at the Lubbock Public Library
Come to the library for preschool story time!

The program for this week is:

Mahon Library (1306 9th Street) – Tuesday January 4, 10:30 am
Patterson Branch Library (1836 Parkway Drive) – Tuesday, January 4, 11:30 a.m.
Groves Branch Library (5520 19th Street) – Wednesday, January 5, 10:30 a.m.
Godeke Branch Library (5034 Frankford Avenue) – Thursday, January 6, 10:30 a.m.

Virtual Story Time with Lubbock Public Library
Tuesday 4 January
10:30

Join the library at www.Facebook.com/LubbockLibrary for Virtual Story Time.

Game Night at Groves Branch Library
Tuesday 4 January
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Join us for a fun night of board games, card games, video games and more! For ages 8 and up at Groves Branch Library, 5520 19th Street. For more information, call 806-767-3733.

Storytime for toddlers at the Godeke branch library
Wednesday 5 January
12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Meet at the Godeke Branch Library, 5034 Frankford Avenue, for a story hour and free book, courtesy of Literacy Lubbock. For more information call Literacy Lubbock at 806-775-3634

Adult Computer Classes at Groves Branch Library
Wednesday 5 January
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Join us at Groves Branch Library, 5520 19th Street for basic adult computer lessons. Each week this month we’ll be covering a different topic! This week is the basics of computers and the Internet where we will teach you the basics of computers and surfing the Internet. Whether you are a beginner or just need a refresher, this course is for you! For more information, call 806-767-3733.

Worth the wait: a fertility support group at the Mahon library
Wednesday 5 January
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

This new peer-run support group / book club at Mahon Library, 1306 9th Street, is for those struggling with infertility, miscarriages or infant loss. It will meet on the first Wednesday of each month. For more information, contact Mahon at 806-775-2835.

GED Course at Patterson Branch Library
Saturday 8 January
10:00 AM

Literacy Lubbock will be hosting a brand new, free GED class reunion at the Patterson Branch Library, 1836 Parkway Drive. This course will give you the tips and tricks you need to pass the GED test! You must be registered with Literacy Lubbock to attend. Registration is free! For more information, contact Lubbock Literacy at 806-775-3634

Robin’s Nest tutoring at Lubbock Public Library
The library is happy to announce in-person tutoring for K-12 students at the library. This is free tutoring for a variety of topics. Learn more and register at www.robinsnesttutoring.com. Walk-ins are also welcome.

The dates and times are:

Godeke Branch Library (5034 Frankford Avenue) – Saturday, January 8, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Patterson Branch Library (1836 Parkway Drive) – Saturday, January 8, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Groves Cinema at the Groves Branch Library
Saturday 8 January
2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Watch a movie from a popular horror movie franchise (Rated R) before the final sequel hits theaters. Refreshments will be provided at Groves Branch Library, 5520 19th Street. For ages 16 and over. For more information on the title, call 806-767-3733.

Nutrition 101: New Years Resolutions at the Mahon Library
Saturday 8 January
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Start the New Year by learning to make healthier food choices! Join us at the Mahon Library, 1306 9th Street, for a Free Seminar Led by a Certified Nutritional Health Coach from Natural Grocers and learn how to survive today’s food jungle and keep your New Years Resolution! For more information, contact 806-775-2835.

(City of Lubbock press release / Lubbock Public Library)


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Edwards Public Library Henrietta to launch hotspot checkouts https://savemynjlibrary.org/edwards-public-library-henrietta-to-launch-hotspot-checkouts/ Fri, 24 Dec 2021 20:09:36 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/edwards-public-library-henrietta-to-launch-hotspot-checkouts/ the Edwards Public Library in Henrietta was chosen by the Tocker Foundation to implement a hotspot loan program for residents of Clay County, according to a press release. The library has received 10 hotspot mobile devices to provide wireless internet access. They can be withdrawn from patrons for three weeks, just like other library materials. […]]]>


the Edwards Public Library in Henrietta was chosen by the Tocker Foundation to implement a hotspot loan program for residents of Clay County, according to a press release.

The library has received 10 hotspot mobile devices to provide wireless internet access. They can be withdrawn from patrons for three weeks, just like other library materials.

The objective of the project is to strengthen the availability of broadband in rural counties.

“These hotspots will help our community access the Internet in a number of ways,” library administrator Norma Ruiz-Hearne said in a press release.

“You may be traveling to a remote area without WiFi and need to stay in touch with your work or family, or you may be digitally disconnected and need to complete a school class or help your kids with homework,” Ruiz-Hearne said. “Now we have hotspots for your convenience. ”

She said that although pocket hotspots look like cell phones, they won’t make calls.

They can provide free internet service to smartphone, laptop, tablet or other WiFi enabled devices.

According to Ruiz-Hearne, library programs aimed at “lending the Internet” to bridge the digital divide have been successfully implemented in many places through mobile hotspot devices based on cellphones.

Mobile technology offers many unique access opportunities in neighborhoods and communities suffering from a lack of available broadband at home due to affordability issues, as well as the sheer lack of local facilities.

“Tocker donated the hotspots,” Ruiz-Hearne said.

“They will pay for Internet service for about 16 months. If we choose to continue offering this service, we will have to budget for it,” she said.

The Tocker Foundation was established in 1964 to pursue the philanthropic interests of Phillip and Olive Tocker.

The foundation supports small rural Texas community libraries serving populations of 12,000 or less. The foundation partners with libraries to meet the needs of their communities.

For more information, call the Edwards Public Library at 940-538-4791.


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Madison Public Library to host pajama week – News-Herald https://savemynjlibrary.org/madison-public-library-to-host-pajama-week-news-herald/ Thu, 23 Dec 2021 18:07:16 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/madison-public-library-to-host-pajama-week-news-herald/ Madison Public Library kicks off the New Year in comfort by celebrating Pajama Week. Customers are welcome to come to the library in their pajamas while staff wear theirs to work Jan 3-7. The library also hosts pajama-themed storytelling hours for children from birth to kindergarten. “We’re excited to relax a bit as we kick […]]]>


Madison Public Library kicks off the New Year in comfort by celebrating Pajama Week.

Customers are welcome to come to the library in their pajamas while staff wear theirs to work Jan 3-7. The library also hosts pajama-themed storytelling hours for children from birth to kindergarten.

“We’re excited to relax a bit as we kick off 2022 at the library,” Library Director Dee Culbertson said in a press release. “All of the children’s story times scheduled for this week will have a PJ theme. Kids love to show off their pajamas.

Online registrations are requested for all storytime programs at www.madison-library.info.

“We continue to offer library and Zoom options so that as many families as possible can participate,” Culbertson added in the release.

Children’s Library Assistant Kylie Coy will lead the programs, sharing stories, nursery rhymes, songs and dances.

The schedule is:

• Baby / toddler: Jan. 3 at 5:30 p.m .; January 4 at 10 a.m. (online); and January 5 at 11 a.m.

• Preschool: Jan. 4 at 11 a.m. and Jan. 7 at 9:30 a.m. (online)

• Young child: January 5 at 10:00 a.m.

• Family: January 3 at 6.15 p.m. (online)

• Kindergarten: January 7 at 1 p.m.

The Madison Public Library is located at 6111 Middle Ridge Road in Madison Township.


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