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The Twin Lakes Library System is renowned for its children’s programming. With programming weekly it’s no wonder our patrons keep coming back for more.

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Mary Vinson Memorial Library

75 Years and Counting!

The Mary Vinson Memorial Library, the headquarters of the Twin Lakes Library System is located in the heart of Milledgeville. The facility houses collections for children, young adult, and adult patrons. It is named in memory of Congressman Carl Vinson’s wife, Mary.

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Library Fair

Library Fair

A part of Milledgeville tradition, the Twin Lakes Library System hosts its legendary Library Fair each year on the fourth Saturday of September. Come out and enjoy books, food, entertainment, and more! It’s the best bargain in town!

 

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17
Jul

And the winners are….

For Your InformationThe time has come for us to announce the 2014 Summer Reading Club Grand Prize winners! Without further adieu …

 

 

 

Children’s Picture Book Winner: Zoe Cowart (parent Hannah Arleene Cowart): Vtech Innotab 3

Children’s Chapter Book Winner: Dreshaun Foster (parent Teresa Shandrell): Netbook 7″ Tablet

Young Adult Winner: Cayla Barnes (parent Salena Milini Barnes): Netbook 7″ Tablet

Adult Winner: Garnet Nickolas Rochon: Netbook 7″ Tablet

 

If your name (or your child’s name) is listed above, come to the Circulation Desk at the Mary Vinson Memorial Library during regular business hours to claim your prize!

Congratulations to the Grand Prize winners, and to all of you that participated in this year’s Summer Reading Club! We will post another blog at the end of the month with the statistics from this year’s SRC.

Until next time, take care & happy reading!

11
Jun

Sci-Fi @ your library!

upstairsLast week our library kicked off Sci-Fi month as a part of the Adult Summer Reading Club. Friday started our first installment of our Sci-Fi Book & Movie Club. We had a showing of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and  a discussion about the book written by Douglas Adams. Unfortunately low attendance left something to be desired, so this week we’re hoping that some of you die-hard Sci-Fi genre fans will come out to the library for our next book, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. If the title of the book doesn’t ring a bell, then you might have heard of the movie: Ridley Scott’s Blade RunnerThis noir thriller takes place in the future…in a time where androids and humans are nearly indistinguishable from one another. We follow detective Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) as he hunts for fugitive “replicants” (androids). The book has been critically acclaimed, and the movie is a cult classic. Whether you’ve already read the book and/or seen the film, or if you’re a novice to the Sci-Fi genre, this gathering is sure to be a good time. Remember: Friday, June 13th at 3:00pm at the Mary Vinson Memorial Library!

Here’s a list of what we’ll be exploring after Blade Runner/Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?:
-Enders Game
by Orson Scott Card
-Dune
by Frank Herbert

 

This past Tuesday, we welcomed Sci-Fi author Alex Hughes to the Mary Vinson Memorial Library for a book signing. Mrs. Hughes is the author of the Mindscape Investigation Series. Here is a taste of the first book in the series, Clean. 

I used to work for the Telepath’s Guild before they kicked me out for a drug habit that wasn’t entirely my fault. Now I work for the cops, helping Homicide Detective Isabella Cherabino put killers behind bars. My ability to get inside the twisted minds of suspects makes me the best interrogator in the department. But the normals keep me on a short leash. When the Tech Wars ripped the world apart, the Guild stepped up to save it. But they had to get scary to do it—real scary. Now the cops don’t trust the telepaths, the Guild doesn’t trust me, a serial killer is stalking the city—and I’m aching for a fix. But I need to solve this case. Fast. I’ve just had a vision of the future: I’m the next to die.”

Alex was able to sell some of her books at the library book signing. If you missed her, you can still purchase copies of her series through her website at  www.ahugheswriter.com.

Well, that wraps up Sci-Fi library news for this week!

Until next time, take care, happy reading, and Live Long & Prosper!

 

28
May

Summer is here!

Wordy WednesdayWell, technically Summer doesn’t begin until June 21st, but here at the Mary Vinson Memorial Library we just kicked off the 2014 Summer Reading Club (SRC). There have been patrons flowing in and out of the library all week! Kids are out of school, summer road trips are being planned, pool parties are splashing, and grilling on the deck is in full swing.

Sign ups for the SRC started yesterday, May 27th and go through July 7th. The first day to claim prizes is June 2nd, and they can be claimed through July 31st. If you haven’t signed up, come on over to the public library to do so. There is a club for every age!

This year’s theme is science. We had a fantastic program this morning to celebrate that theme; Dr. Doug Pohl (retired Chemistry professor from Georgia College) came to the library and put on a science and chemistry program. Check out our Facebook page for pictures!

While I have you here, I wanted to present June’s Early Literacy Activity Calendar, brought to you by the Baldwin County Literacy Team. This calendar has a fun and enriching activity for you to do with your youngster every day of the month. Without further adieu:

Sunday the 1st: Draw a butterfly and write a story about it.
Monday the 2nd: Take a walk and look at butterflies.
Tuesday the 3rd: Let your child choose a story for you to read.
Wednesday the 4th: Make a milk shake.
Thursday the 5th: Let your  child practice picking up small objects with tweezers.
Friday the 6th: Show your child a picture and have him/her tell you a story about the picture.
Saturday the 7th: Make a map and have your child find a hidden treasure.
Sunday the 8th: Go on a bug hunt. How many colors of bugs can you find?
Monday the 9th: Make sandwiches. Cut them into 4 triangles or 4 squares.
Tuesday the 10th: Learn about the letter P by looking for it in a magazine.
Wednesday the 11th: Point out different cars. Ask your child the color of each car.
Thursday the 12th: Clap your hands to the rhythm of your favorite song.
Friday the 13th: Encourage your child to tell you about his/her day.
Saturday the 14th: Flag Day. Help your child draw a flag.
Sunday the 15th: Father’s Day. Make a card or draw a picture for Dad or Grandfather.
Monday the 16th: Fill a box lid with salt. Let your child write in it.
Tuesday the 17th: Knock down blocks or plastic bottles with a ball.
Wednesday the 18th: Count the petals on a flower.
Thursday the 19th: Cut triangles out of colorful paper and make flowers.
Friday the 20th: Count to 20 with your child.
Saturday the 21st: First Day of Summer. Draw pictures of things we do in the summer.
Sunday the 22nd: Play pitch and catch with a ball.
Monday the 23rd: Practice saying “please” and “thank you”
Tuesday the 24th: Cut straws into pieces. String straw sections together to make necklaces.
Wednesday the 25th: Make alphabet letters with your body.
Thursday the 26th: Talk about what you can do when you are feeling mad.
Friday the 27th: Read a book and talk about the pictures.
Saturday the 28th: Visit the Green Farmer’s Market at the Milledgeville Pavilion. Choose a new fruit or vegetable.
Sunday the 29th: Talk about the number zero. What does it mean?
Monday the 30th: Put 5 dots on a paper. Have your child count the dots and practice writing the number 5.

We hope you enjoy these activities with your kids.Don’t forget to sign up your family for the Summer Reading Club!
Until next time, take care and happy reading!

22
May

It’s time for Summer Reading Club!

children2The best time of the year is almost here!  You may sign up to join our Summer Reading Club beginning on Tuesday, May 27!  Remember that we have clubs for teens and adults as well as for children, and that the only pre-requisite is your library card!

Please join us in the Children’s Room at 10:30 on Wednesday, May 28 for our kick-off program:  Georgia College professor Dr. Doug Pohl will entertain us and whet our reading appetites with one of his exciting science presentations.

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15
May

New Reads & SRC!

circulation2The weather has decided to skip over the Spring season and head on straight into Summer but it truly is not in the Twin Lakes Library System until Summer Reading Club (SRC) starts.  This year SRC 2014 sign-ups begin on May 27th. SRC is not just for the children and teens but also the adults. So come checkout the newly incoming May book list that has been pinned to the wall for some ideas on Summer reading. I will share some of of the titles with you in just a moment.

Just a reminder that during the Summer season our System does continue to accept item requests but does not necessarily do any “new” ordering.

What does this mean? Read more »