Your LIBRARY CARD is one of the MOST important cards in your wallet! September is Library Card Sign-up Month. This month we — here in Circulation — will be discussing your library card. Answering some of the most important questions about library cards, library card accounts, and, of course, the circulation of library materials.
A library card from the Twin Lakes Library System gives you PINES membership. This means you gain access to over 275 libraries throughout the state of Georgia.
“A lowly Lego figure (voiced by Chris Pratt) joins a group intent on battling an evil force after a case of mistaken identity in this computer-generated comedy from the filmmakers behind Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and co-director Chris McKay. Will Arnett co-stars as the voice of Batman, who along with Superman, make appearances in the Warner Bros. picture. Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson, and Alison Brie head up the rest of the voice cast.”
So bring your family out to support your local library this Saturday!
Until next time, take care & happy reading!
It’s that time of year again! Preliminary planning has started for the 34th Annual Library Fair! As always, our Library Fair will feature our famous book sale, flea market, bake sale, plant sale, food court, games, bounce house, entertainment, and arts & crafts for kids.
What you may not know is that the Library Fair is our primary fundraiser for the Friends of the Library. The Friends of the Library help pay for a wide range of materials for our Youth Services and Teen Programming. They also help us out with the Summer Reading Club. More and more the issue of funding has become a paramount issue for libraries across the nation. Less funding means less books and less programming for the community…an idea that we don’t like very much. That’s why it’s so important that you support the Library Fair, whether it’s through a financial contribution, volunteering to help on the day of the event, or through generous donations.
We’re excepting book and flea market donations up until the day of the Library Fair (which is scheduled for Saturday, September 27th, 2014 from 9am-2pm, if I haven’t mentioned it yet). Sign up sheets for bake sale donations are already available near the Circulation Desks at the Mary Vinson Memorial Library and the Lake Sinclair Library. You can even get a Deed of Gift for your taxes when you donate. Just ask a library staff member.
If you’re interested in volunteering on the day of the Library Fair, we have downloadable volunteer applications on our website under the Library Fair Page. There are also volunteer forms available at the Circulation Desks at the Mary Vinson Memorial Library and the Lake Sinclair Library. Once you’ve filled out your volunteer application, return them to either one of our library branches, or email them to email@example.com.
If you aren’t able to donate or volunteer, a financial contribution is just as helpful. Your sponsorship of the 2014 Library Fair will get you these perks:
- Be prominently listed in all Library Fair advertising, including ads in the Union Recorder and the Baldwin Bulletin, as well as radio spots.
- Recognition during the event.
- A letter of appreciation for your donation.
- Inclusion in the news articles submitted to the local newspapers.
You can donate online through Pay Pal by following this link (scoll down to Sponsors) or you can mail a check to:
Friends of the Library
ATTN: Sarah Hamil
151 South Jefferson Street
Milledgeville, GA 31061
If you have any other questions, please email Outreach Coordinator Sarah Hamil, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope you’ll consider becoming a supporter of the Library Fair this year! It’s sure to be a great day of fun for everyone!
Wow! Is it just me, or does it seem like Summer vacation just started yesterday?! It’s true that time flies by when you’re having fun.
Actually, schools in Baldwin County just started back yesterday, and Summer as we know it has come to a close. Many of you took your children to their first day of Pre-K and Kindergarten. Your kiddos will soon be learning about colors, shapes, numbers and letters alongside their peers at school. Even though they sit in a classroom for 8 hours a day, it is important for you to work with your children on their literacy skills while they are at home, and not just at school.
Below is a list of activities that you can do with your little learner at home! These tasks are simple and don’t take long to accomplish. Read ahead for some literacy fun for the month of August!
August 1st: Have your child make up a story by looking at a picture.
August 2nd: Turn out the light and write on the wall with a flashlight.
August 3rd: Look through junk mail with your child. Have the child identify letters of the alphabet.
August 4th: Teach your child a rhyme– maybe “Jack and Jill”.
August 5th: Have your child dictate a story to you about an exciting event.
August 6th: Make a book together using your child’s story.
August 7th: Show your child what stop sign looks like. Talk with them about what it means and how it is used.
August 8th: August is the eighth month of the year. Say all the months in order.
August 9th: Visit the library to look for books about animals. We are open from 10am-2pm on Saturdays!
August 10th: Talk about what to do if there was a fire in the house. Make a safety plan.
August 11th: Read a poem. Have your child recite their favorite part to you.
August 12th: Think of three words that rhyme with dog.
August 13th: Sing or say the rhyme “This Old Man”. Name all the rhyming words.
August 14th: Observe a spoon and a pillow. How are the objects different?
August 15th: Help your child write is or her name.
August 16th: Help sort and fold the laundry and find items that are blue.
August 17th: Go on a triangle hunt and count how many triangles your find in your house.
August 18th: Put cornmeal in a pan. Trace the letter A in the meal with your fingers.
August 19th: Read a book with your child. Point out that each sentence begins with an uppercase letter.
August 20th: Point out different cars. Ask your child what color each one is.
August 21st: Help your child spell his or her name. Say the letters in the name.
August 22nd: Show your child a picture of a ball, a boy, and bike to help him or her learn about the letter B.
August 23rd: Go outside tonight and look at the stars. Ask your child to imagine what it’s like on the moon.
August 24th: Read for 15 minutes today.
August 25th: In a book or magazine, find objects or pictures that begin with the sound B.
August 26th: Have your child draw a picture. Help him or her sign their masterpiece.
August 27th: Have your child tell you a story about the picture he drew yesterday.
August 28th: Learn about the letter C by looking for it in newspapers and magazines.
August 29th: Practice writing the letter C.
August 30th: At the grocery store, talk about the different colors and sizes of apples.
August 31st: Look for items around the house that start with the letter C sound.