Tuesday, April 19, 2011

One World, Many Stories - Summer Reading 2011

Online registration starts Sunday, May 15!

You do not want to miss Summer Reading in the Children's Dept. this year! Our theme is "One World, Many Stories" and will begin on Tuesday, June 7 at 10:30 am and run through Tuesday, July 26 at 10:30 am for kids in pre-school through 5th grade.

Summer reading is a great way to help preschoolers learn early literacy skills, school age children and teens avoid the "summer slide" and for adults to model the joy of reading to their children.

Our emphasis is to:

    Motivate children to read or be read to
    Develop positive attitudes about reading
    Enable children to maintain and improve their reading skills
    Encourage children to read for pleasure during the summer

More information will be coming soon! In the meantime, check the online calendar to see the great events we have planned for your child beginning in June!

Have a great summer!


Saturday, April 16, 2011

Custom Background Images in Gmail

For a while now Gmail users have had almost 40 pre-made themes to choose from in order to color up their inbox a bit, as well as a "Choose Your Own Theme" option that allows users to custom-color their background and text.

Finally, Gmail has made available the option to upload a custom background image, such as a picture from your camera, to decorate your inbox.

Here are step-by-step instructions on how to use Gmail's new option:

1.) In the top right corner of your inbox click the "gear" icon to the right of your
name.

2.) Click "Mail Settings"

3.) Click "Themes"

4.) Click "Create Your Own Theme"

5.) Click the top left corner of the "Create Your Own Theme" window,
which will open the "Main Background" drop-down menu.

6.) Near the bottom of the "Main Background" window, under "Background Image", click select.

7.) Now select the location of the file you want to upload and click "select"

8.) Your image should now be set as the background of your inbox.

--kb

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Saturday, April 9, 2011

National Library Week Coupon!

Reduce your fines by $5.00 with a coupon good April 10-16! 
 
It's National Library Week April 10-16 and you get the prize! Print the official coupon below or click here and bring it in for $5.00 off your fines. One time use only.
 
We'll be celebrating all week so be sure to visit us. 
 
We appreciate our patrons!
 

Libraries are places for new beginnings.  Whether you are getting your first library card, learning new computer skills or planning a trip, the library is the place where your story begins.  Join our nation’s libraries and librarians in celebrating this National Library Week.

Every day, libraries across the country are helping people create their own unique stories.  Whether it is by opening a book and exploring distant lands, or by learning how to use new technologies to find a job, people at our library are creating new stories for themselves. 

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Patrons enjoying the Adult Dept.

Looks like some studying going on, and Internet surfing, too!