Toys for Tots
The Headquarters Library at 158 N. Market St. is serving as a collection point for the Toys for Tots program. Would you like to help bring joy on Christmas day? Bring a new unwrapped toy to the library on Monday, Wednesday or Friday between 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Thank you for your participation.
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Children's Book Review
Christmas Cricket by Eve Bunting. 2002, Clarion Books.
This easy book wonderfully illustrated by Timothy Bush tells the story of a small cricket alone and cold in the garden. He hops up the steps and under the door of the house. He keeps hopping across the floor until he reaches the living room where there is a brightly decorated tree. He jumps up on a limb and starts singing a cricket song. The little child asks, “Is the angel on top of the tree singing?” The father says angels sing in the songs of birds, frogs, people and crickets. Together all three sang a Christmas carol.
By Susan Benning
Thank You to Donors
Southern Bank Foundation awarded BHM Regional Library $10,000 for furnishings for the new Bath Community Library. Chuck Williams of Southern Bank presented the check on February 8, 2013. The library has an anticipated opening in February 2014.The Historic Bath Foundation has awarded the BHM Regional Library a grant in the amount of $6446.41 for shelving and furniture for the new Bath Community Library. Wal-Mart has awarded the Bath Community Library $1,000. Winnifred Webster, the Branch Manager, received a nice letter thanking her for the services the library provides to the community. The Bath Library is set to move into the new enlarged facility in January 2014 as soon as the construction is complete and books can be moved. It will open to the public in February 2014. BHM Regional Library is grateful for the $1,000 donation given by Enchanted Gardens, Inc. for shelving for the new Bath library opening in 2014.
Ray Lilly made a generous donation of a color printer to the Headquarters Library. Patrons will be able to print copies in color for a small fee.
Calliope Press, Center Point and NASA sent us a donation of books which will be added to the collection.
Ann Phelps wrote a winning grant application to Target Foundation. Martin Memorial Library was awarded a $2,000 grant for Family Reading Night materials and programming. Martin Memorial Library was also one of 500 libraries nationwide selected to receive the “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle” film set and a $1200 stipend for programming. The “Created Equal” film sets were distributed to museums, libraries and community organizations in all 50 states. This important initiative encourages public conversations about the changing meanings of freedom and equality in the U.S. More dates and details about these upcoming programs have been announced. For more information, please call 252-792-7476 or click on the program tab.
Robina received a grant award from Wal-Mart as part of the Local Facility Giving Program in the amount of $500.00. Robina Norman, Branch Manager, won a LSTA scholarship to attend the Association of Rural and Small Libraries Conference. Her scholarship includes airfare, lodging, conference registration and annual membership to ARSL. This conference will beheld September 25 - 28, 2013 in Omaha, Nebraska The Hazel W. Guilford Memorial Library was awarded a $2500 Pushing the Limits grant by the CALIFA Group (a California-based library consortium).This program "extends the building blocks of science literacy to two new audiences: rural librarians and adults in the communities they serve." Pushing the LImits is a reading, viewing, and discussion series for rural communities.The Hazel W. Guilford Memorial Library has also received a $2,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation for new books about science and kits to be used in the 2014 Summer Reading Program. The Aurora Woman’s Club graciously donated $250.00 to the Hazel W Guilford Memorial Library for juvenile books for the 2013 Summer Reading Program! We thank them for their generous support! The PLA Romance Writers awarded $4,500 to the Hazel W. Guilford Memorial Library in Aurora. This award can be used to buy books in the romance genre.
Belhaven Public Library was among 13 North Carolina organizations that were awarded a $3000 Dollar General Grant for the Summer Reading Program. Joan Bogun, the Branch Manager, wrote the grant application applying for funds to buy a computer for the children's room, spanish, bilingual children's books, and summer reading programming materials. The library also won a grant from the Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust in the amount of $250 for the teen summer reading program.
BHM Regional Library has been awarded a LSTA grant to migrate to the NC Cardinal automation system in 2014.
This slide show represents some pictures of the BHM Regional Library branches, the Weyerhaeuser job resource displays, children's story times, and craft programs. If you see staff taking pictures, smile and say "cheese." There is a picture of me accepting a check for $10,000 from Southern Bank Foundation for the new Bath Library under construction. Thanks for watching. Susan Benning, Director.
Sycamore Row by John Grisham. Random House Audio, 2013. Unabridged, $27.99
In a sequel to his first book called A Time to Kill, John Grisham returns to attorney Jake Brigance’s character and spins a novel full of twists and turns in Sycamore Row in the story Seth Hubbard, a pain racked cancer ridden man who trusts no one decides to change his will and leave a halographic will mailed to Brigance before he commits suicide. The will is hotly contested because he leaves no money to his children and grandchildren. The bulk of his estate is left to his caretaker and maid Lettie. As the trial begins there are more lawyers than chairs in the Clanton Mississippi Chancery courtroom. In the handwritten will Seth declares he wishes his ex-wives would perish in pain and specifically excludes all kin except his brother Ansel. With an estate valued over 20 million dollars, there is a lot to contest. Jake represents the estate at the request of the deceased. The maid at first hires some high powered out of town attorneys before the Judge narrows the playing field fo lawyers. The pace of this story is fast and at times breathless. Listening to it as a book on cd makes you want to stay in the car to hear the end of the chapter. A smoking gun surprises Jake midtrial when it is exposed that Lettie had been named in another’s will also excluded the lady’s children. Read or listen to this captivating tale. It is Grisham at his best. Stay tuned for more of this series.
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All BHM Regional Library branches will be closed Tuesday December 24th through Thursday December 26th for the Christmas Holiday. The Library staff wish everyone a joyous holiday!
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