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"Wings of Fire" – The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland
The Dragon Wars are raging all around. Five special dragon eggs are stolen from among the different Dragon Tribes. These dragonets are raised and trained in secret under the mountains to fulfill the prophecy that they will one day stop the war. After a visit from Morrowseer, the teller of the prophecy, one of the five dragonets is targeted for death. The others plan an escape from their underground “prison.” They are captured by the Queen of the Sky Wings, held captive, and forced to participate in the gladiator type games. They try once again to escape this time with the help of the Queen’s Champion, Peril. They are hiding out and looking for their families. But there is a traitor among them. This is a riveting story that will make you look forward to reading the second book in the series – "The Lost Heir." See what happens as the saga continues. By Denise Toler
Martin Memorial Library chosen to participate in National Endowment of Humanities Program
On behalf of the Bridging Cultures initiative of the National Endowment of Humanities, the Gilder Lehrman Institute notified Ann Phelps, Branch Manager, that Martin Memorial Library was 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 will be 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 U.S. history and civic life. More dates and details about these upcoming programs will be announced. For more information call 252-792-7476.
SRP coming in June
Be sure to sign up in June for the annual Summer Reading Program at your local library. The theme this summer is "Dig into Reading." Click on the Programs tab to see the dates, times, and locations of the exciting programs that have been announced for this year.
Thank You to Donors
Robina Norman of the Hazel W. Guilford Memorial Library has received a $2,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation for new books about science and kits to be used in the Summer Reading Program for next year. The Aurora Woman’s Club graciously donated $250.00 to the Hazel W Guilford Memorial Library for juvenile books for the summer reading program! We thank them for their generous support!
Walmart 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 early 2014 as soon as the construction is complete and books can be moved.
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.
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.
Many thanks to Weyerhaeuser Co. for donating $1500 for job resource materials for the eight libraries in the Beaufort Hyde Martin (BHM) Regional Library system. Each library received an assortment of books to help jobseekers write resumes, cover letters and do online applications.
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 January 2014.
Many thanks to Barnes & Noble Booksellers Store # 2775 located on 3040 Evans St. in Greenville, NC for the generous donation of books to the eight libraries in the BHM Regional LIbrary system. This February 2013 donation was very appreciated. The dedicated staff at Barnes & Noble, and especially the Community Relations Manager, Jessica Lawrence are commended for their help. These titles will be cataloged and placed immediately into the collection. What a great "Love the Library" donation given in February!
The PLA Romance Writers award of $4,500 has been given to the Hazel W. Guilford Memorial Library in Aurora. This award can be used to buy books in the romance genre. Robina Norman, Branch Manager, wrote the winning grant and will attend the PLA conference in Chicago to accept the award and plaque.
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.
Start here for your fourth grade North Carolina assignment. Do you need to know the state bird, reptile, or flower? Visit your local branch for additional information and resources about the state of North Carolina.
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All of the BHM Regional Libraries will be closed on July 4th, 2013 for the Independence Day Holiday. Please enjoy a safe and fun filled Holiday!
New Initiative by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
The State Library has invited BHM Regional Library to participate in the new Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Initiative as part of a soft release which eventually will be offered to libraries nationwide. Edge is a national initiative funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that will provide libraries with new strategies and methods to help achieve community priorities through improved technology. Strategic planning shaping the future of BHM Regional Library system will be a primary focus. Communicating the value of libraries and technology to build a strong community is a key component. There is a national coalition of 13 organizations collaborating to help public libraries provide all people with the opportunity to change and improve their lives through open access to communication, information, and technology services. BHM Regional Library will receive training and apply the results of the Edge survey assessment to start a comprehensive strategy to achieve technology goals. The motto of this Initiative is "Edge, Where People Connect, Communities Achieve."
Whiskey Beach” by Nora Roberts. Putnam , 2013. $27.95, 496 pages. Eli Landon, a defense attorney, is suspected of killing his wife but was never charged despite a whole year of scrutiny. He goes to a coastal home called Bluff House at Whiskey Beach. His grandmother’s housekeeper tends to the housekeeping and taking care of Eli. Eli is trying to write a book. Abra, the local part-time housekeeper has many other interests including massage therapy, yoga instruction, and jewelry design. Trouble brews at the homestead, and a string of accidents and crimes occur. Eli decides he must solve an ancient family mystery and figure out who murdered his wife. Roberts has created memorable characters, a layered plot, and believable suspenseful action. Nora Roberts has written 200 novels. She lives in Maryland.