On April 23, 2013 twenty five thousand World Book Night book givers went out into 5,800 communities throughout America, from Florida to Alaska, and put great books in the hands of new or reluctant readers. It was an extraordinary cultural event. World Book Night is an annual celebration dedicated to spreading the love of reading, person to person.
The Statesboro Regional Public Libraries along with the Zach Henderson Library of Georgia Southern University participated in World Book Night, as sites where book givers could pick up their shipment of books. Over …
Thousands of area children will be coming to the library for their Spring RIF book distribution.
They will see a 15-20 minute puppet show and then choose a book to keep.
We need volunteers to read their new books to them.
The distribution times are 9:00, 9:50, 12:15, and 1:05. You may sign up (or just show up) for as many time slots as you would like!
Just pick the times that fit your schedule and come share the joy of reading with a child. J
For more …
Middle and High School Students
To Enter: Write and Submit (1) or (2) poems
Deadline: March 29, 2013
Franklin Memorial Library is now accepting poems for their annual poetry contest in which the entries will be showcased during National Poetry Month in April. Franklin Memorial Library is now accepting poems for their annual poetry contest in which the entries will be showcased during National Poetry Month in April.
• Any 6th-12th grade student in surrounding area public or private schools is eligible.
Home schoolers are also encouraged to participate.
• Up to two …
ATLANTA — Georgia Public Library Service will upgrade its PINES catalog, used at more than 275 participating libraries around the state, this coming weekend.
PINES — short for Public Information Network for Electronic Services — offers Georgia citizens a shared catalog of almost 10 million items, with a single library card that is welcomed in all member libraries. Now boasting more than 3 million registered cardholders, PINES is a national leader in library cooperation and resource sharing.
“We hope that PINES library card holders will find this to be a more modern …
Library E-Readers are here! On Monday, March 4, children at the Statesboro Regional Library spent some time with the library’s newest technical gadgets as we introduced three new Kindle Fires for use in the Youth and Family Services Department. Kindles and other electronic book readers have really revolutionized the way we read today. Young patrons can now read or listen to stories, do puzzles and play games while becoming more familiar with this brand new form of library material. Additional E-readers with age-appropriate materials …
Up With People volunteers conducted a workshop entitled “Experiencing Global Culture” for local students learning English as a second language. Participants shared traditions and discussed the pros and cons of living in such a diverse country. In addition, the young artists painted an “UP WITH BOOKS” mural in the entrance to the children’s activity room. Up With People is a 120-member cast of students from around the world who are visiting Statesboro this week for musical performances on Friday and Saturday nights. Today’s activities was a part of their efforts …