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Connecticut Library Budget Cuts

Our last post about Saving Ohio Libraries caught the attention of library directors both in and out of Ohio. Carl A. Antonucci, Jr., Director of Library Services at Capital Community College in Connecticut contacted us about the budget cuts in his state as well. An article posted on the Connecticut Library Consortium web site, “when […]

Continue Reading Book Club: The Thirteenth Tale

I get giddy when book club day rolls around at I can’t wait to dissect the characters, debate the cause and effect of the book’s events, and best of all, hear how my fellow book clubbers would make the book better. (Yes, we’re quite a group of voracious, opinionated readers.) But, this month I […]

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Save Ohio Libraries – Call for Help

Ohio libraries are on the offensive to save a proposed 50% budget cut by Governor Ted Strickland. According to a June 22, 2009 article in Library Journal, Governor Strickland is trying to close a $3.2 billion gap in the state’s budget by June 30, and financial support for libraries is on the chopping block. Suzanne […]

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Teen Centers at Dallas Public Library Launch 6/16

Jennifer Hinton, one of our amazing client services representatives, is excited to help the Dallas Public Library launch their new Teen Centers on 6/16 at the Dallas West Library. The new Teen Centers are made possible through a $500,000 grant from the AT&T Foundation. The grant funds laptops, materials, digital cameras, workshops and programs all for teens. Each Teen Center also features’s Live Homework Help® service to help kids connect to a tutor whenever they get stuck. Jen will take some pictures at the event and we’ll post them next week.

Continue Reading Book Club

My first introduction to book clubs was in sixth grade. A group of us were selected for the Junior Great Books program. Every Tuesday we sat in chairs in the hallway and discussed a story. Through the program I was introduced to Ray Bradbury and “All Summer in a Day”, Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” and many other short stories. We sat in our circle and simply talked.

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