Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Food For Fines Returns May 1st

Our Food For Fines Program will start on May 1st, and run through Friday, May 17th.

It's simple: bring a nonperishable food item for credit towards overdue fines.  Earn $2.50 in credit towards your fines, per item.  Bring 4 items and get $10 off, and so on.

If you have any questions, please ask the circulation staff or call 843-383-8125.

Picture courtesy of Flickr user kimmyha.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

World Book Night

We'll be participating in World Book Night on April 23.  From their website:

World Book Night is an annual celebration dedicated to spreading the love of reading, person to person. Each year on April 23, tens of thousands of people go out into their communities and give half a million free World Book Night paperbacks to light and nonreaders.  In 2013, World Book Night will be celebrated in the U.S., the UK, and Ireland.
World Book Night is about giving books and encouraging reading in those who don't regularly do so. But it is also about more than that: It’s about people, communities and connections, about reaching out to others and touching lives in the simplest of ways—through the sharing of stories.
World Book Night is a nonprofit organization. We exist because of the support of thousands of book givers, booksellers, librarians, and financial supporters who believe in our mission.  
Set for April 23 each year to honor Shakespeare’s birthday, World Book Night was successfully launched in the U.K. in 2011, and World Book Night was first celebrated in the U.S. in 2012. Thank you to our U.K. friends for such a wonderful idea!
We will be giving away 20 copies of  Montana Sky by Nora Roberts:
When Jack Mercy died, he left behind a ranch worth  nearly twenty million dollars. Now his three daughters—each  born of a different mother, and each unknown by the others—are gathered to hear the reading of the will.
But the women are shocked to learn that before any of them can inherit, they must live together on the ranch for one year. For Tess, a screenwriter  who just wants to collect her cash and get back to Hollywood, it’s a nightmare. For Lily, on the run from her abusive ex-husband, it’s a refuge. And for Willa—who grew up on the ranch—it’s an intrusion into her rightful home.
They are sisters…and strangers. Now they face a challenge: to put their bitterness aside and live like a family. To protect each other from danger—and unite against a brutal enemy who threatens to destroy them all.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Information Literacy Fair

We're having a couple of different Information Literacy Fairs over the next week or so, in order to test our students' information literacy ability.  Each student that takes the test will receive a free drink voucher from Java City Cafe, and all test takers will be entered into a drawing for Wal-Mart gift card.

We'll have a fair from 9-3 PM tomorrow, April 2nd, and 3-9 PM on April 9th.  The test can be taken anytime before April 30th, but you will need a unique identifier (a code) to enter into the testing website.  Stop by the Circulation Desk for the code and more information.