The March 2015 issue of the Rotarian contains a great article “In Praise of Libraries” by Joe Queenan. As you might imagine, librarians enjoy reading good things about libraries. Valentine’s librarians are not any different. We enjoyed the article and add the link here for you to enjoy it as well.
Queenan says, “Time spent in a library is time not spent in front of television. That in itself makes the public library the most valuable institution a society could possibly imagine.”
And…if you didn’t like that quote, here’s another…”Public libraries are not judgmental in the way that other institutions are. They offer good books, but they also offer bad books.”
Book Club will meet April 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm.
The book discussed will be, “Running Out of Time” by Margaret Peterson Haddix
There are books available now! Come in and pick one up and join us!
We have enlightening discussions with a little fun tossed in.
Think about it…we would love to have you!
Many libraries have “Friends of the Library” organizations.
VALENTINE PUBLIC LIBRARY LOVES THEIR FRIENDS!
They are workers behind some of the wonderful things happening at the library.
HERE’S THEIR NEWEST PROJECT!!!
BOOKS FOR BABIES – HOW DOES IT WORK? – WHY DO IT?
The Friends of the Valentine Public Library are giving this book to every new baby born at the Cherry County Hospital.
Our FRIENDS believe that early literacy is key in the development of children. Teaching children to love books and to read them is a powerful tool that will benefit them their entire lives. It is never too early to start so…..JUST DO IT!
How cool is that! Donations to the Friends help to support projects like this one.
NEW E-READER? NEED E-READER HELP?
Check out the links below for some directions that are specific to your device. Step by step directions are there to assist you in connecting with Overdrive where you will find e-books and audio books available. It is easy to use and a wonderful new feature that your library is using to assist you in making your reading experience a pleasure.
If you find you still need help, call the library and we will walk you through it.
IS MATH A STRUGGLE FOR YOU?
Here’s something that might help….have a look!
Are you struggling with math? Take a look at this site. Click on it this link https://www.khanacademy.org/, sign in and get started. There you will find a huge number of teaching videos and exercises and problems that can help you. You can work at your own pace and skill level. These tutorials are available at all levels. It is so COOL! We think it is amazing. No matter what age you are…and what level of skill you have, give it a try.
It is fun, rewarding and just plain AWESOME!
“HERE IS WHERE PEOPLE, ONE FREQUENTLY FINDS,
LOWER THEIR VOICES AND RAISE THEIR MINDS.”