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Research Skills as a Game


Here is another awesome infographic related to libraries and the work we do. This image was created by the Kentucky Virtual Library. It is aimed at school age children, but is equally appropriate for anyone, regardless of age, required to … Continue reading

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Adults Reading YA Lit


YA books are gaining widespread readership among more than just teens. More often than not, it is an adult looking for the latest “Ranger’s Apprentice” book or “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins. What is YA Lit? Why is it … Continue reading

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Refresher on Dewey Decimal System


Because of the scheduled computer down time last week, I had some time to reflect on how dependent I am upon computers, even for something as simple as figuring out where a book is in the nonfiction section. Sure, I … Continue reading

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Evaluating Information Online


How do you know when you can trust a website’s information? Or how can you teach a patron or student to evaluate online information? Heck, sometimes the question is how can you convince your patron of the need to evaluate … Continue reading

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Programming Ideas & Where to Find Them


Programming refers to organizing events and displays in or through the library to benefit the larger community. Programming should directly support the official library mission statement. For example: The Public Library connects all people to their community and the world … Continue reading

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Tax Time at the Library


If you haven’t already been asked about tax forms, prepare yourselves. It’s that time of year again. Confused people will enter the library looking for instruction books and tax forms. ┬áPlease approach them and offer your help!

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The Practical Cyclist


The Practical Cyclist Chip Haines 978-0-86571-633-9 This short nonfiction book aims to energize and inspire people to become bicyclists. Haines’ main arguments for it include saving money, not polluting the environment, and improving your health. He does not insist that … Continue reading

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