Friday, April 27, 2007

New Release Shelf

What is on the New Release Shelf? Under Orders by Dick Francis is a fine mystery by an author who is a master at his craft. Mr. Francis’ mysteries always involve the British Horse Racing scene and his details are fascinating. His mysteries are always satisfying because you never really figure out the crime until the end.

Come in and check out the new release shelf. New arrivals come in daily.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

But, wait there's more....................

We were pretty thrilled to be featured in The Sumter Daily Item on Monday. Then Wednesday we were knocked out when we were featured on the front page, top of the fold in the Lee County Observer.

But, wait, there's more. Tuesday the Library Journal called and they will be featuring us in the May 15th issue. The Library Ladies are going NATIONAL!! Excitement is running pretty high at the LCL!!!

Thanks to Randy Burns and Gee Atkinson for all their help and support. You are our heroes!!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

And the Winner Is.................

The LC Librarians pulled off a stunning win at the SC State Library National Library Week Photo Contest.

We took top honors with First Place - Most Humorous. First Place - Overall, and Honorable Mention for Humorous.

Scroll down on the left hand side of the page and link to our Flickr account. You will see the entire set of Library 1.0 and Library 2.0 pictures as well as some great candids of library patrons using our facility.

Whoo - hooo! We are psyched!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Essay contest!!

The LCL is sponsoring an essay contest to honor Flag Day on June 14th. The theme of the essay should be: "What the American F lag means to me". There well be three categories: Grades 1 -3, Grades 4 - 7 and Grades 8 - 12. The contest will begin on May 29th and all entries should be submitted by June 11th. Winners will be announced on June 14th.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Check out our photos at Flickr

In honor of National Library Week, the LCL is participating in a statewide photo contest. Check out our new pictures at Flickr - it's the third link down on the left. Make sure you enter your comments - we would love to hear what you think.

The Library 1.0 set is our interpretation of libraries of the past. The Library 2.0 set is the real deal, here, everyday at LCL. Tell us what you think.

All we can tell you is that we had a lot of fun doing this.

Great big thank you to Mr. Zack Medlin - our favorite volunteer - our best buddy - and a real Southern Gentleman.

Thanks Zack!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

New Pictures up on Flickr!!

Scroll down to the Flickr link on the right hand side of this page and check out the new pictures. Children, librarians and doesn't get much better than that!!

Take a minute and leave a comment - either here or on Flickr. We appreciate it.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Jimmy Wales

Went to the Jimmy Wales presentation last night in Spartanburg. The presentation was a joint effort of the Friends of the Spartanburg Library and Converse College. We joined a party from The South Carolina State Library and car pooled to Converse.

Mr. Wales is the founder of Wikipedia, the popular open source encyclopedia. His overall theme was "Free Knowledge for Free Minds". What a great theme for ANY library. He expounded on his vision of the future and also highlighted some of his new projects.

Thanks to the State Library for letting us ride up. Had a great time!

Monday, April 9, 2007

A Big Big Thanks!

The Library Staff and Board of Directors would like to offer a big THANK YOU to the Kiwanis Club and Ruby Gibbs for a cash donation that they made for the purchase of Children’s books. Through their generosity we were able to purchase the following titles: “Champions on the Bench”, “Charming Opal”, “Batter up Wombat”, “Someday”, “An Apple for Harriet Tubman”, “A Second is a Hiccup”, “Priscilla Superstar!”, and “Let them Play”. Thank you very much for your thoughtfulness, it is greatly appreciated.

The Annual Easter Egg Hunt was a huge success. Thanks to all the patrons and pre-schoolers who participated.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

National Library Week April 15th - April 21st

To help celebrate National Library Week, the Lee County Library will be offering "Fine Amnesty Week"! If you have overdue books hanging around the house this is the week to return them. The Librarians will waive the fine and you are home free!!! Sweet, huh?!

Monday, April 2, 2007

New Release Alert!!

On the “New Release Shelf”: “A Long Way Gone, Memoirs of a Boy Soldier” by Ishmael Beah. This book is a gripping account of a young man who was forced to become a boy soldier in Sierra Leone at the age of twelve. At 16 he was removed from fighting by UNICEF. Through the help of rehabilitation he has learned to forgive himself, recover his humanity and, finally, heal. This is an extraordinary and mesmerizing account told with uncommon honesty and humanity. If you were moved by Elie Wiesel’s “Night”, you will enjoy this book.