Today is Earth Day! Many groups and organizations will be doing community service or other programs that aim to inspire others to do good things for the environment. But, have you ever wondered how Earth Day got started? EarthSky has a well written article on the subject, found at: http://earthsky.org/earth/this-date-in-science-why-celebrate-earth-day-on-april-22.
We have a few exciting events going on at the library this week, to celebrate National Library Week.
First: Guess the number of jelly beans. Put in a guess at the main desk! Anyone can make a guess.
Second: Have late fines? Bring in canned or non-perishable items this week, to reduce them. 1 canned/non-perishable item will take up to $5 off your fines. Please, make sure all items donated are not expired. All items collect will be given to the Americus Food Pantry.
Third: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten reading program. This reading program is for children from birth to just entering Kindergarten. Information packets will be handed out at the end of Story Time. If you are interested in this program, and will not be at Story Time, please feel free to stop at the library to pick a packet, after Thursday morning. More information on this program can be found at: 1000BooksBeforeKindergarten.org
Maya Angelou was a poet, author, and civil rights activist. She was born in St. Louis on April 4, 1928 as Marguerite Annie Johnson. She died May 28, 2014 after having health issues for several years. Maya was well known for her poetry and essays, namely her memoir, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.”
For more information on Maya Angelou, please visit : http://www.biography.com/people/maya-angelou-9185388
Library cards are issued upon patron request with proof of identity.
Books will only be checked out on patron cards. If more than one family member has a card and one card is blocked they cannot use another family member’s card unless card holder is with patron and approves usage.
Effective January 1, 2015 any patron with fines of $10.00 or more will be blocked until all fines are paid and all books returned. No checkout for any library materials (books, DVD’s/VHS, magazines, etc.)
Fine Free Exceptions: School, patrons over the age of 70, hospitalization/illness, natural disaster (fire, flood, tornado) death of patron family member, board members and interlibrary loans.
Late Fee for library materials: Books 10 cents a day per book
DVD/VHS $1.00 a day per dvd/vhs (limit 5)
Each single-sided copy is 10 cents.
Double-sided copy is 25 cents.
Anything printed by the patron (even if by mistake) will be paid for by the printing patron.
Free Copies as followed:
Encyclopedia articles (cannot be checked out)
Pages from a book (not allowed to be checked out)
Copies for the Township Board
Our mistake – trial and error on enlargement or reduction and paper jams
1 to 5 pages: $2.00
25 cents each additional page
25 cents per page
On this day in 1861, Kansas became the 34th state to join the Union. To learn more about Kansas Day, check out this link to the Kansas Historical Society: http://www.kshs.org/kansapedia/kansas-day/16773
Happy Kansas Day to all!
Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on this day in 1929. He was a great leader during the Civil Rights Movement. His 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech is well remembered, even today. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. He was assassinated in 1968. To learn more, please check out this link: http://www.biography.com/people/martin-luther-king-jr-9365086