Dr. Seuss Night @ YOUR Rowan County Public Library

 

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Theodore Seuss Geisel, known to us as Dr. Seuss, was born on March 2, 1904.  Come celebrate his 114th birthday with us at the Rowan County Public Library.  Our Annual Dr. Seuss Night is Thursday, March 1, at 6 p.m. and Library staff members have planned a fun evening of games, prizes, and refreshments.

               Why not celebrate Dr. Seuss throughout the month of March?  YOUR Rowan County Public Library has a large collection of books, CDs, DVDs, and electronic resources just waiting for you to check them out to enjoy with a child.  From old favorites to some titles you may not be aware of, take some of these home after you’ve enjoyed next Thursday’s Dr. Seuss Night:

BOOKS–EASY

AND TO THINK THAT I SAW IT ON MULBERRY STREET

THE BIPPOLO SEED AND OTHER LOST STORIES

DID I EVER TELL YOU HOW LUCKY YOU ARE?

  1. SEUSS’S ALL ABOARD THE CIRCUS MCGURKUS!

THE FOOT BOOK:  DR. SEUSS’S WACKY BOOK OF OPPOSITES

HORTON AND THE KWUGGERBUG AND MORE LOST STORIES

IF I RAN THE CIRCUS

IF I RAN THE ZOO

  1. BROWN CAN MOO! CAN YOU?

THE SNEETCHES, AND OTHER STORIES

THERE’S A WOCKET IN MY POCKET!  DR SEUSS’S BOOK OF RIDICULOUS RHYMES

WHAT PET SHOUD I GET?

 

DVDs

THE BEST OF DR. SEUSS

THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT:  WINGS AND THINGS

  1. SEUSS’ HORTON HEARS A WHO!

THE LORAX

SEUSS CELEBRATION:  9 FAVORITE TELEVISED TV CLASSICS

THE WUBBULOUS WORLD OF DR. SEUSS:  THERE IS NOTHING TO FEAR IN HERE

 

JUVENILE EASY BOOKS FOR BEGINNING READERS

BARTHOLOMEW AND THE OOBLECK

THE CAT IN THE HAT

THE CAT IN THE HAT COMES BACK

COME OVER TO MY HOUSE

THE FOOT BOOK

FOX IN SOCKS

GREAT DAY FOR UP!

I HAD TROUBLE IN GETTING TO SOLLA SOLLEW

OH, THE THINKS YOU CAN THINK!

YERTLE THE TURTLE AND OTHER STORIES

YOU’RE ONLY OLD ONCE!            

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2018 Award Winners @ YOUR Rowan County Public Library

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On February 14, the American Library Association announced the 2018 award winning titles for children and young adults.  The ALA press release states: “Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, ALA awards guide parents, educators, librarians and others in selecting the best materials for youth.”   For detailed information about the award categories, the award winners, and the honor books, visit http://www.ala.org/yma.

               To check out the available award winning and honor titles, visit the special display in the Children’s Area of YOUR Rowan County Public Library.  You may place a hold on titles that are checked out or that are on order by logging in to your Library account or by asking a Library staff member to do it for you.   Titles currently available include:

JOHN NEWBERY MEDAL:  CROWN:  AN ODE TO THE FRESH CUT by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James (E BARN); LONG WAY DOWN by Jason Reynolds (YA REYN).

RANDOLPH CALDECOTT MEDAL:  WOLF IN THE SNOW illustrated and written by Matthew Cordell (E CORD); BIG CAT, LITTLE CAT illustrated and written by Elisha Cooper (E COOP);  CROWN:  AN ODE TO THE FRESH CUT illustrated by Gordon C. James, written by Derrick Barnes (E BARN).

CORETTA SCOTT KING BOOK/ILLUSTRATOR AWARDS:  CROWN:  AN ODE TO THE FRESH CUT illustrated by Gordon C. James, written by Derrick Barnes (E BARN); LONG WAY DOWN by Jason Reynolds (YA REYN); THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas; OUT OF WONDER:  POEMS CELEBRATING POETS, illustrated by Ekua Holmes, written by Kwame Alexander with Chris Colderly and Marjory Wentworth (J 808.1 OUT).

MICHAEL L. PRINTZ AWARD:  THE HATE YOU GIVE by Angie Thomas (YA THOM); LONG WAY DOWN by Jason Reynolds (YA REYN); STRANGE THE DREAMER by Laini Taylor (YA TAYL); VINCENT AND THEO:  THE VAN GOGH BROTHERS by Deborah Heiligman (YA 759.9492 HEIL).

ODESSEY AWARD:  THE WIZARDS OF ONCE by Cressida Cowell (Playaway JF COWE; Book J COWE).

STONEWALL BOOK AWARD—MIKE MORGAN & LARRY ROMANS CHILDREN’S & YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE AWARD:  THE GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE by Mackenzi Lee (YA LEE).

WILLIAM C. MORRIS AWARD:  THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas (YA THOM); DEAR MARTIN by Nic Stone (YA STON).

YALSA AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTION FOR YOUNG ADULTS:  VINCENT AND THEO:  THE VAN GOGH BROTHERS by Deborah Heiligman (YA 759.9492 HEIL).

Searching and Researching Has Never Been Easier!

We are excited for all genealogy and historical researchers.  We have a new microfilm reader/printer that is AMAZING!

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The ST ViewScan III microfilm reader/printer is a new high resolution tool for researchers that can do so much more than the typical microfilm reader/printer. Users can quickly scan the newspaper’s masthead, headlines, and folio (page’s number, section, and date).  Users can zoom in tight for details of the article, and even crop the images and save for later at the bottom in the Image Bin. The images can be saved in many different formats to multiple locations including, email, Google Drive, Dropbox, and USB.  And you still have the option to print it if you prefer.  And just like a car, you can set the View Scan III to cruise control and sit back and let it save all the images on one whole roll of film to the Image Bin and then save all of them to your device.  Or clean out the ones you do not want before saving.

The ViewScan III can be controlled by either the film control keys on the carrier or by a standard mouse. The keyboard is handy with the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) capability, which makes it word-searchable.  This is exciting because you can now search an entire roll of microfilm for one family surname, for example.  No more scrolling forward, reading up and down the page of the newspaper for the family surname, scroll forward again, etc.

There are three levels of operation: Simple, Standard and Advanced. Simple will let the user view and print images. The Standard will view, scan, simple editing, email and print. The Advanced does everything – view, scan, print, advanced editing such as cropping and image adjustments, annotations, email, and scan to USB.

The optional Research Assistant tools (included in the Advanced option) let you further edit captured images and add notes and highlight information.  There is also a tool in the Advanced option called ClipMerge.  If you have ever had an article continue to a second page of the microfilm roll, you can now combine two or more scans together onto one page using this ClipMerge tool.

Please plan on coming in to see the ST ViewScan III in our Kentucky/Genealogy Room and while you are here make sure to look at all of the wonderful resources we have available in our Kentucky/Genealogy collection.  If you need assistance, please ask for the staff that are trained on the ST ViewScan III to help you.

 

Take Your Child to the Library Day

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 Saturday, February 3, is “Take Your Child to the Library Day.”  YOUR Rowan County Public Library is proud to be one of more than 1,000 public libraries throughout the United States observing the special day.  According to the Connecticut Library Consortium web site, the event was “the brainchild of retired Waterford children’s librarian Nadine Lipman.”  The event was developed to spotlight libraries as vital community resources that enrich, educate, and entertain, as well as to encourage families everywhere to take their children to their local libraries.

RCPL staff members at YOUR Rowan County Public Library have been working hard to make sure you and your child will have some fun things to do when you visit the Library this Saturday.  They have put together a free activity packet that includes fun activities and crafts (pick your packet up in the Children’s Area).  Then receive a freebie if you can find the missing animal that is hiding somewhere in the Library.

               The Children’s Area of YOUR Rowan County Public Library is a fun place.  There are books aplenty, of course.  But there is so much more:  puzzles, coloring sheets, a boat where children’s imaginations can let them be pirates or can take them fishing or scuba diving, Izzy (the bearded dragon lizard), AWE computers loaded with games and stories, magazines, fish in the aquarium, a tree to sit under and read, a collection of children’s DVDs available for checkout, and even their very own family bathroom.   Library staff members offer lots of great programs, too.   As one source said, “When you take your child to the library, expect to return frequently as it is a treasure trove for all ages.  Priceless.”

               Please include a trip to the Library in your plans for this Saturday and bring a child (your child, your grandchild, your foster child, your neighbor’s child) with you.  Then make sharing time together at the Library part of your regular Saturday routine!

               DID YOU KNOW?  According to information from the American Library Association:

               –Americans go to school, public, and academic libraries more than three times as frequently as they go to the movies.

               –There are more public libraries than Starbucks in the United States—a total of 17,566 including branches.

               –In 2013, there were 1.5 billion in-person visits to public libraries across the U.S., the equivalent of more than a million visits each day—more than 2,854 per minute.

               –There were 96.5 million attendees at public library programs in 2013—more than all Major League Baseball and NBA games combined.

               –Libraries strengthen local economies:  68% (including RCPL) help patrons with free access to databases to find career openings; 73% of public libraries (including RCPL) provide connectivity and access to job applications and interviewing skills resources.

               –Libraries transform:  public libraries offer 4.3 million programs per year; 95% of public libraries offer summer reading programs