Get ready for the new baseball season & brush-up your library skills by Stepping Up to the Plate @ Your Library. Step Up to the Plate @ your library encourages people of all ages to use the print and electronic resources available at their library to answer a series of trivia questions designed for their age group (10 and under, 11-13, 14-17 and 18 and over). One grand-prize winner will receive a trip for two in October to the Hall of Fame’s World Series Gala event in Cooperstown, N.Y., including a behind-the-scenes tour of the library and archives. Baseball-related secondary prizes will also be awarded. The program will run through Sept. 4, 2010. Registration for the free program, sponsored by the National Baseball Hall of Fame & the American Library Association, begins April 5. To register visit Step Up to the Plate At Your Library.
The Rolling Stones guitarist reveals his love of libraries: He once said: “‘When you are growing up there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the church, which belongs to God and the public library, which belongs to you. The public library is a great equaliser.” The rock ‘n roll legend even considered…
Amazon has announced that its popular Kindle e-reader will soon be compatible with GFJ’s Overdrive downloadable e-book service. The service already works with many popular devices, including the Barnes & Noble Nook, Apple’s iPad, and many others. The Overdrive service also features free downloadable audiobooks. Click here to get started!
StarWalk Kids Media has announced that it will make all 500 eBooks in its collection available free of charge for anyone with Internet access—children, families and educators—during the entire month of July. NO Passwords • NO logins. Kids can just start reading by visiting StarWalkKids.com/PopUp between July 1 and July 31.
The Children’s Room has reopened! The front entrance and lobby are still inaccessible – please use the rear entrance. Thank you for your patience.
Cutting Your College Costs Monday, February 20 George F. Johnson Memorial Library 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm College is expensive, but knowledge is power! With that in mind, it is critical for parents to be informed about the many ways to reduce the expense of higher education, especially loan debt, while at the…