Hot on the heels of my first post of 2009, here's your first Library Update of 2009... courtesy of Laurie Harrison;
Through December, 96 items were collected via the Children's Library Giving Tree and donated to the Odyssey House for Christmas stockings. Thank you to al how donated an item to make Christmas better for the kids at Odyssey House!
Family Literacy Day
Family Literacy Day (founded by ABC Canada) is Tuesday January 27. At 7:00 pm we will celebrate with "A Bunch of Munsch" by way of a special pyjama party. This year ABC Canada is encouraging Canadians to break the world record for the most children reading with an adult at one time. The date of the read-off is January 24 at 1:00pm in the Story Room.
Winter preschool programming will begin January 20th.
We thank the public for their patience as we have been migrating to a new computer system. It has meant some days of closure at the library as well as some limits in our functionality. We are back up and running -- just working out the inevitable "bugs and quirks" that happen with any new system. Benefits are a modern, user-friendly catalogue which will include personal reading lists and saved reading history; links to first chapters, excerpts and reviews; and a google-like interface.