Friday, June 26, 2009

New Job Seekers Books Are Available

Since January, we've seen an increase in people coming in to the library looking for job information, or basically just wanting to use the Internet computers for job searching. Recently, our library was part of a Job Seekers grant, which allowed us to buy about $350 worth of resource books on job searching and resume building. I snapped a photo of our new books on display to the public.
By August or September, our library hopes to be offering computer classes for adults that are job searching and needing to brush up on their computer skills. We will advertise locally when the computer classes will begin. My staff members and I are excited to be able to teach computer skills to individuals who need help finding a job.
The resource books and funding for teaching computer classes is all part of a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant. Thanks to Indianhead Federated Library System and Leah Langby (Library Development and Youth Services Coordinator) for writing and obtaining the grant.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Hey Kids.....Sign Up For Summer Reading

Be Creative @ Your Library – Summer Reading Program

July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
10:30 – Noon
Kids entering K – 4th grade
Registration is required

Hey Kids, what a great way to spend your summer! Come and sign up for the Summer Reading program and have fun doing lots of exciting activities and reading lots of great books.

We also have two performers scheduled to come and visit during July, the Wonder Weavers Storytellers (July 1), and musician, Kevin McMullin (July 29). That’s not all, we’ve also invited author/illustrator, David LaRochelle (July 22), to come and talk about how he illustrates children’s books. Don’t miss out on all the fun activities here at the Colfax Public Library. Stop by the library during open hours to register and to receive your reading log.
Library Hours
Monday & Thursday 1-8 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 10 am – 5 pm
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Phone: 715-962-4334

Thursday, June 11, 2009

What Is That White Stuff?

I'm sure you are wondering what the heck is that white stuff! Well, when I came to the library today, it looked like it was snowing outside. Really. You didn't dare have your mouth open or you could accidentally swallow the fluffy stuff. I can't remember the name of this tree.

Does anyone know the name of the tree? Guess I'll just have to do a little investigation in the tree identification books (582.16).

Ever since the elementary and high school kids finished their classes, the library is now buzzing with children and parents. Since our library partners with the school district on the Accelerated Reading program, all these kids will be coming to the Colfax Public Library during the summer to check out AR books. The kids will also be taking their quizzes here since they are not allowed to take the quiz on their home computers. It's a win, win situation for the kids and the library.

We are happy to see kids coming into the library all excited about checking out books for their summer enjoyment.