Celebrate National Library Week and Create your own story @ your library® at Roddenbery Memorial Library, April 10-16.
Libraries are places for new beginnings. Whether you are getting your first library card, learning new computer skills or planning a trip, the library is the place where your story begins. This National Library Week, join our nation’s libraries and librarians and Create your own story @ your library.
Tuesday, April 12th, is National Library Workers Day! All the staff will be wearing their "Libraries: the Heart of Every Community" shirts. Come by the library and let the staff know that you appreciate them.
Roddenbery Memorial Library is celebrating National Library Week by declaring Wednesday, April 13th, Patron Appreciation Day! Coupons will be available at the front desk for each patron to receive one free item from the library's used book store.
“Every day, libraries across the country are helping people create their own unique stories,” says Janet Boudet, Acting Director. “Whether it is by opening a book and exploring distant lands, or by learning how to use new technologies to find a job, people at our library are creating new stories for themselves.”
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.
For more information, visit Roddenbery Memorial Library at 320 N. Broad St., call 377-3632 or see the library’s Web site at www.rmlibrary.org.
Brenda Knight Graham will introduce her newest book, One Brown Cow, at a book signing on Tuesday, March 15th hosted by the Roddenbery Memorial Library.
Mrs. Graham, author of seven books including three children’s novels, will be introducing her first picture book for young children ages 5-8. She will be available to sign and discuss her latest offering from 3:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the “Young Adult” area of the library.
The book is dedicated to her grandson, whose interest in Merrillville’s lonely cow inspired this heartwarming story. A little girl, Kim, the book's main character, learns about how the bonds of friendship can soothe a lonely heart and bring joy to those around her.
Graham’s latest book will be available for purchase locally at the Roddenbery Memorial Library and Center Drugs for $10.95. The book is also available in Thomasville, GA, at Rayann’s Christian Bookstore and the Bookshelf. Online purchases can be made at Mrs. Graham’s website, www.brendakgraham.com or www.amazon.com.
Graham and her husband Charles, a veterinarian, moved to Cairo in 1968 where they raised their two children.
A book signing will be held on March 10, 2011 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm in the South Hall area of the Roddenbery Memorial Library.
Armed with facing life's difficulties and struggles, some people do not understand that there is a higher power whose unfailing love is here to guide and comfort us through our most devastating times. Through It All (now available on Amazon), by Tanisha Handsford Ray, is a powerful collection of inspirational poems that will strengthen one to keep striving towards the goodness that God has to offer.
Through It All indicates different life patterns such as: consequences, circumstances and love that men and women encounter from day to day.
Tanisha Handsford Ray was born and raised in Bainbridge, GA. She is married and has three children. She has a passion for writing and feels as though God has blessed her with talent in spreading His gospel in the form of poetic speech.
Amazon is the premier publishing and bookseller for emerging authors and new voices in literature. For more information, please visit www.amazon.com.
Beginning Thursday, February 3rd and every Thursday after that through April 14th there will be someone at the library to help with tax preparation. The hours will be 10 am until 2 pm every Thursday and you will need to sign up for an appointment at the front desk or call the library at 229-377-3632 x113.
In July Roddenbery Memorial Library will launch its grant project to create enhanced opportunities for the improvement of literacy among English language learners in Grady County. Our evening Vacation Reading Program on July 13 featuring Cuban American Tersi Bendiburg telling Latin American Folk Tales will be the first grant-funded activity. The $5,000 grant is funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation in partnership with the American Library Association. There are two Dollar General stores in Cairo and one in Whigham.
The library will partner with businesses, organizations, and agencies county-wide to create awareness about library services to help learners of English become successful in their life here in Grady County. Anyone with suggestions for how to more effectively reach people in our community who need to receive our promotions is invited to call or visit the library, 229-377-3632. Watch for announcements of more services and activities during the remainder of 2010.
The Grady County RML Supporting Patron campaign for 2010 has begun in earnest with several major donations. Campaign chair family Brenda and Johnny Darsey are urging Grady County residents to show their support by donating to the SP 2012 fund drive for the library.
It will be particularly important this year, as the library tries to close the gap on funding shortages for personnel, books and other collection items, and operating costs. All donations are greatly appreciated and a special place exists in the SP 2012 campaign for everyone who supports the library. Visit the library soon and find out more about it, or call 377-3632.
The 2010 Grady County Information and Referral Guide is available at the library. It is fully updated and current as of this spring. Anyone using an old copy is encouraged to come in and get the updated version. This year there is a suggested minimum donation of $1.00 per copy. All the major civic clubs and organizations are listed, along with a number of government and other public services.
Roddenbery Memorial Library is proud to announce that it has been approved by the Transylvania Club of Sandersville, Georgia, as an official vendor of Georgia Historic Plates. Collectors, history buffs, gift givers, brides, and lovers of all things Georgian will be interested in this group of twelve fine quality works of art, made by Wedgewood of England for the Transylvania Club. The plate designs feature some of Georgia's earliest and best known people, places, and events. The RML price of $50 per plate could be the lowest price in Georgia. The library has brochures that tell a little about the plates and direct people to the Transylvania Club web site for further information. Plates can be ordered one by one or in groups, and each plate comes in either blue or red. Ask about Georgia Historic Plates at Roddenbery Memorial Library, or go to the Georgia Historic Plates Web site.
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