Monday, July 14, 2008

Member Highlight: New River Public Library Cooperative

Many thanks to Ginny Bird, Director of New River Public Library Cooperative for this post. New River Public Library Cooperative is the administrative unit for the public libraries in Baker, Bradford, and Union Counties. Ginny is the first of our member libraries to take me up on the offer to post information about their library here on the Blah Blah Blah Blog.

Busy, busy, busy…that describes all libraries during summer library program time.

Libraries in Baker, Bradford and Union counties report a full schedule of programs for school age children and teens…all aimed at keeping children reading during summer vacation.

A variety of programs with professional storytellers, magicians, musicians, puppets and animals delight our young visitors. Storyteller and musician Ajamu Mutima was a popular program in Baker and Union Counties showing children the Whole Wide World from Africa. Bradford County children went to Australia with Didgeridoo Down Under.

Teens in Bradford County are eating “Fear Factor Food” from around the world, while those in Union County are gaming “until their eyes drop out.’

And as all of us do, we keep these programs going while circulating thousands of items, helping people use the computers, and answering questions. Bradford County is settling into its beautiful new building, Union County construction will start soon, and Baker County (Emily Taber Library) will expand their historic building sometime next year.

If you would like to see your library featured in the Member Highlight, contact Stephanie (904-278-5620)

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