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“Oh, No!” by Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann
The animals of the jungle are in deep trouble. When frog falls into a deep deep hole, his friends try to help him but the would-be rescuers soon join him. Tiger comes along to help them out but the animals are sure tiger only wants to help himself to a meal. All looks lost until the ground begins to shake and an unlikely rescuer appears to give them a “hand up.” The playful animal sounds and large illustrations absorb readers into the story. Reader beware: watch your step! Review by Heather Harden
Help your favorite library branch by adopting a book to supplement the new book collection. It is easy. Simply drop off or mail a check to your local branch. A typical adult book usually costs $20.00 and a children's book costs about $15.00. For more information, call your local branch or 252 946-6401.
SRP coming in June
Be sure to sign up in June for the annual Summer Reading Program at your local library. The theme this summer is "Dig into Reading." Click on the Programs tab to see the dates, times, and locations of the exciting programs that have been announced for this year.
Thank You to Donors
Belhaven Public Library was among 13 North Carolina organizations that were awarded a $3000 Dollar General Grant for the Summer Reading Program. Joan Bogun, the Branch Manager, wrote the grant application applying for funds to buy a computer for the children's room, spanish and bilingual children's books, and summer reading programming money.
BHM Regional Library has been awarded a LSTA grant to migrate to the NC Cardinal automation system in 2014.
The Historic Bath Foundation has awarded the BHM Regional Library a grant in the amount of $6446.41 for shelving and furniture for the new Bath Community Library.
Many thanks to Weyerhaeuser Co. for donating $1500 for job resource materials for the eight libraries in the Beaufort Hyde Martin (BHM) Regional Library system. Each library received an assortment of books to help jobseekers write resumes, cover letters and do online applications.
Southern Bank Foundation awarded BHM Regional Library $10,000 for furnishings for the new Bath Community Library. Chuck Williams of Southern Bank presented the check on February 8, 2013. The library has an anticipated opening in January 2014.
Many thanks to Barnes & Noble Booksellers Store # 2775 located on 3040 Evans St. in Greenville, NC for the generous donation of books to the eight libraries in the BHM Regional LIbrary system. This February 2013 donation was very appreciated. The dedicated staff at Barnes & Noble, and especially the Community Relations Manager, Jessica Lawrence are commended for their help. These titles will be cataloged and placed immediately into the collection. What a great "Love the Library" donation given in February!
The PLA Romance Writers award of $4,500 has been given to the Hazel W. Guilford Memorial Library in Aurora. This award can be used to buy books in the romance genre. Robina Norman, Branch Manager, wrote the winning grant and will attend the PLA conference in Chicago to accept the award and plaque.
This slide show represents some pictures of the BHM Regional Library branches, the Weyerhaeuser job resource displays, children's story times, and craft programs. If you see staff taking pictures, smile and say "cheese." There is a picture of me accepting a check for $10,000 from Southern Bank Foundation for the new Bath Library under construction. Thanks for watching. Susan Benning, Director.
Start here for your fourth grade North Carolina assignment. Do you need to know the state bird, reptile, or flower? Visit your local branch for additional information and resources about the state of North Carolina.
SMART PHONE WEBSITE ACCESS
For quicky easy access, snap a photo of this Q R Code with your Smart Phone and your app will open to our library webpage in mobile format. Other Q R codes will direct you special program information or Branch homepages.
All BHM Regional Libraries will be closed Monday May 27, 2013 for Memorial Day.
New Initiative by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
The State Library has invited BHM Regional Library to participate in the new Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Initiative as part of a soft release which eventually will be offered to libraries nationwide. Edge is a national initiative funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that will provide libraries with new strategies and methods to help achieve community priorities through improved technology. Strategic planning shaping the future of BHM Regional Library system will be a primary focus. Communicating the value of libraries and technology to build a strong community is a key component. There is a national coalition of 13 organizations collaborating to help public libraries provide all people with the opportunity to change and improve their lives through open access to communication, information, and technology services. BHM Regional Library will receive training and apply the results of the Edge survey assessment to start a comprehensive strategy to achieve technology goals. The motto of this Initiative is "Edge, Where People Connect, Communities Achieve."
Whiskey Beach” by Nora Roberts. Putnam , 2013. $27.95, 496 pages. Eli Landon, a defense attorney, is suspected of killing his wife but was never charged despite a whole year of scrutiny. He goes to a coastal home called Bluff House at Whiskey Beach. His grandmother’s housekeeper tends to the housekeeping and taking care of Eli. Eli is trying to write a book. Abra, the local part-time housekeeper has many other interests including massage therapy, yoga instruction, and jewelry design. Trouble brews at the homestead, and a string of accidents and crimes occur. Eli decides he must solve an ancient family mystery and figure out who murdered his wife. Roberts has created memorable characters, a layered plot, and believable suspenseful action. Nora Roberts has written 200 novels. She lives in Maryland.