Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Good bye, Miss Kim! Good Luck!!

Miss Kim, our children's story time lady, will be leaving the library to pursue new challenges.

Do you want to join the team at one of the most respected institutions in America—the public library?

We'll be looking for a Children’s Services Coordinator to manage children’s library programs and services including collection development, providing weekly story times and outreach; there are additional responsibilities in adult programming, acquisitions and circulation. A bachelor’s degree is required (and much more!) and regular evening and weekend work, but there are benefits. Check with the Virginia Employment Commission or our website for complete details.

Bon voyage, Miss Kim! We wish you well.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Leaders Are Readers

Our Leaders Are Readers reception and program October 19, 2010, at the Russell County Government Center was a great success. Our program featured local officials and dignitaries and regular library users speaking passionately about why the library and reading are important to them, their life and work, and our community.

The first speaker was Jon Bowerbank, known locally as a Russell County Supervisor and businessman, but who also serves on the board of the Library of Virginia. He brought a battered dictionary given to him by his father to illustrate his talk.

Other speakers included Dr. Hughes Melton, who talked about how doctors now encourage patients to participate in their care by learning about their health condition; he sees the public library and Internet access as essential to helping his patients and building a healthy community. Many others stepped up to talk about their take on the topic and the library's value.

And of course, no event is a success without food. There was a lovely array of tasty treats provided by the Library Board of Trustees, including cake embellished with the library logo! Library Board member Janice Busic is shown ready to to begin serving up the cake.