Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Citizens Say Honaker Library Counts!

Effective November 1, 2013, Honaker Community Library will open for nearly 25 hours per week. This change is due to additional money allocated to the libraries. Why? Because Russell County citizens called their supervisors and attended public meetings and were willing to get up and speak.

Citizens who believe in the value of their library stepped up to the plate (hey, it's World Series time!) In the coming months, the county and all its agencies and offices will begin preparing budgets for the coming fiscal year that begins July 2014. So it's not too late, or too early, to be heard. The library staff routinely attend these public meetings. But the word of a citizen carries more weight than the word of an employee.

Make a decision to participate in our democracy by attending a meeting or contacting your elected officials and telling them what YOU think is important. They can only represent you if you tell them where you stand.

And remember to exercise your right and privilege as a citizen and VOTE next week.

Honaker Community Library

Saturday      Closed
Sunday         2-5 pm
Monday       12-7 pm
Tuesday       12-5:30 pm
Wednesday 12-5:30 pm
Thursday     Closed
Friday           2-5:30 pm

Friday, October 4, 2013

Moon Exhibit!

The main library in Lebanon currently has a three panel exhibit titled The Moon: Cosmic Decoder Ring, which examines how the moon’s craters help us to better understand our solar system. The exhibit is on loan until October 18th, from the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston. The exhibit has 3-D images, so patrons who view it should use the 3-D glasses that are provided. On October 17th at 7:00 pm, the library will have a moon watch program, viewing the moon while it is nearly full. There will be telescopes available, but participants may also bring their own telescopes or binoculars if they wish. In case of rain, October 18th at 7:00 pm is the alternate date.