Thursday, February 12, 2009

New Exercise DVDs for Spring

The warm weather last week brought the promise of Spring even if the groundhog failed us. Swimsuit weather will be here before you know it. To prepare for the season, we have updated our selection of exercise DVDs. There is something for everyone in this collection.

The new titles include:
  • The Biggest Loser: The Workout
  • Denise Austin Boot Camp
  • Yoga: Body Burn
  • Discover Bellydance
  • The Firm: Cardio Dance Fusion
  • Tank Top Arms, Bikini Belly, Boy Shorts Bottom
  • Safe and Fit: Total Body Workout

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Spring Story Hour Registration

Story Hour is one of our many activities at the library. We regularly hold Spring and Fall sessions for 3 to 5 year olds. The weekly sessions are theme based and include carefully selected age appropriate children's literature and activities such as puzzles, music, crafts and short films. Registration for Spring Story Hour begins on February 17. Parents may register their child for one of three times: Tuesday Afternoons from 1:00-2:00, Wednesday Afternoons from 1:00-2:00 or Tuesday Evenings from 6:00-7:00. Story Hour begins the first week of March and concludes the first week of May. Parents who wish to register children new to the program must do so at the library. Both parent and child are required to have a Mary H. Weir Public Library Card.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

It's February and the Year is Half Over!

I know it's hard to believe, but the library's year is more than half over! Of course, the library's year starts in July with the fiscal year, like most businesses. So this is a good time to stop and take a look the first half of the year.

From July to December -

  • The library issued 688 new cards
  • Adult Fiction circulation increased 13% over last year
  • Adult Nonfiction circulation increased 10% over last year
  • The computers were used by patrons 7,959 times
  • 33,631 books were checked out
  • 297 faxes were sent or received for library users
  • The library home page received 49,466 visits
  • The library has been visited by people from 24 states

We have also been focusing on working with the children of Weirton. Our Children's Librarian reads to the children at Head Start weekly. We hosted the Weirton Christian Center's Martin Luther King celebration. We have had children from the Salvation Army, the Boy Scouts, 4-H and St. Paul's School visit the building, and we have displayed a litter prevention project by the children of Camp Fire USA.

The first half of the year has been a busy one, and we are looking forward to the second half!

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