Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Hunger Awareness

In conjunction with the Bread Basket's Hunger Awareness Program and our live online visit with Lois Brandt, the author of Maddi's Fridge, the library is collecting food for fines until November 14th. For each canned or boxed nonperishable food item brought in, the library will take $2 off of a fine on returned items.

If you are giving to a food pantry this year, please consider the following much needed items: Boxed Mac and Cheese or Potatoes, Canned Tuna or Chicken, Canned Soup, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Canned Vegetables, Rice, Dried Beans, Pasta, Spaghetti Sauce and Cereal. Please make sure the food is not outdated.

The Library Staff joined with Weirton City Employees to donate food for Make a Difference Day. The food was sent to a local food pantry.

One School, One Book, One Community

If you enjoyed The World According to Humphrey, check out more of Humphrey's adventures from the display in the library or download them through the Cafe for Kids on WV Deli.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Columbus Day Holiday

The library will be closed Monday for the Columbus Day holiday. We will be open from 10-5 today, and from 10-8 Tuesday. Today will be the last day for the Book Sale in the garage. We will continue to have a small selection of books for sale in the lobby.

Annual WWC Basket Raffle

The baskets are coming! The Literary Department of the GFWC WWC are bringing in baskets for their annual Basket Raffle. They will be put on display as soon as they all arrive. There will be a Steelers and a WVU basket again this year. Past basket themes have also included Chocolate, Italian, Tea and Toys. The drawing will be held in early December and proceeds benefit the library.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Regent Nancy Valles of the Fort Steuben Chapter of the DAR, along with her daughter Vickie Joseph, recently presented Library Director Richard Rekowski with a donation of America's Women in the Revolutionary Era 1760-1790: A History Through Bibliography, a three volume reference set.

Recently,  we were thrilled to be gifted with a magnifier to enlarge print for those with low vision. This is an older model designed for the visually impaired with a lighted black and white screen. The display switches from positive to negative and varies the magnification. This equipment makes it much easier to read fine print on documents or magnify anything that needs to be made larger to be seen clearly. It will be a great benefit to all of us whose vision isn't what it used to be.

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