Abbeville Memorial Library would like to congratulate Ms. Brandy Sauls. She was the winner in our 5-8 years old age group in the Summer Reading Program. She received an award certificate, a book prize and also a gift card for Subway restaurant. We will have more pictures to post as the winners come in to pick up their prizes this week. Thank You to everyone who participated this year. Just because the Summer Reading Program is over it does not mean that you have to stop reading books. We have plenty of books here at the library, and all you need is your library card to check them out. See you soon?
A Big Thank You to our Friends of the Library Group. They helped sponsor our Summer Reading Program. Not only did they help pay for the Performers that we had for the weekly shows, but they also paid for the pizza and drinks that everyone enjoyed after "Zay" Edwards put everyone through their paces on the dance floor. Once again we had a very successful Summer Reading Program. Hopefully you have already turned in your reading log.
Just a reminder that the last day to turn in your Summer Reading Log will be Friday July 8th 2016. We will check your log to see that all the books are in your reading level. After all the logs are verified, we will contact the winners in each age group to stop by the library to pick up their prize. You still have a few days left to read a few more good books. Good Luck.
Abbeville Memorial Library will be closed on Monday July 4th 2016. We will re-open on Tuesday July 5th at 10am. Have a safe and Happy Holiday.
Today for our Summer Reading Program we were entertained and amazed by Gary Ledbetter of Dynamite Magic & Balloons. Gary who is a Magician, really surprised the audience with some of the tricks. He, (along with some great help from children in the audience) thrilled and astonished everyone with a variety of magic tricks. Not only did he make things appear and disappear in front of our eyes, he even sawed a member of the audience in half. Yes, he really did. To finish his act and for a great ending to his show, he did the trick that all the kids enjoyed by producing a Rabbit out of his empty hat. After the show on the way out the door everyone had an opportunity to pet the rabbit. Prestidigitators really are cool.
On Thursday June 16th, Mark Seymour of Be-At Your Best entertained everyone who attended the ongoing Summer Reading Program being held by the Abbeville Memorial Library. During the show Mark played percussion instruments from all over the world, and kept the children's attention with songs like: Catch The Reading Bug and The Alabama Song. He had lots of interaction with all of the audience, and had the children up on stage participating in the show. For his finale he had the gym rocking and rolling with everyone up on the floor dancing. I hope everyone enjoyed themselves. I know I did.
We started our 2016 Summer Reading Program Wednesday June 8th 2016 with a visit by some special animals (who brought along some very special people) Everyone was educated by the Big Bend Wildlife Sanctuary's volunteers, who taught us a lot of important information on how to take care of an injured animal. You can go to our Photo Album and see more pictures and learn how to contact BBWS. They are a non-profit organization and accept donations.
The two guides include information on resources available to students with disabilities, scholarships for these students and transition resources for students finishing school and starting a career.
You can check out both of the guides below by clicking on the link.
Resource guide for students with disabilities- http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/resources-for-students-with-disabilities/
Scholarship guide for students with disabilities- http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/affordable-colleges-for-students-with-disabilities/
Abbeville Memorial Library will be closed on Monday May 30th in observance of Memorial Day.
On this day remember those who paid the ultimate price so that we can enjoy our Freedom.
Basic Computer Classes have started here at the Abbeville Memorial Library. Today (Tuesday May 24th 2016) we had two classes with eight people in each class. We have had over 40 people sign up so please bear with us in getting you lined up for a class. Summer is a busy time here at the library and we will be scheduling the classes as time permits. We will be contacting you as we start more classes. We held two more classes on Tuesday May 31st 2016, and we still have people signing up for the classes. Unfortunately we are having to postpone the classes due to other commitments at the library. We will keep everyone informed when we restart the classes (hopefully middle of July). The classes are being filled by your placement on the signup forms. if you are on the third page you will be on the later classes to start. Thank you for your patience.
Here are a few new arrivals: The Obsession "Nora Roberts", The Last Mile "David Baldacci", Off the Grid "CJ Box", Blue, "Danielle Steele", When a Secret Kills, "Lynette Eason" When a Heart Stops "Lynette Eason", Sands of Nezza "Mark Forman", The Steel Kiss "Jeffrey Deaver", Purity in Death "JD Robb", The Lady in Gold "Ann Marie O'Connor", Find Her "Lisa Gardner", My Southern Journey "Rick Bragg", The Gray Man "Mark Greaney", On Target "Mark Greaney", Ballistic "Mark Greaney", Dead Eye "Mark Greaney" Back Blast "Mark Greaney", Path of the Assassin "Brad Thor", Blowback "Brad Thor", The First Commandment "Brad Thor", The Last Patriot "Brad Thor", The Apostle "Brad Thor", Foreign Influence "Brad Thor", Full Black "Brad Thor", Black List "Brad Thor", Hidden Order "Brad Thor", Code of Conduct "Brad Thor", The Summer Before the War "Helen Siminson", Trauma "Michael Parmer",A Man's Promise "Brenda Jackson", A Lover's Vow "Brenda Jackson", Kill Zone "Jack Coughlin", On Scope "Jack Coughlin", An Act of Treason "Jack Coughlin", Clean Kill "Jack Coughlin", The Silent Man "Alex Berenson", The Wolves "Alex Berenson", The Ghost War "Alex Berenson", The Midnight House "Alex Berenson", The Night Ranger "Alex Berenson", The Secret Soldier "Alex Berenson", The Shadow Patrol "Alex Berenson", Twelve Days "Alex Berenson", The Counterfeit Agent "Alex Berenson", The Faithful Spy "Alex Berenson".
Abbeville Memorial Library
Summer Reading Program 2016
To be held at Abbeville Boys & Girls Club
100 Phillips Street Abbeville Alabama 36310
Readers of all ages will explore all things sports and fitness this summer as Abbeville Memorial Library presents "On Your Mark, Get Set, Read" during their summer library program. The 2016 Summer Reading Program is open to young people 5-12 years of age with programs, prize drawings, storytimes, a reading club and more. Families are invited to join the Read-to-Me portion of the program. Registration for "On Your Mark, Get Set, Read begins after the last day of school to Tuesday June 7th. For more information call the library at 334-585-2818.
All programs are free of charge.
We will be having our Annual Book Sale Thursday April 21st, and Friday April 22nd from 11AM until 4PM. Prices will be $1.00 for Hardcovers, $0.50 for Large Paperback, and $0.25 for small Paperback. Come by and support Abbeville Memorial Library.
Patrons of the Abbeville Memorial Library who’ve racked up fines for overdue books will soon get a reprieve.
April 11th through April 22nd, Abbeville Memorial Library will offer a two-week amnesty period.
Overdue, undamaged materials -- including books, DVDs, -- can be returned to the Abbeville Memorial Library. All fines will be forgiven, and patrons will again be allowed to use their library cards.
We’re encouraging everyone -- children, students and adults -- to return their overdue materials so they can get back to discovering all that the library has to offer, and so others can enjoy these books.
Outstanding fines will also be pardoned, including overdue fees for previously returned items.
*Please note that we can’t forgive replacement charges for items that have been lost or damaged. Those with a lost or missing item can replace it -- with a librarian’s approval -- and the usual fees for replacement will be waived, the library said.
There are some caveats: damaged or unusable items are not eligible for the amnesty program.
And if you already paid for fines previously levied by the library? Sorry, no refunds.
(ABBEVILLE, AL) –Next week, the Abbeville Memorial Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating the dynamic changes that are happening in today’s libraries. April 10-16 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians, and library workers.
Libraries today are more about what they do, for and with library users as opposed to what they have for patrons. Libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies, learn how to use a 3D printer or just relax. Our library offers access to a variety of print and digital resources, including E-books, Alabama Virtual Library, and Learning Express Library, which can be accessed online.
Libraries of all types are evolving to meet the needs of the communities they serve. At the Abbeville Memorial Library we are transforming. In the next few months we will be hosting Basic Computer Classes, for those patrons who are new to computers. We are holding “Brown Bag Lunches” where a service that we offer is explained in about an hour. Service to the community has always been the focus of the library, and libraries level the playing field for people of any age who are seeking the information and access to technologies that will improve their quality of life. Stop by the Abbeville Memorial Library and see what we have to offer
Neil Gaiman, Author
Brown-bag Lunch Series
Pack a lunch and spend it with us.
The library will be presenting classes to be held over the lunch hour. (12 Noon – 1pm) These informational presentations will have tips and tricks for a wide range of topics. From how to use Ancestry.com on the library computers, to how to use “Overdrive” to borrow eBooks. So come on down to Abbeville Memorial Library. If you are interested, leave a comment on our Facebook page, or call us at 334-585-2818
If you have never touched a computer, and if you are afraid of destroying civilization with a mistakenly pressed key, then you have to start with the very basics. In the upcoming months Abbeville Memorial Library will be holding basic computer classes. These classes will be limited to a maximum of 8 people, and will be approximately 1 hour long. We will start with the very basic computer training... From how to turn the computer on (for those of you who have never used a computer before), to learning to use the mouse,setting up an email account, using the internet etc. The popularity and attendance numbers will determine how long the classes will continue. If you are interested in participating in the class we will have signup sheets at the front desk at the library. So come by the library and while you are here, you might even check out a book?
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