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
“Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.”
Neil Gaiman, Author
Brown-bag Lunch SeriesPack 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?
Federal Tax Forms are available at the Library.
Or you can download and print from the IRS website.
Highlight the link below, and right click to go to the
IRS website. https://www.irs.gov/Forms-&-Pubs
| Some new arrivals at the Library. Why don't you stop by and check us out?
Depraved Heart ---- Patricia Cornwell Scandalous Behaviour ------ Stuart Woods
Ashley Bell -------- Dean Koontz Tricky Twenty-Two ------ Janet Evanovich
All Dressed in White ------ Mary Higgins Clark Best Friends Forever ----- Kimberly Lawson Roby Commander in Chief (Tom Clancy) Mark Greaney
Force of Nature ----- C J Box Blue Heaven ------- C J Box
One Killer Force ----- Dalton Fury Anonymous Sources ------ Mary Louise Kelly
Drone ---- Mike Maken
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Mission Impossible --- Rogue Nation
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Abbeville Memorial Library’s Summer
Reading Program 2015
“Every Hero Has a Story”, was a great success!
Week One began with Brian Blazer’s Amazing Animals. Brian is extremely knowledgeable about animals, their behavior and their
environments. He is a great presenter and teacher with a wonderful ability to
keep adults and children totally engaged with his humorous and informative
interactions with the animals and his audience!
Brian with Kenya, a
Brian and DeShonique with
Patsy, a Burmese Python.
Week Two was a tribute to our local military heroes and included discussions and presentations by the following: Former Sgt. James Peterman, Retired Major Elbert Davis, Lt. Col. Payne, Sgt. Jeff Dennis, and veteran Mr. Freddie Brannon.
highlighted our first responder heroes and included informative presentations
from the Abbeville Police Department and Abbeville Fire and Rescue. Abbeville Officer Rebecca Powell and Boys and Girls Club
member, Madisen Grimsley, demonstrate Items officers use to collect
evidence. Mr. Davey Dozier, 911
dispatcher with Abbeville Police Department, explains to the children when to
call 911 and what information they need to know and tell the 911 operator in an
emergency. Ms. Connie Hicks from
Abbeville Fire and Rescue conducted an informative fire safety presentation.
The final week of our Summer Reading Program included
amazing stories of Circus heroes, along with magic tricks, amazing juggling,
and hilarious slapstick humor presented by Lee Anderson! Lee’s one-man educational circus brings
wonder, fun, and laughter to kids of all ages, including those that are kids at
Unlimited Possibilities @ your library
Abbeville Memorial Library serves Abbeville and Henry County by providing:
Children’s Summer Reading Program
Children’s Reading is the Ticket! Programs
Community Interest Programs like the walking/ exercise classes
Free computer and internet usage
Free in house use of Ancestry.com
Online Library Catalog
Website containing educational and job seeking databases
Audio books (on CD)
Large Print books
Career and College Test Practice books
Meeting Room usage (Call library for details)
Test Proctoring (pre-approval and appointment needed)
Notary service ($1.00)
Fax service ($1.00 per page)
Copies (25 cents per page)
ABBEVILLE MEMORIAL LIBRARY’S
MOST POPULAR CHECK-OUT ITEMS OF 2014
The All-girl Filling Station's Last Reunion: A Novel by Fannie Flagg
Sycamore Row by John Grisham
Winners: A Novel by Danielle Steel
Walking on Water by Richard Paul Evans
The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
Fifty Shades of Gray by E.L. James
Fifteen Minutes: A Novel by Karen Kingsbury
Dust to Dust by Tami Hoag
The Beloved Stranger by Grace Livingston Hill
Unlucky 13 by James Patterson
Tidewater Inn by Colleen Coble
Safe in His Arms by Colleen Coble
The Prodigal Girl by Grace Livingston Hill
A New Name by Grace Livingston Hill
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo
Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall
Rosemary Cottage by Colleen Coble
Private L.A. by James Patterson
Young Adult Books
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Switched by Amanda Hocking
Marked by P.C. Cast
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Torn by Amanda Hocking
Ascend by Amanda Hocking
The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth
Flawless: A Pretty Little Liars Novel by Sara Shepard
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Unbelievable: A Pretty Little Liars Novel by Sara Shepard
Ruthless: A Pretty Little Liars Novel by Sarah Shepard
Perfect: A Pretty Little Liars Novel by Sarah Shepard
Maze Runner by James Dashner
Disney Princess by Julia Lobo
The X-Men School by Michael Teitelbaum
Stop the Presses! by Steven Banks
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
A Green, Green, Garden by M. Mayer
Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? by Dr. Seuss
Diary of a Wimpy Kid:Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney
Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Glam TV Star by Rachel Renee Russell
Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook by Barbara Park
Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-So-Popular Party Girl by Rachel Renee Russell
Wereworld Book 1: Rise of the Wolf by Curtis Joblin
Sponge Bob’s Hearty Valentine by Emily Sollinger
Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed by Scholastic Books
Roadwork! by Melissa Lagonegro
My Brother is a Big, Fat Liar by James Patterson
Journey Around the World by Sarah, Albee
First Grade, Here I Come! by Nancy Carlson
Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition by Carol V. Aebersold
Amelia Bedelia’s First Valentine by Herman Parish
All By Myself by Mercer Mayer
Audio Books on CD
The Noticer by Andy Andrews
The Whole Truth by David Baldacci
The Partner by John Grisham
Deliver Us From Evil by David Baldacci
Sycamore Row by John Grisham
The Sixth Man by David Baldacci
Retreat, Hell! by W.E.B. Griffin
Vigilanes by W.E.B. Griffin
Under Fire by W.E.B. Griffin
The Jury by Fern Michaels
Taken by Robert Crais
Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich
Norah: A Selection from Orchard Valley Brides by Debbie Macomber
Miss Julia Strikes Back by Ann B. Ross
Line of Fire by W.E.B. Griffin
In Danger’s Path by W.E.B. Griffin
I, Alex Cross by James Patterson
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
Gun Game by Faye Kellerman
Counter Attack by W.E.B. Griffin
Despicable Me 2
Hatfields & McCoys
Iron Man 3
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Saving Mr. Banks
Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail
Now You See Me
Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family
WE NEED TO BORROW YOUR YEARBOOKS!!!!
Anyone with old yearbooks collecting dust, we would love for you to donate OR loan them. We have an amazing opportunity to have our collection put on microfilm, and we need to fill in some gaps!!! Anyone who attended or graduated from Abbeville High School or Abbeville Christian Academy within the years listed below, if you would like to LOAN us your yearbook(s), we would greatly appreciate it!! We will gladly return them once we have them digitized.
We need the following Yearbooks:
Abbeville High School:
1949, 1966, 1971, 1973, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1993, 1996, 2003, 2012, 2013, 2014
Abbeville Christian Academy:
We still need 1989 and 1994.
Thank you, Abbeville Christian Academy for loaning us so many of your yearbooks to have digitized!
We have course prep books available for checkout for a $20.00 deposit
ACT, GED, ASVAB, MAT, CDL EXAM (practice tests only),
Police Officer Exam, Civil Service Exam and more
ask at the desk for more information.
Proctoring Services available
Call Paul McNamara, Library Director, for details and scheduling.
Abbeville Memorial Library
301 Kirkland Street, Abbeville, AL 36310
Phone: 334-585-2818 Fax: 334-585-2819
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