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Updated: 02/03/2013 07:59:54AM

Let the kids check out the story times

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Ashley Elliott

PHOTO BY ASHLEY ELLIOTT

Adult Book Discussion Group from this week incliuded, from left are Jackie Ewing, Carolyn Gorman, Doris Huntoon, Viviene Huntoon, Sara Odom, and Marilyn Spear.

PHOTO BY ASHLEY ELLIOTT

it's story time and the library was full of 3-5-year-olds.

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Anyone besides us ready for tax season to be over yet?

We are still waiting on the more popular forms, but they are on order. They have been coming in at a trickle. If you need your tax forms now, we are happy to help you by printing them from www.irs.gov or you are free to do it from home.

Join us for story times this week with Miss Melissa. Wednesday at
10 a.m., for 3-5 year olds, is a winter themed story time complete with stories, finger plays, music and films. Thursday at 10 a.m. for 18 months to 2 years is Book Babies featuring nursery rhymes, finger plays, music and bubbles.

Teens may not be able to make it to New Orleans for the Mardi Gras celebration, but they can come to the library to celebrate it in our own way. Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. teens can decorate their own Mardi Gras mask with feathers, glitter and beads. Refreshments will be served.

The Central Florida Hearing Center will be in Friday for their monthly visit. They will be upstairs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. passing out free amplified phones. Eligible participants include Permanent Florida Residents, age 3 or older, certified as hard of hearing, deaf, deaf/blind or speech impaired. For details on this free program, you can contact Jackie Bowman at 863-686-3189.

Vampires, monsters and mummies, oh my! Next Saturday will be a movie day at the library. We will be showing the hilarious animated movie Hotel Transylvania. It is rated PG and runs 91 minutes.

On Wednesday this week, our library participated in the third Florida Library Snapshot Day event. We joined libraries across Florida in taking pictures and collecting statistics and members’
comments showing how Floridians are utilizing their libraries that day. The FLA will then collect the results and post them online.

The Florida Library Association, in partnership with the Division of Library and Information Services will be posting the results on the FLA website www.flalib.org, where everyone can see these powerful stories. One library’s pictures and statistics may be small but the results from the entire state are very impactful. Some statistics we collected throughout the day include: 595 questions answered, 91 people used our public computers, 76 children/youth attended programs, circulated 572 items and 414 people visited the library in person.

With the help of our wonderful patrons, our Tech Interns have become one of the most popular services we offer. Due to that overwhelming response, we are unable to keep up with the many requests for assistance. At this time, we are not taking any more names for the two Wednesdays this month. We hope to possibly add more students and if that does happen, I will be sure to let you know.


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