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Letcher County Libraries will have summer reading during the months of June and July. The theme this year is Catch The
Reading Bug. Schedule will be posted soon.

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This year has been an odd one for winning choices. The Caledcott (an award for picture books) winner this year,went to a book that was over 500 pages long. The Theodore Seuss Geisel Award winning title this year went to a picture book. The honor books were also picture books; this award is normally given for Readers. The content and criteria is withinlimits, it’s just the actual physical format has been different.
We have all of the winning titles as well as many of the honor winners. Come in and see these odd formatchoices for these winners.

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THE LIBRARY HAS PURCHASED NEW JUNIOR NON-FICTION INCLUDING A SERIES OF MATH BOOKS ON GRAPHS; RECREATION TITLES INCLUDING FISHING ;AND INFORMATION TITLES ON IMMIGRATION ISSUES. COME CHECK THESE AND OTHER NEW NON-FICTION TITLES.

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Blackey Book Club

Blackey Book Club will be reading Luanne Rice’s THE EDGE OF WINTER as their next selection.  Copies of the book will be available for checkout after April 1st.  The next meeting of the club has been changed to Monday, April 21st.  The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. 

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hugo-cabret.jpgHugo Cabret is an orphan who lives at a Paris Train Station. His job is to set twenty seven clocks pricely and regualry and this was his well kept secret.  Among Hugo’s prized possession is  a notebook full of his father’s drawings which was a present from him on his birthday.  This was his connection to his father and he was passionate in completing and solving the mystery of the drawings.

When the toy store keeper whose store was at the train station catches Hugo for stealing a toy, he is forced to surrender every toy  that was in his pocket including the notebook. Hugo persists in keeping his notebook but the toy keeper refuses to give it back to him, and threatens to burn it  unless he confesses the name of whoever gave it to him.  Both are stubborn and  little did they know that their lives are interlocked.  The mystery deepens and magical events reveal  the lives of these two characters in every page of the book.

This book is enchanting, tender yet unpredictable. The glorious illustrations support the story and captures the essence of every page. This is  a fiction story based on the life of pioneer movie maker, George Milies.

I recommend this book to anyone young or old.  This is a 533 page book, half of which are bold, beautiful illustrations. This book deserves the Caldecott Award Medal and it will not surprise me if it wins the Newbery Award as well. I read this book to my mentally handicapped daughter and she enjoyed it as much as I did.

Lina Tidal

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The Board will meet on Febraury 20, 2008 at 11:30 AM at the Main Library. Among the topics to be discussed are: audit of 2006-2007 Fiscal Year, 2008,  National Library Week on April, Summer Reading Program and the Lillian Webb Memmorial Library. The Board consist of: Ralph Hall, President, David Ladd, Vice, Margaret Lewis, Secretary, Jo Combs, Treasurer and Mahala Frazier , Member,

Any citizen who has concerns and would like to be included in the agenda can call the Director, Angelina R. Tidal at 606 633 7547.

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The bookmobile is partnering with Cowan Community Center to offer a after school program for youth 4th grade and up.

We had our first program on the 6th and had lots of fun. The program will be every other Wednesday rotating with the bookmobile schedule.

For more information contact Stacy Dollarhide at the Cowan Community Center 633-3187 or contact me Legina Adams bookmobile librarian at 634-7548.

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