Appeared In the News-Leader 8-18-2010
By Katy Pattison
Christian County Library
August is a transitional time at the Christian County Library, as it is for many families. June and July are our busiest months. Circulation and computer usage broke records again this year. The Summer Reading Program wrapped up at the end of July, with 346 children signed up to read and attend exciting programs. Nearly 100 kids made it to the finale, a magic show followed by an award ceremony recognizing their reading accomplishments. Thanks for prize contributions go to local businesses Papa Murphy’s Pizza, Arby’s, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, Backyard Burgers, Jump Mania, Wal-Mart, Godfather’s Pizza and McDonald’s. As in past years, Christian County Friends of the Library contributed numerous volunteer hours and money to fund the Summer Reading Program.
As parents and children gear up for school, the library staff is busy preparing this fall’s exciting programs and classes. Our free Library Community Course series continues with “Microsoft Excel 2007 Basics” on Saturday, August 21st from 9-10am and “Microsoft Word 2007 Basics” on Monday, August 23 from 5:30-6:30pm. These classes are perfect for those comfortable using computers, but wanting to learn more specialized tasks like spreadsheet manipulation and word processing. Call the library at (417)581-2432 to register.
On August 28th from 1-3pm, Dee Davidson Dosch will sign her book “A Summer in ’69” at the library. The Nixa author’s memoir chronicles her adventures as young coed working and hitchhiking her way through Western Europe with her two friends.
Join us for Movie Day this month, August 28th at 1pm, to see the Tale of Despereaux on our big screen, with free popcorn and punch provided. Regular story times resume in September every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:30am. No registration is required for either [of these] event[s].
On Saturday, September 11th, library staff will be at the third annual Read Around the Square in Ozark, an event hosted by the Ozark School District to encourage literacy. Stop by our booth and bookmobile to meet library staff, learn more about our materials and services, and pick up free bookmarks and stickers for the kids.
Stop by the library any time and check out our ongoing mini-book sale. VHS tapes, audio cassettes and paperback books are available for less than a dollar each. Visit our website at http://christiancounty.lib.mo.us to see a full listing of upcoming events at the Christian County Library.