Latest News – April 12

Dewey Decimal Meets Flickr: A Party in The Stacks 

Libraries and librarians have a powerful and positive impact on the lives of Americans on a daily basis. Their stories are key to communicating the value of libraries. National Library Week: April 13-19,  is the perfect opportunity to tell the story of how the library has changed their life.

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Photo: Lake County Public Library

In fact, this year’s theme is just that: Lives change @ your library. To that end, the American Library Association is encouraging library users to share their experiences through various social media platforms, including  Facebook  and  Twitter, embracing such hashtags as #LivesChange and #NLW14.

Think of it as Dewey Decimal meets Flickr! Today’s libraries are about so much more than those speared cards housed stoicly in aisles of hardwood filing drawers.

And Lake County Public Library is no different. In fact, the “Quotable Facts About Lake County Public Library“, document on their websites quite clearly outlines the benefits the library brings to the Leadville community.

From Spring flowers to summer reading programs, the Lake County Public Library (LCPL)  is blooming! Photo: LCPL

From Spring flowers to Summer reading programs, the Lake County Public Library (LCPL) is blooming! Photo: LCPL

Whether it’s the kids’ summer reading program, historic presentations, author showcases or simply continuing to loan tens of thousands of resources to local residents, the LCPL is on point and task, delivering what the community needs.

You can check out what else they’ve been up to by viewing the report on their website.

In other News from the Stacks:

kidsreadingoverdriveThe Lake County Public Library announced the new Kids’ eReading Room Site powered by Overdrive. This is perfect for that tablet, ereader, or Kindle – keep them reading during the summer break.

And the LCPL has security in mind too! This site – Overdrive – includes content with only juvenile and young adult materials. Adult materials are not discoverable from this site. Juvenile and young adult content will still be accessible from the main OverDrive site. Check it out! It is pretty neat!

The Lake County Public Library Summer Reading Program soared to new heights in literacy winning the Judge's Choice Award for the Boom Days Parade 2010!

The Lake County Public Library Summer Reading Program soared to new heights in literacy winning the Judge’s Choice Award for the Boom Days Parade in 2010!

Movie Night(s) at The Library This Week
The Tabor Saga on the Big Screen

Horace. Augusta. Baby Doe. These three names create their own triangle of fame, fortune, betrayal, and ruin. While today that might make for a great reality show, back in 1932 someone thought it would fair well as a feature film. Silver DollarThis month you’ll have a couple of chances to see if the film lives up to the reality.

 The Friends of the Lake County Public Library will be showing the 1932 movie “Silver Dollar” on two nights: April 14 & 16 (Mon & Weds) . This movie was loosely based on David Karshner’s book “Silver Dollar: The Story of the Tabors.” Doors open at 6 p.m. with the program starting at 6:30 p.m. The showing will be held in the library’s AMAX room. Admission is free but seating is limited to 75 people. 

So no matter how you enjoy National Library Week, be sure to spend some time (quietly) in the stacks to celebrate! 

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