Monday, November 28, 2005

ALF Booksale a HUGE Success!
Over 100 people stopped by the auditorium on Saturday, November 19 to purchase new and used books. All of the proceeds went directly to the Archdale Library Book Fund (we use it to buy reference books, North Carolina titles, and children's books).
Thanks to everyone that stopped by and to all of the ALF volunteers that spent so much time organizing, helping, and selling all of the books.
Thanks for reading,

Monday, November 21, 2005

Holiday Happenings at the Archdale Library

The public is invited to join The Home Educators Flute Choir, directed by Meredith Stephens, during a performance at the Archdale Library on Tuesday, Dec. 6 during the Family Night Holiday Story Program, starting at 7pm.
Refreshments will be served afterwards. There is no charge.

Register your school-age children for the afternoon craft-time held on Thursday, Dec. 29 from 2:30-3:30. Enjoy holiday craft-time with stories and refreshments. Space is limited-there is no charge. Call 431-3811 for more info.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Brand New Bulletin Boards!

The two bulletin boards that decorate the back wall of our Children's Area were done as a service project for Eagle Scout Landon Brock.

Thanks, Landon!

Stop by and see them sometime.

Thanks for reading,


Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Storytimes on Thursday, Nov. 17, and Thanksgiving Week are cancelled. Regular schedule continues December 1st!

I'm looking forward to a vacation trip on Friday; not only will I enjoy a visit with mom (she's promised to teach me how to drive her golf cart!) but I'm hoping to chat with Mickey, Goofy and Cinderella. Has anyone else checked out other libraries while you're out-of-state? I have been able to visit a few but none in Florida. I'll report back next week!
Smart Start Parenting Collection
The Smart Start Parenting Collection is geared towards parents and caregivers that work with pre-kindergarten children (birth through pre-k). It covers a lot of different areas--from education, crafts, creative play, parenting, and much more.

Stop by today and check it out!

Thanks for reading,


Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Art Display by Trinity High Students

Thanks to Amy Stewart, art teacher at Trinity High School, for the student art that is on display in our Children's Area.

Thanks for reading,


Friday, November 04, 2005

A recent article in the USA Todaydescribed "go bags" created by a San Francisco couple. The couple was concerned of the recent natural disasters and whether they'd be properly prepared. They went shopping for canned goods, blankets, first aid kits. USA Today devoted 3/4 of a page with important lists of necessary items every family should have ready, just in case...I wish I had found "reading materials" listed!
Without electricity, tv, computers, etc. aren't available to entertain. I was reminded that many Wilma-affected areas of Florida are still without electricity--I'm hoping parents have some great family-reading materials stashed away!

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Exercise your voting muscle!

Archdale Public Library is an Early Voting location.

"What's that mean?", you ask.

Well...anyone already registered to vote in Randolph County can come by and vote early. It is considered a No-Excuse Absentee Ballot.

Here's the skinny:
10-4 on Friday (11/4)
10-1 on Saturday (11/5)

On Election Day, the Library will be a regular precinct for the Archdale area. For more information, call the Board of Elections at 819-3900.

Thanks for reading,