Sunday, April 22, 2007

Avoiding Library Fines...

Although overdue fines help fund our book budget, we like to help people keep from having too many fines.

I saw this post today on the LifeHacker blog and thought you might enjoy it.

Use a Laundry Basket to Avoid Library Fines.

Thanks for reading,


Wednesday, April 18, 2007

What's Flickr, you ask?

The Asheboro and Archdale locations of the Randolph County Library have been using Flickr to host and display photographs of the library, events and generally cool stuff. You can see our Flickr badges on the side columns.

If you are new to Flickr, I would recommend checking out this great website: Newbie's Guide to Flickr (Thanks to The Librarian In Black blog). There is a lot of great information (and screenshots) about getting started with Flickr.

Another resource is Flickr Hacks. This is a more advanced book about Flickr that we just purchased at the Archdale Library.

Thanks for reading,


Saturday, April 14, 2007

Kurt Vonnegut, 1922-2007

There have been a lot of posts in the blog-o-sphere over the past few days about the passing of novelist Kurt Vonnegut. He is best known for his 1969 work, Slaughterhouse-Five. You can check out more of his works here.

Many of the blogs have been very thoughtful and well written. Here are some of my favorites:

Kurt Vonnegut from LibraryCrunch
RIP Kurt Vonnegut from Librarian In Black
Kurt Vonnegut from New York Times
Listen: Kurt Vonnegut is Unstuck in Time from Gizmodo
Kurt Vonndegut, 1922-2007 from MOG

Thanks for reading,


Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Graduating Seniors… Are you prepared?

”Strategies for 1st Year Success”

April 24, from 6-8 p.m.

Archdale Public Library

Archdale, NC

Presented by:

Carolyn Langley, County Extension Director

NC Cooperative Extension --

Randolph County

2222-A S Fayetteville St.

Asheboro, NC 27305

Ph: 336-318-6000 -- Fax: 336-318-6011

Are you ready to become a Freshman all over again? College success can be enhanced with a little planning and thinking before heading off to a new life as an underclassman. College 101 gets your brain thinking about how to navigate that first year successfully.

Main Topics:

High School Senior v. College Freshman

Can you tell them apart?

Choosing College Classes:

Know Thy Professors

Note Taking

Study Tips

Test Taking Strategies

General Survival Tips:

Time Management

New Social Scene

Credit Card Lies

Roommate Possibilities

Safety on Campus

Handouts will be included!


Register Today!

CALL: 336-318-6000 NC Cooperative Extension, Randolph Center

336-431-4619 Archdale Trinity Public Library

E-mail: or

Your Name:_________________________________________________

Phone:________________ Name of High School:___________________

What college will you be attending?______________________________

$3 per student. (Parents / Guardians admitted FREE!)

(Payable at door: cash or check to “NC Cooperative Extension, Randolph Cty Center.”)

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Celebrating the Month of the Young Child

Check out our flickr account for pictures of the artwork featured throughout our building. The artists are children from 1-8 years old rom local day cares. It is sponsored by Smart Start of Randolph County.

Thanks for reading,