Brownsville Community Library

11052013 Library Happenings

11052013 Library Happenings

Halloween at the Library was a huge success! We had 270 visitors! I do have to admit afterward, I was a bit tired. J I took lots of photos, of which collages will soon be posted at the front desk for all to enjoy. Drop by and see the clever costumes and wonderful smiles!

Parents and Pals Story Time has been lots of fun this past month. For example this morning we had 15 moms and kids in the Library! Then they all trooped over to the Brownsville Rec Center for play time. If you would like to get involved with this program let’s talk! Ms. Thea has been pretty clever on Fridays. This past week participants made cornucopias out of colored clay. Some of these included frying pans with eggs! The younger set practiced rolling worms. Everyone enjoyed this time together.

The Friends of the Brownsville Community Library will be hosting their Annual Book Sale beginning Saturday, December 7 through Saturday, December 14. The sale will be held during normal Library Hours. Books are reasonably priced at Hardbacks/Audio/Video $1; Paperbacks $0.50. If you have gently used books you would like to donate to this cause, please drop them off at the Library. Thank you for your help supporting programs and features that make the your Library better!

LIBRARY HOURS ARE

Tues., Wed., Fri.......................10-5

Thurs.........................................1-7

Sat............................................10-2

          Phone  (541) 466-5454

Recently I was approached to help out with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Program in our community. The past organizer is no longer available to run the program, but is helping me get started. Soon, new flyers will be printed and distributed in our area.

A bit about this program:

In 1996, Dolly Parton launched an exciting new effort, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, to benefit the children of her home county in East Tennessee, USA. Dolly's vision was to foster a love of reading among her county’s preschool children and their families by providing them with the gift of a specially selected book each month. By mailing high quality, age-appropriate books directly to their homes, she wanted children to be excited about books and to feel the magic that books can create. Moreover, she could insure that every child would have books, regardless of their family’s income.

Dolly’s Imagination Library became so popular that in the year 2000 she announced that she would make the program available for replication to any community that was willing to partner with her to support it locally. Since the initial program launch in the United States, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library has gone from just a few dozen books to nearly 40,000,000 books mailed to children in the United States, into Canada and across the proverbial pond into the United Kingdom! Currently over 1600 local communities provide the Imagination Library to almost 700,000 children each and every month. Already statistics and independent reports have shown Dolly Parton's Imagination Library drastically improves early childhood literacy for children enrolled in the program. Further studies have shown improved scores during early literacy testing.

Currently over 100 children under the age of 5 are receiving free books in our Central Linn Community and  more than 694,000 in the United States! Through a partnership with Central Linn School District, Corvallis Rotary this program and the Brownsville Community Library this program will flourish! If you or someone you know, have children under the age of 5 and would like to register them for this great program, let me know! Or go to http://imaginationlibrary.com/ and click on ‘Register my child’ at the top.