Thursday, December 1, 2011

Winter Tales Writing Contest Winners

SO ... here they are; it was fun reading them, but the choosing part was a bit more difficult ~
Age Group:

PRIMARY ~ Kindergarten ~ 5th Grade - Poetry ~

1st place ~ Nicole Bustos
2nd place ~ Meghan Rasmussen
3rd place ~ Zeke Daggett

PRIMARY ~ Kindergarten ~ 5th - Short Story ~

1st place ~ KayleeJo Huber (cute little story book with pictures on each page, 7 yrs old)
2nd place ~ Emily Eaton
3rd place ~ Makayla McCurdy

YOUTH ~ 6th grade ~ 12th grade - Poetry ~

1st place ~ Liza John
2nd place ~ Kedric Reeves
3rd place ~ Cera Walker

YOUTH ~ 6th grace ~ 12th grade  - Short Story ~

1st place ~ Destyni Upton
2nd place ~ Andrew James Elder
3rd place ~ kailyn Burr

ADULT ~ Young adult ~ 100 yrs old+ - Poetry ~

1st place ~ Anna Weston
2nd place ~ Kimberly Cantlin
3rd place ~ Larry Williams
 and Mark Wimmer 
(we couldn't decide between the 2; so they both won.)

ADULT ~ Young adult ~ 100 yrs old+ - Short Story ~

1st place ~ Diane Ackerman
2nd place ~ John Evan Jones
3rd place ~ Linna Drehmel

Winter Tales Winners may pick their prize money up at the Library.

Monday, November 28, 2011

 Christmas books ready for checking out. Come and get 'em.

December's Newsletter

 We have some fun stuff going on at the library in December.    Pre School Story Time, Tot and Mom Story Time, Love and Logic, TAG Teen Advisory Group, Tech Tuesday, Zentangle Art Class, Family Story Night, Geek Speak Club, Golden Age Book Club, Library Book Club. Uintah Writer's Guild.  Something for everyone.

Did You Know:

  1. Americans go to the library three times more often than they go to the movies.
  2. There are more public libraries than McDonald's in the U. S.
  3. 59% of adults in the U. S. have a public library card.
  4. Librarians answer nearly 5.7 million questions weekly.
  5. Public libraries are the number one point of online access for people without internet. 
  6. Public libraries are one of the greatest equalizers  for access to information.
  7. Public libraries provide services for job seekers.
  8. Americans spend more than twice as much on candy as they do on public libraries.
  9. Americans spend $34.95 a year for the public library.
  10. A public library provides a safe, warm friendly place for families to read.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Oh! Fudge 2011 Uintah County Library

Here are the Oh! Fudge recipes that we did this year. If you missed it I am so sorry, we had a great time. We had over 70 people to this years event. A little crowded for our small Library, but next year we will be in our new building and there will be lots of room. So tell your friends they will not want to miss this event

April and her famous Popcorn.
Barbara making the fudge that started this Oh! Fudge @ the library 7 years ago.

Very large crowd, we had over 70 attending. Looking for a sugar fix.
In preparation of the big event. 

The End, Sampling the leftove

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Why Your Library Is the Most Important Place in Town

I know why our Library is the most important place in town, but do you?

As librarians, we know the value of our community services, and our patrons appreciate their importance as well. In the magazine Public Libraries Volume 50 Number 5, was an article by Julie Biando Edwards, Melissa S. Rauseo, and Kelley Rae Unger. that took a look at some of the specific ways in which libraries add value to our communities and serve as cultural centers for our patrons.  They separated library services into five very broad categories:

  1. Libraries as Community Builders
  2. Libraries as community centers for diverse populations,
  3. Libraries as centers for the arts.
  4. Libraries as Universities.
  5. Libraries as champions of youth.
I would like to share with you 21 Reasons why your library is the most important place in town.
  • Libraries as Community Builders
    1. Libraries help revitalize struggling or depressed neighborhoods and down towns.
    2. Libraries are important partners in sustainability.
    3. Libraries' special collections grow out of specific community needs.
    4. Archives preserve historic artifacts, oral histories, digital history projects, relevant to the community.
    5. Libraries are places where people come to know themselves and their communities.
    6. Libraries serve as catalysts for addressing social problems.
    7. Libraries, which champion, promote, and reflect important democratic values,are a part of the community's political life. 
    8. Library buildings as architectural structures are culturally relevant.
    9. Libraries provide important business resources, especially for small local businesses.
  • Libraries as Community Centers for Diverse Populations.
    1. Libraries help to ensure that non-English speakers see themselves represented in their communities.
    2. Libraries provide immigrants with helpful information about, and opportunities to connect with, their new communities.
    3. Libraries provide information, resources, and support for patrons with disabilities.
  • Libraries as Centers for the Arts.
    1. Libraries provide access to non mainstream points of view and give voice to local artists.
    2. Libraries provide opportunities for free classes that encourage art appreciation as well as art participation.
    3. Libraries provide access to the arts for all, not just those who can afford them.
  • Libraries as Universities.
    1. Libraries serve as the "people's University"
    2. Libraries offer opportunities for remote access, making it possible for those who can't get to the library to still access the library's cultural and education offerings.
    3. Libraries go beyond providing content to enabling patrons to create their own content.
  • Libraries as Champions of Youth
    1. Libraries teach teens important life skills
    2. Free tutoring, homework help programs, and summer reading programs for kids and teens help bridge the economic divide that impacts students' academic performance.
    3. Libraries are important partners in child development.
These examples are just a few of the many amazing things that your public library is doing to build and maintain strong community connections.Check us out and see for yourself.