Madison County Public Library

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Renewing the Large Type Collection

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Large type shelvesWe are in the process of weeding books out of and adding new books to our Large Type collection; including Large Type Westerns, Mysteries, Romance, and General Fiction. This project was prompted by a generous donation of books from the Culpeper County Library.

The first step is weeding. The Library staff looks at each title on the shelf to decide if it stays or goes, considering its circulation history and condition. This is complete for Westerns and Mysteries, and in progress for General Fiction, which includes Romance. Weeded books are available for sale in the Used Book Room.

Next we are sorting through the new titles received and choosing the books we will add to our collection.

Finally the new books are catalogued into our system, barcode and spine label stickers are printed and affixed, and they are ready to be checked out to you.

Check in regularly over the next few months as we add new titles!

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The Library Needs Your Help

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[3.24.16 Edited to clarify]: The County has reassured the Library that they will not allow it to close. They will work with the State to ensure a situation that continues funding.

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We’re Hosting Dash for the Stash!

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MADISON COUNTY LIBRARY TO HOST INVESTOR EDUCATION

PROGRAM WITH $1,000 PRIZE

Dash for the Stash A Hunt for cash!

Learn the basics of safe investing and participate in the 2016 Dash for the Stash contest taking place March 15 -May 15 at the Madison County Library. The DASH for the STASH contest is played much like a scavenger hunt. Instead of collecting objects, individuals collect information from the four posters about saving and investing and leave answers to quiz questions.

One statewide winner will be chosen in a random drawing of eligible participants. The winner will receive a $1,000 contribution to an existing or new Individual Retirement Account (IRA) for 2016.  The DASH for the STASH program is being launched by the nonprofit Investor Protection Institute (IPI).

“We are very pleased to be involved in this novel way to help educate Virginia investors,” said Bonnie Utz director on the Madison County Library,  “A big part of our mission is to provide vital information to local citizens and we believe that DASH for the STASH is an excellent means by which to do so.”

DASH for the STASH is a great way to engage consumers, especially younger people, who have not yet started to pay attention to this critical part of their financial outlook,” said Don Blandin, president and CEO of the Investor Protection Institute. 

The DASH for the STASH posters each have a QR code and a web link to a quiz that individuals will access to answer questions and participate in the contest. The posters cover four key topics: finding financial advisers, avoiding fraud, understanding investment fees, and building a nest egg.  The easiest way to participate in the DASH for the STASH is to use a smartphone or mobile device to scan each poster’s QR code, or, you can use a computer or tablet provided by the Library.

The Madison County Library is excited to offer this valuable investor information that will help protect your financial future. Visit the Library to learn more about these investment topics and participate in the Dash for the Stash contest to win $1,000.

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What do Librarians Read? No. 10

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book cover: testament of youthEva is currently reading Testament of Youth: A War Memoir by Vera Brittain. First published in 1933, this is the first part of Brittain’s memoir, covering her life from 1900-1925.

The memoir sheds light on World War I’s impact on women and England’s middle class.

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Apply Now for Girls Who Code Summer Immersion!

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Last minute! This is due by midnight on March 1st!

Apply Here

“The Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program is a 7-week computer science course that embeds classrooms in technology companies and universities. Students learn the fundamentals of computer science – from robotics to how to build a webpage – while gaining exposure to the tech industry and mentorship from women working in technology.

Key programmatic components of the Girls Who Code Immersion Program include:

Skills – Seven weeks of intensive instruction in computer science, robotics, algorithms, web design, and mobile development
Exposure – Speakers, demos, workshops, and presentations from female engineers and entrepreneurs; field trips to technology companies, startups, academic institutions and more
Mentorship – Top female executives, entrepreneurs and engineers provide career and academic mentorship”

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Extension on Matched Gifts!

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February, 2016

Dear Friends and Patrons,

We have extended our matching gift fund drive!

There is still $200 in matching funds available. This means that your gift to the Library is worth twice as much!

We will use these funds to set up and stock a new special section on job skills. This section will include up to date books on communication skills, writing resumes, preparing for interviews, studying for the SATs, college applications, and more.

We are experiencing a greater need for these books every year, and you can be a part of bringing them to our community.

Please help us to get the most out of this gift. Your support will be recognized with a placard on our new shelf.

Thank you for your continuing support of this community,

Madison County Library

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What do Librarians Read? No. 9

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Joy in the Morning Book Cover Gary is reading Joy in the Morning, a novel by P.G. Wodehouse. First published in the US in 1946, this story returns to characters Bertie and Jeeves the butler. Full of humor and light adventure, this is a great, fast read.

Our copy at the Madison Library is an audiobook, call # CDB WOD.

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What do Librarians Read? No. 8

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Library-of-SoulsWhat do Librarians Read? Alma Lu is currently reading Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs. This is the third book in a gothic thriller trilogy full of unique characters and old photographs. Part adventure, part fantasy, these are the author’s first novels. They are recommended for adults and young adult readers! All three books are available in the library, under call number YA F RIG. Come find something fun!

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Gifts in January are Worth Double!

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resume books

All of these books have something in common… they’re over 10 years old!

Please help us update our books on resumes and job searching.

Donate now here or in person, and thank you!


 

Dear Friends and Patrons,

This year the Library is looking forward to helping our local workforce become better job candidates, and you can help us achieve this goal.

The Madison County Library is the recipient of a generous matching gift- one of our patrons is offering up to $500 to match gifts received during January!

This means your gift is worth twice as much!

We will use these funds to set up and stock a new special section on job skills. This section will include up to date books on communication skills, writing resumes, preparing for interviews, studying for the SATs, college applications, and more. We are experiencing a greater need for these books every year, and you can be a part of bringing them to our community.

Please help us to get the most out of this gift. Your support will be recognized with a placard on our new shelf.

Thank you for your continuing support of this community,

Madison County Library

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