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Get children excited about reading during National Literacy Month

September is National Literacy Month. What does this mean in the public library world? Everything. Literacy is not only the ability to read and write; it is also the ability of a person to use those skills to comprehend ideas and use them in everyday life. Providing literacy support in all forms to the community is the main focus of public libraries.Read More...

Aspiring directors and actors invited to join Teen Film Club

Do you like to watch movies? Have you ever thought about what it takes to make your own? The St. Helena Branch library is starting the Teen Film Club. Get ready to learn what it takes to create a comedy skit and a music video, with step-by-step guidance from the teen librarian and computer lab instructor.Read More...

If you want to improve your civil literacy, start at your local library

While enrolled in various civic and government classes, I often wondered why these classes were important enough to be included as part of any formal educational curriculum. I eventually realized the significant role and societal force government or civics plays in a person's life. The Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Federal Judiciary Act, the Constitution of the United States of America, the Keating-Owen Child Labor Act of 1916 and the Federalist Papers are prime examples.Read More...

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