Lego Club is Here to Stay!

We are excited to see how much fun kids and parents are having at our Lego Club and have decided to make it a monthly event.  The second Saturday of each month from 9 am – 10 am will be our meeting time at the library until we out grow the space.  We have Lego…

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Book Bundles and More

Lebanon Library has book bundles!  What are a book bundles, you ask?  They  are  little  bundles  of  joy  for your bundle  of joy.  We often have customers  in  the  children”s  section ask, “Where are the fairy books?” or “Where are the dog books?”  As we all  know,  the  picture  books  are shelved by author, and though a…

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Where Common Sense and Libraries Intersect

According to the November edition of Library Journal, library construction projects across the country which were completed in the last year “seem to have found common purpose around a common theme: community.  As such, many of the 16 academic projects and 84 public library capital efforts find themselves at the center of their respective neighborhoods….

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Genealogy Research

If you are doing genealogy research in this area, one of the often over looked resources is the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library’s Newspaper Microfilm Collection According to the state website, www2.illinois.govthere are “more than 5,000 newspaper titles preserved on nearly 100,000 reels. The Library holds newspaper titles from every one of Illinois’ 102 counties. Many…

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From the Library Director – October 5, 2014

The Right to View? In the decade since the Supreme Court upheld the implementation of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), internet filtering has become a frequent practice in public libraries. CIPA’s authority to govern internet filtering policies in public schools and public libraries draws on the power of Congress to attach requirements to the funds…

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From the Library Director – September 22, 2014

10 Good Reads for an Autumn Day Red Hook Road, by Ayelet Waldman – A pair of newlyweds are killed, leaving their recently blended families at a loss. You may not  be able to tear yourself away from Waldman’s powerful novel of love and grief. The author creates a powerful portrait of families and a beautiful reminder…

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From the Library Director – September 15, 2014

Once in a while we will get someone who asks us why we need more space or want to move to a different location.  There are many reason, but here are a few to get Lebanon thinking. Because public libraries inspire and empower communities. Everyone is welcome and they play an important role for individuals…

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From the Library Director – August 9, 2014

Across our nation and globally, more and more libraries are evolving into active community hubs that encourage personal enrichment, deepen understanding and assist meaningful collaboration. As this continues, so too, do the opportunities for library spaces to reflect priorities of the local community. We are currently working on developing an updated strategic plan and are…

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