What's Happening In Our Libraries!
Pushing the Limits
Pushing the Limits is STEM infused literary book discussion and viewing program, organized around four works of popular fiction that explore broad scientific themes. Lissa Waring will be the facilitator for Thunderstruck by Erik Larson, our first selection. Please come join us in Chesterfield on March 4 at 6:00. This program is made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
iPad, iPhone, iPlay
Chesterfield County Library Offers Technology Tips for Parents of Toddlers and Preschoolers
Does your preschooler love playing with your smart phone or tablet? Be a “smart parent” and use your “smart phone” as a learning tool. At Chesterfield County Library, on March 1, 2014 from 10:30 until 11:30, Ms. Tammy McCarn, the CCLS Youth Services Manager, will present a program to introduce parents to some kid friendly apps that will boost reading, math and science skills, even with toddlers. Also, Mr. Dean Lisenby, Executive Director of Information Technology at ACS Technologies, will talk about security measures that will help protect your child from the “bad stuff” while using these tech smart tools for learning. This program will be at the Chesterfield County Library in Chesterfield on March 1, 2014, from 10:30 until 11:30.
This project is made possible by a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the South Carolina State Library.
Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge
We are in to a new year….a new reading challenge!! This year we will be stirring up the pot a bit…the soup pot. We have kicked off the “Alphabet Soup” Reading Challenge. It will run from Jan 1st, 2014 through Dec 31st, 2014.
The challenge is to read a total of 52 books: 26 alphabetically by Title and 26 alphabeticalyl by Author. It’s a great way to challenge yourself to read books and authors you normally would not have selected. We hope you end up reading everything from A-Z. Write you book titles and authors on a spoon and put in the Soup Bowl at the library. You can get your spoons and more details from the library staff.
SCLends OPAC is available!
The new online catalog is now available. Check it out! For an overview and how to use, watch this video. Thanks to Rogan Hamby, York County Library, for providing the video.