The Rockingham Free Public Library in Bellows Falls offered a series of workshops called “Job Search 101″ for young adults ages 15 to 21. The workshop series was free; participants met each week.
This series gave participants basic information, skills and techniques to begin career planning.
The curriculum and format were designed by the group itself in order to meet their specific employment needs and interests. All aspects of finding a job were covered: resume writing, job search techniques, interviews and building positive, useful, and practical skills in order to obtain and maintain a job.
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The Royalton Memorial Library has a page promoting adult education. This is an idea any library could use.
The opening lines of the page say it all: Royalton Memorial Library is committed to being a community partner in lifelong learning. To support that we provide space and resources for students of any age who are trying to continue their education.
The Adult Education page has links and a description for many possibilities, the GED, community college, assistance in English for speakers of other languages, and placement tests for the college-bound. Check out the Adult Education Page. Clean website design too– thanks to good templates from WordPress.
Director Sharon Tanzer at the Whiting Library realized she needed to orient new employees with a lot of information– staff and trustee names, job descriptions, policies, holidays and work expectations. She pulled everything together in a handbook, below. Check out the table of contents for the short version.
Bristol is hosting the One World Library Project, a growing collection of personally recommended books, films and other media about world cultures. Nice elaboration of the 2011 summer reading program theme, One World Many Stories.
The Project is located in a special kiosk on the main floor of the Lawrence Memorial Library in Bristol. In addition to the collection, monthly evening programs are offered around a variety of themes related to world cultures.
Website for Bristol’s project, including explanation and slideshow: https://sites.google.com/site/oneworldlibrary/
The Rochester Public Library has opened a virtual bookstore at Amazon. Because most donated books that are not added to the collection are sold in the library’s book sale for 25 cents to $2 each the library lacked a way to sell rare or collectible books for their market value. To solve this problem a library volunteer launched an online marketplace on Amazon for the library to list more valuable books. With this store the library can reach a larger number of buyers and create more revenue for the library budget.
Director Jeannette Bair announced the bookstore with a letter to the Friends of the Library, pointing out that all gifts are first reviewed for usefulness to the collection. Many books and movies are for sale throughout the year in the library vestibule, a fundraiser that nets about $1,500 annually.
The Fletcher Free Library in Burlington is hosting a Harry Potter Read-A-Thon to celebrate the release of the “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” movie.
Harry Potter Read-a-thon. Friday, July 15th, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Stop by the library any time during the day to hear a dramatic reading of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to celebrate the movie’s release. Wizarding attire encouraged! Free. All ages welcome, but recommended for ages 8 & up. No preregistration needed.
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