Valentines for veterans
Vermont libraries on Facebook post events to bring the community in. Poultney and Williston with unique ideas. Dorothy Alling Memorial suggests valentines for Veterans, with a great flag/heart motif:
You can make a difference to active and retired service men and women. Simply make a valentine, write a note if you want and sign your valentine to let our veterans know that they are not forgotten. We will mail all the valentines to the White River Junction VA Medical Center in time for Valentine’s Day. Please have your valentine cards to the library before Friday, February 3rd.
Heres the Poultney Public Library:
What do you love about your Library? February is Library Lover’s Month! Please stop by the circulation desk to fill out a valentine heart or post on our Facebook wall to tell us what YOU love about the Poultney Public Library. Share the love by recommending our Facebook page to your friends. Right now 182 people “like” the Poultney Public Library. Let’s see if we can get that number over 200 by the end of February!
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games movie will be released March 23, 2012. Join the fervor with a YA book club , as Amity DeAngelis did at the Weatherfield Proctor Library. Her idea of pairing survival training for teens with the the Suzanne Collins trilogy is genius!
For the book clubs I chose a popular series and had three meetings. For two of the book clubs (Percy Jackson and Twilight) I did related crafts at the first two meetings and then did pizza and a trip to the movies to see the film version at the last meeting. This did require some planning ahead to make sure that the movie was going to be released at the time we would be having the third meeting. The library paid for the pizza but the attendees were responsible for their movie ticket. For the other book club (The Hunger Games) I partnered with the Precision Valley Fish & Game Association to set up survival training for each meeting. Each meeting covered a different topic: archery, emergency shelter building, and fire making.
With so many services online, Laura Henderson of the Mark Skinner Library chose YouTube to publicize them. This seven minute video introduces website, catalog, quick links, the Vermont Online Library, ListenUp and Universal Class. Another approach might be mini-videos– segment each service into a one short clip.
Nice work, Laura, and nice website, MSL!