Girl Sleuth:Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her by Melanie Rehak. The story of the creation of Nancy Drew, one of our most famous American literary icons, is almost as exciting as Nancy's adventures themselves. Originally the germ of an idea of Henry Stratemeyer, the creator of other long-lived characters like the Bobbsey Twins and Tom Swift, Nancy was actually developed through the collaborative effort of several individuals-Stratemeyer himself, his daughters Harriet and Edna, who took over his company after his death, and a hard-working Midwestern journalist by the name of Mildred Wirt Benson. In Ms. Rehak's book the real Nancy Drew mystery is revealed! The library has thirty volumes of the series as well as many Hardy Boys, Dana Girls, and Bobbsey Twins editions.
On Sunday, January 13, 2008, the library will be holding its first annual fundraiser for the year. The Golden Ticket Dinner offers our supporters a chance to win $2500! For a ticket price of $125 you will receive two delicious prime rib dinners with dessert, four tickets for beer and wine, and a 1 in 150 chance to win the grand prize. The dinner will be held at the Fountain Springs Country Inn and doors open at 2PM. You do not have to be present to win. Tickets and details are available at the library. Call 874-3382 or use our contact page at www.frackvillelibrary.com.
Power Library is often viewed as a homework help site for students. But it also has value to their teachers in it's Education section. Here educators can find ERIC, Ebsco's super search engine to over 3000 educational resources. Also, you'll find the Teacher Reference Center and Professional Development Collection which offer even more links to the latest information that teachers need. In addition, school librarians can find their specialized resources in LISTA, a comprehensive collection of materials about information technology and librarianship. If you're not already using it, check out this goldmine today! For information on access to Power Library call 874-3382 or use our contact page at www.frackvillelibrary.com.
the Chicago and the Cat series by Robin Michal Koontz. If your kids are at the stage of learning to read where the 'easy reader' chapter books are becoming a staple, they really might enjoy this series. Chicago, a thoughtful, clever, and hard-working rabbit is tricked into inviting a nameless cat into her orderly house. The adventures of the pair, who are total opposites, make for some amusing reading by kids and adults alike.
It's 8PM on Sunday evening and your homework is going nowhere. Searching the net is not netting you the information you need. If you could only go to the library and ask that nice librarian for help... Well, you can get help 24/7 at Ask Here PA, one of the newest Power Library resources. At any time you can link up with a librarian to ask a question or get a suggestion on how to find what your looking for. These trained information specialists find answers all the time-they're really good at it, and they are available to help you! Just sign onto Power Library and click on the Ask Here PA bar on the left side of the screen. For assistance with Power Library call us at 874-3382 or use our contact page at www.frackvillelibrary.com.
We all think about Christmases past at this time of year, and remember the good times with family and friends, some of whom may no longer be with us. You can pay a tribute to loved ones and help your library as well by participating in our Light Our Christmas Tree program. For just a 5 dollar donation, you can support a light on our tree. We will place an ornament with your memorial or your own name on the tree in our window. Your donation will allow the library to continue to provide needed services in our community. Please consider including the library as part of your charitable giving this Christmas season. Thanks very much.
Just a last minute reminder about the Annual Christmas Parade tomorrow, December 9, 2007 at 2PM. The parade starts at Rite Aid and goes up Lehigh Ave. to the Wachovia Bank lot. In case of bad weather, everything will happen at the Elks on S. Third St. See lots of great cartoon characters, floats, the North Schuylkill Band, and the man himself, Santa! Hot chocolate and cookies will be served after the parade. So come out and support this great hometown event.