Teen Contests Underway!
Ever heard of Ernest Hemingway’s six word story? Did you want to try it out for yourself, and see if you could build a story in less than a paragraph? The Granville County Library System is hosting a contest where you can do just that. Submit your own, original three-sentence story and win prizes and bragging rights!
After reading one of the Teen Top Ten nominees, do you think that maybe the cover art could’ve been a little better? Now, you can bring the book cover up to your standards. Design your own book cover either with a pencil or pen, or online. Bring your physical sketch to a Granville County Library or send your digital sketch to us through Facebook!
Click here for full details!
Teens – for every two hours you’ve read and logged this summer, fill out an entry slip at your nearest GCLS Branch. You could win…
First Place – Kindle Fire HD
Second Place – $75 Amazon Gift Card
Third Place – $50 WalMart Gift Card
You must be registered and have all your hours logged by August 9, 2014
Just a reminder…
Adults and teens who are reading for the Summer Reading Program need to fill out entry slips for prizes. Stop by your favorite branch (or visit a new one) to pick up entry slips.
July Facebook/Twitter Contest!
Thanks to our teen interns Rachel Starr and Ethan Manning, the Granville County Library System now has a Twitter account! All during the month of July, anyone who “likes” our Facebook page or “follows” us on Twitter will automatically be entered into a drawing for one of two prize packages, pictured below. Winner must be able to pick up prize package in person.
Summer Reading Program – Click here to register!
The Granville County Library System Summer Reading Program begins June 16. All summer long, read books and get a chance to win prizes. The Summer Reading Program is a wonderful opportunity to help prevent “summer slide” in reading skills for elementary age kids, and a fun program for teens and adults too! To sign up, click on the link above.
Lincoln and the Constitution
“Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” a national traveling exhibition which focuses on Abraham Lincoln’s struggle to meet the constitutional challenges of the Civil War, iscoming to the Richard H. Thornton Library in Oxford.
Abraham Lincoln was elected the sixteenth President of the United States in 1860, at a time when the nation was falling apart. By the time he took the oath of office, seven states had already seceded from the Union. The exhibition vividly evokes Lincoln’s struggle to resolve the basic questions that divided Americans at the most perilous moment in the nation’s history: Was the United States truly one nation, or was it a confederacy of sovereign and separate states? How could a country founded on the belief that “all men are created equal” tolerate slavery? In a national crisis, would civil liberties be secure?
The Nationa lConstitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office organized the exhibit with the help of a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH): great ideas brought to life. The traveling exhibition is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center.
The exhibit will be on display beginning May 28, 2014.The library is planning a number of events in conjunction with this exhibit. Check back for announcements!
Each branch of the Granville County Library system now offers AWE Early Literacy Stations for kids. Come play online in a safe, interactive learning environment! Funding for the AWE Computers was provided by the Oxford Women’s Club.
TumbleBooks Subscription Renewed
A big “Thanks” goes out to the Friends of the Granville County Library System for funding a second year of TumbleBooks! The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of animated, talking picture books with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books, and Tumble Puzzles & Games.
TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which have been licensed from children’s book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.
To check out the collection of Tumblebooks, click here!
Check out the Friends group here
Check us out on Facebook and also on Flickr
For a complete list of all programs, visit the library’s online calendar. Updated fall programming to come soon!