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April - June 2009     Volume: 13 Issue: 2
New Learner Mentor at the Leesburg Public Library!
The Adult Literacy Program is very excited to be offering a new program! We know how hard learners work with their tutors to improve their English language skills and sometimes it is difficult. So, we are pleased to announce that we have created a Learner Mentor program.
Fantastic Florida a Great Success
Lake County residents and visitors were treated to some of Florida’s finest authors both fiction and non-fiction during the 2009 Festival of Reading.
East Lake County Library's 8th Annual Poetry Contest
In Honor of National Poetry Month in April the Friends of East Lake County Library is sponsoring the 8th Annual Poetry Contest. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in each category. Honorable Mentions will receive a certificate and every entry will receive a ribbon of participation.
Florida Stories - Con Sabor!
Lake County Library System is proud to present Stories of Florida – Con Sabor! Storyteller Carrie Sue Ayvar the Baysinger Memorial County Library on Thursday, April 16th, 2009 at 6 p.m. in the Puryear Building located on the corner of Lake Avenue and Orange Avenue in Groveland.
Lake County Historical Museum
The Lake County Historical Museum has been serving Lake County residents for more than 40 years. When the Historic Courthouse was restored to its present condition in November, 1998, the Museum became the central focus of the restoration and received a coveted state restoration/rehabilitation award. The building received the honor of being placed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
Leesburg Tutor and Learner Celebrate….I Got It!
Highlights on Adult Literacy Program learner and tutor pair.
New Learner Mentors at the City of Tavares Public Library!
We are very excited to welcome 2 new Learner Mentors to the program!
Florida Library Association News
The Florida Library Association will hold the 2009 Annual Conference May 5 – 8 in Orlando.
Helpful Tips for Navigating the New Catalog Software
Cooper Memorial Library would like to offer some useful tips to help patrons navigate through our new catalog system. We hope these tips will make it easier for everyone to get comfortable with using the new software. Here are our most popular and helpful hints:
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Since the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), we have been trying to identify ways the Florida library community can benefit from the act’s provisions and keep the library community up-to-date about what we learn. Read More
Umatilla Public Library Happenings
Events and program news from Umatilla Public Library.
What's happening at the Astor County Library!
Spring Break is fast approaching. We plan on keeping our kids busy from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm at our Art in the Park Program.
Paisley Library Chat
Paisley County Library was honored to have hosted Stephen G. Craft at the library on March 29, 20089, as part of the 6th Annual Festival of Reading.
City of Tavares Public Library
Upcoming events and program news from the Tavares Public Library.
East Lake Happenings
East Lake Library’s big event of the year is over. The Bluegrass Festival was another great success. We estimated having over 1000 people attend as we did last year. We had two new groups this year that really got the crowds excited.
W. T. Bland Library
The W. T. Bland Public Library has planned several programs dealing with writing and poetry for the month of April.
Minneola Schoolhouse Library
The city of Minneola will celebrate the grand opening of the Minneola Schoolhouse Library on 4/18 at 10:00 a.m. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony with entertainment and refreshments to follow. All are invited to attend.
Fruitland Park Library Introduces New Director
The Fruitland Park Public Library has a new Director and she is a woman with a secret.
Friends of the Leesburg Library Membership
The Friends of the Leesburg Public Library, a nonprofit organization, is starting a new membership program to raise money for the library. The Friends organization has been in existance in the City for over 50 years and they've done some great things.
 Kids Corner
Are you interested in library storytimes and special programs in the 15 public libraries in the Lake County Library System? Look for your local library on this list and follow the "super link" for current program information.

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