Author: Pamela Holmes-Hill

Picture Book Month: November

 

 

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The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will celebrate the picture book during the month of November as a partner of the third annual Picture Book Month. Founded by author and storyteller Dianne de Las Casas, Picture Book Month is an international literacy initiative that celebrates the print picture book in an increasingly digital age.

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International Games Week: November 4-10, 2018

 

 

Click the pic to play: Ticket to Ride, Small World 2, Gang of Four, Memoir 44 and more!
International Games Week (formerly International Games Day) – November 4-10, 2018

ALA’s National Gaming Day, first celebrated in 2008, focuses on the social and recreational side of gaming. Gaming at the library encourages patrons of all ages to interact with diverse peers, share their expertise and develop new strategies for gaming and learning. At the library, kids can socialize with their friends and play board and video games while surrounded by books, librarians and a real world of knowledge. In 2017, the celebration was changed from a day to an entire week

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2018 Friends of the EPL Membership Drive is on!

 

 

Envision the New EPL Membership Drive is on!
Become a friend TODAY! – Help us reach our goal!

The Friends of Ecorse Public Library kicks off their 2018 “Envision the New EPL Membership Drive” on October 1 – December 31, 2018 in conjunction with National Friend the Library Week and beyond!  Put us on your Christmas List!  To reach our goal of 50 new members, the Friends will be asking the community to show some library love.
Ecorse residents are known for enthusiastically supporting their community. This membership drive is a great opportunity for community members to go one step further and either become a member for the first time or renew a membership that was forgotten in the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
An annual Friends membership is a great value considering the perks members receive in return. The Friends use those membership dollars to support the library by funding the purchase of books, media, and supplies and by sponsoring popular library programs, including youth and adult reading challenges and other events.

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PODCAST – Serving LGBTQ Community

 
Serving All Families in a Queer and Genderqueer Way
by Kathleen Hughes on July 24, 2017

 

In this episode we discuss providing the best library service for your LGBTQ community with our guest Joel A. Nichols. Joel is the author of the winner in this year’s “Public Libraries” magazine feature article contest, for the article “Serving All Families in a Queer and Genderqueer Way.” He is an administrator for data strategy and evaluation in the Strategic Initiatives Department at the Free Library of Philadelphia, where he previously worked as a children’s librarian and branch manager and the author of “Teaching Internet Basics – The Can-Do Guide” and “I-Pads in the Library” both published by Libraries Unlimited.

 

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PODCAST – Model for Library Service to Business

 
A New Model for Library Service to Business
by Kathleen Hughes on June 16, 2017

 

We talk with Gillian Robbins and Caitlin Seifritz librarians in the Business Resource & Innovation Center (BRIC) at the Free Library of Philadelphia about the BRIC and new ideas for updating the library model of providing services to business, entrepreneurs, and nonprofits.

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e-File Income Taxes

 

 

In most cases, in order to receive the FREE offer, you must access the software from the Michigan Department of Treasury Web site by clicking on the company name provided when you click the pic below.  Information about software developers will be published as it becomes available for tax year 2017.

 

Click the pic to e-File your federal and state taxes FREE!
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Survey: Children’s Programs

 

Programs for school-aged kids. Click the pic to visit the website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Library time is active, not passive.

 

Maybe in your mind the library is an eerily quiet place with lots of shushing. But today’s youngest library patrons engage — with books and magazines, with librarians, and with other kids. Most libraries offer regular children’s programs that make stories come to life. (Think puppets, costumes, and animated storytellers.) And often this magic happens in cozy corners where kids flop down on big pillows and bean-bag chairs.

 

Click the pic and take a look at some of the engaging  children’s programs that are current taking place in libraries across the country.    Currently, the EPL has several children’s programs that’s endanger of falling by the wayside due to a lack of participation.  The community in partnership with the EPL must correct this.  How?  Do your part to be informed through EPL, this website and school!  Perhaps new programs would help, but in order to do this we need children and parents to participate!  Take a look at the ALSC Programs and make suggestions for new program ideas, then volunteer!  We’re anxious to hear what you think!  Please respond by submitting your thoughts and ideas via our “Contact Us” page or call us at (313) 389-2030 or visit us at: 4184 W. Jefferson Ave., Ecorse, MI 48229.

 

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