S.B.R.L’s Most Wanted! Shelf Life July 21, 2014

Shelf Life
S.B.R.L’s Most Wanted!
July 21, 2014
Have you seen these three ladies? I bet your children have. They are wanted. They are wanted by
local parents and children for several reasons. They are wanted because they provide vital
educational and recreational activities during our annual library summer reading programs.
These programs are vital because they enable children to maintain their reading skills during the
summer break from school. Parents know the library programs serve another purpose in giving
their often bored kids something fun and exciting to do. As for the kids themselves, all they
know or care about is that the programs are fun and are full of songs, crafts, and games! These
ladies are responsible for the programs. We have evidence against them. When the families leave
their programs, the kids are smiling and laughing and are proudly holding newly created craft
items. The trio are armed… with experience in entertaining and educating children. They are
crafty and know exactly how to make children feel welcome and safe at the library. This kind of
influence could turn these children into readers and library users! If you see this group, do NOT
try to stop them. They are performing valuable work that benefits the whole community! Should
you encounter them, there is a reward. The reward takes the form of the pleasure you and your
kids will gain from spending time with the trio.
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Sugar Grove Yearbooks @ Marion!
The Marion Library’s SWVA Heritage Room now contains several yearbooks from the Sugar
Grove School. Come by and enjoy your own “class reunion” by flipping through those glossy
pages full of memories of yesterday! It’s like being back in high school without study hall, wind
sprints, or pop quizzes!
If you own an extra yearbook from a local school, consider donating it to our SWVA Heritage
Room so our collection can be comprehensive! We’ll give you an “A” for effort!
The Young Adult collection including the graphic novel section is
now located downstairs. Stop by and checkout some great books!
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Paws for Reading at the Chilhowie Public Library!
It’s easy to be a part of our Summer Reading Program. Just register, pick up a reading log, and
start reading! Read (or be read to) for 10 hours, track it on your reading log, and get a free
paperback book! Stop by the library June 1-14 to register. Reading logs are due by July 19 .
Grades K-2 meet on Monday at 11am
Grades 3-6 meet on Monday at 2pm
Preschool ages 2-5 meet on Tuesday at 11am
June 16, 17
Paws at Work
June 23, 24
Paws in the Forest
June 30,July 1 Paws around the Globe
July 7, 8
Paws or No Paws
July 14, 15
Paws on Safari
July 21, 22
Paws at Home
June 19 at 1pm: Snakes Alive
June 26 at 1pm: Birdman Dave
July 10 at 1pm: Professor Whiz Pop
July 17 at 1pm: Balloon Lady
July 24 at 1pm: Mountain Marionettes
All programs are free and are held in the gym
in front of the library. Parents must stay in
the building with their children. Call us at
646-3404 for more information.
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Bland Summer Reading Programs
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Sponsored by Teddie’s Treasures for the Whole Family:
Wed., June 18th at 11 AM: Snakes Alive: Saltville Elementary School
Thurs., June 26that 3:30 PM: Birdman Dave: Palmer Mill Theatre
Thurs., July 10th at 3:30 PM: Professor Whiz Pop: Palmer Mill Theatre
Thurs., July 17th at 3:30 PM: The Balloon Lady: Palmer Mill Theatre
Wed., July 23rd at 3:30 PM: Mountain Marionettes: Palmer Mill Theatre
Sat., Aug. 2nd 6 PM: Pacific Rhythm/Library Luau: Saltville Wave Pool
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Come to the Library and use the free Ancestry.com Library edition! The Library edition does not
have all the personalized functionality of the personal subscriptions, but you get it for free here! Ancestry
Library edition offers access to more than 7,000 databases which include vital records, censuses,
immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos,
maps, and a lot more!
Familysearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world and it is all free! The collection
includes billions of marriage, birth, death, census, land, and court records from over 130 countries.
Patrons can search online and order microfilm to be delivered to the library. Familysearch’s collection
includes over 2.4 million rolls of microfilm and 727,000 microfiche. Also available online are features
that allow users to make a family tree, learn how to start their family search, and much, much, more.
Heritage Quest provides online and microfilm availability of a large collection of material for
both genealogical and historical researchers. The information provided dates back to the 1700s! The
collection contains U.S. Federal Census records, more than 25,000 fully searchable family and local
history books, selected Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, and
much more.
Smyth County News is offered through Newsbank, issues available online cover June 21, 2007 to
the present. Searches can be done by Date, Section, Headline, Author, etc. and can be sorted by three
different options.
The Ebscohost ebook collection contains over 118,000 titles covering a broad range of academic
subjects. Coverage includes Art, Business & Economics, Education, Literary Criticism, Medical,
Performing arts, and many more. Ebooks can be viewed online with the ebook viewer or downloaded to
your PC. They can also be downloaded to your iPad, iPhone, or android device.
eSequels is an online guide to series fiction. Searches can be done by Author, Book Title,
Character, Location, Subject, or Keyword. So you if can remember a character’s name but not the author
or series, search under character name. Want to know the reading order by a certain author, search under
author name and you will get the books by that author in reading order! Also available is a “What’s New”
area that gives forthcoming titles of popular series authors, articles about series fiction, updates and news
about eSequels, and other related items.
E-book database website with 100’s of titles with several ways to search over 3,000,000 full text
entries from encyclopedias and dictionaries. Every entry has citations available in multiple formats. Also
contains embedded videos, tutorials, and homework help!
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Find it Virginia is a collection of databases for all age ranges that cover newspapers, magazine & journal
articles, books, and encyclopedias. Articles can be printed or emailed to patron email and even bookmarked. There
are also additional resources that are specifically geared toward certain school grades. Information found on Find it
Virginia also comes with citation information.
Freading is another database we offer where patrons can check out ebooks for use with a
computer (PC or Mac), mobile device, or Kindle Fire. Freading offers ebooks that are fiction and nonfiction, as well as adult and juvenile titles.
One Click Digital is an audiobook database that can be used with PC or Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod,
or android device, or Kindle Fire.
Overdrive is an audiobook and ebook database. Our collection is a collaborative effort between
12 libraries in the region. Fiction and non-fiction are available as we as young adult and juvenile books.
Overdrive accommodates PC or Mac and several mobile devices such as Kindles and Nooks.
Tumblebooks are ebooks for kids. Tumblebooks combine animation, sound, music, and pictures
to get children interested in reading. Children can choose from Story Books, Read-alongs, Videos,
Puzzles & Games, Language Learning, and Non-Fiction Books.
Read magazines on your computer! Also, you may read them on your iPhone, iPad, Android
device, Kindle Fire, Blackberry, or Nook! With Zinio patrons can download and read numerous
magazines from the comfort of home, office, or hammock for that matter! Zinio has current issues and
new issues will be released at the same time as the print editions. Patrons can browse or search for titles
and there are no limits on checkouts or length of time kept.
If you have any questions please call the Circulation Department at 276-783-2323
EX 221.
Check out the library blog Shelf Discovery at http://smythblandregionallibrary.wordpress.com/
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Ally McBeal, Perry Mason, Matlock…. AND YOU! Add your name to the list of famous “legal
eagles” by becoming an expert legal researcher by using S.B.R.L.’s latest database Casefinder!
Casefinder is an on-line database that allows users to perform legal research via online access to
the Code of Virginia, the Virginia Supreme Court, the Virginia Court of Appeals, the U.S.
Constitution, the U.S. Supreme Court, and other helpful legal topic areas listed below.
Va. Supreme Court
Va. Court of Appeals
Va. Attorney General Opinions
Va. Circuit Court Decisions
Va. Supreme Court (Unpublished)
Va. Court of Appeals (Unpublished)
AG Conflict of Interest Opinions
Legal Ethics and Unauthorized Practice
Virginia Constitution
Virginia Code
Rules of Va. S. Ct.
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. 4th Circuit
Eastern & Western Federal District Court
U.S. Constitution
Fed. R. Civ. P.
U.S. Code (Updated 1/5/09)
Virginia Code Archive
Workers' Comp. (Published)
Workers' Comp. (Unpublished)
Virginia FOIAA
Casefinder may only be used within your local library. To use it, stop by the Reference Department,
present a valid library card, and ask a staff member to log on to S.B.R.L.’s Casefinder account.
Naturally, the customary computer use polices apply; however, staff members will be happy to help
you log on to Casefinder. Remember, library staff members are NOT qualified to provide legal advice
or interpret the material contained within the Casefinder database.
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SBRL MOBL APP- Call us definitely!
The Smyth-Bland Regional Library APP (SBRL MOBL), as provided by
MozGo, brings an entire library catalogue to your IPhone, Ipod, Ipad, or
android device. Patrons may now search the library catalogue, check
their accounts, renew items, or place requests via their mobile devices.
The SBRL MOBL APP may be downloaded from the APP Store or
Android Market. It’s one more way your local library is seeking to meet
your changing technological needs!
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Do you like your local library? Become one of our Facebook
friends. Receive the latest library news and check our book
suggestions and notable websites.
It is just one more way your local library is making the most of
technology to enrich your library experience! Catch up on the latest
library news! It’s still your local library news but now it’s as current
as your last e-mail!
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Follow Red Reading Hood to Our Newest Items @ Marion!
Books on CD
Heaven is For Real by Todd Burpo
Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
The Cairo Affair by Olen Steinhauer
The Collector by Nora Roberts
Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy
Unlucky 13 by James Patterson
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
Skin Game by Jim Butcher
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Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
Top Secret 21 by Janet Evanovich
John Green Books on CD @ The Marion Library!
If you are a fan of John Green’s popular book/film “The Fault in Our Stars”, you should stop by
the Young Adult collection downstairs at Marion and try some of our newly arrived John Green
books on CD. You have to hear what you’re missing!
Tumble Book Cloud- Graphic Novels Online!
(Nancy Drew)
We have received a free 3 month subscription to TumbleBookCloud, an online collection of over
1000 eBooks, chapter books, graphic novels, , National Geographic videos, and audio books. All
books are available with unlimited access, all the time, from any device with an internet
Please note that, although many of the graphic novels on TumbleBookCloud are designated as
All Ages, the website, and most of the graphic novels, are for middle school and high school
students and may contain content not appropriate for elementary school students.
Depending on usage, we may add it to our collection. So get reading and let us know what you
think. Click on the graphic novel link on the left side of our webpage: http://www.sbrl.org.
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Summer Reading Program Scenes!
A quick look back at some memorable S.R.P. moments!
Dylan Novak as Jimmy Fallon.
Birdman Dave!
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Miss Tracey and Friends!
Ron Cromer of Snakes Alive! and Friend!
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S.B.R.L. American Red Cross Blood Drive
Smyth-Bland Regional Library’s Marion Branch will be the site of an American Red Cross
Blood Drive on August 6, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.! This drive will be held in the
Copenhaver Meeting Room. Overdue/late fees will be forgiven for anyone donating blood on
August 6 only. Confirmation of blood donation must be brought to the Circulation Desk after
Summer Reading Flashback!
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