April 2017 Volume 1 Issue 9 COMMUNITY YOUR LIBRARY NEWSMAGAZINE CELEBRATE NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK April 9 through 15 is National Library Week This year s theme is Libraries Transform a recognition in the role libraries play in bringing life changing news and information to the public This year our celebration could not be better timed as the President s America First budget plan defunds the Institute of Museum and Library Services The majority of federal library program funds are distributed through the Institute of Museum and Library Services to each state The West Virginia Library Commission receives 1 3M annually to be used for programs and activities that support the purposes and priorities of the Library Services and Technology Act INSIDE THIS ISSUE THE VALUE OF OUR LIBRARY CAN T BE MEASURED BUT HERE ARE THE NUMBERS Meet Laura Jackson Arnold 2 Lunchtime Book Club 2 Database Corner 3 Student Art 4 In today s culture a popular question is Why do we need libraries Everything in on the Internet Yes it is certainly true that the Internet contains vast stores of information but not all of it can be considered valid Student Art 5 If you would like to see our impact on the community consider these numbers from the 2016 statistical report Program Highlights 7 Total number of patrons 20 593 Total items borrowed 97 532 Total number of visits 116 599 Number of Public Internet Users 23 235 Number of WiFi Users 3 822 Total programs in 2016 367 In this day and age our services expand beyond the walls of the library as we bring our programs out into the community and work with individuals and groups to meet their needs Look to see greater expansion of these services in 2017 Program Schedule 6 Waldomore Update 6 Program Schedule 7 Reserve A Librarian 7 Program Schedule 8 Looking Ahead 8
April 2017 Volume 1, Issue 9  COMMUNITY YOUR LIBRARY NEWSMAGAZINE  CELEBRATE NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK April 9 through 15 is N...
LAURA JACKSON ARNOLD TO ATTEND FRIENDS DINNER The annual Friends of the Clarksburg Harrison Public Library will hold its annual dinner at 6 30 PM in the Friedlander s Hall The public is invited The cost is 20 00 per person Our special guest will Laura Jackson Arnold the sister of Stonewall Jackson While we may know the Jackson were reared in Jackson s Mill the circumstances of how this came about may not be as well known Laura Arnold s father and sister passed away of typhoid the day before Laura was born Left penniless Mrs Jackson soon married a man named Woodson who despised the Jackson children The children were sent to live with their Jackson relatives in Jackson s Mill Of course we all know that Stonewall Jackson became a famous general for the Confederacy during the Civil War His sister followed a different path To find out more join us for this special event Life is a constant struggle between being an individual and being a member of the community Which do you choose The Lunchtime Book Discussion group meets on the third Thursday of the month at Noon THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART TIME INDIAN IS THE APRIL BOOK CLUB SELECTION We usually meet in the library s Conference Room however we occasionally meet in Waldomore We read thoughtprovoking titles usually fiction Be sure to stop by the circulation desk and pick up a copy of this month s book club read The Absolutely True Diary of a Part time Indian with the goal of stimulating a spir Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior a budding ited discussion The discussion cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation Determined usually lasts 45 minutes leaving to take his future into his own hands Junior leaves his troubled school plenty of time to stop in on your on the rez to attend an all white farm town high school where the only lunch hour Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up the featured other Indian is the school mascot Heartbreaking funny and beautifully book and come to the discussion written The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian which is to get the next month s title Any based on the author s own experiences coupled with poignant drawings one is welcome to join the group by Ellen Forney that reflect the character s art chronicles the contempo Upcoming Reads for 2016 rary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break 2017 away from the life he was destined to live With a forward by Markus May 18 2017 Being Mortal by Zusak interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney and four color Atul Gawande interior art throughout this edition is perfect for fans and collectors June 15 2017 Carrying Albert alike Home by Homer Hickam 2
LAURA JACKSON ARNOLD    TO ATTEND FRIENDS DINNER The annual Friends of the Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library will hold it...
DATABASE CORNER World Trade Press Travel Databases are a Click Away Author Neil Gaiman has famously said that a Google search will give a million answers but a librarian will give you the right one While we would like to take credit for being infinitely wellinformed the truth is that our helpfulness lies in the resources we have to answer your questions Two shining examples of well researched databases are AtoZtheUSA and AtoZWorldTravel These databases are published by World Trade Press a company that specializes in information for world commerce Although these databases are written the traveler in mind the provide accessible information for anyone seeking general information on countries or states AtoZtheUSA is an elementary teacher s dream Users begin by clicking a state of interest from the national map They are then taken to a welcome page that in the case of West Virginia s page is almost lyrically written Example West Virginia s industries facilitated the construction of New River Gorge Bridge one of the longest and tallest steel arch bridges in the world which negotiates West Virginia s iconic mountain terrain with the grace of its most skilled mountaineers The next section lists state symbols and facts and contains copyright free images of the state seal flag and a political map The Biographies section offers looks at Francis Harrison Pierpont West Virginia s first governor and also lesser known individuals such as Julia Bonds an environmental activist Where the database really shines is in it s up to business statistics After all the publisher is an aggregator of millions of statistics for business people worldwide Their data is reasonably current As on might expect AtoZ WorldTravel offers similar information on an international scale To access these resources 1 Go to http clarksburglibrary info 2 Click on Discover 3 Click on eResources and Databases 4 Choose your AtoZ database 5 Click sign in 6 Sign in with your library card number For help contact a librarian by emailing chplref clark lib wv us 3
DATABASE CORNER World Trade Press Travel Databases are a Click Away Author Neil Gaiman has famously said that a Google sea...
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Highlights from the Harrison County School Art exhibit confirm that arts education is a needed component in our schools Congratulations to these wonderful artists
Highlights from the Harrison County School Art exhibit confirm that arts education is a needed component in our schools. C...
THIS MONTH April 5 6 00 to 7 00 PM Shoshine Writers Group April 9 April 15 National Library Week April 10 12 00 Noon to 1 00 PM Friends of the Library April 10 1 00 PM to 3 00 PM SNAP Nutrition Representative April 10 5 00 to 6 00 PM Kids Arts and Crafts Club April 10 6 00 to 7 00 PM American Girl Doll Club April 11 9 00 AM to Noon Toddler Tuesday and Easter Egg Hunt at the Meadowbrook Mall WALDOMORE NEARS OPENING Progress on Waldomore has continued and is easing closer to the grand reopening On the first floor the antique furniture has returned to both of the parlors and main room On the second floor books are returning to the WV Room after being inventoried and inspected Progress on the second floor has been slower than anticipated due to an unexpected issue that has temporarily closed the building s elevator Fortunately it has been repaired and books continued to be returned Stately bookcases fresh carpet and paint are part of the Waldomore renovation April 11 11 00 AM to Noon Toddler Tuesday at the Meadowbrook Mall April 11 3 00 to 4 00 PM Homework Help April 12 10 00 AM to 10 30 AM Reading Buddies April 12 3 00 to 4 00 PM Homework Help April 12 3 30 to 4 30 PM Imagination Station BECAUSE OF YOU April 13 9 30 AM to 10 30 AM Glen Elk Head Start WALDOMORE TRANSFORMED April 14 9 00 AM to 2 00 PM West Virginia Courtesy Patrol CPR Training 6 LIBRARIES TRANSFORM LIVES LIBRARIESTRANSFORM
THIS MONTH April 5  6 00 to 7 00 PM  Shoshine Writers Group April 9   April 15  National Library Week April 10  12 00 Noon...
THIS MONTH CONTINUED APRIL SHOWERS BRING GREAT PROGRAMS Last month the library hosted the annual art exhibit for Harrison County Schools This month on Wednesday April 19 at 6 00 PM patrons will be entertained by the upbeat sounds of Robert C Byrd High School s Jazz Band Earth Week Recycling During Earth Week the Library will once again team up with the Solid Waste Authority to recycle old books Bring all your no longer needed books to donate to this effort Friends of the Library Used Book Sale Speaking of used books on April 20 the Friends of the Library will set up its used book sale Be sure to save your pennies to buy some new books to replace those you donated April 11 3 00 to 4 00 PM Homework Help April 12 10 00 to 10 30 AM Reading Buddies April 12 3 00 to 4 00 PM Homework Help April 12 3 30 to 4 30 PM Imagination Station April 13 9 30 to 10 30 AM Glen Elk Head Start April 14 9 00 AM to 2 00 PM WV Courtesy Patrol CPR training April 14 3 30 to 4 30 PM Imagination Station April 14 5 00 PM to 700 PM Family Movie Night April 15 10 30 AM to Noon Easter Egg Hunt April 17 5 00 to 6 00 PM Kids Arts and Crafts Club April 17 6 00 to 7 00 PM Mountaineer Therapy Dog NEED HELP RESERVE A LIBRARIAN Do you need to find information but have no idea where to start Do you want to learn basic computer skills so that you will have a better chance of getting a good job Are you researching your family history and hitting a brick wall Do you need help getting started Clarksburg Harrison Public Library has a Reserve a Librarian program that will provide you with a free private appointment with one of our professional librarians You can schedule your appointment by calling 304 6272236 or by filling out the form at http clarksburglibrary info events reservealibrarian The librarian has a small collections of HP laptops equipped with Office 2016 to be used for group or individual instruction We also have iPads that can be used inhouse to access our eCollections If you would like to learn more about computers or would like to evaluate an iPad or Kindle before making a purchase we can help April 18 3 00 to 4 00 PM Homework Help April 19 10 00 to 10 30 AM Reading Buddies April 19 3 30 to 4 30 PM Imagination Station April 19 6 00 to 7 00 PM RCB Jazz Band April 20 9 30 to 10 30 AM Glen Elk Head Start April 20 Noon to 12 55 Lunchtime Book Discussion Group April 20 6 30 PM Friends of the Library Annual Dinner featuring Laura Jackson Arnold April 21 3 30 to 4 30 PM Imagination Station April 24 5 00 to 6 00 PM Kids Arts and Crafts Club April 25 9 00 to 10 00 AM Imagination Station April 25 3 00 to 4 00 PM Homework Help 7
THIS MONTH  CONTINUED   APRIL SHOWERS BRING GREAT PROGRAMS Last month the library hosted the annual art exhibit for Harris...
PROGRAM SCHEDULE CONTINUED April 26 Reading Buddies 10 00 to 10 30 AM April 26 Homework Help 3 00 to 4 00 PM April 26 Imagination Station 3 30 to 4 30 PM April 28 Imagination Station 3 30 to 4 30 PM April 29 Healthy Kids Day 10 oo SAVE THE DATES LOOKING AHEAD Our library welcomes new mothers We will have many gifts from special vendors to give away Call Erica at 304627 2236 for more information Julia has 15 authors ready to share their craft with you Aspiring writers should not miss this Kurtis Erica and Suzie are busy planning a summer full of reading adventures both in the library and in the community Our first activity will be a Summer Reading Adventure event at the Meadowbrook Mall on Saturday May 13 Parents can sign their kids up for grade level book clubs and meet West Virginia s Captain Jack Our plans are not finalized but should be ready by the time of sign up We will have a major kick off event in early June that will include an informational session for parents YOUR LOGO HERE
PROGRAM SCHEDULE, CONTINUED April 26  Reading Buddies 10 00 to 10 30 AM . April 26  Homework Help 3 00 to 4 00 PM April 26...