Back By Demand and more

Back By Demand! “Cards for a Cause Fund Raiser”

It’s not cookie dough, it’s not wrapping paper, it’s not pizzas, it’s greeting cards! Money earned with our “Cards for a Cause Fund Raiser” will be used to support youth & adult audio, our new Literacy Station in the juvenile area and Ellison Die storage units. You can purchase either 30 handcrafted and novelty cards for kids with matching envelopes and funky stickers or 30 handmade all occasion greeting cards with envelopes, both in keepsake boxes.

The boxes are $30.00 each with the library receiving a cash return on the sales of each box sold. With cards purchased at the stores at $4.00 or more this is a great deal at $1.00 each. These cards are very attractive and of high quality. They also make a practical gift along with a book of stamps! Save money now and time later, have cards on hand for every occasion.

Please stop in and see what they look like and place an order to help the library. The fundraiser will run through the month of April.

Get Connected @ Briggs

Briggs Public Library will once again be offering free beginner’s computer classes to our adult patrons. The two-part class is designed for patrons with little to no computer experience and will cover a variety of topics, including basic computer terms, correct use of the keyboard and mouse, an introduction to Windows 7 and Microsoft Word, tips on using the Internet to effectively find information, and the use of the Briggs Library website and online card catalog.

These classes will take place on Wednesday, May 9th and Wednesday, May 16th beginning at 9am and lasting 60 to 90 minutes. Registration for this free program is required and begins April 18th for all adult patrons with a valid library card.

Celebrate National Library Week, April 8-14, 2012

At a time when library usage is at an all-time high, libraries are really helping their communities thrive in these tough economic times. In the mid-1950s, research showed that Americans were spending less on books and more on radios, televisions and musical instruments.

Concerned that Americans were reading less, the ALA and the American Book Publishers formed a nonprofit citizens organization called the National Book Committee in 1954. The committee’s goals were ambitious. They ranged from “encouraging people to read in their increasing leisure time” to “improving incomes and health” and “developing strong and happy family life.”

In 1957, the committee developed a plan for National Library Week based on the idea that once people were motivated to read, they would support and use libraries. With the cooperation of ALA and with help from the Advertising Council, the first National Library Week was observed in 1958 with the theme “Wake Up and Read!” National Library Week is observed each year in April, generally the second full week.

Contact Information:

Library Director: Sara Morrison
Phone: 989-224-4702 * Fax: 989-224-1205
Street address: 108 E Railroad * Saint Johns, MI 48879