Leon County Public Library Newsletter- March - April 2018

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | 

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March - April 2018 

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Letter From the Director


What’s New on the Book Shelves?

At every library in our system, the new book shelves are a great place to stop and browse every time you visit the library.

You can see new novels by new writers, find a new book by an author you know and like, or come across a book that's been reviewed or recommended to you. As you decide which books to check out, enjoy the look and feel of the art on the covers, read about the author on the back flap or the reviews on the back cover, and read a paragraph or two in the book to see how you like the writing style. New novels are fun to explore.

If you move to the new non-fiction shelves, you'll find fascinating books on every topic like religion, lifestyles or new essays and poems. The new craft books are an excellent way to  discover new hobbies like woodworking, needlework or watercolor. And then there are the cookbooks. What fun to see what kind of new cuisine you could try! There are new books about sports, science, history, politics and travel. And even a new biography might interest you.

You'll find that each new book has a label on the spine showing the month that the library received it. We keep them on the new books shelves for  6-8 months and then they go into the regular shelving with all the other library materials. Each month has a different color label, so if you're in a hurry, you can browse easily for the newest new books.

New books also include books that are new to the library—a new edition of a classic with a new introduction, a new translation of a familiar book, or a reissue of a much-loved series. I noticed some enticing newly published Agatha Christie titles and checked out several to read again.

Look for the new children’s materials, audiobooks and DVDs, too.  As always, if you don’t see something, ask library staff for directions or assistance.

Although browsing through the new books is a delight, when you want a particular new book or item, you can place it on hold and check it out when you're notified that it's ready for you.


Cay Hohmeister

Director, LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library System

2018 African American Read-In

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On Sunday February 11, Leon County held the annual African-American Read-In at the Main Library. Citizens of all ages, authors, and library staff came together to read and discuss many varieties of African American Literature and its cultural impact on themselves and the community. Authors read from their own works and hosted discussion tables which leading to lively conversation on the power and the art of the written word.  Over 75 people came to this event and we are already excited about next year!


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