What's Happening At CCPL
September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month. I encourage everyone reading this to dig deep into your wallets, purses, pocketbooks, or desk drawers to pull out one of the most valuable items you will ever own—your library card! Dust it off, and come in to the library or call us to update your status so that you can gain access to a world of information, entertainment, and exploration. Now is also a great time to sign up for a library card for the first time for yourself or for a young person in your life. One of the greatest gifts you can give a child is the joy of learning and a love of reading, made possible with a shiny, new library card.
It is never too early to begin reading to or with your child. Research led by Carolyn Cates of the New York University School of Medicine in 2017 demonstrated that reading books with a child starting in infancy elevates vocabulary and reading skills four years later, before elementary school. Other researchers have found that early reading encouragement leads to an interest in lifelong learning and greater success throughout life. Come by your local library and let us open doors for you and your family with new library cards.
Congratulations to the twelve drawing winners for the Tales and Tails Summer Reading Program! In the pre-K category, we congratulate Harmony Garvin, Benjamin Garvin, and Harmony Ketring. Harmony Ketring was the grand prize winner, with a $50 prize. In the children’s category, the prizes went out to Munchel Blake, Shalome Garvin, and Mason Sizemore. Mason Sizemore was the grand prize winner of $50 cash. In the teens category, we congratulate Emma Griffey, Mason Riggs, and Naomi Garvin. Naomi Garvin was the grand prize winner of $50. In the adult category, our winers are Margie Bertsch, Debbie Roberson, and Lisa Vickers. Lisa Vickers was the grand prize winner of $50. Thank you to everyone who participated in the program and to everyone who attended the events at the Western Wayne Schools gym.
The Senior Center Book Club will meet, Wednesday, September 22, at 1 pm to discuss The Face of a Stranger by Anne Perry. The Senior Center Book Club meets at the Golay Center at 1007 E. Main St. in Cambridge City. You can pick your book up at the Senior Center.
We would like to invite members of the public to our official Budget Hearing meeting coming up Tuesday, September 28, at 4:00 pm. You can review the proposed budget levy through the Indiana Gateway from the Department of Local Government Finance at https://gateway.ifionline.org/ or just ask Karen at the library for a copy of the proposed budget. We invite citizens to comment with a five-minute limit per individual.
If you need help with a resume, a job search, or other projects on the computer, please call the library at 765-478-3335 to schedule a time to work with Jodi Johnson, retired business teacher.
We welcome families with preschoolers to enroll in our popular 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Registering and logging books for this program is available online through our READsquared app that you can download to your smartphone or tablet. This program encourages families to read 1,000 books with their children before they enter kindergarten. Your child will get a free book from the library to keep after every 100 books read. When your family has read 1,000 books, your child will earn a special prize.
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