July 28, 2014

EarlyWord’s Titles to Know, Week of May 19

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EarlyWord: News for Collection Development and Readers Advisory Librarians

48% of American adults read books in hard copy and in electronic formats

Forty-six percent of American adults say they read only hard copy books, according to a Harris survey. A slightly larger 48 percent read books in hard copy and in electronic formats, and 6 percent read only e-books. By generation, this is the percentage who…

Read books in hard copy only
Millennials: 34%
Gen Xers: 46%
Boomers: 52%
Matures: 57%

Source:  American Consumer Newsletter, May 2014


Olean Public Library presents an Organic Gardening Series

OPLOrganic Gardening Series

Myers Memorial Library – May Library Events

Thursday, May 1, 8, & 15- 10:30-11:00  Infant/toddler story time

Every Thursday  11:30-2:00  Community room in use

Tuesday, May 6- 6:30  Monthly book discussion: The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

(June book: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

Wednesday, May 7: 6:30   Master Gardener program: Edible Flowers

Monday, May 12- 7:00   Town of Carroll Master Gardeners

Wednesday, May 14- 3:30-4:30  Blood Pressure Screening.  No appointments needed.  No charge.

Wednesday, May 14- 6:30-8:00  Flower Drying and Pressing workshop, Part 2.  Tonight participants will be making a small project.  All materials provided.

Thursday, May 15- 6:30   Board of Trustees meeting. Open to all.

Monday, May 19- 6:00-8:00  Family Game Night.  We have some board games you can use or bring your favorite one from home.

Wednesday, May 21- Free monthly movie. TBA. Sponsored by Frewsburg Pharmacy.

Monday, May 26- CLOSED- Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 27- 6:00-7:30  Writers Group

June 2 we’ll start accepting lawn sale donations for the annual sale which will be Saturday, June 14 9:00-2:00. Books can be brought in any time.

System adds latest edition of The ALA Book of Library Grant Money to Headquarters Collection

alagrantmoney“This all-in-one resource for researching library and school grants is back in a new edition, and more useful than ever, offering refreshed content and even more guidance on locating grant funding sources. Using this guide, librarians, fundraisers, and researchers will find quick, convenient access to information on the most likely funding sources for libraries, including private foundations, corporate foundations, corporate direct givers, government agencies, and library and nonprofit organizations. Edited by Nancy Kalikow Maxwell, a grant writer with 35 years of experience, this edition includes more than 200 new entries, as well as

  • A detailed introduction explaining the concept of “grant readiness” and walking readers through the steps of preparing their institution for a grant project, including strategic planning, conducting a needs assessment, and identifying potential partners
  • Guidance on the most effective ways to use the directory, with an explanation of inclusion criteria and data elements
  • Multiple indexes for finding the right information fast
  • A new section covering grant-related organizations and sources, to aid readers looking for grant writers or grant development assistance

The challenge of ‘finding the money’ will be made easier with this guide’s clear and comprehensive information.” -ALA