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Part of my job is to monitor the usage of our libraries. I collect statistics on circulation figures, computer use, wi-fi use, how many meetings are held in the branches, how many people visit...

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A few years ago, Pocahontas County was fortunate to be included in the program Imagination Library, created by Dolly Parton to get books into the hands of preschool children. It’s a free program for...

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McClintic Library is serving as a collection site for donations of new or gently used books for the women of the Greenbrier Birthing Center. High Rocks Educational Corporation AmeriCorps members are completing this...

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When I talk about new materials at the library, I usually talk about books, of course. But we also have a portion of our budget dedicated to movies. I recently ordered some new DVDs...

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We all had to “spring forward” this past weekend. I hate that. I love “falling back,” but springing forward just seems to make me grumpy. So, what’s the cure for grumpiness? New books!...

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For the last two weeks, I’ve been sharing with you the titles of books that are going to be turned into movies in 2014. This is the last of the 16 titles, and once...

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The Pocahontas Times generously provides this space each week for me to talk about our library system. I cover upcoming events, I review books or audio books, I muse about library issues, and I...

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Some of my recent articles have talked about the generous donations the libraries have received in the past few months from various groups and individuals. We’ve had financial donations which allow us to...