Tuesday, September 27, 2011

We're Moving... a few sections to new locations!

You know how your favorite grocery store will move things around, turning a familiar trip into a game of hunt and seek?  If you are like most of us, you probably find these changes a little annoying (particularly when you're in a hurry). However, every once in a while these changes can be good like when you find something new.

Where am I going with this? Well, your Ligonier Valley Library recently decided to shake things up bit by relocating a few familiar sections into unfamiliar territory.

Audiobook on CD Section
Audiobooks on CD can now be found just passed the entrance to our Re-Readable bookstore, heading toward the children's department.

For those patrons who enjoy the Audiobooks on Playaway, you will now find them situated next to the Large Print section (opposite the books on CD).

Audiobooks on
Playaway Section
Teens, we hope you will be the most excited by our changes! No doubt, you noticed how tight the shelves were in your section. We also imagine that you were wondering about so many favorite titles being sent to a mystical place called 'storage.' Well, we have good news... we relocated your section and now there is more room for your old favorites as well as the new titles you have been so anxiously awaiting!

Young Adult Books
& Graphic Novel Section
The Young Adult Books & Graphic Novels are now located on the stand-out shelves after the Adult DVD & VHS tapes. Now you can browse for movies, then move down the rows to the teen section. The really brave can take a few extra steps and venture into the Adult Fiction section.

Come to think of it... when traveling from movies to adult fiction or vice versa, we encourage our adult patrons to make a stop in between! You might be surprised by the number of really good young adult books you'll find.

We realize that change can be scary and even annoying, but it can also be an adventure! We hope you'll find yourself becoming acquainted with a whole different part of the library... perhaps a section you've either never visited or haven't visited in awhile.

Will we be moving any other sections around? Absolutely not! No way!  Ok, it's doubtful.  Probably not... but never say never. Guess you will just have to stop by the library and find out.

If you have any questions or need help finding anything, please ask at one of the circulation desks and we'll try to point you in the right direction.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Job Hunting After 50 - Wednesday, Sept. 28th at 7:00 pm

Looking for a new job? Carol Silvis, author of Job Hunting After 50 and 101 Ways to Make Yourself Indispensable at Work, will present a program at the library on how to represent yourself to an employer in the most favorable way. Information includes updating your professional image, anticipating interview questions and formulating answers, and dos and don'ts of preparing resumes. Tips will be given for searching online job sites and individual company websites and filling out online job applications.

Ms. Silvis appeared on HMC-TV Channel 20 in June 2011 and was video interviewed by Tory Johnson for ABCNews.com. She has a Master's in Adult Education and is an associate director and department chair at Newport Business Institute. She is president of Pennwriters, Inc., a 400-member writing group, and received the Pennwriters 2008 Meritorious Service Award.

This program is free and will be held in the Ligonier Valley Library's basement community room on Wednesday, September 28th at 7:00 pm. A book signing will follow the lecture. Copies of her book will be available for sale.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Final Week of Library Bargain Book Sale

Buck-A-Bag week!

For the final week of the library's bargain book sale, it's buck-a-bag week. Fill a bag or box (any size) with as many books as you can carry and pay only $1.

The sale is located in the library's basement community room. Hurry in before it's all over on Saturday, September 17th.*

*Bargains can be found year-round in the library's Re-Readables Bookstore. Items are individually priced.