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HELP Committee is Scheduled to Vote on the Nomination of Susan Hildreth and LSTA Reauthorization

ALA Direct Dispatch - Wed, 11/24/2010 - 12:10pm

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The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee will be holding a full committee markup at 10am on Wednesday, December 1.  On the agenda for this markup, among other issues, the committee is scheduled to vote on the nomination of Susan Hildreth to be the director of the Institute for Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS).

Also, on the agenda for next week’s HELP markup, the committee will be voting on the reauthorization of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).  Below is a list of Republican senators who sit on the HELP Committee.  If one of these senators represents your state, please call his or her office today (Wednesday) at 202-224-3121 and tell them to support the LSTA reauthorization.

Michael Enzi – Wyoming
Judd Gregg – New Hampshire
Lamar Alexander – Tennessee
Richard Burr – North Carolina
Johnny Isakson – Georgia
John McCain – Arizona
Orrin Hatch – Utah
Lisa Murkowski – Alaska
Tom Coburn – Oklahoma
Pat Roberts – Kansas

Washington Office seeks candidates for Google Policy Fellowship

ALA Direct Dispatch - Tue, 11/23/2010 - 12:37pm

The ALA Washington Office will once again participate in the Google Policy Fellowship program for the summer of 2011. Google Policy Fellows work in diverse areas of information policy that include broadband, net neutrality, free expression, open access to information, domestic and international copyright policy, online privacy, and open government.

“In particular, ALA encourages master’s and doctoral students in library and information studies with an interest in national public policy to apply for this fellowship,” said Dr. Alan Inouye, Director of ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP).  The deadline for applications is January 17, 2011.

Selected students will spend ten weeks this summer working at a diverse range of organizations, including: American Library Association, Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic, Cato Institute, Center for Democracy and Technology, The Citizen Lab, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Creative Commons, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Future of Music Coalition, Internet Education Foundation, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Media Access Project, National Hispanic Media Coalition, New America Foundation, Public Knowledge, TechFreedom, and the Technology Policy Institute.

Information about the program and host organizations is available on the Google Public Policy Fellowship website.

Washington Office, OIF monitoring TSA procedures’ effect on civil liberties

ALA Direct Dispatch - Mon, 11/22/2010 - 3:55pm

There has been much discussion among ALA members about the new enhanced pat-down procedures and full-body scanning implemented by the TSA, and the possibility that these procedures violate individual civil liberties.   ALA members who are traveling by air in the near future who believe that their rights have been violated by a TSA screening, or believe that their TSA screening was conducted in violation of agency rules, should know that both the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) are collecting travelers’ stories.     

EPIC: EPIC Body Scanner Incident Report

ACLU: Think Your Rights Have Been Violated While Traveling?   Tell Us Your Story

OIF and the Washington Office are monitoring this issue, including developments in the courts and in Congress.  Reports and updates will be sent to the membership as events happen. 

Deborah Caldwell-Stone
Deputy Director
Office for Intellectual Freedom
American Library Association
50 East Huron, Chicago, IL  60611
800-545-2433 x 4224 

Lynne Bradley, Director
ALA Office of Government Relations
1615 new Hampshire Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

ALA files comments to Department of Education regarding Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program

ALA Direct Dispatch - Fri, 11/19/2010 - 11:40am

The American Library Association today submitted comments  to the Department of Education regarding today’s meeting on the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy (SRCL) Program.

The comments highlighted the ways libraries can contribute to the success of this program and recommended that the Department include the benefits of utilizing, and partnering with, public and school libraries as part of the SRCL discretionary grant application.

Food For Fines

Tremonton City Library - Sat, 08/28/2010 - 8:24am

We will be having our annual food for fines month during the month of September. Patrons may bring in canned goods to help pay off their fines on their account. One can of food equals one dollar worth of fines. No dented or expired cans will be accepted. All proceeds will be donated to the local food pantry.

Last Wed. Storytime

Tremonton City Library - Sat, 08/28/2010 - 8:20am

The last Wednesday Storytime will be on September 1st at 2:30 p.m. The school children will no longer be having early out on Wednesdays and so we will no longer be doing a Wednesday storytime. The storytime Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. will continue.

The end of the summer reading program... was MAGICAL!

Tri-County Bookmobile Library - Wed, 07/21/2010 - 2:30pm
What a way to end this year's awesome summer reading program!
Mike Hamilton presented "The Magic of Reading"!

Utah's 2009 Best of State Specialty Act winner and educational presenter, Mike Hamilton, brought an exciting and motivational message of the importance of reading. With floating tables, a bowling ball falling out of drawing pads, doves, a never ending vase of water, and MUCH more... Mike had the crowd of over 240 people laughing and amazed! He topped the presentation off by bringing out a real baby kangaroo!!!
We feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to have him come to the Tri-County Bookmobile Library. A big thanks goes out to the Utah State Library for making it happen! It was a fitting end to a wonderful summer reading program.

Thanks to Charlotte Williams, great parents, awesome volunteers, Joe at Royals Foodtown, Blackburns, and Julie Jeffrey and the youth from CYC.

Making Bubbles!

Tri-County Bookmobile Library - Wed, 07/21/2010 - 2:20pm

Well, we did have some fun making bubbles with a bubble recipe at our story time July 6th. Our chefs whipped some bubbles while our bubble recipe song played. We celebrated friendship as our volunteers, Kiera Taylor and Lauren Jackson sang the SpongBob Squarepants "FUN Friendship Song"...

F is for Friends who do stuff together.
U is for You and me.
N is for Anywhere and anytime at all.
F is for Fire that burns down the whole town.
N is for No survivors when you're-

...and on it went...

We read some fun books and had a great time!

End of summer reading party!

Tri-County Bookmobile Library - Mon, 07/12/2010 - 8:17am
"Mike the Magician" will be coming for our end-of-summer-reading program! This will be an event filled with the Magic of Learning! Mike Hamilton, winner of the "2009 Best of State Specialty Act" will inspire kids as he teaches through magic... healthy choices and a well-rounded education are no illusion! After his awesome performance, we will create giant bubbles, have some fun with water games and more on the back lawn. Don't miss this chance to celebrate a great summer of reading.

Tuesday, July 20th2:00 p.m.Tricounty Bookmobile LibraryHope to see you there!

Pirates vs. Mermaids

Tri-County Bookmobile Library - Tue, 06/29/2010 - 4:17pm
The Sea... the Sea... we went to the sea! The kids sang and clapped along with a fun sea song! We read a pirate book, danced to a pirate song, heard a song about a mermaid, heard mermaid jokes and learned how to speak like a pirate... It was a blast! The crowning moment of this story time, however, was the mermaid vs. pirates tug-o-war! Even with King Titan, the mermaids struggled against the pirates. It all turned out great and the kids ate some Popsicles! (Thanks to Royals Market & Joe!)

Fish, fish and more fish...

Tri-County Bookmobile Library - Tue, 06/29/2010 - 4:13pm
Don Bone, from the Fish Hatchery came to our story time... He gave interesting facts about fish. The kids won posters, buttons and candy fish when they answered correctly! Lots of fun... Thanks, Don!

Library Closure

Tremonton City Library - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 3:29pm

The library will be closed on July 24th for Tremonton City Days.

Book Sale

Tremonton City Library - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 3:14pm

Our annual book sale will be during Tremonton City Days at the Jeanie Stevens park.

Library Closure

Tremonton City Library - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 3:13pm

The Library will be closed on June 24th for reshelving.

Library Closure

Tremonton City Library - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 3:12pm

Library will be closed from July 3rd to July 5th for the Independence Day Holiday.


Tremonton City Library - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 2:40pm

“This is a tale of a man being sued for a breach of promise, (reneging on a marriage proposal he claims never to have made) and the ensuing court battle which reveals more than anyone ever dreamt about the litigants and the accused in a startling and wholly unexpected manner! A crashlingly good read- I was almost afraid to turn the page for fear I’d be yet again hit broadside with the unexpected!I always try and beat the Detective to the finish, and could’nt do it with this book! Dash it! Jolly good~~~”

Resident Scholar


Tremonton City Library - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 9:58am

This week we will be doing a nursery rhyme storytime.

Shark Week! ...Eeeek!

Tri-County Bookmobile Library - Thu, 06/17/2010 - 9:10am

When the children entered last Tuesday, the door to the auditorium had this photo...
with a sign that read:
"Enter at your own risk!"

Well, we have some brave kids here in Wayne County because over 130 kids came through those doors!
The kids learned some VERY interesting things about sharks from a book called, "Surprising Sharks" by Ruth Galloway. We sang a fish song and watched as one by one, five fish were eaten by a big fat fish and then the big fat fish was eaten by a SHARK! The kids had so much fun, we had to do it again!!!
Our helpers were: Camron Chappell, Rhett Taylor, Amber Blackburn, Tatianna Petty and Lauren Jackson.
Later on, they performed a skit comparible to "Little Red Riding Hood" only it was the little red Parot Fish and the wolf was in fact, a SHARK! It was a lot of fun to watch! The kids went home with SHARK fruit snacks... donated by Royals Foodtown Market. Thank you for always supporting this program, Joe!

Next week Don Bone, from the fish hatchery, will join us for story hour!
Keep reading kids!!!

Smokey the Bear came for a visit!

Tri-County Bookmobile Library - Sat, 06/12/2010 - 2:16pm
Our second story hour was a big success, thanks to the many helpers... Tasha, Kaitlyn, and Tasha helped with the H2O- GO! GO! theme song and then later on led the kids in a PUDDLE DANCE! We read some fun books this week, "Scaredy Squirrel" and "Wilma the Frog in Space". The Forest Service sent Terry Holsclaw... he came with a great demonstration of a mountain, streams and lakes! Thanks, Terry, for all your extra effort... you were awesome! Then Smokey the Bear came for a visit. A good time was had by all!

The amount of support has been overwhelming! 123 kids came to this story hour! Thanks for coming!

H2O- GO! GO!

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