LIBRARY NEWS - June 2016
What's happening at your public library?
“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.”     ― Albert Einstein   
2016 DHCLS Summer Learning Challenge Registration is now open!
While school is out in the summer months, students can experience what is known as “Summer Slide” and reading just one book over the summer can help to ensure they don’t fall behind when school starts back up. Children, teens, and adults can qualify for prizes and contest drawings just by reading and logging their titles over the summer. Registrations for our locally-sponsored 8-week program will be taken until June 30th. For more information on how to participate,  prizes, and events click HERE!
"Lunch & Learn" event with bestselling author, Karen White 

Karen White has written eleven New York Times bestsellers, including After the Rain, Sea Change, On Folly Beach, The Time Between, and last year’s The Sound of Glass. This year’s highly anticipated novel FLIGHT PATTERNS (NAL Hardcover; June 2016; $27) tells the story of a fine china expert who left her family years before and is forced to return home and repair the relationships she’s carefully avoided. This new novel will appeal to nature lovers, people interested in historical collectibles and anyone looking for a book to get lost in intricate plots, complex characters, and striking Southern settings. For more info and to RSVP, click HERE.

Helping Dothan's Job Growth 
A "Libraries Transform" Story
In May, Library Director, Jason LeDuc, was invited to give an informative talk about the value of the public library to a group of newly committed job hunters enrolled in the Mayor's recently created "Get Hired Dothan" pilot program. If you or someone you know is in the market to land a new job, your public library wants to help. Get that library card out and put it to work to find some information on how to create/improve your resume, learn the basics of job interviewing skills, and how to dress for success. For more information on Get Hired Dothan, click HERE.
Dothan's Little Free Libraries
A "Friends of the Library" Initiative

Little Free Libraries operate on the concept that you bring a book to donate/trade for one already in the Library.  Two neighborhoods in Dothan will soon have their very own Little Free Libraries. The Dothan Eagle staff donated 2 cast-off newspaper racks; Wallace College Welding Department repurposed the inside of the boxes to accommodate a fixed shelf; and the art departments at Dothan & Northview High Schools painted the outside of the racks to depict favorite children's stories. What a winning combination of local resources and talents!! More information will follow on the grand openings for these libraries later this summer.

Genealogy at the Library
DHCLS's Research Databases
Have you visited the Local History room at the Main Library Downtown? Are you looking to get started with researching your family roots? DHCLS subscribes to 2 different genealogy databases that you can access with your library card from home: World Vital Records and Heritage Quest, as well as which can only be accessed from inside the library.  Learn more HERE .

DHCLS's Brick Campaign

The DHCLS capital campaign raised the funds necessary to build Dothan's two new libraries, but their is still lots of work to be done to keep them looking new and delivering quality service for years to come. You can still support the library for the long-term by purchasing a brick to memorialize a loved one, promote a business, or give a meaningful gift to someone special. These bricks will be placed in the walkways at the new libraries. To order a brick, please click HERE.

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