Live Oak Public Libraries
April,  2013 

Spring has sprung at Live Oak Public Libraries! And to celebrate the season, we are kicking off a new way to stay in touch with our favorite people - you, our customers and supporters.  I'm very excited that there is so much going on at our public library in the coming months. We are so much more than a great place to find the perfect book.  We have classes, story times, special programs, and amazing databases - not to mention fantastic staff always eager to help. Just a few of our upcoming programs are listed here. Stay in touch with us and let us know what you'd like to see at your library!


Happy reading,

Christian Kruse
Director, Live Oak Public Libraries
Savannah Children's Book Festival
Save The Date
We are excited to announce that the 10th Annual Savannah Children's Book Festival will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Forsyth Park! Preparations for this incredible event are well underway. Please check our website regularly for up-to-date information.
poster contest flyer 2013Poster Contest Information

Know a budding young artist in elementary, middle, high school or

college that would love to enter our

poster contest? 


All 18 Live Oak Public Libraries have
flyers announcing the 10th Annual Savannah Children's Book Festival poster contest. For your convenience, a copy
of the flyer is attached here: flyer        Deadline to enter is April 25, 2013!
Latimer beganApril Programs & Events
All That Jazz! With Shenole Latimer
Shenole Latimer began playing the saxophone shenolewhen he joined his elementary school band in the 4th grade. Though he never had private lessons until he got to college, he was a gifted natural. With a big grin, lots of energy and stage charisma, he likes to share his love of jazz with children.
Programs start Apr.18 and run through Apr. 20 at various library branches.
CLICK HERE for the full schedule.
Protein & Health: The Real Storybeans 
Join Jeff Adams of HeartBeats for Life-GA, Tuesday, Apr. 16 at Southwest Chatham Library, as he discusses the benefits of a healthy, plant-based diet and its protein content. Dr. John McDougall, physician, author and nutrition expert, provides information, advice and answers audience questions via Skype. Program begins promptly at 6 p.m. Call 912-925-8305 for more information.
Staff Picks
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"The Uncommon Reader"
Selected By Coni Coleman / Librarian
What would happen if the Queen (of England, of course!) used the bookmobile?


One morning when chasing after her naughty Corgis, in "The Uncommon Reader" by Alan Bennett, Elizabeth happens upon the bookmobile in the courtyard of Buckingham Palace. She meets a very friendly, and very

well-read kitchen boy.


What transpires between this kitchen boy and the Queen of England is at the heart of this highly recommended book.  

 Mr. Bennett has created a charming and bittersweet tale of unlikely friendship in this totally original short novel. Who knew Elizabeth MADE history...but didn't READ it? ~ Coni


Enjoy "The Uncommon Reader" with: 
Cranberry Orange Scones from "Barefoot Contessa At Home"
Selected by Nancy Tamarack / Library Associate
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
2 tbsp. baking powder     2 tsp. kosher salt      
4 1/4 cups all purpose flour  
1/4 cup granulated sugar, extra for sprinkling 
2 tsp. grated orange zest (2 oranges) 
3 sticks cold unsalted butter, diced
4 extra-large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup cold heavy cream    
1 cup dried cranberries
1 egg beaten w/ 2 tbls water, for egg wash
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp. confectioners' sugar
4 tsp. freshly squeezed orange juice
Mix 4 cups of the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, and orange zest in an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Add the cold butter and mix at the lowest speed until the butter is the size of peas. Combine eggs and cream, with mixer on low speed, slowly adding flour and butter mixture. Mix until blended. Dough will look lumpy! Combine cranberries and 1/4 cup flour. Add dough and mix on low speed until blended.
Knead dough into a ball on well-floured board. Roll the dough until it is 1 inch thick. Cut into 3 inch round circles or desired shape. Place scones on sheet and brush with egg wash, sprinkle with granulated sugar. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes until tops are golden brown! Allow to cool for 15 minutes. Whisk together confectioners' sugar and orange juice, drizzle over cooled scones. ~ Nancy
Library Foundation

Welcome to this first issue of our electronic newsletter. We plan to bring you news of library happenings and let you know about our fundraising efforts to bring you these popular library programs and enhanced library services. 


The library's upcoming Summer Reading Program, the annual Savannah Children's Book Festival, special programs for all ages, library communications, and much more  - all are paid for by the Live Oak Public Libraries Foundation through the generosity of library supporters like you.


Please consider making a gift to the Foundation's Annual Fund campaign, which is currently underway. Help us as we help our libraries. Together we are building a foundation for lifelong learning. I can't think of a better investment in our community.


Thank you!


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Christy Divine
Marketing / Development Director
Foundation Manager
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Did You Know...
 Mil child
Military Families

All active duty military, and their family members, are eligible for a FREE library card, even if you live outside our service area. Bring your Military ID Card and proof of address to the library to get your card.


Come celebrate the Month of the Military Child with the Music Medicine Institute! All children welcome!


Next Session:

Saturday, April 13, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Hinesville Library,


Click HERE for a full schedule and more information.

 tumble books 
Tumble Books
e-Books for
TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading, in a format they'll
atomic training
Atomic Learning
offers easy-to-understand tutorials on popular software from Microsoft, and Adobe, to Apple and more! Create an account with your Live Oak Public Libraries card (barcode) number, HERE.
Zinio Multi Device 
Digital Magazines

Zinio, Live Oak Public Libraries' digital magazine reader, allows you to download popular magazines to your computer, tablet or mobile device! More than 200 magazines are now available!  To find out how you can start using Zinio with your library card, CLICK HERE!

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D.E.A.R. Day
Today is author Beverly Cleary's birthday! Remember to Drop Everything And Read with your family tonight.
Have a great weekend!
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