Live Oak Public Libraries
August 2013 


Summer and reading go together like milk and cookies... it's just a natural pairing!  As we enter the dog days of summer, it's hard to believe that it's back to school time!  And as school starts again, the library's very popular Summer Reading Program is coming to a close.  Thousands of area children have spent countless hours curled up with entertaining reads all summer.  It's not too late to get reading logs completed and entry forms filled out for our grand prize drawings. Our summer reading program ends on August 17 with prize drawings to be held on August 24.  


Share your best summer reading and we will feature it in upcoming newsletters.  Because what's better than summer reading?  Falling into a good book in autumn, of course!

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Christian Kruse, Library Director
Live Oak Public Libraries
Job Search & Small Business Seminar

Looking for your dream job? Does your small business need a boost? Sign up for a Reference USA workshop and learn how to use the library's best tools. Presented by Bill Carlson, Reference USA, with a Q & A session immediately following. Space is limited, so sign up in advance for each session.


Your Small Business Development Tool

S.W. Chatham Library Auditorium, 925-8305

Tuesday, August 13, 2 p.m.

Learn to use ReferenceUSA to identify new sales prospects and major industry groups, create customized business and consumer marketing lists, gather competitive business intelligence, and much, much more.


Land the Job of Your Dreams

Bull Street Library Auditorium, 652-3680

Tuesday, August 13, 4:30 p.m.

Learn how ReferenceUSA can be utilized as a job searching tool. Topics include researching careers you enjoy, building your information for a job search, networking and finding job opportunities, and negotiating salary and benefits.


Tea Time @ Ola's Book Group

This year the Tea Time @ Ola's Book Group celebrates 10 years. The group is a program of Live Oak Public Libraries' Ola Wyeth library branch, located at 4 East Bay St. overlooking the Savannah River.  


Spanning all ages, the book club averages about 20 members each month where they meet to enjoy hot tea and scones while discussing the books they have just read. Reading styles vary and range from the newest fiction and mystery to nonfiction and biographies. Each person takes a few minutes to talk about the books they have been reading and a list is compiled. Gloria Horstman, one of the group's founders, coordinates and facilitates the group. The Tea Time @ Ola's Book Group meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 1 to 2 p.m.


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Front row: (left to right) Nancy Hooten, Mary Evelyn Settzo (Mel), Chris Johnson, Avonne Hartshorn, Bertha Husband

Back row: (left to right) Kathy Powell, Gelcys Nielsen, Gloria Horstman, Dianne Travis, Susan McCain, Susan Clifford, Linda Ramsey

VIP Readers

vip reaeders Three of our summer VIP Readers recently appeared on WTOC's Mid-Morning Live to share their love of reading and as a reminder that there's still time to participate in the Summer Reading Program.  


Kathy, Sheila and Vincent Nguyen completed all 4 levels in the summer program and reached "VIP" status, earning chances to win the Atlanta grand prize package. While at WTOC they were excited to meet their school superintendent. Pictured are Kathy, Sheila and Vincent with Dr. Thomas Lockamy, Superintendent of Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools.


Increased Hours
(L - R) Kaye Kole, Susan Lieber, and Harriet Meyerhoff
Savannah Jewish Archives volunteers recently spent time conducting research in the Kaye Kole Genealogy and Local History Room.

This gem of a local resource contains over 6,800 titles dealing specifically with the rich history of our area. Included in the room are newspapers dating back to the early 1760s.

Hours of operation for the Kaye Kole Genealogy and Local History Room at the Bull Street Library have just been increased.  


The new hours are: 

Sundays 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.   

Mondays 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   

Fridays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Library Foundation

Please join us in welcoming Karen Franklin, development coordinator, to the foundation office.   staff


You may know Karen from her work at America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia and United Way of the Coastal Empire. She has a strong background in development and also has extensive experience in library science. Karen will specialize in grant writing, donor research and donor relations at the Live Oak Public Libraries Foundation.  


Together we are working to increase donor investment in our READ! SUCCEED! initiative to ensure that  quality literacy programs based on proven practices touch more families in our community.  As Karen says, "Your partnership has the potential to help a child learn to read for a lifetime, assist a student with his or her homework, or inspire an adult to share the joy of reading with the next generation."  


You can see why we are so  delighted to have Karen join our team. She is as passionate about the power of literacy for lifelong learning as we are!



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Christy H. Divine

Marketing & Development Director/ Foundation Manager


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Sat., Nov. 16
Savannah Children's Book Festival

Sat., Mar. 01
Annual Gala
Live Oak Public Libraries Foundation

New @ Your Library

  by Jerry Jenkins


Rose Harbor in Bloom  

by Debbie Macomber



by James Patterson


Bones of the Lost  

by Kathy Reichs


The Girls of August  

by Anne Rivers Siddons


Log on to for  

a full list of new fiction books




These Few Precious Days  

by Christopher Andersen


 Lawrence in Arabia 

by Scott Anderson


Skinnygirl Solutions 

by Bethenny Frankel



by Jeff Guinn


 Undercover Cop  

by Mike Russell


Log on to for  

a full list of new nonfiction books

Book Groups

Spies and Mysteries Book Club

Thursday, Aug. 8, 6:30 p.m.
by John le Carre

Southwest Chatham Book Club
Southwest Chatham Library

Friday, Aug. 16, 11 a.m.

Olive Kitteridge 

by Elizabeth Strout

Islands Book Group
Islands Library
Monday, August 5, 4 p.m
The Age of Innocence
by Edith Wharton

Tybee Book Worms
Tybee Library
Tuesday, August 13, 3 p.m.
by Boris Pasternak
Featured Author
Meet "Hank the Cowdog" Author
John R. Erickson has written and published 75 books and more than 600 articles, and is best known as the author of the "Hank the Cowdog" series of books, audio-books, and stage plays. This year he will be one of the featured authors at the 2013 Savannah Children's Book Festival, set for Saturday, Nov. 16, at Forsyth Park.

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