Live Oak Public Libraries
May  2014


Summer is just around the corner which means we're busy gearing up for our annual Summer Reading Program, June 1 through Aug. 16 at all Live Oak Public Libraries branches. Look for a special newsletter later this month detailing the hundreds of programs we've got planned. With the theme "Fizz, Boom, Read!," you can be sure we'll be offering some very special programs! 


If your plans include some summer travel, now's the perfect time to check out all of our travel guides. Even if you're just an arm chair traveler, we've got lots of books and DVDs to transport you all over the world and, with a little imagination, the entire universe. Closer to home, don't forget that you can check out passes to all 63 Georgia state parks, Zoo Atlanta, Go Fish Education Center, and the Center for Puppetry Arts. If you're staying closer to home, we've got you covered with books and DVDs on most any projects you may want to dive into this summer, from home improvement to self-improvement and gardening to gourmet cooking.


Last month we celebrated National Volunteers Week.  We are so grateful to have a fantastic group of volunteers who make Live Oak Public Libraries a better place every day of the year. We honored two of our stalwart volunteers:  Ray Parker and Rosaleen Roxburgh. Ray was named our Volunteer of the Year at our annual Volunteer Luncheon.  He has been a dedicated volunteer at our Islands Library and is a huge help with our semi-annual book sales. We nominated Rosaleen for the prestigious United Way of the

Ray Parker (L) Christian Kruse (R)


Coastal Empire Volunteer Award. She is an incredible library supporter who goes the extra mile to show her support of our mission. Congratulations and many, many thanks to Ray, Rosaleen and all our devoted volunteers!  You are truly appreciated.




Christian Kruse
Library Director
Live Oak Public Libraries
Adult Class
Presentation & Cooking Demonstration


Saturday, May 3, 4 p.m.


Sunday, May 4, 4 p.m.


Don't Miss
Where the Wild Balloon Things Are
May 5 - 15
Help "dig" Max out of trouble! Max finds Where the Wild Things Are, but then gets swept off course on an amazing, fun, hilarious adventure! Also features characters from Green Eggs and HamThe Very Hungry Caterpillar and more!


Mommy & Me Tea

Celebrate Mother's Day with tea, cookies, and crafts. 
Ages 3 and older. Hinesville Library and Midway Library.


Starting A Home-Based Business
Tuesday, May 20, 6 p.m.

Identify the factors that contribute to home-based business success. Contact the UGA Chatham County Cooperative Extension office at 652-7981 to register.



Elephant and Piggie Party

Oglethorpe Mall Library, 925-5432 

Tuesday, May 20, 4 p.m

Do you love Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie characters? So do we! Join us for crafts and games based on these popular children's books. Ages 4 and older. 


May Calendars
For more information on what's happening at your
neighborhood library, go to our website and download
your branch's event calendar.
Friends of the Library

Thank you to all of our Friends for making our semi-annual Used Book Sale a huge success. Thousands of books found new homes!


We're always looking for new Friends!  Beyond our regular meetings, we celebrate reading and the library through a variety of outreach events.   


Please join us for our next meeting to be held on Monday, May 12th, 5:30 p.m., at the Bull Street Library.


Happy reading,



Janet Langford, President

Friends of Live Oak Public Libraries

Library Foundation

Give the Gift of Literacy




Looking for the perfect Mother's Day present or graduation gift? Consider a leaf on a library Giving Tree or an Adopt-a-Book donation to honor someone special while sharing the joy of reading


You will enrich many lives with your purchase of a permanent leaf on the Giving Tree at the branch of your choice. Your donation of $100 adds a leaf to our Giving Tree in tribute to your mother or graduate.  Select from the Garden City*, Islands*, Midway or Southwest Chatham libraries as the location for your special purchase. The number of Giving Tree leaves is limited, so don't miss this opportunity.


Your $25 Adopt-a-Book donation includes a book plate bearing your name as the donor and the name of your honoree.  You may also suggest a specific title or subject area for the purchase.


Mail your Giving Tree  or Adopt-a-Book donation along with the completed form to the Live Oak Public Libraries Foundation, 2002 Bull St., Savannah GA, 31401 or order online at\donate.  [hyperlink]


For more information, contact Ed Field at 912.652.3667 or  


*These new libraries are under construction now and will open in Fall 2014. 





Christy Divine

Marketing & Development Director

Foundation Manager

Live Oak Public Libraries 




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May 26
Memorial Day
All branches will be closed. 


June 1  

Fizz. Boom. Read.

Summer Reading Program begins.

Poster Contest


Live Oak Public Libraries is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Savannah Children's Book Festival Poster Contest. The contest is held each spring and students are challenged to create a poster that may be used in the promotion of the annual Savannah Children's Book Festival. This year's festival will be held on Saturday, November 15, in Forsyth Park.

Students were challenged to create a poster that featured reading, books, stories, the library, or reading in a park. Entries were submitted in the elementary, middle, high school and college categories. Public, private and home school students from Chatham, Effingham, Liberty and neighboring counties submitted their designs. 


For details on the winners, 

visit our website.

New Books

A Fighting Chance

by Elizabeth Warren


But Enough About You  

by Christopher Buckley


President Me

by Adam Carolla 




 by Michael Palmer


Ghost Ship

by Clive Cussler



by Joseph Finder


  For a complete list, go to our

home page and scroll  

down the right side. Use the  

drop-down menu titled:  

"New in the collections..." 

Library Services

FREE family admission with 
The Go Fish Family Pass, when presented with your valid library card, is good for free admission to the Go Fish Education Center for as many as four family members -
a great day of fun for everyone and potential savings of up to $30! Details.
Dog Days
In this popular library program, children are encouraged to practice their reading skills with the most patient of listeners: therapy dogs. For readers ages 5 and up. Details.


Special Event:
Dog Detectives
Thurs., May 22 at 4 p.m.
Southwest Chatham Library

Meet the Pembroke Welsh Corgis who inspired the Savannah-based book series, 
"Mystery at the Marsh" by local author Carolyn Eastwood. Details.
Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed
Live Oak Public Libraries is looking for dedicated adult volunteers on an ongoing basis. Library volunteers help with a variety of projects at the 18 library branches in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Examples of volunteer duties include preparing crafts for children's programs, digitizing vital statistics and genealogical records, and setting up for book sales.

For more information, contact 
Scott Pool in the library's HR Department at 652-3661 or
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