Live Oak Public Libraries
June 2013 

Dear Fellow Reader, 


I really enjoy going to the library. It's a great resource and I enjoy it a lot. I loved the storytimes when I was younger, and now I love browsing the bookshelves. I find books that become my new favorites every time I visit.


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Annie Lillian Bordeaux, 6th Grade
Bull Street Library User



Summer Reading Program
the secret garden The Summer Reading Program runs through Aug. 17, and consists of four reading levels, 10 hours at each level, for a total of 40 hours. After completing each level, the reader just brings his or her reading log to any library branch to receive rewards, including coupons for nearly 20 participating sponsors from throughout the Savannah area.


The program also includes performances by storytellers, actors, musicians, artists and magicians. This year's lineup of special guests includes Hampstead Stage Company's The Secret Garden, the Forsyth Farmers' Market, musician Charlie Hope, Sean Driscoll's Rock n Roar Dino Show, Mike Clemmons with Fun with Electricity, Ruby the Clown, and magical educator Chad Crews.
 Please log on to our Events page for the complete list of programs and branch calendars.
@ the Library
Common Thread: Astronomy
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Since it premiered in 2007, "The Big Bang Theory" has captivated millions of viewers with genius Sheldon's paranoid existence, Leonard's brilliant wit and beautiful Penny's free-spirited nature. Whether you've never seen it, need to catch up on past seasons or simply want to relive moments that have made you laugh out loud, you can check out any of the first five seasons!
Simply go to our website's "Big Bang Theory" page, and click 'Place Hold.' You'll need your library card and PIN number. Forget your PIN? Go to the My Account page and we'll email it to you. It's that easy!
HR"The Hidden Reality "
Selected by Walter Clayton, Librarian

Well-written popular work by scientist Brian Greene. Greene covers a range of topics from the beginning of the universe to the end of time itself. He also covers the smallest of the small to the biggest of the big in a manner that the non-scientist and the expert can understand and enjoy. A really enjoyable writing style! Walter


"I Geek Astronomy" featuring Walter Clayton

Watch "I Geek Astronomy" featuring our librarian Walter Clayton, by clicking here.



Check out a book lately that you loved? Email your book "pick" to for a chance to be featured in one of our newsletters. No more than 200 words please.
Your Health
sunSummer Sun Rules
Monday June 10, 6 p.m.
Bull Street Library

Being safe in the summer sun - what do you really know about the sun's rays? Join Carolyn Guilford, author and health consultant, as she discusses the effects of the sun on your health.


New Choices in Cancer Treatment & Prevention

Tuesday June 18, 6 p.m.

Southwest Chatham Library


heart Dietary recommendations for cancer prevention are much the same as those for individuals being treated for cancer - a plant-based diet focusing on a variety of fruits and vegetables. Jeff Adams of HeartBeats for Life-GA discusses the research indicating how diet and lifestyle changes can change and save lives.

Special Exhibits & Events
Witness to the Holocaust
presented by Georgia Commission on the Holocaust
in partnership with the Georgia Public Library Service 
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Bull Street Library
This year marks the 50th anniversary of key events in the Civil Rights Movement and now citizens across Georgia will have the opportunity to gain a uniquely local perspective on the struggle against discrimination. William Alexander Scott III was a photographer in a segregated battalion of the United States Army during World War II. His
eyewitness testimony of the liberation of Buchenwald is told in the traveling exhibit "Witness to the Holocaust", which draws parallels between the Jim Crow laws here and the Nuremberg Race laws of 1935 - 1945 in Germany and Nazi-controlled areas of Europe.
Opening Reception: Tuesday, June 25, 6:30 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Eugen Schoenfeld, Holocaust survivor
 This tour is supported in part with a grant from the
Georgia Humanities Council.
The Many Faces of George Washington
June 11 - July 19
Southwest Chatham LibraryGW
Through dazzling color graphics of paintings, photographs, and iconic objects from the Mount Vernon collections, this exhibition presents the many different facets of Washington's leadership as a general, statesman, farmer, and visionary entrepreneur.
"George Washington as Military Commander"
Special Lecture & Discussion: Tuesday, July 2, 6:30 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Jay Menzoff, historian, educator and U.S. Army Veteran, will discuss George Washington's effective yet often unapprecated military leadership.


This traveling panel exhibition is produced by the
Mount Vernon's Ladies' Association in conjunction with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and supported by a generous grant from the F.M. Kirby Foundation.
Library Foundation
Use of our library system clearly reflects that it continues to be the greatest resource of knowledge and culture in our community.  
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However, the library system struggles to meet community needs with a budget that has diminished rather than grown with public demand. 

Live Oak Public  Libraries Foundation needs your support now to continue funding the library's Summer Reading Program, the Savannah Children's Book Festival, the library's VIP Reader program, and the important literacy programs in its READ! SUCCEED! initiative.


The Foundation's fiscal year ends June 30.  Please call

 (912) 652-3605 to make your tax deductible donation by phone.  You may also make your gift safely and securely online by going to  and clicking on the "Donate Now Online" button.


You will be doing a very good thing for your library, your community, and especially for the children who are our future.


Thank you,

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George Hubbs, President
Live Oak Public Libraries Foundation
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This year's Summer Reading Program theme, Dig into Reading, reminded me of one of my favorite books as a child. 


It was the story of a baby bird who accidently fell out of its nest and roamed the area searching frantically for its mother.  I've never forgotten the book because the day was saved by a big digging machine that the baby bird named Snort after the noise it made.




Snort returned the baby bird to its nest where the bird finally got a yes to the question:  Are you my mother?


This year's theme is great for digging in the past and remembering and sharing great reads with others.  But it's  also a wonderful theme to let our imaginations run wild as we dig into a pile of books today and find more great reads.


Happy Summer Reading!




Christian Kruse

Library Director

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Summer Reading Fan

Show us what your family is reading this summer! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@liveoakpl) and tag us in your Summer Reading snapshots, or use 

#digintoreading for a chance to be featured on our photo feed, newsletter or Facebook page all summer!

Check It Out!
No-Wait E-Books

Freading is an e-book service for Live Oak Public Libraries users, and an excellent resource for your Summer Reading needs!


More than 20,000 titles are available from a variety of small and independent publishers. New books are added weekly.


All books allow for multi-user access, so there is never any waiting for a title. E-books are checked out for 14 days and can be renewed. For more information, log on to our website. 


Nat'l Audio Book Month
Oodles of Audiobooks
June is National Audiobook Month! With more than 3,000 unique titles in our catalog, what better way to dig into reading than by listening to a favorite book while you drive to your vacation destination!
Simply go to our website and either search for a specific title, or do a keyword search for 'audiobooks'.
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