It is almost time for the Annual Book Lovers’ Sale at the Altus Public Library. Mark your calendars for Friday and Saturday, April 18 and 19 for the best-used book sale in southwest Oklahoma. Doors will open at 10 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. each day. Get here early for the best selections.
The library staff wants to make this the biggest and best sale ever and you, our patrons, can help just by stopping in and buying a book or two. We have books for every interest and age group. There are many fiction and non-fiction, paperbacks and cookbooks. There are also many books for kids and teens. In addition, DVDs, CDs and video cassettes will be available for purchase.
The monies raised from the books sale helps to offset the cost of many of the programs the Altus Public Library and the Hollis Public Library sponsor each year. Some of the great entertainment provided in the past has included Extreme Animals, and Sugar Free All-Stars. The monies raised also allow the library to purchase materials for use during the children’s summer program and programs for teens.
The library will also be celebrating National Library Week April 13-19. “Service to the community has always been the focus of the public library, and now more than ever, our libraries really can change lives by empowering individuals with programs and skills to enrich and improve themselves; providing literacy and lifelong learning opportunities for all ages and education levels,” Kathy Hale, Directory of the Southern Prairie Library System stated. Kathy went on to say, “ the library is also about strengthening families with the resources to help them learn, grow and play together; and building community as a place for all to come together for equal access to exceptional information and high level technology services.
One of the most exciting features is Brainfuse, a program for everyone to ignite their minds. Brainfuse is a multifaceted program designed to help with homework, SAT/ACT/GED testing, along with research paper writing in the writing lab. If you run into a problem, live chat is available. Brainfuse is also a resume writer with help. Once the resume is written, it can be up loaded to Brainfuse for analysis and helpful suggestions for improving the resume.
AWE are two learning stations for pre schoolers and elementary students to help enrich out-of-school time. Students love the ease of use of the computers. No adult help is needed. There is no internet involved so parents do not have to worry about their children stumbling upon inappropriate sites.
These are just a few of the innovations and technology improvements the Altus Public Library is undergoing with many more to come as the year progresses. According to Kathy Hale, “it’s an exciting time to visit your public library to advantage of the new resources that are available now; and to discover new opportunities that will be coming in the near future as we upgrade our technology services.”
For more information about the book sale or National Library Week, call the library at 580-477-2890 or check out our Face Book page: Southern Prairie Library System.