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Online Summer Reading Program Sneak Peek

With the annual Summer Reading Program steadily approaching, some of you might have considered participating online. We would love to have you join us online! Your passion and participation are what truly make the program so fantastic.

This year, we're incorporating something that is new to the program: virtual badges. These badges will be awarded to online participants who successfully reach each level. To the left, you can see the "Bookworm" badge as a sneak peek. This will be the badge for the first level. Stay tuned for the unveiling of the other badges.

Alpha Testers Wanted

Katniss volunteering Do you like using the library's online services? Better yet, do you find the library's online services a bit cumbersome to navigate and wish you could help us make them better?

Your hometown virtual library is in the initial stages of redesigning your virtual library experience and are wanting 10 library card holders to help us with the process. The 10 Alpha Testers will be with us (virtually) through out the development process.

They will help:

  • In the selecting the look of the library website;
  • In refining the words used to direct library users online;
  • Prioritize enhancements and future features;

Read more: Alpha Testers Wanted

Pioneer Library System to add Book Boxes at Lexington City Hall

Photo of Book Boxes by Penni Pace MixDuring the repair period for the James C. Nance Memorial Bridge between Purcell and Lexington, the Pioneer Library System is working to offer more options for residents of Lexington whose library services have been affected by the bridge closure.

The library has worked with City Manager Charlie McCown and his staff and has added book boxes adjacent to Lexington City Hall, 111 W. Broadway St. The boxes are located on the corner of the City Hall building in the doorway alcove between City Hall and the Lexington Police Station.

The book boxes are lockers that resemble mailboxes but hold books that customers request from the Pioneer Library System catalog. Customers who choose the Lexington Book Box will then have their requested items delivered every Tuesday and Friday.  Customers arriving to pick up their books after notification will enter the customer account number into the keypad and the locker on the box will pop open – with the selections inside.

Read more: Pioneer Library System to add Book Boxes at Lexington City Hall

The King of Late Night

In February 2014, Jimmy Fallon became the sixth host of The Tonight Show, which first aired on NBC in 1954.  In the show's long and storied history, no one hosted longer or was more beloved than Johnny Carson.

Carson graced America's televisions for thirty years behind the Tonight Show desk, debuting as host in October of 1962 and reigning supreme over the late-night airwaves until his retirement in May of 1992.

Revisit some of television's classic comedy moments and learn more about this legendary performer with these items from the Pioneer catalog.

Johnny Carson by Henry Bushkin

During the apex of his reign, Carson's longtime lawyer and best friend was Henry Bushkin, who now shows us Johnny Carson with a breathtaking clarity and depth that nobody else could. A revealing and incisive account of the King of Late Night at the height of his fame and power, by his lawyer, wingman, fixer, and closest confidant.

Read more: The King of Late Night

2014 Sequoyah Voting

Vote today for your favorite book on the 2014 Sequoyah Book Award list!

Are you in 3rd through 12th grade? Have you read at least 3 titles from the Sequoyah book list for Children, Intermediate, and High School levels? If so, you can vote for your favorite book!

Fill out the Sequoyah voting ballot and choose your favorite book. Voting ends March 15, 2014. Winners will be announced in April.

Read more: 2014 Sequoyah Voting

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