Tuesday, May 31, 2011

YALSA names North Shelby Library winner of a YALSA/Dollar General Summer Reading Program Grant

BIRMINGHAM — The North Shelby Library has been named a recipient of one of the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) twenty Summer Reading Program Grants. The grants give each winning library $1,000 to offer inventive summer reading programs to the teens in their community. The grants are funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.
The YALSA/Dollar General grant will allow us to continue to offer the quality programming that area teens have come to expect from our library,” said Katie Guerin, Director.

The North Shelby Library plans to use the mini grant to support the many programs offered to teens during June and July. These events include a cooking demonstration by local chef Angela Schmidt, a live music show by Harry Potter tribute bands, a visit from Kingdom Comics, the Battle of the Books competition, a Hunger Games simulation game and weekly movies.
For more information about North Shelby Library’s teen summer reading program, contact the Teen Department at 205-439-5512 or nsyouth@shelbycounty-al.org. Registration for the teen summer reading program will begin May 16.

About the Dollar General Literacy Foundation
Since its founding, Dollar General has been committed to supporting literacy and education. The company founded the Dollar General Literacy Foundation in 1993 to improve the functional literacy of adults, families and youth by providing grants to nonprofit organizations dedicated to the advancement of literacy. To learn more visit www.dollargeneral.com/dgliteracy/Pages/landing.aspx

For more than 50 years, YALSA has been the world leader in selecting books, videos and audiobooks for teens. For more information about YALSA or for lists of recommended reading, viewing and listening, go to www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390, or e-mail, yalsa@ala.org.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Backyard Poultry Workshops

There is a rise in the popularity of urban farming/urban agriculture and what some simply call self-sufficiency. Included in urban agriculture is the idea of backyard chickens. If I could have chickens in my neighborhood I would find the following workshop very helpful.

Backyard Poultry Workshop
Presented by the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service

May 19
North Shelby Library

This workshop is for beginners who either have a few chickens and want to learn more, or those who have considered raising a few chickens and want help getting started. It will cover: general backyard issues, including housing and breed types; feeding and managing the flock; disease issues and biosecurity. For further questions contact Nelson Wynn @ 669.6763 or wynnel@aces.edu. Or Sallie Lee @ 879-6964 x11 or leesall@aces.edu.

Fee of $5.00 can be paid day of event, please register by Monday May 16th.

Of further interest, take a look at a couple of the books we have in the library to check out.