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Back to school raffle!

Back to School raffle basket

We are holding a raffle of Back to School supplies!  Proceeds will support library operations.  The winner will receive a basket containing:

  • Back pack
  • 2 three ring binders
  • Crayons, washable
  • Elmer’s glue sticks
  • Locker organizer
  • Scotch tape
  • Dozen pencils
  • Stapler
  • Crayola colored pencils
  • Smiley stickers
  • index cards
  • Fun erasers
  • Blunt scissors 4+
  • Scissors 6+
  • Math tools – protractor, compass, folding ruler, calculator
  • 4 1-subject notebooks
  • 2 packages of 3-ring binder paper
  • Pink wedge erasers
  • School glue, washable

Chances are 1 for $1 or 6 for $5.  The drawing is Friday, August 27th!

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Book Page subscription cancelled due to budget cuts :(

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Unfortunately, we are no longer able to subscribe to Book Page due to the cuts in our budget.  The subscription cost $432  per year for the library to maintain, and due to the loss of more than $22,000 in state aid, we have been forced to cut our budget for materials like this by more than half.  However, you can still access Book Page’s content for free at:

http://www.bookpage.com/

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Help us keep the books coming! Buy an item from our “wish list”!

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Help us keep getting the books our patrons expect!  Click here to see our “wish list” and purchase items for our collection:

http://amzn.com/w/R19YZSB3NED6

If you do get something for us, please be sure to note it on the list (you can use the “Buying this gift elsewhere?” to note if you get us the items somewhere other than Amazon) so we take it off.  Donations to the library are tax-deductible!  Our EIN is 232063457.

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Power Library powered down-let your legislators know what you think!

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This year’s state budget included a 73% cut in the funds that pay for the Power Library, which provides many of our online services.  You may have noticed the change this month in the databases that are no longer available to you as a library patron.  This includes the loss of Ebscohost among other services.  Many of these resources were very valuable to students.  For individual libraries to purchase these resources themselves would cost as much as $40,000 per library at a time when library budgets have also been cut significantly in many cases (including here in Aston).

The Governor and the state legislators are now beginning the process for next year’s budget.  Let them know what you think about the “Library Access” money that funds these online resources by going here:

http://www.capwiz.com/ala/pa/home/

Thanks for your interest in this important issue!

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How much are you saving by using our Library?

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Use the Library Savings Calculator to find out how much money you save by using our library!

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New Books!

We’ve added some more new books to the collection!

Click on the cover below to request the book or see if it’s on the shelf:

Treasure Hunt

Wake Up Dead

Blood Ties

13th Hour

Happiness Project

Sting of Justice

Faces of the Gone

Delilah

Eating Animals

Shades of Grey

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New Books!

We finally were able to make another book order!  Here are some of the titles we just added to our collection (click on the book cover to see if it’s in or place a hold):

Gathering Storm

Open

Caught

The Pioneer Woman Cooks

Swan Thieves

Winter Garden

Remarkable Creatures

First Rule

Fantasy in Death

Stones Into Schools

Our book budget is reduced by 53% this year, but we’re still trying to get the best, most interesting materials to add to our collection.  Have a suggestion? Click the “Leave a Comment” button, or contact us, and we will try to get it.  Even better- if you have some recently-published books you’re finished with, consider donating them to the library.  We really appreciate all the help we can get!

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