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Books We Like

By Jessica Hassler / August 10, 2016

This month Jessica Hassler, a children's librarian at our Clemmons Library, reviews books from a growing trend in the world of Young Adult fiction which is the novelization remake of fairy tales. If you're scratching your head like I was at this concept read on and see what an interesting concept it has become.

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On the Same Page Community Read Book Announced for 2016

By Don Dwiggins / August 4, 2016

With a focus on sustainable foods and healthy eating On the Same Page 2016 is proud to announce that Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle has been selected as this year's community read selection.


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How Did That Get on the Shelf?

By Lara Luck / July 29, 2016

With so many books published each year, how does the Library choose which titles to purchase and add to the collection? Well, that’s the job of our Collection Development Manager who coordinates material purchasing for the library. A fancy way of saying she reads through book review publications, publisher emails, catalogs, etc. and chooses what she thinks you, our customers, will want to read in the next week, month, and year. However, there more to it than simply reading reviews.

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Central Library Construction Update

By Don Dwiggins / July 25, 2016

Mark Gill, of Frank L. Blum Construction Company and Project Superintendent of the new Central Library renovations gives an update on the state on how work is progressing as the Library moves toward its scheduled re-opening in mid 2017.


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Back issues of the Winston-Salem Chronicle Now Available for Viewing Online

By Don Dwiggins / July 15, 2016

Years 1974-1987 and 1989-1996 have been digitized

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Library Begins Storytime for Developmentally Delayed Children

By Don Dwiggins / May 5, 2016

Eight year old Miseal Garcia is a kid in a candy shop as he takes in the new look of the children’s area at the Carver School Road Branch Library. Miseal quickly zeros in on an interactive children’s computer where he finds La Casa de Dora, one of his favorite games. It’s “game on” as he leans forward peering intently into the monitor, the rhythmic click, click of the mouse punctuating the air as he plays.

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