Saturday, December 31, 2005

These links are very helpful!

A news article "E-Health Innovations Could Transform Medical Care" posted in Thursday's News & Record by the Vice President of Health Care for Dell Corp, Ms. Linda Rebrovick, along with Holt Anderson, Executive Director of the NC Healthcare Information & Communications Alliance, informed the public that according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, health care costs in NC increase 10.6% every year--the 2nd highest annual rate of increase in the nation! And the state government spends $10 BILLION annually on health care--the ninth highest in the nation! Whew! Where's my treadmill?
Happy New Year!

Friday, December 30, 2005

Last New Year's Posting!

We've covered exercise and cooking....what's left?

How about personal finances?

We've hit the big three, but check out a post by Ross over at In the Stacks if you need a list of literary hits and misses of 2005 by USA Today. You can check the Information Portal and request the titles to be held at your favorite branch.

Thanks for reading,


Thursday, December 29, 2005

More New Year's Help...

Try searching the Information Portal (catalog) for Healthy Cooking. Don't forget that you will need your Library Card and a PIN to request the item.

While you're at it...try searching for other terms as well...vegetarian cooking and low-fat diet recipes.

Thanks for reading,


Tuesday, December 27, 2005

New Years Resolution...

Need a little help this year? Why not let the Library offer some ideas.

Follow this link to search our catalog for exercise. Don't forget, you can request items and have them held at you favorite Library.

Thanks for reading,


Thursday, December 15, 2005

HoHoHo--Happy Holidays!
The Pre-School Storytimes on Wednesday, Dec. 21, Thursday, Dec. 22 and Wednesday, Dec. 28 are cancelled. Our Winter Schedule will begin January 4th.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

The Horizon looks great!

Don't forget to check out the Library's new Information Portal...or as most people call it--the catalog.

New and improved and in beautiful color! You can see the cover of the book, read reviews and find similar titles with just a few clicks.

You can also log into your account on the Information Portal to renew items, see what is on hold and check your personal information.

Thanks for reading,

Friday, December 02, 2005

A Christmas Shopping Tip

On the top of my shopping list, wherever I go, is a reminder
to bring reading materials for the long lines I will undoubtedly
encounter at the check out during the holiday season.
Whether it's a board book for the preschooler, a magazine for the fussy teen or a light, easy-to-hold paperback for the husband (already overburdened), the shopping lines always move quickly if we're reading!
Happy Holidays!
Don't forget to check out our magazine collection!

Literally. We have over 65 general interest titles for children, teens and adults. The current issue is on display and older issues can be checked out.

For more serious study...homework or just general research...don't forget about NCLIVE. It is an online group of databases covering many subjects, including: education, business, psychology, medicine, and North Carolina. Plus much. much more than I can mention here