Wednesday, April 26, 2006


James Rosinia, the Youth Services Consultant with the State Library
of North Carolina announced the NORTH CAROLINA CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARD PROGRAM 2006 winners!

My Lucky Day, written and illustrated by Keiko Kasza is the winner of the Picture Book category and Togo, written and illustrated by Robert J. Blake, was the winner of the Junior Book category.

Over 150,000 votes were cast by children in the state of North Carolina. My Lucky Day won with 22,124 of the 126,490 votes cast in the Picture Book category. Togo won with 4,767 of the 24,202 votes cast in the Junior Book category.

Almost 500 school and public libraries across the state of North Carolina voted in the North Carolina Children’s Book Award Program this year.

The North Carolina Children’s Book Award Program is a children’s choice award program sponsored by the school and public librarians in North Carolina designed to introduce children to current children’s literature and to instill a love of reading.

The list of titles nominated for the 2007 North Carolina Children’s Book Award Program will be announced in mid-May. Nominated titles will be highlighted at the October 2006 NCSLMA Conference and at other workshops throughout North Carolina.

For further details, visit further information, please contact Lisa Tucker at or Sally Baron at


Thursday, April 20, 2006

...And Still More Art from John Lawrence Elementary Polar bears and penguins...oh my!
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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

In the April issue of the magazine, Our State, the 2006 NC Festival of the Book is described--all events are free and open to the public.
Held at Duke University and throughout Durham, April 26-30, a series of world-class writers will be featured. Check out more through for complete festival details.
More Art from John Lawrence Elementary
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Monday, April 17, 2006

Art From John Lawrence Elementary For the month of April, we have art on display from the art classes of Leigh Blanchard. This picture shows some of the pottery.
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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Scenes from the Annual Egg Hunt!

Over 55 children and their caregivers participated during our annual Easter Egg Hunt. 387 eggs were artfully hidden by Children’s Librarian Carol Motta.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Early Voting at Archdale Library!

For more information, please contact the Board of Elections (Archdale # 819-3900).

Thursday, April 13 10:00-4:00
Monday, April 17 through Friday, April 21 10:00-6:00
Monday, April 24 through Friday, April 28 10:00-6:00
Saturday, April 29 10:00-1:00

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Friday, April 07, 2006

National Poetry Month

Beginning April 1, will send a new poem to your inbox each day to celebrate National Poetry Month. The poems have been selected from new books published this spring. Visit their Spring Books List for a complete guide to this year's best poetry titles. If you've missed a day, visit their Poem-a-Day archive!

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Art DVD Donation

We recently received a donation of $500.00 from the Elliot Paul Orr Scholarship Fund for the Advancement of the Visual Arts. Usually, the scholarship is awarded to a Trinity High student that attends an art based college program. This year, Linda and Ken Orr decided to present the money to the library so that everyone in the community could enjoy the collection.

We thank the Orr's for their support.

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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Art Explosion:
Three more shots of the artwork submitted for the Week of the Young Child.

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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

The Courier Tribune is celebrating National Library Week, April 2-8, with a look at the Caldecott and Newbery medal winners in Monday's Mini Page. This year the National Library Week theme is "Change your World @ your Library".
Children's storytime has enjoyed Spring-themed stories and a book of "weather" poems by Aileen Fisher. Here's an excerpt:

I like it when it's blowy,
when clouds are swift and showy,
and waves of grass
run up the hill,
yet all the time
their feet stand still.

I wish I were a ladybug
on a windy day,
riding on a clover top,
swinging on a hay,
clinging to a daisy stalk
full of dip and sway...
up and down
and back & forth...on a windy day. Say!


Monday, April 03, 2006

Check out this Asheboro Courier-Tribune article about former Library Director--new Interim County Manager Richard Wells.

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Saturday, April 01, 2006

Art Explosion @ Archdale

As part of the Week of the Young Child National Celebration, we have artwork from various child care centers from the Archdale/Trinity area.

Visit us throughout the month of April to see the amazing artwork. You can also check out some more artwork at the Pioneer Restaurant.

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