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Inventors Fair 2016 Registration Forms

Posted by on Jan 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

In order to register for the 2016 Inventors’ Fair on March 19th, please returned the two attached forms to the library no later than Monday, February 29th.   Registration Sheet p1 Official Abstract p2

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Resolution Reading 2015 Winners

Posted by on Dec 31, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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2015 Scary Story Contest Winners

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015 in Announcements, Uncategorized | 0 comments

December 16, 2015- For the first time in recent history, Lee Memorial Library hosted a Writing Contest for adults aged 18 and up. This contest, the Scary Story Writing Contest, features three winners and their stories. First Place Winner: Blue Water by  Andrew Armstrong Second Place Winner: A Murder of Crows by Bruno de Vinck Third Place Honoree: Fatelessness by Anna Hurt Thank you to all who...

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Lee Memorial Library is Partnering to serve those who have Print Impairments

Posted by on Dec 8, 2015 in Announcements | 0 comments

Allendale, NJ December 7, 2015– The New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC) and the Lee Memorial Library have partnered to bring TBBC’s no-cost services to the Lee Memorial Library. Anyone who has difficulty reading standard print or holding a book or turning the pages of a book may be eligible. Once registered for the program with TBBC, residents will be able to select from these no-cost services, referred to as the Outspoken Library: Accessible Audiobook player Audiobooks Braille books Downloadable audiobooks, audio magazines and Braille files for Braille readers. Access to BARD Mobile, an app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch News reading services, such as Audiovision and Newsline. As part of this collaboration, the Lee Memorial Library is participating in a pilot project to assist registered TBBC members to download audiobooks and audio magazines from the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) web site. BARD is provided by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, a division of the U.S. Library of Congress. The BARD downloading process can be complicated, so this pilot project allows libraries to provide local assistance. “This initiative will help us expand the services of the Talking Book and Braille Center to new, underserved populations in New Jersey,” said Adam Szczepaniak, director of TBBC. “It will help to make a difference for those who, for whatever reason, have difficulty reading printed material. This is an important partnership for TBBC.” Library staff will be available to help TBBC members download audiobooks to flash drives. TBBC members can bring their flash drives to their local library and librarians will assist them.             “Outspoken Library is available to all those qualified. Although you’ll register directly with the TBBC, Lee Memorial Library is your local source for assistance. We’re here to ensure that anyone in Allendale who can, is setup to take advantage of these amazing services. For more information, please call the Circulation Desk at...

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Staff Childhood Favorites Pt. 1

Posted by on Sep 17, 2015 in Book Reviews | 0 comments

We asked the staff of Lee Memorial Library and a few Board of Trustees to give us their top two children’s books, books that they either read when they were young or shared with their children. See what surprising picks they have set out for you! Marcia’s Top Two Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham is a best-selling and critically acclaimed children’s book by Dr. Seuss, first published on August 12, 1960. As of 2001, according to Publishers Weekly, it was the fourth best-selling English-language children’s book of all time. Key to the Treasure by Peggy Parish While spending the summer on their grandparents’ farm, Liza, Bill, and Ted unravel a series of coded clues that solve a family mystery. Veronica’s Top Two The Jolly Postman, or Other People’s Letters by Janet and Allan Ahlberg The Jolly Postman goes from home to home in a fairy-tale kingdom, delivering letters to Goldilocks, Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, and other well-known characters. The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis When Digory and Polly try to return the wicked witch Jadis to her own world, the magic gets mixed up and they all land in Narnia where they witness Aslan blessing the animals with human speech. Anna’s Top Two Finn Family Moomintroll by Tove Jansson Moomintroll, Sniff and Snufkin discover a Magician’s Hat on a mountain-top, unaware of its strange powers. Once they find out it can transform anything into anything else, their adventure begins. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick Having lost his mother and his hearing in a short time, twelve-year-old Ben leaves his Minnesota home in 1977 to seek the father he never knew in New York City, and meets there Rose, who is also longing for something missing from her life. Ben’s story is told in words; Rose’s in pictures. Josh’s Top Two Star Wars: Jedi Apprentice Series Follow the adventures and education of thirteen-year-old Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn as they travel across the galaxy as guardians of peace. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches. Lorraine’s Top Two The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka The wolf gives his own outlandish version of what really happened when he tangled with the three little pigs. Upchuck and Rotten Willy by Bill Wallace His happy life disintegrating when his human goes to college and his best friend moves away, Chuck the cat ventures farther and farther into the neighborhood and meets Rotten Willy, a monster-sized and big-hearted dog. Hannah’s Top Two No, David! by David Shannon A young boy is depicted doing a variety of naughty things for which he is repeatedly admonished, but finally he gets a hug. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren Escapades of a lucky little girl who lives with a horse and a monkey–but without any parents–at the edge of a Swedish village....

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