Morrison Regional Renovation is Moving Along!

If you’ve peered through the construction fence at Morrison Regional Library lately, you know there are big changes in store and progress every day. The back wall has been removed to make way for the first floor expansion. Next up is the removal and replacement of soil in the back of the building, in preparation for the footings required to support the addition.

Incubating Ideas

When Main Library’s “Idea Box” makerspace opened nearly two years ago with partial funding from the Knight Foundation, the goal was to encourage Library users to get “creatively messy.” The Idea Box quickly established itself as an accessible, affordable place to tinker with almost any new technology for building, designing and co-creating - including MakerBot 3D printers, CAD stations, vinyl and laser cutters, sewing machines, knitting machines, a laser engraver/cutter, and a growing list of other devices.

What's Chuck Barger Reading?

Interesting people read interesting books…so we asked Common Market owner Chuck Barger for some recommendations. He gave us a literary stroll down memory lane: Harriet, The Spy, Louise Fitzhugh I got this book from the library at Central Elementary School in Albemarle.  I think my love of strong character, compelling story, and unique narrative approaches was born from devouring this book.  I loved reading about an “outsider” kid and the life of New York City.

Truth or Fiction? Your Library can help!

Literacy is so much more than knowing how to read. Information literacy is knowing whether what you are reading is reliable. In this age of online news, it can be increasingly difficult to separate facts from opinions or misinformation, and “fake news” can be very convincing. Information literacy has never been more critical – and your Library can help. Director of Libraries David Singleton explains how: How do librarians recognize reliable sources of information?

Match, Met!

I Love the Library…Do You? YES! We asked, and you responded! In early July, The Leon Levine Foundation awarded the Library Foundation a $100,000 matching grant intended to broaden the Library Foundation's base of support for ongoing sustainability.  To receive the funds, we had to raise $100,000 from new donors, donors who hadn’t made a gift in over a year, and increased gifts from current donors. The grant matched gifts from those categories, up to $5,000 per donor.