National Goof Off Day is March 22. Celebrate at the Largo Public Library with games, music, and snacks at 3 p.m.
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Thursday, March 21, 2013
Monday, February 4, 2013
The Largo City Commission will consider the purchase of a new system for checking materials in and out of the library at its meeting Feb. 5.
The Largo City Commission will consider purchasing a proposed new Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system, which should make check out and check in at the library faster and more efficient, at its Feb. 5 meeting. The estimated cost of the new RFID system and automated materials handler is $257,600, according to a preliminary city report. Each item is coded with an RFID chip and the system reads the RFID codes. The Friends of the Library is donating $225,000 toward the system, which will hopefully be in place around April, said Library Director Casey McPhee in a November interview. The proposed new RFID system will reduce repetitive tasks so staff can assist patrons more with finding materials and providing help on computers. The new …
From Charlotte's Web to Where the Wild Things Are, share these classic books with your children and encourage their love for reading.
“Where’s Pa Going with that Axe?” The Enduring Quality of Children’s Classics By Anita Silvey Courtesy of James Patterson's Read Kiddo Read Foundation The opening line of E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web— “Where’s Pa going with that axe?”—has now been read by adults to eager young listeners for more than 60 years. Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time and Ezra Jack Keats’s The Snowy Day have been picked up with enthusiasm for more than 50 years. For 75 years, parents have shared The Hobbit, and this year Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are turns 50. These books and others like them (Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Virginia Lee Burton’s Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, and L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables) bring …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The Largo Public Library should have a new system for checking materials in and out by April.
Imagine going to the Largo Public Library and placing a pile of books on a scanner that will check out all the materials at once. Then, you can return the books in a chute with a conveyor belt, which will then sort and check the materials back into the library. A proposed new Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system should make check out and check in faster and more efficient at the library. Each item is coded with an RFID chip and the system reads the RFID codes. The Friends of the Library is donating $225,000 toward the system, which will hopefully be in place around April, said Library Director Casey McPhee. The proposed new RFID system will reduce repetitive tasks so staff can assist patrons more with finding materials and …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Censorship is alive and well, as highlighted by Banned Books Week—and you might be surprised by who the most vocal challengers of books are.
The importance of the First Amendment and the concept of "intellectual freedom" might not always be readily apparent to most kids, but Banned Books Week is a great opportunity to make those lessons come alive for children—and adults. Banned Books Week is held annually during the last week of Sept. (Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2012). The week is an occasion for libraries and bookstores across the U.S. to help folks realize just how real and ongoing a problem censorship is. Teens can learn more about banned books this week through Banned Book Bingo on Wednesday at the Largo Public Library. More than 11,000 books have been challenged (though not necessarily successfully censored) since 1982, the inaugural year of Banned Books Week. According to the …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The Hillsborough Sheriff's Office shared this video tribute to fallen American hero U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Sitton.
The body of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Matt Sitton returned home to Largo last month with an honor escort. Sitton, 26, died Aug. 2 in Afghanistan; it was the third deployment for the Indian Rocks Christian School graduate. The video, released by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office with the Sitton family's permission, follows the fallen soldier's journey from MacDill Air Force Base in South Tampa to Largo. Related Coverage:
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
We recently teamed up with a best-selling author to bring you reading recommendations for kids of all ages.
Between the heat and the afternoon thunderstorms, summer is a perfect time for the kids to snuggle up with a good book. So did you know that last month, Patch, AOL’s leading platform of local news, information and engagement sites, and READKIDDOREAD.com, the website founded by No. 1 best-selling author James Patterson, announced a partnership designed to encourage kids’ passion for reading? You can find four age-specific reading lists chosen by Patterson as great summer reads here: Summer Reading Lists for Preschoolers and Kids Ages 2-7 Summer Reading Lists for Kids Ages 6-9 Summer Reading Lists for Kids Ages 8-12 Summer Reading List for Tweens and Teens, 11-Up Kids and parents are encouraged to share their own recommendations and their …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The Largo Public Library explores Florida, dreams big, and provides family fun in its summer reading program.
School's almost out! Are you ready to travel through books this summer? The Largo Public Library offers the opportunity to explore our home state in its Classic Florida Series. The library offers weekly 'dream big' stories and a summer entertainer series!
Thursday, May 3, 2012
As of June 1, the library staff will no longer get items from the circulation desk for drive-through customers.
Like many banks and pharmacies the Largo Public Library has a drive-through window. Patrons can stay in their vehicles and drop off books, pick up items and pay fines. Starting June 1 the library plans to change its policy for picking up books at the drive-through. The staff will no longer be allowed to leave the drive-through to get items on hold at the circulation desk. Patrons can request to pick up items at the drive-through when they order library materials. If customers forget and ordered items end up at the circulation desk, they can call at least one hour in advance and ask to have the materials moved to the drive-through window. The reason for the policy change. The walk from the drive-through to the circulation desk takes several…
Monday, April 9, 2012
Monday Movie, Junk Drawer Crafts, Tax Help, Painting
1. What to wear? Expect a mostly sunny day with a high near 80. Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 60, according to the National Weather Service. 2. Monday Movie. Feel like a Monday afternoon matinee? Catch the screening of Contagion today at 12:30 p.m. at the Largo Public Library. The movie will be shown in the Jenkins Community Wing. 3. Junk Drawer Crafts. Have odds and ends stuffed in a drawer? See how to recycle items into jewelry, frames and more in this teen program. Come to the Largo Public Library tonight at 5 p.m. in the Teen Room. 4. Tax Help. Have you filed your IRS tax return? The income tax deadline for 2012 is April 17, according to the IRS. AARP volunteers offer assistance in filling out your income tax returns…