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LCL Summer Teen Program-A Great Success!

This summer the Lancaster Community Library teen program hosted four brand new programs for the teens in our community.  We had three programs in the month of July, and one program in the month of August. 

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The Lancaster Community Library is excited to announce that the Teen Center renovation will commence this coming Fall.  It should have minimal impace on our patrons, as families will be busy with the new school year, and people will be busy with gardening and outdoor activities with the milder weather.   
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The Storymobile continues to makes its rounds bringing stories, books and crafts to young children at local and in-home daycare facilities.

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Our other children’s programs continue to hum along with many fun activities. Besides Santa Claus, we also had Priscilla, the elf, at Christmas this year. Varley Wrick and his model train club pals brought their mobile train set to a Storytime for the kids to enjoy for the 4th year in a row. Shady Brook Farm brought their lpacas, Casper and Stormy for the kids to touch and to learn about their super-soft fleece.

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In our on-going effort to provide something for all ages at the Library, we have a new Teen Center and Teen Director, Demetrius Means. Mr. Means brings 25 years of working with children and adolescents. Our current teen space will soon be enlarged to accommodate, a pool table, ping pong table, an office for the Teen Director and a game room with computers. We hope to have it up and running by this summer. Thank you to all the donations made by private individuals for this very exciting expansion!

Read more at the Rappahannock Record by following this link: https://rrecord.com/lancaster-community-library-and-new-director-welcome-teens/

 

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During 2018 we took a close look at usage metrics for many of our paid services we offer to card holders of the library. Several of those services were not cost effective so we have cancelled some of them and replaced others with a more cost-effective model for our local demographic.

One of the new services we began offering in September of 2018 was a TV streaming service called AcornTV. Acorn TV streams world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond.

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Our technology assistant, Shelli, is available for basic instruction on how to use your mobile phone or tablet to find, reserve, and borrow eBooks (electronic books) on your mobile device using the OverDrive app.

Her available hours are Mon-Wed, 10am to 2pm. Call to make an appointment with her at 804-435-1729.

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In Mid-2018 we started a project to build-out the teen center, hire a teen center coordinator, and enrich the teen experience by providing a multitude of services and programs. Among those, we are in the process of securing funding to build a high tech media hub where youth can learn broadcasting skills and videography. As these come to fruition and enrollment begins, then we will consider other opportunities for the youth, ages 13-17, to further their education and skills, and enhance their employability.

We hope that 2019 and beyond will bring exiting new ideas and promises to promote the education and knowledge of our youngest library member all the way to our most senior members. We could not do it without our community of volunteers and donors—those who appreciate the tremendous significance of a community library.

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More than 50 people paid to play mah jongg, be served delicious food and drink, and have fun winning exciting prizes donated from many area businesses. The event raised money for S.T.E.A.M. presentations that will be held during this year’s Summer Reading Program. S.T.E.A.M. stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math and will have a part-time staff member dedicated entirely to planning and running this program.  The Tea Party was headed up by Lin Ross, Library Board President, with help from other staff and volunteers. It was a great time and fun was had by all!  Thank you Mah Jongg players and businesses for making this event possible!

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Another fantastic event held by LCL was the Bobby Blackhat Concert back in October!  Almost 200 people bought tickets for an incredible evening of Blues music featuring Bobby Blackhat and his 4 band members, including a special number with his wife. The proceeds will go to our new Teen Center which includes expanding our current teen space and hiring Demetrius Means as the Teen Director. We are excited to be offering programs for our community teens.

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Library Volunteer, H.W. Scott put on an “Attic Treasures” sale in August with everything from small furniture to complete sets of dishes at fantastic prices. He may do another one this summer so watch for upcoming info.