Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July, 2010

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people
to dissolve the political band which have connected them with another
and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station
to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them....

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,
that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that
among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress,
Assembled appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States....

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

Excerpts from the
"Declaration of Independence".

Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day 2010

Thank God for the brave ones who
gave their lives for our freedom.

In Memory

Friday, May 28, 2010

Margo celebrates her Retirement

Margo George......Happy Retirement

Joy Vaughn and Margo George

Margo George and Carolyn Ennis

Brenda Burton, Margo George and Bobbie Lonas

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Tar Heel Junior Historians Convention 2010

2nd Place Noah Williams Christopher Crittenden Quiz
1st Place Caitlyn Allen HUH "O. Henry" Individual Literary Project
2nd Place Valerie Bailey HUH "Discovering My Family History" Individual Literary Project
Genealogy Award Valerie Bailey "Discovering My Family History"
1st Place Group Literary Project HUSH A Log Album of the USS North Carolina
2nd Place Group Literary Project HUNCH A Look Into Our Southern Past: Averasboro Battlefield
1st Place Group Media HUSH My Life Aboard the "Showboat"
1st Place Group Media HUNCH A Forgotten Battle
1st Place Group Media HUH Between the Shows: North Carolina's Commercials from the Past
2nd Place Group Art HUNCH "Lebanon House"
1st Place American Revolution Essay Nicholas Revels
1st Place African American Essay Erin Revels
1st Place Tar Heel Junior Historian Essay Elly Revels

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Dr. Seuss at the Library 2010 Version

Benjamin "Great Day for Up", Lydia "Green Eggs and Ham",
Rebekah "The Cat in the Hat", Leanne "The Foot Book,
and Rebekah "The Cat in the Hat".

Mrs. Nancy enjoys Dr. Seuss too.

The Cat in the Hat meets Rebekah

Don't let that Cat get you into trouble.

Kayla counts "One Fish, Two Fish"

Leanne shares "The Foot Book" by Dr. Seuss

Lydia likes "Green Eggs and Ham"

Green Eggs and Ham
yummy and delicious.

Benjamin lends his support as Lydia reads to the group.

Benjamin says its a "Great Day for Up"

Benjamin helps his mom Christina read the Dr. Seuss book
"Great Day for UP".

"UP", "UP", "UP", "UP", "UP", "UP"

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Lori Special Provides Training at Staff Development

Lori Special came to visit during Library Staff Development to
provide training for staff such as Nancy Wigmore and Margo George.

Ruby Smith takes notes during training. The computer room is
her everyday domain but on this occasion the room was taken over by
library staff co-workers for training.

Ruby and Lori and yes those are Morgan's legs. Morgan Miller did
a very good job of hiding from my camera during training.

Margo, Luke and Joanne listen to Lori explain the
on-line training available for library staff.

Usually the Library only closes for Holidays but once
each year the doors close for Library Staff Development.

Library Staff Development

Pat LaCarter, head of Johnston County Human Resources makes
a presentation to Library employees during the Library
Staff Development Day.

During a brief break Melanie Proctor, Margo George and
Nancy Wigmore enjoy some chat time.

Luke Higgs and Margaret Marshall present
a portion of the program during Library Staff Development.

Garland, Laura, Nancy, Pam and Melanie

Library Staff Development Day

Library Volunteers Needed

What a great job this Volunteer did in the Children's area. After more than an
hour of straightening shelves she showed me her handiwork and it was
wonderful. The shelves were neat and books were pulled to the front edge
of the shelf. Great, just great. Thank you.

All that work and a smile too.

Willie Ann Hines is a Star

Congratulations Mrs. Willie Ann Hines for winning the Star Guessing Contest. Great Job. Thank you for being a faithful patron of the Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

In Memory of Joseph C. Forman 1939-2010

My precious loving husband of 12 years went to Heaven on
March 6, 2010. This man was God's gift to me.

As the Deer
by Marty Nystrom

As the deer panteth for the water
So my soul longeth after thee
You alone are my hearts desire
And I long to worship thee

You alone are my Strength my shield
To you alone may my spirit yield
You alone are my hearts desire
And I long to worship thee

You're my friend and You are my brother
Even though you are a king
I love you more than any other
So much more than anything

You alone are my Strength my shield
To you alone may my spirit yield
You alone are my hearts desire
And I long to worship thee

I want You more than gold or silver,
Only You can satisfy
You alone are the real joy Giver
And the apple of my eye.

You alone are my Strength my shield
To you alone may my spirit yield
You alone are my hearts desire
And I long to worship thee

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

New Baby Guy at the Library

It is so cool to be a big brother and big sisters too!!

Baby at the Library

Babies grow so fast. Irene's baby is so sweet.