If you have finished with your reading log, you can bring it in before the July 29 finale and have your certificate ready for you. Finale festivities will start in the Community Room where you will pick up your certificate and goodie bag and then proceed to the front yard of the library where the fun will begin.
There will be games, food, drinks, crafts, door prizes and more surprises this year. Kona Ice Truck will be at the finale party this year. There will be a charge for the ice cream treats and a percentage of the profits will be given to the library as a fundraiser. All other events will be free.
Adults who turn in their reading logs will be also be given a bag this year, as the library had an adult reading program. If you are not able to attend the party, you can still pick up your goodie bag and certificate by Aug. 10 in the Children’s Department.
Movie Night will be July 28 at 6 p.m. with the showing of “Kidnapped” in the Cleveland-Bradley Community Room. This movie is based on the classic book, “Kidnapped” by Robert Lewis Stevenson. Enjoy the movie and air conditioning with the family during these hot summer nights.
The library has 50 computers for public access. On Sundays, the library limits usage of these computers to 45 minutes for patrons. On other days, the limit is two hours on — and then an hour off — before a patron can get another two hours of privileges. Because the library is only open for four hours on Sundays, this 45-minute limit is imposed to serve all of the patrons who wish to use these computers.
The library has installed a new language database called Rocket Languages. This replaces the Mango database the library previously used. This database will provide 11 languages for study including sign language. To locate this database go to the library’s website and click on Internet Resources where all our databases are listed.
Another new addition to our databases will be a program called Universal Classes by Recorded Books. Universal Class is an online educational service providing a diverse offering of intellectually stimulating courses for people interested in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Lifelong learning not only enhances social inclusion, active citizenship and personal development, but also competitiveness and employability. There are 500 classes available at this database. Universal Classes is also located on the library’s website by clicking on Internet Resources.
For more information about the library and its services, go to www.clevelandlibrary.org.