Marigold great partnership for Longview Library
By: By Sylvia Binkley
| Posted: Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 06:00 am
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The Longview Library operates under the umbrella of the Marigold Library System. This system was established in 1980, and its formal opening was held in Strathmore, its home. All the libraries in the Foothills form a cooperative system under Marigold giving them many advantages. One is a strong inter-library loan system. If you want a book that is not in our library, you can ask Joan, our librarian, to order it from any of the member libraries for you. It should be in your hands within the week. Marigold also provides us with many of our books, assistance with our computers and video-conferencing equipment and moral support when things go awry. It has a competent, knowledgeable staff that stands by to help in any way it can.
The March Showcase Longview is Donna Bieda’s handcrafted quilts. They promise to be a treat, so do drop by.
Thank you for dropping off your pennies and please remember to drop off your bottles, too.
In 2012, the library presented 120 programs with 1,243 participants, and three library awareness/advocacy events with 188 participants. This is extremely admirable for a library our size, and kudos go to our librarian, Joan, for this.
For those patrons who are visually impaired, the library has some aides for you. We have audio books, large print books and,if you have an e-reader, you can download books from Marigold and adjust the font to please you.
New books in: “Anna from Away” by D.R. Macdonald (from Cape Breton Island ), “The Painted Girls” by Cathy Marie Buchanan (from Niagara Falls) and “The Magic of Saida” by M.G. Vassanji (from Toronto).
Two other Canadian authors I would like to mention are Sharon Butala, who lives and writes in Saskatchewan, and Joan Clark, born in Nova Scotia, spent two decades in Alberta, and now lives in Newfoundland.