Tuesday, April 24, 2007
It's spring time and everyone's a bit antsy with school almost over. Obviously we want you all at the library, but with large numbers of people coming here at this time, I want to emphasize a couple of points to be remembered while at the library:
Swearing, name calling offensive language and the discussion of offensive topics are not appropriate at the library. Librarians generally warn a person first, giving them a chance to stop, but repeated violations may lead to the person or people in question being asked to leave the library. The purpose of this is to make the library a positive place which many people can use comfortably.
On a similar note, we've noticed sometimes people gather in groups and block people's way around the library, especially after an event with a bunch of people leaving at once. The big thing here is to avoid blocking large traffic areas such as: the entrance, the computers and hospitality room, and the main hallway. There are other areas, such as the outside garden, where congregation is less of a problem.
Just in general be courteous and respectful of others. It'll come back to you!
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
THE DEADLINE IS APPROACHING FOR POETRY SLAM!!!!
Hey guys, thanks for everyone who has turned in a submission for poetry slam (see below), which will be here at the library on April 28th, 1 p.m. I haven’t had very many though, and if you want to be eligible for a $40 gift card (30 and 20 for second and third place) at Barnes and Noble, you’ll need to have your submission in by April 21st at 5 p.m.
Just give us a copy at the library and fill out our short sign up sheet and we’ll be done. Kids and Adults have contests too, so spread the word if you know someone who might be interested.
Again, the reading and voting will be held on the 28th, where we’ll set up the community room.
Hope to see you there.
Any questions? Email me!
Young Adult Librarian
Or call 479-621-1152 ext. 32
Friday, April 06, 2007
The Rogers Public Library and
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
are sponsoring a poetry contest to celebrate National Poetry Month.
Separate contest for Teen Poets
1st Place - $40 Barnes & Noble Gift Card
2nd Place - $30 Barnes & Noble Gift Card
3rd Place - $20 Barnes & Noble Gift Card
Submit your Original Teen Poetry to Teen Scene at The Rogers Public Library or Barnes & Noble
No later than Saturday, April 21, 2007
Entries may be handwritten or typed and must not include the poet's name on the original work.
An entry form will be attached to the submission.
Teen Poetry Slam
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Rogers Public Library
The adult and children's poetry events will be held on the 28th as well, but at Barnes and Noble.
Thursday nights this month:
April 12th: Movie: Steamboy (PG-13)
April 19th: Third Thursday Gaming Night (PG-13)
April 26th: World Trade Center (PG-13)
Also don't forget Young Adult Advisory Council on April 14th at 10:30.