I'm sure the comment "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!" will become an old story by the end of the week but I had to say it. It does look a lot like Christmas at the Cherokee Public Library. The trees are up and decorated and the special items like our accordion folded Santas are on display. The library is a relaxing place to take a break from a busy schedule so stop in and enjoy it.
And now for some exciting news....we have something new going on at the library! While the boss was away enjoying Branson and a lot of wonderful music shows, Judy established a library account on Facebook. We had talked about doing this and I'm really happy to see it up and running.
We think a Facebook account will be a great way to stay in contact with our patrons and let them know what's happening at our library. For example, we will be running posts about children's activities, new books and movies and anything else we think could be of importance. If you're a Facebook user, please become a fan of the Cherokee Public Library!
For those of you who have no clue what Facebook is, I'll try a short explanation. Facebook falls into the social networking category. It's an Internet site that allows people to create an account, post pictures, write messages and comments and stay in touch with friends and family. Just like with anything on the net, one needs to be sensible with what information is shared but it is fun and a great way to interact with other people.
I basically decided to join Facebook to keep up with my kids. I may not talk to them for a week or 10 days, but on Facebook I pretty much have a daily account of what's going on with them. It's been wonderful seeing pictures from nieces and nephews in far away places and I've reconnected with some high school classmates and a couple of college friends. I have also enjoyed back and forth chatter with library colleagues.
Anyone with questions about Facebook is welcome to stop in for a demonstration.
More good news...The total is in for the 2009 Friends of the Library's book basket auction. Second only to last year, the final tally was $1,816 and was exactly $1,000 more than the proceeds of the first auction held in 2000. Thank you to everyone who provided or purchased a basket. It is very much appreciated!
And back to the idea of looking a lot like Christmas, keep in mind weather conditions throughout the winter. If there's any doubt please call ahead, 225-3498, to make sure the library is open. We don't close just because school has been dismissed, but we do make sure the safety of our staff is not compromised especially in the evenings.