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May 28, 2012

News from Metheringham Library Summer 2012

It will be a year in June since we got the new technology - the self-service machines. On the whole the customers are learning how to use them but are still surprised to learn that we have two machines. I'm not really sure what they thought the other one was! No wonder it doesn't seem to get so much use.

We also have an excellent Multi-function device on which you can print from the public computers, photocopy or scan in colour or black and white, A4 or A3 paper size.

Time appears to fly by very quickly so with that in mind it will only be a couple of months until school breaks up for the summer holidays. Lincolnshire Libraries always take part in the Summer Reading Challenge which is organized nationally by the Reading Agency. Children aged 4 to 11 are invited to read six books over the course of the summer holiday. They join at their local library and a summer reading challenge pack gets them started. There are stickers and rewards to collect along the way, with a certificate and often a medal, if they read six books. Each year the Summer Reading Challenge has a different theme. The 2012 theme is Story Lab - a celebration of story and the imagination, which will have a link to the 2012 Olympics. We expect to have a children's event linked to this at the library one morning during the summer holidays, so watch out for the publicity.

In the near future we are planning to hold one hour Internet and E-mail taster sessions so please tell one of the staff if you would like to attend. Also, if anyone is interested, we could also do a basic taster session on Family History.

We would like to welcome Ruth to Metheringham Library. By the time you read this she should have been there for nearly three months and, hopefully, coped on her own for some of the time. We're sure she will fit in very well.

Pauline Ventress