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Computer Classes to Get You Up-to-speed!
When we ask our members how they feel about computers their answers range from “Wish I had never heard the word,” to “How did we ever live without them!” Regardless of our personal feelings, we can all agree that like the wheel and light bulb computers are here to stay. We use them to write, to keep in touch with friends and family. We download books to our Kindles and Nooks and iPads, and carry our library with us wherever we go. We shop online and fill out forms and applications for almost every service that exists. (…more)
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R.E.A.D. Book Club Sponsors Twelve PreK Children in Our Early Reading Program
We are so grateful to the members of the R.E.A.D book club whose generous donation of $400.00 will be used to sponsor 12 additional children in our Dolly Parton Imagination Library preK reading program for one year! The R.E.A.D book club, headed by Sallie O’Donnell, has been meeting monthly at the New Smyrna Beach Library for over 12 years.
Friends of the New Smyrna Beach Library currently have approximately 350 children, ages 0-5 years, enrolled in this early reading book-a-month program. If you are interested in learning how you or your organization can help foster a love of books and reading in children in our community, please contact us. We would be happy to send you literature or a representative to speak at your group’s meeting.
Celebrating Our Dedicated Library Staff Members
The New Smyrna Beach Library operates with the help of 18 dedicated and committed professionals. It was our pleasure to let them know, on behalf of all members of Friends and the community of New Smyrna Beach, how much they are appreciated. We all know that libraries are much more than shelves holding books. Libraries are about community. Whatever service you use at the library, from the children’s programs to the computer lab classes to the diverse programming for adults, the information desk and more, these staff members are there for you, vigilant and always looking to make your library experience a memorable one.
From 12 until 2pm on Tuesday, March 24th, it was our pleasure to surprise them with lunch, dessert, coffee and a Bunny! Our special thanks go to the following local businesses and organizations.
- Thank you to Little Theater of New Smyrna Beach for lending us the bunny costume.
- Thank you to the wonderful Hotties Coffee who provided us with freshly brewed coffee, including cups and stir sticks and delivery, all free of charge!
- Thank you also to Mon Delice who provided a generous discount on our dessert trays!
The Computer Lab, located in the Adult Computer area. offers hands-on instruction to patrons in a quiet facility in the library. The Computer Lab hours will support an open curriculum to answer questions about basic computer use, email, the Internet, eBooks, and job search/resume writing.
Open Lab Hours:
- Tuesday: 9-11 AM
- Wednesday: 1-3 PM
- Thursday: 3-4:30 PM
Library laptops are available on a first come/first serve basis. Patrons are welcome to bring their own laptops.