I recently dropped in on a R.E.A.D. book club meeting that meets monthly at the New Smyrna Beach library.
I spoke with several members of the group that is now in its eleventh year including three charter members: Sallie O’Donnell (the founder), Barbara Kenny and Joyce Sadler. The group is open to new members and [...]
As our regional librarian, Melissa Reynolds accomplished a tricky balancing act: she raised the baron public service while simultaneously raising staff morale. She completed every project she started,fixed every problem that could humanly be fixed, and groomed our staff, a group of talented and quirky individuals, into a strong team. Melissa walked the walk. She [...]
September is Hunger Action Month.
Halifax Urban Ministries has invited us to participate in their Feed our Neighbors food drive. Co-sponsors are United Way and the Neighborhood Center of West Volusia.
All food donations will be distributed locally. Boxes for your donations are conveniently located near the entry.
We will be collecting food [...]
By John N. Berry III
The first person you meet when you go into the library in New Smyrna Beach, FL, is likely to be Linda Dahlquist. It was her idea to be there, near the entrance, with a laptop on her cart to make sure library users could take advantage of the “roving reference” [...]
NEW SMYRNA BEACH — Tim Dorsey will be the first to admit he’s one of the reasons people think those things about Florida.
“People from out of state always say, ‘I love your books. I like to read them. I’m never, never going to move to [...]
By Tom Skove, Friends of the New Smyrna Beach Library Board
In 2011, the Friends of the New Smyrna Beach Library continued their decades-long mission of raising money that enables our library to move ahead from good to great.
This year the money we provided to the library allowed the Children and Teen’s Department to [...]
by Diana Bardyn, January 2011 —
Dottie Kleiser: Over 6,000 Hours of Volunteer Service
This year, as we prepare for our annual community outreach asking for membership, donations and some of your volunteer time, our warm thanks go out to all the good people who have helped us make our library the great library [...]
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COMING IN MAY!
Saturday Afternoon Movies
May 11, Django Unchained
May 18, Quartet
May 25, The Hobbit
Films begin at 2pm
Admission: Free of charge!
The Monthly Library Happenings flier is available online.
Just click here. Happenings
Monthly Computer Classes
Classes are free of charge!
Computer Basics, Wednesday, May 8, 9:30 AM
This course is for anyone with little or no computer experience who would like to learn about the physical components of a computer and get acquainted with the terminology. In addition, we will explore some of the functions and features of the Windows operating system.
E-mail and Attachments, Wednesday, May 15, 9:30 AM
Learn all aspects of email, from getting a free email address to composing emails, as well as adding pictures and documents to
eBooks & eReaders: May 29 9:30 AM
Learn how to use Overdrive, the library’s downloadable media page for your eReaders and other devices.
- Dig Into Reading Special Summer Children’s Programs
- R.E.A.D., Eleven Years of Reading Books and Much More
- The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Words of Robert Kennedy
- Caroline Kennedy : Libraries Are ‘Tabernacles of Personal Freedom’
- Author Talk: “The World’s Greatest Beach” by Dan Smith