Student Art Show

April 28th to May 3

The Orleans High School Art Classes will be displaying their work at the library as part of this year’s Dogwood Festival.  Parents, friends, relatives, and visitors may view the students work at a reception beginning Monday, April 28th.

The library will be open during normal library hours for viewing of the display.  Voting for best drawing, painting, ceramic or 3D work will take place on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.  The library will be open on Monday until 7 pm, Tuesday until 6:30 pm and Wednesday until 7 pm.

All designs for the dogwood logo for this year will be on display as well as other works of art created by the students.  Come and decide which works are your favorites!

Bookmark Contest Winners

Winners, Bookmark Contest

National Library Week is April 13th!  This year’s theme is “Lives change @ your library,” reminding everyone that the library can help you and your family discover a new and exciting world through collections, digital resources and more.  We offer traditional books, downloadable books, audio books, music CD’s, video DVD’s, and magazines as part of our collections.  Story Hour is each Tuesday at 10:30 and Thursday at 1:30 where children can enjoy being with friends, share their toys from home, participate in readiness games and a story and craft time.  If you haven’t been to the library recently we invite you to come and check us out.

This year we sponsored a Bookmark Contest and our winners are:  Dane Freed, Peyton Gulley, Leah Roach and Noah Johnson.  Congratulations! Their bookmarks will be given out to our patrons during National Library Week.



I just started reading “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War” by former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and ran across this excerpt and loved it.  To set the scene, Gates is serving on the Iraq Study Group with other Washington notables and they are making their first trip to Iraq (this is before his appointment).  They are spending their first night in Baghdad. 

“We stayed overnight at the embassy complex, the centerpiece of which was one of Saddam’s huge palaces, complete with swimming pool and large pool house.  We were quartered in the pool house.  When the power (and air-conditioning) went out about two a.m., it was brutally hot.  I decided to see if something could be done to get the power back on.  I went outside in a T-shirt and shorts to find help.  A young soldier, also in T-shirt and shorts – and carrying his assault rifle – was passing by, and I tried to explain the situation to him.  He was, justifiably, monumentally indifferent to our minor discomfort and walked on without comment or a second glance.”

This book is available for checkout at the library.


Our thanks to the Orange County Rural Electric Community Fund for the $600.00 grant to purchase supplies for the Summer Reading Program.  Plans are underway for this year’s program and this award is a big help to what we will be able to provide for the children in the community.

We currently are looking at enhancing the Teen Summer Reading Program and are asking Teens to fill out a short survey about the library and and the Teen Summer Reading Program.  A copy of the survey may be picked up at the public library and also at the school library.  Teens who complete and return the survey will be eligible for a drawing for a DVD of The Hunger Games.