Saturday, May 23, 2009

20th Century Biographies Series

I just finished reading our new 20th Century Biographies Martin Luther King Jr. book. It's a great book for adults at a 5th grade reading level or above. There are adult-friendly photos (no kids pictures) and it has 10 chapters. There's also a glossary, an index, and a bibliography at the end.

The set includes: Cesar Chavez, Albert Einstein, Anne Frank, Mahatma Gandhi, Helen Keller, MLK Jr., Charles Lindbergh, Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. These titles are available from Saddleback Educational Publishing. Martin Luther King Jr. is available at the Brookfield Public Library. More titles to come soon!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Outreach Results for May

The Library Card Sign-up visit at Riverside-Brookfield's Adult ESL class was a success! There are 6 new Brookfield library patrons as a result. I personally invited them to the library, gave them a brochure with pictures of our materials from our new ESL collection, and I promoted our upcoming free language and reading programs for the Fall. They also asked about our computer literacy workshops, which are free to the public, even if you don't live in Brookfield.