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Introducing our new ESL Specialist!

We are happy to introduce our new ESL Specialist, Jennifer Lockhart! Jennifer has recently joined the Literacy team, and we are very excited she is here. We asked her to introduce herself:

Acquire New Donors - AFP's Weekly "Top Ten Things"

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) releases a Top Ten Things list weekly through its online Resource Center. As described on the AFP website, Top Ten Things updates are designed to help you keep up with nonprofit news and tips:

"There’s so much information online that you’re bound to have missed some of it, especially over the holidays. Here are some of the top items, articles and ideas you need to know so you can keep up-to-date and find success."

Talk Your Kid Smart!

Baby Talk Bonanza

Do you want your child to grow up a reader? Plant the seeds long before he/she learns to read. The number of words a child hears and says before they learn to read has a great deal to do with how well they do in school.

Words are the seeds that will grow into reading. The good news is that you add words to your child's world by doing something very natural: talking with your child. The better news is that you can add even more words by thinking about how you talk to your child.

I keep hearing so many different things about the Affordable Care Act. Where can I find some facts about what it actually does?

Love it or hate it, the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is the law of the land, and there is a lot being said about it. In case you are having trouble wading through all of the information (and misinformation) out there, the library’s Research Center has put together a guide to help you navigate some aspects of the ACA.

Peering into Windows by Cindy Hulsey

Riding in the backseat of our Impala as a child I got a feeling of guilty pleasure from peering into the lit windows we passed.  There was something intriguing about catching glimpses of activity in other homes.  A quick look into an apartment window and I could see that other people lived differently than I did.  I wanted to know their stories.  I still have this impulse, and must admit that I still can’t resist glancing into lit windows, but rather than veer off into a dangerous (not to mention illegal) pastime, I learned to channel my obsession into the more socially acceptable hobby of

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