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Library Fair

Library Fair 2014

A part of Milledgeville tradition, the Twin Lakes Library System hosts its legendary Library Fair each year on the fourth Saturday of September. Come out and enjoy books, food, entertainment, and more! It’s the best bargain in town!


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The Lego Movie is tomorrow!

For Your InformationWe decided to host a mini-fundraiser to kick off our fundraising and sponsor recruitment for the 2014 Library Fair. We’re in the preliminary stages of planning for the, and just want all of you to be aware that Library Fair season is among us!
The Lego Movie is such a fun film for everyone, kids and adults alike. We’re opening the doors of the Mary Vinson Memorial Library on Saturday, August 16th at 3:45pm to allow community members to get some popcorn and a good seat for the movie showing, which will start at 4:00pm. Tickets are already for sale at the Mary Vinson Memorial Library and the Lake Sinclair Library. We’ve sold a handful of tickets already, but we still have plenty left over! We encourage folks to get their tickets in advance if possible, just so we’ll have a ball park figure of how many people to expect, although, we will be selling tickets on the day of the movie too.
The Library Fair is scheduled for Saturday, September 27th from 9am-2pm at the Mary Vinson Memorial Library. If you or your business is interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact us at 478-452-0677.
If you’ve not heard of The Lego Movie, here is a brief synopsis:

“A lowly Lego figure (voiced by Chris Pratt) joins a group intent on battling an evil force after a case of mistaken identity in this computer-generated comedy from the filmmakers behind Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and co-director Chris McKayWill Arnett co-stars as the voice of Batman, who along with Superman, make appearances in the Warner Bros. picture. Elizabeth BanksMorgan FreemanWill FerrellLiam Neeson, and Alison Brie head up the rest of the voice cast.”

So bring your family out to support your local library this Saturday! 

Until next time, take care & happy reading! 

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The 2014 Library Fair is in the works!

Wordy WednesdayIt’s that time of year again! Preliminary planning has started for the 34th Annual Library Fair! As always, our Library Fair will feature our famous book sale, flea market, bake sale, plant sale, food court, games, bounce house, entertainment, and arts & crafts for kids.

What you may not know is that the Library Fair is our primary fundraiser for the Friends of the Library. The Friends of the Library help pay for a wide range of materials for our Youth Services and Teen Programming. They also help us out with the Summer Reading Club. More and more the issue of funding has become a paramount issue for libraries across the nation. Less funding means less books and less programming for the community…an idea that we don’t like very much. That’s why it’s so important that you support the Library Fair, whether it’s through a financial contribution, volunteering to help on the day of the event, or through generous donations.

We’re excepting book and flea market donations up until the day of the Library Fair (which is scheduled for Saturday, September 27th, 2014 from 9am-2pm, if I haven’t mentioned it yet). Sign up sheets for bake sale donations are already available near the Circulation Desks at the Mary Vinson Memorial Library and the Lake Sinclair Library. You can even get a Deed of Gift for your taxes when you donate. Just ask a library staff member.

If you’re interested in volunteering on the day of the Library Fair, we have downloadable volunteer applications on our website under the Library Fair Page. There are also volunteer forms available at the Circulation Desks at the Mary Vinson Memorial Library and the Lake Sinclair Library. Once you’ve filled out your volunteer application, return them to either one of our library branches, or email them to

If you aren’t able to donate or volunteer, a financial contribution is just as helpful. Your sponsorship of the 2014 Library Fair will get you these perks:

  1. Be prominently listed in all Library Fair advertising, including ads in the Union Recorder and the Baldwin Bulletin, as well as radio spots.
  2. Recognition during the event.
  3. A letter of appreciation for your donation.
  4. Inclusion in the news articles submitted to the local newspapers.

You can donate online through Pay Pal by following this link (scoll down to Sponsors) or you can mail a check to:

Friends of the Library
ATTN: Sarah Hamil
151 South Jefferson Street
Milledgeville, GA 31061

If you have any other questions, please email Outreach Coordinator Sarah Hamil, at We hope you’ll consider becoming a supporter of the Library Fair this year! It’s sure to be a great day of fun for everyone!

Until next time, take care & happy reading!
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August’s Early Literacy Activity Calendar

For Your InformationWow! Is it just me, or does it seem like Summer vacation just started yesterday?! It’s true that time flies by when you’re having fun.
Actually, schools in Baldwin County just started back yesterday, and Summer as we know it has come to a close. Many of you took your children to their first day of Pre-K and Kindergarten. Your kiddos will soon be learning about colors, shapes, numbers and letters alongside their peers at school. Even though they sit in a classroom for 8 hours a day, it is important for you to work with your children on their literacy skills while they are at home, and not just at school.
Below is a list of activities that you can do with your little learner at home! These tasks are simple and don’t take long to accomplish. Read ahead for some literacy fun for the month of August!

August 1st: Have your child make up a story by looking at a picture.
August 2nd: Turn out the light and write on the wall with a flashlight.
August 3rd: Look through junk mail with your child. Have the child identify letters of the alphabet.
August 4th: Teach your child a rhyme– maybe “Jack and Jill”.
August 5th: Have your child dictate a story to you about an exciting event.
August 6th: Make a book together using your child’s story.
August 7th: Show your child what stop sign looks like. Talk with them about what it means and how it is used.
August 8th: August is the eighth month of the year. Say all the months in order.
August 9th: Visit the library to look for books about animals. We are open from 10am-2pm on Saturdays!
August 10th: Talk about what to do if there was a fire in the house. Make a safety plan.
August 11th: Read a poem. Have your child recite their favorite part to you.
August 12th: Think of three words that rhyme with dog.
August 13th: Sing or say the rhyme “This Old Man”. Name all the rhyming words.
August 14th: Observe a spoon and a pillow. How are the objects different?
August 15th: Help your child write is or her name.
August 16th: Help sort and fold the laundry and find items that are blue.
August 17th: Go on a triangle hunt and count how many triangles your find in your house.
August 18th: Put cornmeal in a pan. Trace the letter A in the meal with your fingers.
August 19th: Read a book with your child. Point out that each sentence begins with an uppercase letter.
August 20th: Point out different cars. Ask your child what color each one is.
August 21st: Help your child spell his or her name. Say the letters in the name.
August 22nd: Show your child a picture of a ball, a boy, and bike to help him or her learn about the letter B.
August 23rd: Go outside tonight and look at the stars. Ask your child to imagine what it’s like on the moon.
August 24th: Read for 15 minutes today.
August 25th: In a book or magazine, find objects or pictures that begin with the sound B.
August 26th: Have your child draw a picture. Help him or her sign their masterpiece.
August 27th: Have your child tell you a story about the picture he drew yesterday.
August 28th: Learn about the letter C by looking for it in newspapers and magazines.
August 29th: Practice writing the letter C.
August 30th: At the grocery store, talk about the different colors and sizes of apples.
August 31st: Look for items around the house that start with the letter C sound.


Windows to Heaven, Part 2: How to Write Icons

For Your InformationBack in June, we hosted an art history lecture led by artist Dorothy Brown called Windows to Heaven: How to Write Icons. You loved this event so much, that we’ve decided to host a follow up lecture to allow Dorothy to cover even more information about writing icons. To make this event extra special, we’re taking a “field trip” across the street to see Dorothy’s icons on display at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.

Inspired by her studies of icons in Europe during graduate school, Dorothy has been writing icons since the late 1980’s. She has been commissioned to create several icons of patron saints for individuals, including an icon for the Bishop of Durham in England.

“Icons do not take the place of deities, they are facilitators in the place of worship.” states Brown. “Icons are scripture written in paint.”

We hope you’ll join us this evening at 5:30pm in the Children’s Theater for Part 2 of Windows to Heaven: How to Write Icons.

Written to the Glory of God


August 2014 Teen Events

yanewsCan you believe that it is already August?! As always I feel like summer flies by and before I know it it’s back to school season. Regular teen events will be starting back up on August 11. These events are hosted by me, Dabney Kinser, and they are for middle school and high school students. Each week we have three to four programs which included: Freestyle Mondays (we watch TV series and anime in the children’s theater), Teen Club (on Wednesdays we do arts & crafts programs and have snacks in the young adult room), Teen Movies (on select Thursdays in the children’s theater), and Gich-ur-game-ohn! (board games and card games on Fridays in the meeting room). All teen programs start at 3:30 in the afternoon and usually end around 5:30. Please keep reading for this month’s event calendar.

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