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Newly designed bookmobile debuts April 16

Posted on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 10:33 am

The new Caroline Library Inc. Bookmobile will embark on its first run Wednesday, April 16 as part of the National Bookmobile Celebration.

That day, the bookmobile will travel to Wright’s Chapel Daycare, Countryside Daycare, Ms. Joni’s Shining Stars Daycare, and other Caroline County points of interest.

Keep up with the bookmobile by following the library’s live Twitter feed that day @CarolineLib.

The bookmobile will then be on display during the third annual Mayberry Days in Bowling Green on Saturday, April 19.

See the newly designed and wrapped bookmobile parked at Bowling Green City Hall. Participate in Story and Craft Time with Miss Charlene at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Explore the bookmobile with Sandy, and enjoy popcorn, crafts, and books for sale. Get a library card, and learn about all the wonderful things happening at the library.


Find the Library Peep


Every branch invites patrons to come in and “Find the Library Peep” at preschool story time.

There will be a cute little light-up rubber “peep” hidden somewhere around the library, and it’s your job to help out the Easter Bunny and find it! There will be an Easter Basket for the winner.

The search is on at Port Royal Thursday, April 10 at 4:30 p.m.; Dawn on Thursday, April 17 and 5 p.m.; Ladysmith on Tuesday, April 15 at 10 a.m.; and Bowling Green on Thursday, April 14 at 10 a.m.


Get Crafty: Decoupage Vases


This month, get ready to decorate your home for less at the Caroline Library. Create a centerpiece for the home that delights. Bring your own glass vase or small container to make an accent jar for your dresser or office desk.

Space is limited, so RSVP to your favorite branch to be sure and get a seat. Some supplies are provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own glass item if possible. Learn the art of decoupage using tissue paper and Modge Podge or simple white glue at Dawn on Tuesday, April 8 at 2 p.m.; Port Royal on Thursday, April 10 at 2 p.m.; Bowling Green on Saturday, April 12 at 2 p.m., and Ladysmith on Tuesday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m.


National Library Week


Libraries and librarians have a powerful and positive impact on the lives of Americans on a daily basis. Their stories are key to communicating the value of libraries.

National Library Week is April 13 to 19 and is the perfect opportunity to encourage the community to tell the story of how the library has changed lives.

Tweet about the library using the hashtags #liveschange and #nlw14, and be sure to follow the library’s new Twitter account @CarolineLib.


Virginia Women in History panel


Caroline Library will host a Traveling Panel Exhibition April 7 to May 16 at the Ladysmith Branch in Ladysmith Village.

In collaboration with Dominion and the Virginia Business and Professional Women’s Foundation, the Library of Virginia announces Virginia Women in History 2014, an annual project that honors eight women, living or deceased, for their contributions to the Commonwealth.


2014 honorees are:

§     Rachel Findlay (Wythe County), principal in a freedom suit.

§     Mary Berkeley Minor Blackford (Fredericksburg), anti-slavery activist.

§     Naomi Silverman Cohen (Richmond), civic activist.

§     Christine Herter Kendall (Bath County), artist and patron of the arts. Nominated by Lee Elliott and Michael Wildasin, Garth Newel Music Center, Warm Springs.

§     Mildred Delores Jeter Loving (Caroline County), principal in a 1967 civil rights turning point.

§     Elizabeth Ashburn Duke (Virginia Beach), banker. Recipient of VABPW Foundation Business Leadership Award.

§     Deborah A. “Debbie” Ryan (Albemarle County), basketball coach and cancer treatment advocate.

Stoner Winslett (Richmond), artistic director and choreographer.