Library Development Director, Bill Kennedy, Lifetime Vision Source, Dr. Larry Motacek, Library Director, Joe Rector, Lifetime Vision Source, Dr. Tamara Mathison Lifetime Vision Source recently donated $10,000 to the James River Valley Library System to sponsor the new bookmobile. Dr.…
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E-Book Sales Fall 14% In 2015 – Publishers Weekly, Jim Milliot, Jun 17, 2016

Digital devices are important, but they are not replacing the printed book, or the library, as a source for information and learning. In fact, the library becomes more important as the balanced source of information  for digital and printed materials. Though various sources have reported a decline in e-book sales for traditional publishers in 2015 compared…
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Library Story: One Book, Or Two, Makes A Difference

Joe Rector, library director, and I, the development director,  were talking about how to communicate the library plan. I asked him why he became a teacher and eventually a library director. He sat back in his chair and looked around his neat but very crowded office, full of books that no longer fit on the library…
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Modern Woodmen Of America Donation

Thanks to the local chapter of Modern Woodmen of America for their generous matching gift of $2,500 for the new Bookmobile. Pictured are Bill Kennedy, Development Director for the library, Joe Rector, Library Director, Jennifer Rand, Modern Woodmen representative and Melissa Mee, Librarian and Bookmobile driver. Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial:

Louise Erdrich And The Importance Of Libraries And Family

New York Times, April 26, 2016 Book Review, Louise Erdrich, By The Book Latest book is LaRose. Illustration by Jillian Tamaki What kind of reader were you as a child? Which childhood books and authors stick with you most? I was a ravenous library mouse. We have a stately public library in Wahpeton, still standing…
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