Pay your overdue fine with food
Published 3:28 am Thursday, March 30, 2006
April 2 to April 8 is National Library Week. First sponsored in 1958, this is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country.
It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate.
During National Library Week, Niles District Libray will be accepting Food for Fines.
Patrons may bring back any overdue items and pay their fines with non-perishable food items which will then be donated to St. Mary's Food Bank. A dollar in fines will be waived for every two cans of food donated.
The library will also be accepting donations of non-perishable food from anyone who wishes to contribute, even if they don't have fines. No food for fines will be accepted after Saturday, April 8.
On April 8, the Friends of Niles District Library hold their semi-annual book sale. There will be thousands of books to choose from at just 25 cents each. Patrons who have checked out books recently will want to bring in their due date slips which can be exchanged for a free book. The sale will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the library's basement.
The following are among the newest adult DVDs available at the library.
Good Night, and Good Luck (George Clooney)
A dramatization of the real-life conflict between television newsman Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy when Murrow and the dedicated CBS newsstaff were determined to expose the scare tactics perpetrated by McCarthy during his communist witch-hunts.
Just Like Heaven (Reese Witherspoon)
A man rents an apartment still occupied by a woman's spirit, though at first he tries to get rid of her they begin to fall in love.
Proof (Gwyneth Paltrow)
A young woman must come to terms with her deceased father's mental illness while she also deals with her estranged sister and one of her father's former students.
Cinderella Man (Russell Crowe)
Story of Jim Braddock, a fighter during the depression who triumphs against all odds over heavyweight champ Max Baer in 1935.
March of the Penguins
Documents the courtship of penquins, as they journey through the Antarctic in search of true love.