JILLIAN RAEL, Library director
Before I launch into my usual report on Library events and happenings, I would like to say a few words about a new group in Lincoln County that is near and dear to my heart. I am the mother of a premature baby that spent some time in the NICU, and I was determined to nurse my son in order to provide him the best nutrition possible. It was an incredible challenge both in the hospital and at home. Just when I was ready to give up, sure that it was a feat we would never accomplish, Dr. Morrison introduced me to Laura Mayer. Laura was working to become a La Leche League group leader and offered to come to my house and help me through that difficult time, and what a wonderful gift she was! I am so proud to say that Laura just recently finished her certification with La Leche League and is now organizing our own chapter here in Lincoln County. Our first meeting will be held on June 19 from 10-11:30 AM at the Fayetteville Recreation Center, and it is open to anyone interested in breastfeeding or who may need help and guidance. You will find yourself surrounded by people who care and can help you though what can be a difficult and frustrating time. Here at the Library I have taken special care to bring in books recommended by La Leche and Laura so that nursing mothers have free access to resources that can help with nursing issues ranging from returning to work to nursing multiples.
On another note, Summer Reading is well under way and we are having a wonderful time! June 19 will be archaeology day with special guest archaeologist Ann Marshall of TN Valley Archaeological Research at 2 PM and all things Egypt at 10 AM. On June 26 we will wrap up with our Pirate Party at 10 AM where those completing the reading portion will receive their prizes. We hope you will come out and finish up this great summer program with us.
Our next Friends of the Library speaker is Mary Lee Glass, an anthropologist and conservation enthusiast also from TN Valley Archaeological Research. She will be discussing document conservation in a program that will build and expand what we have begun with photographs. If you have old letters or documents in your collection you are wondering how to properly preserve, don’t miss this talk!
Come by or call to find out more about what’s happening here at FLCPL. As always, we love to see you at the Library!