Banned Books Week
Library Card Sign-Up Month
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month and PCPL wants to make sure that you have the smartest card of all — a library card. Observed since 1987, this is a time when the American Library Association and libraries across the country remind parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all. Library cards are FREE and bring you a world of opportunity— no matter what your age.
Preschool Early Literacy Programs
Wednesdays for Wees programs have relaunched at all branches on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am. Wednesdays for Wees will continue throughout the fall. In addition, Mother Goose on the Loose is held on Mondays at 11:00 am in Chatham. This award-winning program for children birth to age three incorporates nursery rhymes, music, and rhythm instruments in laying the foundations for literacy in the very young child.
Check with any branch for more information about our programs for preschoolers.
Digital Preservation Display
Our History Center at 340 Whitehead Street, Chatham, is displaying scrapbooks and photo albums from the early 1900s to mid-century this month. These contain everything from newsprint and textiles to pressed flowers and buttons. Because these materials are now so fragile, the Center has undertaken a project to copy them into a digital format that can be easily accessed while making archival preservation of the originals possible. Photographs showing the process used to digitize the materials and prepare them for archival storage are also included in the display. Funding for preserving and making these and other significant non-book items in the collection accessible was provided by a grant to the Friends of the Pittsylvania County Public Library from the Womack Foundation.
Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History has generously presented each branch with two museum passes for our patrons to check out. These passes will admit two adults and four children to the museum.
Here's a great opportunity for your whole family to visit the museum at no cost!