• Help a library, send a postcard

    by  • May 8, 2013 • 1 • 0 Comments

    From the collections of the Omaha Public Library.

    From yonder collections o'thar Omaha Public Library.

    Me name be Heather Gaines an' I am thar e'ent coordinator fer adult programs at ye O’Fallon Public Library located in Illinois. Our summer readin' program will be kickin' off soon an' I would like t'recruit ye as a helper! Ye theme this year be “Have Book-Will Tra'el.”

    I had an idea that would brin' America t'our patrons in a fun an' colorful way. Fer yer part I would like t'ask ye t'do 'un small thin'. Would ye be willin' t'send us a postcard from yer great city, state, or even a unique local spot?

    Once collected, I will share them wi' all our patrons, wi' yonder hope that they too will see wha' amazin' places thar be t'disco'er across America. On t'aft o'thar postcard, please write a small blurb about wha' location be pictured or about t'state it be from.

    If fer any reason ye do not or be not able t'participate in this endea'or, please email me aft so I may contact another library in yer home state.

    Ye may send more than 'un postcard if ye so choose!

    Our address be as follows:

    O’Fallon Public Library
    Attn: Heather Gaines
    120 Ci'ic Plaza
    O’Fallon, IL 62269

    Thank ye an' have a great day!
    Heather Gaines

    wit' Swiss Army Librarian.


    Michael Sauers is currently the Technology Innovation Librarian for the Nebraska Library Commission in Lincoln, Nebraska and has been training librarians in technology for more than 15 years. He has also been a public library trustee, a bookstore manager for a library friends group, a reference librarian, serials cataloger, technology consultant, and bookseller. He earned his MLS in 1995 from the University at Albany’s School of Information Science and Policy. Michael’s twelfth book, Google Search Secrets (w/ Christa Burns) was published October 2013 and has two more books on the way. He has also written dozens of articles for various journals and magazines. In his spare time he blogs at travelinlibrarian.info, runs Web sites for authors and historical societies, takes many, many photos, and reads more than 100 books a year.


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