Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Is Coming To The Highland Library

Monterey,VA – Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is coming to Highland County! Highland Elementary School and the Highland County Public Library are teaming up to bring this excellent early literacy program to Highland County children ages 0-4. Enroll your child in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and we’ll send them a FREE BOOK in the mail every month until their fifth birthday. The time you spend reading with your child opens their mind to faraway places, exciting adventures, and sets them on the path way to an interest in lifelong learning.

Read to your child – it’s an investment in their future and the future of our community. If your child lives in Highland County you can register for the program at the library. We also welcome you to attend our kick-off event, “Ice Cream Party Playdate” on Saturday, August 6th from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. We’ll have free ice cream, playtime, and a chance to register for the free book program.

Do you want to be able to download e-books from your library? The Highland County Public Library has been offered the opportunity to join a consortium for library e-book downloads. We’re well aware that e-books will play major part in the future of libraries. To join the consortium is very costly and we need to find out whether there is demand for the service in Highland County.

Library e-books would be available to download to your device for two weeks and then would automatically disappear. Supported devices are the Nook and the Sony e-Reader, and the Kindle will be supported by the end of the year. If you want this service in Highland County then we must hear from you soon. Call or stop by to let us know you’re interested.

The Summer Reading Program will be drawing to a close soon. Before then we have a few more fun programs to offer. On Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 1:00 p.m. you can see live bees and learn about their importance to our environment at “I C D Bees!” On Thursday, Aug. 4 at 10:00 a.m. we’ll be showing “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” (PG) for our Morning Matinee Movie. On Sat., Aug. 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. we’ll be working on “Art Projects for the Fair” at our Summer Reading Program grand finale event. The drawing for the Big Prizes will be held at noon. Kids need not be present to win.

The Second Tuesday Reading Group will be discussing Charles Finch’s “A Beautiful Blue Death” at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9th. Peggy Sawyers will be leading the discussion. Newcomers are welcome.

We have some great new titles for you to check out. Come by and try Jeffrey Deaver’s “Carte Blanch,” Tess Gerritsen’s “The Silent Girl,” Margaret Truman’s “Monument to Murder,” Daniel H. Wilson’s “Robopocalypse,” Steve Berry’s “The Jefferson Key,” David Baldacci’s “One Summer,” Barbara Delinsky’s “Escape,” Daniel Silva’s “Portrait of a Spy,” Danielle Steel’s “Happy Birthday,” Catherine Coulter’s “Split Second,” and Anne Rivers Siddon’s “Burnt Mountain.”

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Heather Niday

Heather is our Program Director and Traffic Manager. She started with Allegheny Mountain Radio as a volunteer deejay. She then joined the AMR staff in February of 2007. Heather grew up in the Richmond, Virginia, area and now lives in Arbovale, West Virginia with her husband Chuck. Heather is a wonderful flute player, and choir director for Arbovale UMC. You can hear Heather along with Chuck on Tuesday nights from 6 to 8pm as they host two hours of jazz on Something Different.

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