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  • 'My Dragon Books' In Review

    CORTNEY LEE GENSIMORE, Roaring Spring Library Staff|Aug 1, 2019

    “My Dragon Books” by Steve Herman are a series of books written to help children ages 4 to 8 learn valuable social and emotional skills in a fun and relatable way. The series follows Drew and his pet dragon Diggory Doo through a series of adventures that help teach important life lessons. “A Dragon With His Mouth On Fire” helps children learn the importance of allowing others to speak without interrupting or talking over them and also emphasizes the value of taking turns. In the story, Diggory Doo the Dragon assumes what he has to say has mor...

  • Adopt at the RSCL

    CORTNEY LEE GENSIMORE, RS Library Staff|Jul 25, 2019

    There are many ways you can support the Roaring Spring Community Library. Adoption is a unique way to contribute to the library and make an impact on the community. Adopt an Author The Adopt an Author program allows you to not only be first in line to read your favorite author’s newest release, but it also helps expand and diversify the library’s collection. Here is how it works: • Let us know whom you want to “adopt.” • Let us know the format – regular print, large print, or audio book. • We order the new titles as they are published. • When...

  • Why Public Libraries Are Relevant in the Digital Age

    CORTNEY LEE GENSIMORE, Roaring Spring Community Library Staff|Jul 18, 2019

    When people ask me what I do for a living and I respond with “I work at the Roaring Spring Community Library,” I almost always get the same reaction. If I had a dollar for every time someone hinted that my job and the place where I work are no longer relevant this day in age, I would be able to fully fund every library in the tristate area. Many people are under the assumption that public libraries are no longer needed because of the internet. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, it is because of the internet that public lib...

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