Very few walls have ever been more fun to scan. There are exquisite flights of imagination, brain-jangling combinations of color, screwball doodles (and, believe me, I am a huge fan of screwball doodles) and poignant images of pets, parents and pals that will make you at least smile if not actually tear up with joy.
If this library wore a hat, it would be off and the cupola over the foyer would bow in gratitude and wonder to all of the peachy young artists who decorated stars for the Summer Reading Program. Picasso once said it took him most of his life to learn how to draw like a kid again. He should have hung out in the library’s youth department, where it seems artistic genius sparkles like the Milky Way. Want to put some zip in your vision? Go take a look at the work of Summer Reading Program Stars.
And speaking of seeing stars, all of you DVD fans will be thrilled to learn that you can now see more stars longer because we’ve changed our video lending policy. Now patrons with current, valid Clark County Public Library cards can rent up to seven DVDs at a time and keep them for seven days. Our old policy limited check-outs to five videos for four days at a time.
Another DVD policy change is that patrons will also be able to put holds on DVDs. If the one you want is not in, we will put it on hold for you, and call you when a copy is available. Once your copy is in, however, we will only be able to hold it for one day. That’s so we don’t have popular DVDs languishing on hold shelves.
If you have any questions about the new DVD policies, just ask any librarian. Please remember that the fine policy will remain the same: $1 a day on each DVD for every day it is overdue.
And last but not least happy Fourth of July. The library will be closed for the holiday.
Have a swell Fourth, stay away from potato salad that’s been in the sun more than five hours, and, OK, the weather’s been torrid, fireworks are banned. Hmmm, maybe it’s a perfect year to start a new water balloon tradition.