|Happy New Year!
I thought you might be interested in updates on two articles that appeared in previous
editions of BookBytes.
In last quarter's issue, you read about Dr. Clyde
McCants having an article on Verdi published in Public Libraries, a national
library journal. Impressed with his article, MacFarland Publishers out of North
Carolina has contracted with Dr. Clyde to write a book which is tentatively entitled Opera
in the Library. It will be a reference and selection guide for library opera
collections, covering recommendations for print, CD, and video resources. The
publication date is yet to be determined. If you feel you haven't seen Dr. Clyde
around town quite as much as usual, it's because he is working diligently to meet
his July 1, 2002, deadline!
|Last year this time, we were proud to announce in BookBytes
that Robert and Rebecca McMaster had given the library stock to establish an endowment for
the purpose of giving away books to the children of Fairfield County. I'm happy to
report that the stock has been sold, netting $107,960.06. The funds are invested and
drawing interest, and the first batch of approximately 500 books is available for
distribution. The Fairfield County Library Commission has approved guidelines for
distributing the books. A short (one-page) application form is required for groups
who would like to request books to distribute. The process is administered by
myself, the Community Services Librarian, and a library board member.
As always, feel free to reach me at the library by
phone (635-4971) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org)