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VOLUME 43 ISSUE 2
A LITERACY COUNCIL OF JACKSON COUNTY PUBLICATION
April 2012 

"Spring" Courtesy of Clayre Shaffer,
Photo Fanatics 4-H Club

NOTES FROM THE CHAIR

Dear Volunteers and Friends,

The Council has gained new students and tutors these last few months.  It is a good feeling to know that we are putting our volunteers to good use.  As always, if you know someone who would like to volunteer or might benefit from our services, please let them know about the Literacy Council.

It was recently brought to my attention that the Council doesn't have its own logo.  Marilyn, our librarian, and Nancy, our treasurer, both submitted attractive logos.  Both were so good that I decided to merge their designs into one logo.  It's that little design in the next column and at the top of our web pages.  Right now we are just giving it a test run.  If you have an idea for a design, we would love to see it.

Another addition to our web site is downloadable forms.  Just click the "Get Involved" tab to find student and volunteer forms for enrollment and time keeping.  Click the form you want and it should open with your PDF reader.  You can then save it or print it right away.  As it is, our office hours are not very convenient for our volunteers to obtain these forms.  Problem solved!

I think we are off to a good spring start.  Enjoy the blooming flora and keep your allergy medications handy.  Before you know it, we will be talking about how hot it is.

Bob Burger
Chairman

COUNCIL INFORMATION

LITERACY COUNCIL OF JACKSON COUNTY
BOARD MEMBERS

    Chair --------------------------------------------- Bob Burger
    Placement --------------------------------------- Liz Koester
    Treasurer --------------------------------- Nancy Calcagno
    Librarian ----------------------------------- Marilyn Wilbur
   Newsletter Editor -----------------------Nancy Calcagno

 

BOARD MEETING DATES

May.................................................... TBA
June..................................................... TBA
July...................................................... TBA

(These dates are subject to change)

FROM THE LIBRARIAN

We have some new to us books in the library, thanks to Morty Smith. Come in and check them out.

The list includes:

Basic Picture Words - Flash Cards
Mastering Usage - Writing Skills
Better Spelling
Gnomes - in our story section
Lessons in Vocabulary Development
English for Adult Competency
Password 2 Reading & Vocabulary
MacMillan English
Basic Grammar in Use, Answer Key
Improving Word Skills
Structures in Spelling, Teacher's Edition
GED, Barron's
Project Read - Spelling

Your Librarian,
Marilyn Wilbur

OUR NEW LOGO

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FAMILY LITERACY FAIR

It's More Than Reading

Enjoy a day of fun and information for all ages at the Family Literacy Fair on Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. -
5 p.m. at the Medford Library, 205 S. Central Ave.

The Family Literacy Fair involves over twenty partners presenting literacy programs and support in many ways: reading, finances, health, physical, musical, computer, social, and more! Adults may enter a drawing for a free Kindle e-reader by visiting Literacy Partners' information tables. Early birds can enjoy free coffee, snacks, and special activities including an additional drawing for a book shop gift certificate from 10 a.m. - 12 noon.

Participate in presentations on Teen Homelessness, Diabetes, Employment Help, Keeping Your Kids out of the ER, SMART Reading, Financial Management, and the Jackson County Library Foundation. Enjoy “Behind-the-Scenes Tours" of the Medford library, including Circulation, Technical Services, and Outreach departments. Children are offered special crafts, storytimes, music programs, and a visit with Miss Annie. Teens can have fun with Wii Games, Henna painting, and Duct Tape Crafts; and everyone can learn about Facebook, E-Readers, databases, and Zumba!

Brought to you by Jackson County Library Services and Literacy Partners: Family Nurturing Center, Friends of the Libraries, Girl Scouts, Head Start, Jackson County Library Foundation, Job Council, Kids Time, Discovery Space, Listo, Literacy Council, Rogue Learning and Resource Center, Maslow Project, Oregon Department of Employment, Office of Immigration and Naturalization Service, Providence Medical Group, Rogue Community College, Rogue Federal Credit Union, SMART Reading Program, Storytelling Guild, and Una Voz: Latino Leadership and Advocacy. For more information, please contact Jackson County Library Services at
541-774-8679 or visit www.jcls.org.

 

FOR THE RECORD

Numbers for January - March 2012:

Volunteer Hours ------------------- 201.5
Student Hours ------------------------ 87


Literacy Council of Jackson County
P.O. Box 615
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 531-0166

Website: http://roguelrc.org/litjack
E-mail: literacy@juno.com