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Enjoy a Passport to Puppetry from the Center for Puppetry Arts and Cobb Library System

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Did you know that you can get free passes from the library for the Center for Puppetry Arts?

Check out the Georgia Public Libraries’ Passport to Puppetry at your local Cobb County Public Library System branch for free museum admissions and special show and workshop discounts for your family! Thanks to a new partnership between the Center for Puppetry Arts and Georgia’s Public Libraries, citizens with valid library cards can check out the Center’s new Passport to Puppetry at any participating public library in all 159 Georgia counties.

The passport is valid for up to 4 Museum admissions. Add a performance and enjoy a Create-A-Puppet Workshop for 25% off!* Show discount must be redeemed day of Museum visit and excludes Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™. Not valid online, for previously booked tickets, group ticket sales, or with any other discount. *Discount applicable to the Family Series All-Inclusive Ticket or Tales of Edgar Allan Poe.

To check the availability of the Passport to Puppetry, call your library branch or find it in the library catalog.

Savings for a family of four: almost $35.00

(Source: Cobbline)

Job and Career Accelerator at the Library

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Do your New Year’s resolutions include stepping up your career development? If so, your CCPLS library card gives you free access to LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator™, an easy-to-use job search application featuring personalized step-by-step assistance – from exploring and matching suitable occupations from over 1,000 detailed occupation profiles to finding available jobs from a database of over 5 million up-to-date job postings.

With Job & Career Accelerator, you can easily create professional and effective resumes and cover letters, master interviewing and networking techniques, improve your work skills, and prepare for occupation-related exams. It also helps you plan, tailor, and track your progress for multiple job searches while providing expert advice and tips at every step of the way.

Job & Career Accelerator is accessible in the CCPLS E-Library. A Getting Started overview tutorial on Job & Career Accelerator is available online.

You’ll need your library card number and PIN to access this resource. Need a library card? Find information on how to sign up for yours on the CCPLS website.

(Source: http://www.cobbcat.org)

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month‏

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The Cobb County Public Library System (CCPLS) encourages residents of all ages to participate in Library Card Sign-Up Month, a campaign highlighting the resources and activities offered by libraries.

With students beginning the 2012-2013 school year in Cobb County, now is an especially good time for families to make sure household members have library cards. All area public and most private schools opened in August, just ahead of Library Card Sign-Up Month, a national drive promoted each September by the American Library Association.

“Library cards pay dividends for a lifetime,” says CCPLS library director Helen Poyer. “Libraries offer free resources for many interests, from serving as tool for young people developing reading skills and succeeding in school, to providing useful information for families making choices about health, recreation, finance, and other aspects of life.”

Young families use libraries as one of the earliest places for children to experience storytelling, books, and the arts outside the home. For students, libraries provide books and other resources, along with room to relax, study, or play outside the classroom. Among the other uses for libraries are its resources for consumers, company executives, and investors seeking up-to-date business information.

CCPLS Sign-Up Month activities include movie festivals, story times, book discussion groups, workshops, and more. For information on CCPLS events, please visit www.cobbcat.org.

Getting a library card is easy, only takes a few moments, and is free for Cobb County residents.  Parents and guardians should visit the library with their children, bring proof of residency and photo identification, and fill out a short form. Library cards are valid for two years.

New CCPLS patrons often turn into regular library patrons as they discover the array of resources – from books and electronic media to comfortable rooms for private or group gatherings available at various library locations.

“Sign-Up Month is an excellent opportunity to invite friends, family members, and business associates to join or renew membership in the library system,” said Jonathan McKeown, associate director for central and outreach services. “Thousands of our patrons make Cobb’s 17 libraries destinations in their lives outside of work, school, social organizations, and home.”

For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit any Cobb County Public Library System location in person or online at www.cobbcat.org.

Cobb libraries giving away tickets to see The Wiggles

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Children participating in the summer reading program can enter into a drawing at the Cobb County Public Library System to win free tickets to see “The Wiggles Celebration Tour” at the Fox Theatre on July 31. The drawing begins on June 25 and all entries must be received by July 25.

Families should visit any branch of the Cobb County Public Library System to enter the drawing. Each branch has a family four-pack of tickets to give away to the performance, courtesy of The Wiggles themselves. This is the second year that the library has given away tickets to see the group’s performance.

For more information on the giveaway, please visit www.cobbcat.org/wiggles.

Teens invited to participate in digital media production program

The Cobb County Public Library System will begin a multimedia initiative for teens in 2012. The “Triple D Production Company,” which is being funded by the Cobb Library Foundation, will develop a total health audiovisual program for children ages 6-12. The Cobb Library Foundation received a grant from the Thrashers Foundation in support of this project.

Cobb teens are invited to participate in the program, which will begin in January 2012. Staff members at the library system will schedule events to help teens learn about the process of making films. Teens will also be able to create films of their own. All films will be related to health and will be geared for children.  These films will be shown at the library’s end-of-summer reading party in August 2012. Other components of the program include researching, writing, and editing health-related films.

More information can be found about the project by visiting http://www.cobbcat.org/TripleD. For more information on the Cobb Library Foundation, please visit http://www.cobblibraryfoundation.org.

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Friends of the Library Expand Book Sale at Most Branches

Cobb LibraryThe Friends of the Cobb County Public Library System, a non-profit group whose activities benefit the library system, has started a new ongoing book sale. The sale is being held at most branches of the library system. Prices for the items, which are primarily paperbacks and popular hardback novels, start at $2.

The purpose of this expanded book sale is to continue to raise money for the library system. The Friends organization has in the past held two large semi-annual book sales and several special book sales throughout the year. All proceeds from the Friends’ book sales supplement the library system’s existing book budget.

For more information about the Friends of the Library, visit www.cobbcat.org/Friends.html or call Patty Latch at 770-528-2342.