Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

Local News

May 15, 2013

Librarian turning to community to expand library

TEUTOPOLIS — Teutopolis school district librarian is trying to find people willing to buy new books for school libraries in the district.

Susan Yallaly told the Unit 50 Board of Education Monday donors may join the Wooden Shoe Book Club.

“People will be able to donate titles to any of our libraries,” Yallaly said. “Once received, we will put a plate on the book.”

The plate will feature some kind of recognition that the book was donated to the school district. But Yallaly said donors don’t have to have their own names put on the plate.

“It could commemorate anything from anniversaries to birthday,” she said.

Yallaly said the program will enable community members to be stakeholders in the school district.

“It’s a goal of mine for community members to have a stake in our libraries by boosting our collection,” she said.

Yallaly said many of the school district’s library books are in bad shape. She added that community members can choose from a list of book titles that will be placed on the Unit 50 website sometime in late summer.

Yallaly said she has partnered with Jacksonville-based Permabound. The company will put plates on the books as they are bought. Yallaly said citizens can also buy e-books and iPads for the district through the Permabound program.

A look at how much the libraries are used may provide a clue to the need for new books. Yallaly told the board Monday students had checked out about 38,000 books during the 2012-13 school year.

Bill Grimes can be reached at 217-347-7151, ext. 132, or bill.grimes@effinghamdailynews.com.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • McCarter.jpg Some lawmakers donate pay

    Illinois lawmakers restoring their pay after years of furlough days has prompted some state representatives to give back to their communities — a move some local lawmakers call a political one.

    July 27, 2014 3 Photos

  • Distance learning catching on in area

    In what appears to be a growing trend among rural school districts, a third area school district may join an existing academic cooperative.

    July 27, 2014

  • Joshua Robison.jpg Opinion: God doesn't care about party affiliation

    Reflecting on what we politely refer to in this country as “political discourse,” I am often struck by how convinced many people seem to be that their sides' specific policies and personalities are the only way to save us all from utter ruin.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ron W.jpg Opinion: Column break just that -- a break

    ‘Hey, Ron. You didn’t have a column this week. What’s the deal? It’s the reason I buy a paper on Thursdays.”

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Isom.jpg Opinion: It's about time

    Finally, someone else speaks up and it’s about time.
    I applaud Ron Worman and welcome him to take a seat on my bandwagon. His addressing the proliferation of signs of every description, virtually everywhere one looks, is a welcome additional voice — even though rare.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Feds: Effingham County was meeting place for underage sex tryst

    An Ohio man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges that he traveled out of state to meet an underage person in Effingham County for sexual activity.

    July 25, 2014

  • Jail inmate attempts suicide

    An unscheduled cell check is credited for saving the life of an Effingham County Jail inmate who tried to hang himself early Thursday morning.

    July 25, 2014

  • Woman injured in Farina collision

    An accident on Washington Street sent one driver to the hospital Thursday.

    July 25, 2014

  • Driver crashes after being forced off road

    A driver crashed after being run off the road by a semi on Interstate 70.

    July 25, 2014

  • Rollover on I-70 sends one to hospital

    An accident on Interstate-70 sent one traveler to the hospital.

    July 25, 2014

AP Video
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.