As the Page Turns

On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the Jamerson Library hosted one of the book buses from the Appomattox Literacy Intervention Project (ALIP). Much like the Jamerson Library, the ALIP seeks to promote literacy throughout Appomattox County, their most popular project being their three book buses: Spot, Dot & Trot. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the buses are only able to run from Oct. 5-30 of this year and are giving books away rather than lending them. 

This year, through an outreach partnership, the Jamerson Library has been able to donate gently used books to this program. The books donated ranged from preschool through young adult reading levels. Many of these donated books were chosen by children during ALIP’s  visit to the library on Tuesday, but others can still be found on the buses as they travel the county this October.

Thanks to a generous donation from Bruce and Joanne Jones of Dark Leaf Farms, the library is to be donated pumpkins for a “Portable Pumpkin Painting Project.” Stop by the library starting on Monday, Oct. 19, and while supplies last, you can take home a small pumpkin, a triple paint pot set and a paint brush. Paint up your pumpkin in time for Halloween! Make them scary, silly, decorative, abstract, just use your imagination! 

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