The Showcase of Local Artists will continue through October 31. We have a nice collection of paintings, drawings, photography, needlepoint, and decorated gourds. Our talented artists are as follows: Janice Beal, Barbara Britt, Ronnie Burton, Janice Davis, Linda Goodman, Julia Annice McBee, Sandy Pratt, Ron Reese, Donna Simmons, Judy Williams, and Paul Williams. Be sure and stop by to take a look.


Preschool Story Time will also be meeting on November 4, at 10 am at the library.


Please mark your calendar for November 14. The young adult group “Will Tell” will be performing at the Lexington Civic Center to raise money for the library’s Summer Reading Program. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the library.


The Library has implemented a couple of new money saving procedures that I would like to explain. Anyone who uses the library’s computers has always been able to print from them for a charge of .15 cents per page. You may still do this. However, when you click print, you will now need to go to the front desk and ask for the print job to be released. All prints must be paid for in advance. Also, the library has allowed the public to make copies from the copier for .15 cents per page. This is a service we will still offer. However, the copier has been moved behind the service desk, and the staff will be making all copies. Every copy must be paid for, and it must be paid for in advance. These two measures will eliminate any waste of paper and ink that we have experienced in the past.


The library has offered an Interlibrary Loan service now for several years. Whenever the library does not have a book, we can request to borrow it from another library. This service is only offered to established patrons who have a good record of returning materials. Due to the guidelines for participating in this program, we cannot charge for this service. However, we are asking that patrons who take advantage of this service and who are able to make a donation to cover the cost of postage to please do so.