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News on What is Happening at Our Library: Events, Programming and Special Activities That Are Coming Up

Free Summer Movies at the Library

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11 am:  Lunchin’ at the Movies- These films are rated PG and are usually less than 2 hours.

1 pm:  Snackin’ at the Cinema-These movies are rated PG 13 and usually last 2 hours.

You are welcome to bring your lunch or snacks and get comfy with your blankets & pillows.

The library’s big screen showing of recently released or theme related films, has become an annual fun summer event for Davie County Library patrons. The Youth Services Department tries to schedule films that were based on a book, or that relate to their summer theme!

There is plenty of floor space, or you can relax in chairs. Parents are responsible for deciding if movie content and ratings are appropriate for their family.

Check on, or review the Calendar of Events with the movie schedule – available for download here and at the Library’s Website.

Calendar of Events with Movie Schedule:

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After the movie, stick around and check out a copy of the YA, Elementary or Juvenile Fiction book the movies are based on- because we all know, the book is always even better than the movie!

Trick or Treat at the Davie County Library

It will be a real “treat” to see you at the library this week…


The Friends of the Davie County Public Library group is privileged to help support the youth programs, and library staff of our libraries.

One of the many ways we do this is by helping our library to purchase Halloween Candy each year to hand out during the Main Street “Trick or Treat” night on Halloween.

We hope to see some of you there!

Everyone Loves Ice Cream!

Summer Ice Cream Party Sponsored by Friends of Davie County Library

The celebration for all the readers who completed the 2014 Summer Reading Program was sponsored by the Davie County Friends group. If you are a friend of Davie County Public Library, you are responsible for all these grins!

Volunteers set up and served ice cream. The kids enjoyed making their own sundaes and then watched as Mr. Short worked his balloon “magic” to make their favorite design for them to take home.

The summer reading program is fostering a love for reading that will last a lifetime and the Friends of the library are proud to be a part of providing a reward for these readers.

We are thankful for the F.O.L. volunteers who came out to help set up, serve and clean up, as well as all of you who support us with your membership and donation dollars!

“Friends” help make things happen at the Davie County Public Library!


Celebrate Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program – Party!


This week is the last full week of the Davie County Library’s Summer Reading Program “Fizz, Boom, Read!” and the year-end party is about to begin.

The group, Friends of Davie County Library is sponsoring a “make your own sundae” ice cream party on Monday, August 11, 2014 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for all participants of the S.R.P. this year.


“Come with me,’ Mom says.
To the library. 
Books and summertime
go together.” 
― Lisa Schroeder


We hope that you have all had a wonderful summer and that you are gearing up for a terrific new school year. A sundae party is the perfect way to end the vacation and we hope that you will join us at the Mocksville branch of the Davie County Public library.

If you are an F.O.L. member who would like to volunteer at this event, we will be setting up, serving and cleaning up so please contact us (see the contact form below) and let us know if you want to help.

We always have a great time seeing all the kids’ smiling faces as they celebrate their summer reading accomplishments!



“Friends” Help to Bring Dr. Elliot Engel to Davie County Again


Friends of the Davie County Public Library

One of the reasons that the Friends of the Davie County Public Library exists is to direct your membership fees and donations to activities that support the library’s planned programming, including public speakers such as Dr. Engel.

Your financial support enables the library to provide more, and better services to the youth, adults and families in Davie County.

We are delighted that Dr. Elliot Engel will return on Thrusday, November 7, 2013 to give his light and enlightening presentation, Blackbeard – Pirate Enemy Number One. Although pirates have fascinated the world for centuries, no pirate ever achieved the notoriety of Blackbeard.

See you there from 4-5 p.m. at the multi-media room, matey!


Fall Book Sale Fundraiser~ 2013



2013 Fall Book Sale

The Friends of Davie County Public Library are sponsoring a bargain Book Sale.

You never know what treasures you and your family will find and all the proceeds from our book sales go to support  the library:

Thursday, October 17, 5 – 8 p.m.

(Members Shopping)

Friday,  October 18, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Saturday, October 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m

($3 per bag from 12-3 p.m.)


We hope you will stop in to purchase some bargains, renew your membership and make a donation to help with these projects. 

Members Make Things Happen ~ at Davie County Public Library

Thank You~

Merit Kirkpatrick

President , Friends of the Davie County Public Library

Nurturing Literacy in the Secondary Grades

The Davie County friends of the library group is always interested in finding new ways that we can help with encouraging and enabling literacy through our library.  I found this great article in the Tech4Learning Literacy Kit for secondary students (free) and just thought it was really interesting how some creative teachers are using middle school and teen students’ natural love for comics, as a learning tool.

In fact, some educators are suggesting that graphic novels and comics  should be used more often to get kids interested in reading, and learning.  Not only that, but many teachers are using them successfully in the classroom.

Melinda  Kolk has a recent article, reprinted by Tech4Learning,  which suggests that students are learning a great deal more than we might think they are,  through the characteristics and composition of comics. She stated:

Students can learn a lot about effective communication as they study the characteristics of successful comic books and graphic novels. Telling stories in a limited space requires comic authors to carefully consider composition, viewpoint, and character expression. How these elements are combined into text and illustrations will determine how the reader interprets the story.~ Melinda Kolk

And R.J. Marzano (Classroom instruction that works: Research-based strategies for increasing student achievement.) addressed some ideas for implementing comics into language arts programs;

Brain-based teaching tells us that students learn by doing. Having them create their own comics as a form of expression and communication will provide additional opportunities for learning.

One way the F.O.L. group is supporting this type of “project based learning” is through helping with the purchase of Davie County Library’s ReadyAnimator. Students can create and animate their own comics with this equipment.


The library had a “Teen Tech” night this year to give kids a chance to try this out, and it is available for use on a regular basis at the Mocksville branch. What a great way to do a report or illustrate their own stories! This is creative, and educational technology.

We would love to see some Davie County parents, teachers and tutors  sending students in to “check out” the ReadyAnimator, as a way to reinforce the things they are teaching in our classrooms.

Get in touch with the library at 336-753-6030, if you think this is something that your kids would be interested in trying out.