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Book Notes: Dec. 29, 2013

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Sissonville library hoursCHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Sissonville Public Library will begin its new operating schedule Jan. 2. Hours are being reduced from 39 to 30 per week as the library is unable to recruit replacements for staff members who recently resigned."The reduction of hours at the Sissonville branch has nothing to do with the process of planning system-wide reductions in library service, and no one should conclude that the Sissonville branch is going to be closed as part of this process. This situation is happening because we had two staff members resign there, and we cannot recruit replacements until we know what the plan is for Sissonville," said Kanawha County Public Library Director Alan Englebert.The new hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The library will be closed Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.
Reading challengeCHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Following the success of the West Virginia Reads 150 challenge this year, the Kanawha County Public Library, West Virginia Library Commission and the West Virginia Center for the Book are extending a similar challenge in 2014.The West Virginia Reads 150 Plus reading challenge encourages individuals or teams to read at least 151 books of any type (printed book, e-book, audiobook) and genre between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2014. Register for the challenge at any KCPL location.This year at KCPL, 284 teams with 1,868 team members participated.
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