Friday, July 22, 2011

Flags Lowered in Honor of Fallen Sailor

The library's flags are flying at half-staff today in honor of U.S. Navy Seaman Aaron D. Ullom, 20, of Midland, Michigan, who died July 12 while conducting a dismounted patrol in the Helmand province of Afghanistan.

Seaman Ullom served as a Hospital Corpsman for the Navy and was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 8, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. He deployed to Afghanistan in February for his first tour of duty. Ullom’s awards include National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and NATO Medal – ISAF Afghanistan.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Flags Lowered in Honor of Fallen Soldier

The library's flags are flying at half-staff today in honor of Staff Sgt. Joshua A. Throckmorton , 28, of Battle Creek, Michigan.  Staff Sgt. Throckmorton died July 5 in Paktia province, Afghanistan of injuries suffered from an improvised explosive device.

Throckmorton was assigned to the 709th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command in Hohenfels, Germany. He served 15 months in Iraq and was three months into a one-year deployment in Afghanistan. He was awarded posthumously a Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Collectible and Used Book Sale Coming Soon

Our annual used book sale is right around the corner, so mark your calendars now for the week of August 9-13!  This year, in addition to thousands of subject-sorted hardcover and paperback books of interest to all ages, we will offer a nice selection of rare and collectible volumes. These collector items are individually priced, but still priced to sell, so sharp-eyed collectors may find some real bargains!

If you'd like to be among the first to shop the sale, our preview night will be held on Tuesday, August 9, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Admission is $10 per person, and allows customers to shop the sale before it opens to the general public.  Regular sale hours are Wednesday, August 10 and Thursday, August 11, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. On Friday, August 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., all items will be sold at half price. On Saturday, August 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., shoppers may fill a grocery bag with items of their choice for a flat fee of $5 per bag.  On Monday, August 15, any unsold items will be free.

Sorry, NO ELECTRONIC SCANNING DEVICES will be allowed in the sale room.