Entries by Pamela, Library Director

Successful Learning

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” —Benjamin Franklin For many people, the word “learning” suggests passively listening to lectures or reading textbooks. This is especially true for those of us who were mainly educated in traditional classrooms. As it turns out, participating in your own […]


As you go about your life, taking care of business, maybe driving around, did you know you can enjoy the travel time even more by listening to digital stuff from your library? It’s sweet! Library cardholders from L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library (LEPMPL) can borrow downloadable audiobooks and streaming/downloadable music recordings for free. Discover how […]

Let the Games Begin!

This month, our family is watching the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea from the comfort of our living room.  We enjoy the thrill of ski jumping, luge and snowboarding, the athleticism of biathlon (cross-country skiing combined with rifle shooting), short track speed skating, and ice hockey. The level of intensity and displays of […]

Dare to Declutter!

It’s a new year and people everywhere are resolving to organize and clean out. Let the library help you succeed with yours. Each of these featured books offers a unique set of principles, perspectives and plans to fit your specific pack rat personality. New Minimalism: decluttering and design for sustainable, intentional living by Cary Telander […]

Community Wellness and the Library

For years, our librarians have routinely assessed collections and monitored usage statistics, recorded customer feedback and jotted down anecdotal stories in order to select topics of popular interest.  At L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, we recently noted a growing circulation trend in our adult nonfiction books in the subjects of health, wellness, nutrition, cooking, and […]

Everyone Belongs Here

June is Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender (GLBT) Book Month, a national celebration of authors and books that reflects the GLBT experience.   As a librarian, my career is centered on providing diverse collections of varying viewpoints, and to protect the rights of everyone to find books that match their lives and their experiences. Within our collection, […]