Author Archives: Diane Osborne

No More Bound Journals

In the summer of 2015, the library began one of our first of three major weeding or removal projects, which was the microform collection. In the midst of that, we were getting ready for our next big weeding project, the bound journals. Bound journals are issues of a periodical or magazine that are held together and covered with a particular type of material. Journals are easier to store when the issues are bound but they take up a lot of room. Now that many journals are stored electronically in databases, we decided that there were better things that we could use the bound journal space for. Continue reading

Get Inspired!

National Motivation & Inspiration Day© was passed by The United States Congress on 12/18/2001 after the tragic events of 9-11-01. H. Res 308 is the resolution that was passed declaring January 2nd National Motivation & Inspiration Day©.

In having the day passed, Kevin L. McCrudden became the ONLY motivational and leadership speaker to ever have such a day passed by Congress, acknowledging the importance of “motivation” and “inspiration” in our daily lives. In addition, a resolution was passed by New York State and Suffolk County, NY also acknowledging January 2nd as Motivation & Inspiration Day, and January is officially “Motivation & Inspiration Month” in New York State.  Continue reading

Meaning of a Christmas Card

The custom of sending Christmas cards started in 1843 in the UK by Sir Henry Cole.  He was a government worker who had helped to set up the new “Public Record Office” (Post Office) where he was an Assistant Keeper.  He looked for a way that the office could be used more by ordinary people.

 

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Giving Thanks

Every year at Thanksgiving many begin their traditional meal by going around the table and asking everyone what they are thankful for this year. It’s a sweet little ritual and forces everyone to focus on what is positive in their lives. And then we eat. And nothing changes. Continue reading

October is Crime Prevention Month

Crime PreventionIn 1984, the National Crime Prevention Council designated October as Crime Prevention Month.  October has become the official month for recognizing and celebrating the practice of crime prevention, while promoting awareness of important issues such as victimization, volunteerism, and creating safer, more caring communities. Continue reading

Books for a Successful School Year

Successful Books

 

Bellevue University Library and its staff is ready to welcome you to another school year.  To help you be successful, I have rounded up several books to get you on a great start.  There are even more books in our display case to help you make the most of this next year and are ready for you to check out.  Just ask a staff member at the Circulation Desk and they will be happy to get a book for you in the display case. Continue reading

It’s Time to Relax!

Relaxation DayNational Relaxation Day is observed annually on August 15th.  It is a time to slow down, unwind, and relax!  Sundays used to be reserved for this day, but in today’s busy world, even that day is filled with sports activities and things we couldn’t fit in during the week. Continue reading

Made in the USA

Made in the USAOne of the main things Americans think about in July is Independence Day or the 4th of July.  Independence Day is the day we celebrate when the 13 colonies of America declared their independence from Great Britain. Well, there is another “holiday” that is similar to this when Americans celebrate our independence from all countries.  It is called, Made in the USA Day, and it is devoted to promoting merchandise, factory-made within the USA, and goods assembled within the USA. Continue reading

Happy Trails to You!

Trails DayEach year on the first Saturday in June, since 1993, American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day has brought together Americans of all walks of life to enjoy and experience America’s marvelous trails system.  Events held throughout the United States help promote awareness of the wide variety of benefits that trails provide, encourage people to discover their local trails, raise awareness of trail issues, and instill excitement for the outdoors. Continue reading