March is Read Aloud Month

Hearing books read aloud, whether fiction or non-fiction, offers many advantages. Educators believe it piques interest as well as builds connections between the spoken and written word. Reading books aloud also promotes bonding, vocabulary development, and listening skills. Bauer, Caroline. Presenting Reader's Theater: Plays and Poems to Read Aloud. Find The Artful Read-Aloud on Overdrive. … Continue reading March is Read Aloud Month

February is Black History Month

Look for these juvenile biographies of exceptional black Americans in the children's department of Rockwall County Library. Bridges, Ruby. This is Your Time. Harrison, Vashti. Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History. Parson, Karyn. Flying Free: How Bessie Coleman's Dreams Took Flight. Patrick, Denis Lewis. Lewis Latimer: The Man Behind a Better Light Bulb. Russell-Brown, … Continue reading February is Black History Month

November is National Novel Writing Month.

Overdrive has many digital writing books to choose from. In our print collection, here are few noteworthy titles: Freedman, Marni.¬†Permission to Roar.¬† Master Writing Coach and playwright, Marni Freedman gives readers, and women in particular, inspiration to write their book.  Marie, Jorjeanna. Improv for Writers: 10 Secrets to Help Novelists and Screenwriters Bypass Writer's Block.  Award-winning … Continue reading November is National Novel Writing Month.

COVID-19 resources for the business community

Where to find information: Rockwall Economic Development COVID Resource guide:https://rockwalledc.com/covid-19-resource-guide/ Rockwall Chamber of Commerce:https://rockwallchamber.org/ CARES act, Coronavirus emergency loans: https://www.uschamber.com/sites/default/files/023595_comm_corona_virus_smallbiz_loan_final.pdf FAQs for employers:https://www.twc.texas.gov/news/covid-19-resources-employers Shared Work as alternative to layoffs:https://www.twc.texas.gov/businesses/shared-work U.S. Chamber of Commerce information:https://www.uschamber.com/coronavirus U.S. Chamber Disaster Help:https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/disaster-help-desk-business Corona virus small business guide:https://www.uschamber.com/co/small-business-coronavirus Unemployment benefits: https://www.twc.texas.gov/jobseekers/unemployment-benefits-services CDC Interim Guide for businesses: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html