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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Friends of the Citrus County Library System

FOCCLS logo an owl with glasses reading a bookThe Friends of the Citrus County Library System, Inc. (FOCCLS) was established in 2001 when three Friends of the Library groups from Central Ridge, Coastal Region, and Lakes Region libraries joined together. 

Headquartered at the Historic Hernando School, FOCCLS manages the Book House, where donated books are sorted, priced, and packed for the major book sales in the Spring and Fall at the Citrus County Auditorium. 

Visit the FOCCLS blog at http://www.foccls.org to find out what's going on.

For information or to volunteer to help at the Book House, contact Sue Haderer or Jackie Dean.

List of Current Officers and Directors:

Officers
President, Sue Haderer
Vice President, Karen Slaska

Secretary, Barbara Gilley

Directors

Marcia Dalkalitsis
Sandy Hume
April McLaughlin
Sandy Price
Kathy Robey
Audrey Shepard
Lucy Ann Wines

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Community Partners

Our library system is part of a vibrant, caring community of professionals, businesses, and organization who regularly partner with the library to provide education and opportunities for the community. 

Home Life

CONSUMERS
AnnualCreditReport.com - Get your free annual credit report online
Better Business Bureau
BizRate
- Comparison shopping guide with product reviews, price comparisons, and store ratings
CarInfo.com - Information on car buying and repairs from a consumer advocate
Consumer Guide - Free consumer reports, reviews, price quotes, and product comparisons
ConsumerSearch.com - Compiles and analyzes available reviews of products
Consumer World
- Public service, non-commercial guide
Edmunds - Car buying guide
Epinions - Product reviews and price comparisons
Federal Citizen Information Center - Provides the full text of publications from the Consumer Information Catalog
Florida Consumer Complaints Guide
Florida Department of Financial Services - Providing education, information, and assistance to consumers with insurance concerns
Florida State Library Consumer Information Directory
Kelley Blue Book - Car buying guide
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - Information on vehicles and equipment including recalls and defects

FAMILIES
AllCrafts - Craft projects and patterns
Disney Family.com
- Answers to everyday family life including recipes, entertainment, parenting, coupons, travel & more
Family.Org - Web site from Focus on the Family
National Family Association
PBS Parents - Features, advice, and educational activities

FOOD
All Recipes
Betty Crocker
Epicurious - Offers cooking lessons, weekly field reports, plus chat rooms
Fast Food Facts
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Nutritional information for fast food restaurants from chowbaby.com
Food Network - Find all your television chefs and recipes here
Martha Stewart's Cooking & Entertaining
Meals for You - Searchable by category, and even gives a shopping list for the menus
The Reluctant Gourmet - Explains basic techniques and has a glossary section for
cooking terms
Top Secret Recipes

HOME AND GARDENS
Antique Rose Emporium
Better Homes and Gardens
Black's Daylily Patch - Mail order business based locally in Silver Springs, Florida
Burpee Seed Company
Do It Yourself (DIY)
- Home Improvement Information
Gardening Launch Pad -
Over 5000 gardening web links for home gardeners
Gardenweb.com - Sponsors open forums, seed & plant exchanges, and plant image database
Home Safety Council - Includes a Home Safety Encyclopedia, with tips on how to make your home a safer place
Monrovia Wholesale Nurseries - Detailed information on plants and landscaping
Old House Web
Southern Living Magazine

 

Book Groups

Book Club

outreach-studentEvery third Friday at the Central Ridge branch from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

Book Share

Every third Friday at the Floral City branch from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Come and share your love of reading with others.

Newcomer's Book Club

Every fourth Thursday at the Lakes Region branch from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Sunshine State Romance Authors

Twice a month at the Homosassa branch at 10:00 am. Check the library calendars for meeting information. 

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The mission of the Citrus County Library System is to promote the pursuit of knowledge and deliver quality information and educational opportunities to the community.