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Thursday, December 18, 2014

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. 

Adult Literacy Classes

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Become a Learner

Would you or someone you know like to improve their reading skills? The library system offers an Adult Literacy curriculum that can help.

Learners are paired one-on-one with trained tutors who help learners reach their goals. Our learners' goals can be anything from passing the GED to reading their children a bedtime story. Reading skills are essential to every day life, and the library system wants to help learners succeed and better themselves.

Besides Adult Literacy tutoring, the library also offers Citizenship Classes designed to help eligible individuals pass the U.S. Citizenship exam.

For more information, please call (352) 628-5626.

Become a Tutor

Can you imagine going through life being unable to read? Please consider becoming an adult literacy volunteer tutor for the Citrus County Library System. If interested, we will provide the necessary training so that you can become a qualified literacy tutor who can provide free tutoring to an adult wanting to learn to read and write English.

If you are over the age of 18 and would like to help people in your community and you are able to donate a minimum of 1 to 2 hours per week to assist an adult learner, this is your opportunity!

So, what requirements are there to be an adult literacy volunteer tutor? First, the volunteer tutor will be required to attend a 12-hour LitStart Training Workshop and undergo background screening. Second, the volunteer tutor should have the following personality attributes:

• Patience
• Caring attitude
• Flexibility
• Reliability
• Organizational skills
• Respect
• Nonjudgmental disposition

 

For more information, please call (352) 628-5626.

Adult Classes

master-gardenerAsk a Master Gardener

Discuss gardening questions and concerns with a Master Gardener. These classes are free and offer timely gardening and landscaping information. Bring your questions, samples, or specimens as you learn about Florida gardening and environment. (Schedules)

 

 

Cherokee Language Class
Instruction in the Cherokee language.

(Schedules)


 

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Tai Chi

The low impact Tai Chi classes encourage, share, and enhance the knowledge about health benefits that the ancient art of Tai Chi offers. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese discipline that involves a continuous series of generally controlled slow movements to improve one’s balance and overall health. (Schedules)

 

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December 2014 - Adoption Special! Dogs & cats over 1 year old will have an adoption fee of only $20.14 throughout the month of December. Visit... Read more

December 12: Adopt a Tree

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December 12: Adopt  a Tree

Adopt a Tree Program December 12, 2014 Central Ridge Community Center Tree decorating from 2:00pm - 5:00pm, Tree judging at 5:15 pm, Cost for the tree is... Read more

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CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion: Mobile Unit 1

Staff Assisted Services Our newest Mobile Resource Unit, MOBY1, will bring our job search resources right to your door. Fully equipped and staff supported. No charge for services! Read more

Our Mission


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.