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This section contains specifics as to special services to readers that the Pioneer Library System provides through the hometown libraries.

Also includes regular articles highlighting the collections as well as book reviews written by staff and patrons.

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Children's Books on Handling Tragedy

When tragedies happen we try to shield our children from the hurt and pain, but sometimes our kids find out more than we would like. Here are some recommended books and DVDs by librarians and psychologists to help parents talk with their children that may have questions and concerns. These titles may help children who may be grief-stricken, afraid or troubled.

It is suggested that these books are to be shared together and create an open discussion between parents and their children.

If you ever need additional assistance in finding suggested reads, never hesitate to contact your hometown librarian - we are here to help. Also, you are welcome to share your own recommendations in the comments below.

The Moon Came Down on Milk Street

The Moon Came Down on Milk Street by Jena Gralley
Publication Date 2004
Childrens Picture Book GRALLEY

When the moon comes down in pieces, different helpers work to set things right again, including the Fire Chief, rescue workers, and helper dogs.

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Pioneer Library System's Business Services

word business and colored blocksThe Pioneer Library System continues to build on its commitment to local businesses in its communities. Our resources go beyond the collection of business-related books to include community outreach programs, topical book discussion kits, training kits, and online databases.  The system's commitment also includes personnel specifically focused on working with the local business community face-to-face.

To get started utilizing the Pioneer Business Services check out these resources:

Business Training Kits

Several business training kits available free of charge for you to use with small groups of employees.  Topics include interpersonal relations and communication in the workplace, supervisory and leadership skills, teamwork, creativity, ethics, and customer service.

Business Book Discussion Kits

 Multiple book discussion kits available for free supplied with about 10 books, book marks, and discussion questions to enable you to have a successful discussion.  Titles are all business oriented with focuses on entrepreneurship, customer service, teamwork, and ethics.

Research Databases for Small Business

A variety of databases filled with current information to help small businesses, entrepreneurs and employees. Information includes regional business publications; consumer, demographic, and market segmentation data; and grant opportunities.

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