Bridgeville - Greenwood News Briefs
Thursday, June 24, 2004

Bridgeville Church production
The children of the Bridgeville Church of God are presenting their production of Dottie Rambo’s “Down by the Creek Bank,” on Saturday, June 26, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, June 27, at 10:30 p.m. The production is free; however, a good-will offering will be taken. For more information, contact the church, 70-46 Seashore Highway, Bridgeville, at 337-3044.

Dinner for Herb Melvin
Ellendale Volunteer Fire Co. benefit beef dinner and silent auction for Herb Melvin, Saturday, June 26, Ellendale Fire Hall, 5 p.m. $20 a person. Call 856-7100.

  Bridgeville Crime Watch
The Commissioners of Bridgeville have scheduled a meeting for Thursday, July 1, at 7 p.m. to discuss formulating a Neighborhood Crime Watch Program. The meeting will be held in the Town Hall, 101 North Main Street, Bridgeville. All residents are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Library is using baseball to teach about computers
The Greenwood Public Library is joining the American Library Association and Major League Baseball in inviting children 17 and younger to “Join the Major Leagues at your library.” This new program is designed to help children build their information literacy skills and better understand how libraries and librarians can help them. Everyone who successfully completes the program will be eligible to win two tickets to a game of the 2004 Major League Baseball World Series. The program begins in July and runs through Sept. 10. Educators and librarians agree that reading is essential, but it’s not enough. In today’s world one must know how to use computers and be able to evaluate and apply the information once found. Libraries are the ultimate information resource where answers can be found both in print and online. The “Join the Major Leagues at your library” program is designed to test players’ information literacy skills by challenging them to answer baseball trivia questions. Unlike most contests, players are encouraged to look up the answers using both print and online sources at their library. One grand-prize winner will travel to a designated game of the 2004 Major League Baseball World Series. Twelve first-place prizes will be awarded, including a copy of “Promises to Keep,” a book written by Jackie Robinson’s daughter, Sharon, a program T-shirt and a poster featuring Jackie Robinson. Winners will be notified in early October. Players can pick up a copy of the “Join the Major leagues” playbook appropriate for their age group at the Greenwood Library, or on the Campaign for America’s Libraries Web site at yourlibrary/jointhemajorleagues. Players can enter the national contest by submitting a completed playbook. In addition, the Greenwood Library is offering another grand prize. Two entries from each age group (10 and younger, 11 to 13, and 14 to 17) who have answered their questions correctly will be eligible to win several collectible baseball cards, anonymously donated to the library. For more information, call 349-5309.