New program assists KMC library users

Betsy Allen
435th Services Squadron

People are invited to visit local 435th Services Squadron libraries at Ramstein, Vogelweh or Sembach before May 15 to participate in Information Quest.
The new program, which is offered through U.S. Air Forces in Europe Libraries’ Project Wizard, teaches people how to search for online information more efficiently.
Library users can use the online databases that are available for use not only in the library, but also in the office or at home.
Information Quest is open to people 18 years and older who are eligible for a USAFE library card. Participants will also have the chance to win prizes.
“Information Quest is a fun way to learn about the great resources available at our libraries,” said Melinda Mosley, USAFE command librarian. “I think people will be amazed at where their search for answers leads them and how useful this will
be in the future.”
People can register for this program at Ramstein, Sembach or Vogelweh libraries, and participants will receive a complete list of questions and an answer sheet.
Questions can be answered using the USAFE virtual library and hints can be obtained from library staff members.
Completed answer sheets must be returned to the library by noon May 15.
Participants with at least 10 correct answers will be entered in a drawing for books and phone cards.
Those who answer at least 50 questions correctly will have the chance to win a flash drive and MP3 player. All entrants have the chance to win a digital camera in the grand prize drawing.
More than $5,500 in prizes will be awarded throughout the command.
The 435th SVS libraries also offer an array of activities and programs for all family members.
“So much is happening at the KMC libraries this month,” said Karen Murphy, director of KMC libraries.
“We have a poetry-writing contest, story time every Thursday morning for the kids and Info Quest, a chance to challenge your mind and compete for prizes,” she said. “If you haven’t visited your base library for a while, why not stop by and see how we’ve changed.”
People can also get more information from 435th SVS libraries on other Project Wizard initiatives, such as the Birthday Book Bowl and additional computers with free Internet access.