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American Georgia

From the Florida Photographic
2017 vol. 6
In This Issue
Featured Publication
Florida Crops
State Library
Scanning Projects
Quick Links
On Enhancing the
Reliability of Florida’s
Distribution and
Transmission Grids
During Extreme
Citrus Maturity
Florida Legislature
Governors’ Executive
Orders, 1995-2016
January 2017
Welcome to the first 2017 issue of The Compass! The
first quarter of the year in Florida can bring sun, snow
or anything in between — all we can guarantee is the
start of the regular Legislative session.
Featured State Publication
Legislative members
always depend on
having support
materials to consult
when writing and
revising bills. For
example, reports such
as On Enhancing the
Reliability of Florida’s
Distribution and Transmission Grids During Extreme
Weather were provided to the 2007 Legislature to help
with decisions on hurricane preparedness and
recovery. You never know what publications will end up
coming in handy for lawmaking!
Florida Crops
January means fresh fruit and vegetables are a rarity in
many places, but not in Florida! Many types of citrus
are available nearly year round. The Florida
Department of Agriculture has an online list of crops in
season and a downloadable monthly shopping
checklist to help you remember what to look for.
This doesn’t mean winter in Florida is all surf and
sunshine though. The FDACS citrus
forecast periodically has a freeze damage section.
State Library Scanning Projects
We are continually working to digitize old, rare and
fragile state publications to enhance accessibility to
patrons throughout Florida.
Our collection of governors’ executive orders gets a
good amount of use. The Governor’s Office always
keeps current executive orders online, but what if a
patron is researching Florida’s devastating 2004 and
2005 hurricane seasons and needs to see the
executive orders from that time period? The State
Library has already digitized executive orders for 1998-
2016 and is working to digitize more executive orders
prior to the current century. These printed orders are
held by very few locations other than the State Library
& Archives and are a rich resource for showing us how
various types of events were dealt with.
Is your library scanning older state agency publications
and documents? Let us know at
statepublications@dos.myflorida.com, and we will be
sure to share it in future issues.
Laura Baas
State Library of Florida
State Agency Publications Section
Division of Library and Information Services | 850.245.6600
statepublications@dos.myflorida.com | info.florida.gov
R. A. Gray Building
500 S. Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
This publication has been funded under the provisions of the Library Services and
Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida’s LSTA
program is administered by the Department of State’s Division of Library and
Information Services.

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Issue Background

Education and School Libraries

Our Goal:

Reauthorize and update the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) to include a stand-alone school library program, consistent with S. 312, the Strengthening Kids’ Interest in Learning and Libraries Act, that would provide dedicated funding to support effective school library programs that are staffed by a state-certified or licensed school librarian; have up-to-date books, materials, equipment and technology; include regular collaboration between classroom teachers and school librarians; and support the development of digital literacy skills.

An effective school library program provides students with more than just books selected to hone readers’ developing skills and to instill a love of reading. While reading and books are mainstays of the school library program, today’s effective school library programs are also sophisticated learning environments that provide the education and necessary skills to succeed in college and the workplace.

Recent data available from the Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) highlight the lack of support for too many of our students in thousands of schools across the country.  NCES data reveal that approximately8,830 public schools across the nation do not have a school library and for those schools that do have a library, nearly 17,000 schools do not have a full or part-time state-certified school librarian on staff.

Research repeatedly shows that a well-funded and fully staffed school library with a State-certified school librarian is an integral component of a student’s education. Across the United States, studies have demonstrated that students in schools with effective school library programs learn more, get better grades, and score higher on standardized teststhan their peers in schools without such resources.

To find out more information, please visit our webpage.

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Libraries Public Support

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)

Senator for Texas, Republican

John Cornyn


Home town: Austin
Born: February 2, 1952
Born in: Houston, TX
Occupation: Attorney, Realtor
Religion: Christian Non-Denominational
Marital status: M
Spouse: Sandy
Previous political experience: TX District Court Judge, 1985-91; TX Supreme Court, 1991-97; TX Atty. General, 1999-2002
Elected in year: 2002
Next election in year: 2020
Family: 2 children
Education: LLM Univ. of VA, 1995
Ethnicity: Caucasian


Website: http://cornyn.senate.gov
Twitter Handle: @JohnCornyn
Facebook Address: Sen.JohnCornyn



  • Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure
  • International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness
  • Taxation and IRS Oversight


  • Constitution
  • Crime and Terrorism
  • Immigration and the National Interest


Washington, D.C. Office:

517 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-2934
Fax: (202) 228-2856

Austin Office:

221 West 6th Street, Suite 1530
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-469-6034
Fax: (512) 469-6020

Dallas Office:

5001 Spring Valley Road, Suite 1125E
Dallas, TX 75244
Phone: 972-239-1310
Fax: (972) 239-2110

Houston Office:

5300 Memorial Drive, Suite 980
Houston, TX 77007
Phone: 713-572-3337
Fax: (713) 572-3777

San Antonio Office:

600 Navarro, Suite 210
San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: 210-224-7485
Fax: (210) 224-8569

Harlingen Office:

222 East Van Buren Street, Suite 404
Harlingen, TX 78550
Phone: 956-423-0162
Fax: (956) 423-0193

Lubbock Office:

1500 Broadway, Suite 1230
Lubbock, TX 79401
Phone: 806-472-7533
Fax: (806) 472-7536

Tyler Office:

100 East Ferguson Street, Suite 1004
Tyler, TX 75702
Phone: 903-593-0902
Fax: (903) 593-0920


Maple Farm Campground


Welcome to Maple Farm

Maple Farm offers skilled nursing care in a Lancaster County setting where you feel at home because you are at home.

Whether you need short-term rehabilitative care or join us as a long-term resident, our innovative model of nursing care puts the person before the task and offers choices to meet the needs and interests of each unique individual.

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About Maple Farm

Founded in Faith

Maple Farm takes a different approach to nursing care. When do you want to wake up? What would you like for breakfast? Would you like to spend some time in the garden or join your friends in the great room? Your choices matter to us, because we know they matter to you.

Our approach is a reflection of our mission. Maple Farm is honored to be a Garden Spot Community.

Founded on faith in 1990, Garden Spot Village is a licensed, non-profit provider of innovative housing and lifestyle services that enrich the lives of older adults as an expression of Christ’s love.

Garden Spot Village is home to all faiths and backgrounds. It is affiliated with the Lancaster Mennonite Conference of the Mennonite Church, the Atlantic Coast Conference of Mennonite Church USA, Mennonite Health Services, LeadingAge PA and LeadingAge.

Maple Farm offers an innovative approach to short- and long-term skilled nursing care in two warm and welcoming households on a 66-acre campus at 604 Oak Street in Akron, Pennsylvania.

Since 2009, the property has been fully modernized, with private rooms, private and semi-private baths, open country kitchens and other amenities.



Maple Farm was built by Dr. Fink of Philadelphia as a quiet countryside retreat. Years later his daughter opened the doors to the public offering skilled nursing to the local community.Today, operated as a Garden Spot Community, Maple Farm is honored to offer the Person-centered model of skilled nursing fashioned at Garden Spot Village; a unique model of service that has gained global recognition.

Fireside Resort What?

What We Offer

 Fireside Resort

RV Park

  • Full Service Pull Thru Sites

  • Year Round Shower House

  • Laundry Facility

  • Playground

  • I-69 Easy Access

Fireside Resort CampgroundPennsylvania

What We Offer

 Fireside Resort

RV Park

  • Full Service Pull Thru Sites

  • Year Round Shower House

  • Laundry Facility

  • Playground

  • I-69 Easy Access

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