Thursday, June 01, 2006

June 2006 Newsletter

Summer Reading starts June 12. Paws, Claws, Scales and Tales is the theme. Weekly programs and reading incentives are open to first through sixth graders. Come to the opening program Monday, June 12 at 11:00 to register and enjoy a variety of activities. Those who miss that date can register anytime at the library and do not have to attend the programs to receive coupons and prizes for reading - but they will be missing some fun. June 19 will feature the library’s annual worm race. June Carter from the Humane Society will be here June 26 for Love My Pet. Cartoonist Dan Collins will be the draw(er) for PetToons on July 10 and Mark Wood’s Fun Show will provide a closing program on July 24. There will be something to do every Monday at 11:00. Get a reminder schedule. Storytime will resume on June 15 with programs on Thursday morning at 10:00 and Paws, Claws, Scales and Tales will provide the theme. Everyone is invited to Mark Wood’s Fun Show on Monday, July 24 at 11:00. He’ll be making balloon animals for all children attending the program.

Adults and teens are encouraged to read. We’ll even provide some prizes as incentives and some reading lists relating to the theme. Everyone likes reading suggestions and we hope you’ll share yours. Teens will receive a wristband and a tattoo when they sign up. There’s a teen program in the works for Wednesday evening July 19 from 6:30 - 8:00. There will be a Canine Companion in training plus food and posters. We need your help. Photos of pets would be appreciated for a display. Our children’s librarian, is also looking for “guest pets” for the programs and would like to have a reptile and a bird. Call 747-2085 to apply.

Garden Craft Workshop Learn how to make hypertufa containers, paint a stone leaf, and use recycled materials for plant tags. It’s all available one evening at the library, Wednesday, June 7 at 6:30. This should be a good opportunity to exchange gardening ideas and to browse library materials. Signing up helps us plan for the event.

The Ohio Chataqua in Delaware, June 14-18 is a series of weeklong cultural events presented by he Ohio Humanities Council in partnership with the Delaware County District Library. Both children and adults can enjoy free living history performances, music, and educational workshops. The theme is War and Peace and the focus will be on several persons Clara Barton, Chief Cornstalk, Francisco Pizarro, Ernie Pyle, and Theodore Roosevelt plus Johnny Appleseed. A program of the event is available at the Wornstaff Library.
New book kits for young listeners are available thanks to donated materials. A book and an audio tape are paired for the beginning reader - or a little relief from reading for mom and dad.

What’s your format ? We can’t buy videos from our primary source. Some people don’t have video tape players anymore or cassette tape players (Some people don’t have DVD players.) And there will be more changes. What’s a library to do? We’ll keep stumbling along until that day when everything (borrowed or bought) is downloaded. That should happen about the same time books are printable on demand and won’t ever go out of print. Or when libraries aren’t needed. Along that line in relation to Internet searching, there’s a site which compares results from Google, Yahoo, and MSN, Ask a librarian for book results.
It’s summertime and the vegetables are getting ripe. If you are over 60 you may qualify for the Senior Farmers’ Market Voucher Program. Sign up at a local farmers’ market or a the council for Older Adults office on Bowtown Rd., Delaware. We have two Community Supported Agriculture businesses in the area.

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