Thursday, August 31, 2006

September 2006

Grandparents’ Day Sept. 7
At the Fair Sept. 14
Let’s Make Music Sept. 21
Falling Leaves & Apples Sept. 28
Dinosaur Month Oct. 5

Evening Storytimes will be held once a month on Wednesday at 6:30 : Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 15, and Dec. 13. Topics will be the same as Thursday’s.
Storytime will resume its usual schedule, starting Thursday morning at 10:00 on Sept. 7. Storytime is open to all preschoolers and parents are encouraged to attend. Stories and finger plays last about twenty minutes and are followed by a similar time period for a craft - and frequently a treat. No registration is required. Trial visits, partial participation, and older children are acceptable.

Home School Book Talks are scheduled for October 17 (Fall & Forests) and December 12 (Holiday Workshop). All home schoolers are invited to attend. These hour long programs are both fun and informative plus providing interaction with other home schooling families in the area.

Thanks to Moms’ Club Lewis Center: North Chapter, the Olentangy Teachers’ Association, and the Literacy Coalition of Delaware County who collected thousands of books and donated a portion of them to the Wornstaff Library. Some have been added to the collection and some will be passed on to area families.

Pardon our dust. A new ramp, angle parking, a more easily maintained area, designated handicapped space, and improved drainage to help keep the basement dry are anticipated benefits.

School starts - on Aug. 23 for Delaware Hayes, on Aug. 29 for Buckeye Valley, on Sept. 5 for Morrow County. What happened to that idea of area consistency? Whenever it occurs, it’s the unofficial end of summer, and a big change libraries. Today library work is often supplemented by home Internet access but students can still find many helpful resources available at the library - including the Internet. We appreciate information on assignments and remind all students that the earlier they start on projects the more help the library can provide.

OPLIN research databases and Know it Now provide magazine articles and interactive librarian help for homework and other research to library users- at home, at any hour.

Library Card Sign-up Month is in Spetember. (Could this be related to the fact that school starts about that time?). Children can get their own card with the family card number, even though we use a household card rather than individual memberships.

Staff Picks :

Lovers‘ Knot by Emilie Richards. After a near fatal attack by a mugger, a woman journalist leaves Washington DC, for a family cabin in rural Virginia where she investigates the story behind an heirloom quilt.

A young adult novel, Dairy Queen by Catherine Murdock. D.J. Schwenk’s fifteenth summer in Wisconsin is filled with milking the cows, training a rival team’s quarterback and deciding to try out for her home team herself. Along the way her dysfunctional family and friends move forward in their lives. Vicky's pick.

Gracious Christianity : Living the Love We Profess by Douglas Jacobsen and Shia Revival : How Conflicts within Islam Will Shape the Future by Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr are more serious non-fiction. Susan's pick.

Reduced Shakespeare : the Attention -impaired Reader’s Guide to the World’s Best Playwright (Abridged) by Reed Martin and Austen Tichenor. Watch the Video - Read the Book! And, if that’s not to your liking try Enslaved by Ducks by Bob Tarte. Karen's pick.

It’s an animal thing left over from the summer reading theme because Liz was entranced by The Good, Good Pig by Sy Montgomery.

Patron recommendations include The Novelist by Angela Hunt (cited as a really good introduction to this popular Christian author) and Uncommon Carriers by John McPhee, a series of fascinating essays on various modes of transporting goods providing “experiences I will never have in person”. Please share your recommendations.

Home Schooling Today magazine has arrived. This Christian based educational aid may be of interest to those who home school for religious reasons.
Back to school books ranging from how to “let go” of your departing college student to helping your younger child with math are on display. This is just a sample of what the library has available. The Home School section includes work sheets and other supplemental materials plus kits for studying areas such as magnetism and anatomy.

It’s fair time. You can catch the end of the Morrow County Fair and then the whole Delaware County Fair, - Horse Parade, Brown Jug, and all - starting Sept. 16. The two boxes of fair booklets disappeared when we shared them with the post office which may indicate how many Ashley products will be on display and competing for those R.B. Powers Ribbon Factory awards. In between times there’s the Popcorn Festival in Marion.

Connections (363-5000) was scheduled for a display in August but we apparently were un-co-ordinated. This organization coordinates volunteer opportunities, matching up interested individuals with places which need help. You can still put some time in on the Frankie Martin Habitat for Humanity house - right here in Ashley. The Scioto River Sweep is set for Sept. 9, 8:30 - 12:00. Call for more suggestions to suit your time and taste.

In memory of Mary Staley. Uncommon Heroes, a four volume set by popular Christian author Dee Henderson has recently been reissued and purchased by the library with memorial donations. This series combines public service, action, and romance. Long time library director Staley developed the library’s inspirational fiction collection.

Health coalition organization in Ashley created some interest but just didn’t materialize. Now the Sentinel reports that enthusiastic members of the Morrow County Health Coalition are planning a Morrow in Motion 2007 program to encourage walking for better health. There will be monthly activities and free blood pressure checks.

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