Wednesday, May 02, 2007

May 2007

Summer Reading starts Monday June 11 at 11:00 and signup will begin that day. The theme is Get a Clue @ Your Library. It’s all a mystery.

Storytime will resume that Thursday, June 14.

May days to celebrate along with the
dancing round the Maypole
leaving flower baskets
on people’s door knobs on the first.
Cinco de Mayo May 5
Teacher Appreciation Day May 8
Mother’s Day May 13
Memorial Day May 28
Star Wars Day - May the fourth be with you.

Clifford’s Phonics Fun Reading Program, six packs of 12 book your child can read, is available thanks to a donation.

The American Midwest is another recent acquisition. This interpretive encyclopedia is a rather unwieldy reference work weighing close to ten pounds - not exactly bedtime reading. But it is wonderful browsing material and should be a valuable library resource. It’s on the table in the reading room now, readily available for browsing. The Columbus Dispatch gave it a good review.

The Shepherd’s Nook (316 McMahan, Marion) will host three popular Christian fiction authors in May: Karen Kingsbury on May 2, Wanda Brunstetter on May 23, and Elaine Sturtz on May 26. Karen Kingsbury speaks at River Valley High School on May 2 at 7:00pm. Admission is $7.00.

Primary elections are on May 8. Buckeye Valley has a 2.3 mill bond issue, the Eastern Delaware County Joint Recreational district has a 1.2 mill bond issue, Ashley village has a 1 mill renewal for maintenance and cemetery operations. The only candidates for Delaware County Municipal Court Clerk and the second judge are Republicans on the primary ballot, so this vote determines the winner.

Letters to the Editor, Delaware Gazette April 1

In celebration of National Library Week (April 15-21) the board of the Wornstaff Memorial Library would like to thank all of the staff and volunteers for their hard work and dedication to the library patrons and the community.

Our library is so much more than a place to check out the latest best-seller or the hottest new movie. It is a place for the community to gather and share information. It is a place for a preschooler to share a story at Story time n Thursday mornings, a place to go for homework help after school, a place to attend a meeting or craft night, and a place to make a copy or receive a fax.

The library has something to offer everyone. Please take time this week to stop into your local library, see what’s new and say thanks to the librarians for all their help. Lisa Kimble
Lisa Kimble is a board member. We appreciate her comments and the work all the board does throughout the year.

Robert Olmstead, a professor at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, has a book about the Civil War, Coal Black Horse, in which a mother sends her only son off to battle to bring his father home when she has a premonition. He’s a local author.

New magazines coming soon are The Week, Mailbox (Preschool), and Smart Computing. PC Magazine and Homeschooling Today have not been renewed. Check the end rack for donated and sample copies.

Library staff, Vicky, Susan, Karen, and Barbara attended the Ohio Library Council central conference workshop. This is an opportunity for some continuing education and a bit of hobnobbing with other librarians. Barbara and Susan will participate in the Morrow County Libraries spring workshop on genealogy in mid-May. Susan (we are pleased to announce) has been selected to attend the Rural Sustainability for Libraries national conference, in Washington DC, at the American Libraries annual conference in June.

Reading Tutoring was a regular library summer feature for many years discontinued because the school offered both SACC and tutoring programs and the need for additional help was much less. The school does not have funding for a summer tutoring program this year which reopens the question. The previous program consisted of daily sessions for two weeks in early August. This was after our summer reading program and also provided a refresher before school started. Certified teachers were hired by the library and there was no charge. A math program had also been considered. Your comments would be very helpful.

The BVEE Opera, New Kid Blues, is set for three performances Tuesday May 15 at 2:30pm, Wednesday May 16 at 10:30am and 7:00pm. This year’s opera is about stereotypes. The Look Twice Opera Company wants you to think twice about stereotypes, to look at a person’s character and insides to see how they really are. These second graders under Mrs. Staley’s guidance do a fantastic job of identifying a theme and creating an opera which is a marvel to see - FREE, though donations are appreciated. Don’t miss this local opportunity.

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