Friday, June 29, 2007

July 2007

Get @ Clue at Your Library
Get the Scoop July 2
Fingerprint Cartoons July 9
with Dan Collins
Mammal Mysteries
July 16
with Preservation Parks
Case Closed July 23

The Magic of Stephen Knight will provide the closing program for this year’s summer reading. It’s scheduled for Monday July 23 at 11:00 and all summer reading program participants, story timers, and parents are especially invited. Join us for an outdoor (we certainly hope) fun-filled finale.

Storytime will continue through July 19, on Thursday mornings at 10:00 and the program themes will be related to those for summer reading. There will be no Storytime through the latter part of July and August. Storytime will resume on Thursday morning, September 6, at 10:00.

YNK (you never know) @ Your Library continues through July 23. Teens can still sign up, and read and review books to qualify for a weekly drawing. Teen Mystery Night, on July 18 from 6:30-8:00, will provide, a little food, a little fun, and a lot of mystery. All teens are welcome.

Adults are encouraged to read and rank books to be eligible for a July 23 prize drawing. Some of the older mystery collection from the basement is on display along with current popular mysteries and some videos. It’s guaranteed “summer reading”.

Prizes for all ages are featured in the display case and include Barbie dolls, Mrs. Larue’s favorite dog Ike, book bags, T-shirts and, of course, books.

Read to date - 279 hours. Watch the footprints climb the walls. More or less fifty first through sixth graders have been filling the library on Monday mornings for a variety of activities, including the annual worm race. There’s more to come. More students throughout the day keep the computers busy. We’re glad the pool provides some alternative activity.

Carl McCurdy made the front page of the Delaware Gazette in one of their local profiles. He’s quoted as saying he has his fingers in all the pies and the article is a good reminder of all he has done and continues to contribute to the community. And just to set the record straight his book My Army Life is also available at the Wornstaff Library.

Delaware County Fair booklets with detailed descriptions of all junior fair and open class entries and entry forms are available at the desk. Thanks to Don and Sandee Long for personally picking up and delivering the booklets to the library.

Susan Bussard recently attended the American Library Association annual conference in Washington, DC as a representative of the Gates sponsored Web Junction program. She was one of a selected few from Ohio. We are quite proud of her and really appreciate her perseverance in making arrangements and coping with the trip - and are looking forward to the exhibition goodies she shipped back. now includes links to genealogy resources plus a complete listing of the Wornstaff Library holdings. Available in the library is a Genealogy / Historical Inventory for Morrow County Genealogical Society Cardington-Lincoln Public Library and Wornstaff Library, Ashley, Ohio. This resource was compiled for a recent library workshop attended by Barbara Nibert.

Check the list of Family Tree’s 101 best web sites (bottom of page).

A Children’s Activity Center is planned for 201 South Street, Ashley. This home on three acres seems well suited for a variety of indoor and outside activities for younger children and their parents, such as simple science experiments, baking cookies, gardening, and just running about. The initial development and programming could be provided through a parents’ cooperative and local contributions of time, skills, and materials. Please contact Liz Barker at the library (747-2085) to comment on or indicate an interest in this venture.

MORE will be coming soon. This statewide resource sharing program will make interlibrary loans easier and will include the ability to borrow AV materials. Requests for both interlibrary loans and reserves still have to be made through a staff member. Other libraries will also have access to Wornstaff Library materials which means that after years of borrowing we will be able to reciprocate as a lender. One of the requirements is being on a U.S. Cargo route which should increase cooperation and sharing in general among local libraries. As an example, the Delaware County District Library could share copies of Delaware This Week.

Harry Potter countdown. This is the big month. The concluding book of the series comes out on July 21, preceded by the fifth movie, The Order of the Phoenix. Fundamentals in Delaware (among others) will have midnight sales. We’re taking reserves on the book and audio tape. It’s been a phenomenon that’s changed children’s reading forever.

Magazine updates. U.S. News and World Reports is being donated by a patron and the past month’s issues are available for another view of current events. Our new subscription to The Week (soon to arrive) will provide a short overview. Also coming soon as recycled donation is The New Yorker. The Adopt-a Library program has entered a one year subscription to Smithsonian for our library from C. Clarke, of Cleveland, Ohio. Ellery Queen magazine is filled with mystery stories.

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