Friday, May 30, 2008

June 2008

Summer Reading Program - Library Antics
Mondays 11:00am

Library Antics June 9
(sign-up and activities)
Bookworm Race June 16
Bring your own worm
Reading is a Picnic June 23
Insectigations June 30
with Preservation Parks
Don’t Bug Me - I’m Drawing July 7
with cartoonist Dan Collins
Flutter, Buzz, and Zoom July 14
Closing Program July 21
with Mark Berman the Bugman
and his “Live Bug” Observation Station

Programs last approximately one hour and include reading incentives and related activities including our renown annual worm race - especially pertinent this year. June 9 is the official starting sign-up date. After that sign-up is available anytime at the library, or at subsequent programs. Program activities are designed to be enjoyed but children don’t have to attend in order to read and receive coupons and other prizes. Reading will again be counted by time spent rather than the number of books read.

Catch the Reading Bug at summer story time s Thursday mornings at 10:00. June 12 - July 17. Join us for stories, crafts, and creepy, crawly fun. Registering helps Miss Vicky plan for supplies. Storytime is open to preschoolers and kindergartners. The program themes will be related to those for summer reading.

Metamorphosis @ Your Library invites teen readers to transform themselves this summer. Sign up starting June 9 - and get a prize. Read books, magazines, graphic novels and fill out reviews to win weekly prizes.

Adults can catch the reading bug, too. Rate the books you read for tickets for a drawing. Weekly family drawing, prizes include Franklin Park Observatory, The Wilds, The National Inventors Hall of Fame, Columbus Art Museum, The Butterfly House, and Cameron Mitchell Restaurants.

The Oxford Garden Club gets extra special thanks this year for filling the planters with flowers. They announced that this would be the last year as they were all getting too old for the job and have helped beautify the library for many, many years. Volunteer replacements can apply within.

Kay Conklin announced her retirement from the library board at the May meeting. She knows how long she has been a board member - thirty years! Descriptions of the position usually emphasize a one hour meeting once a month. During those thirty years there were two additions to the library and two law suits involving the distribution of library funds, the compilation of an employee handbook, and the hiring of two library directors. The board is looking for a replacement and interested persons can leave a brief description of their interest and qualifications at the library.

The Tick Tock Opera Company put on a marvelous show for the school and the community and well deserved the front page coverage given them by the Delaware Gazette. Many thanks to those hard working and creative second graders, teachers Candy Staley and Kiana Brown and everyone else who helped. It’s a great achievement, worthy of recognition. Take a look at coverage of previous performances on display at the library before the bugs take over for the summer.

Easy livin’ summertime. June is fishing time and we’re trying to do our part to promote angling and other outdoor activities. The pool opens June 7 with library users Megan & Mike Wion managing. As usual the bulletin board will feature local people and coming events. Bicentennial Delaware photo locations should be posted June 15. Check the newspapers for all those ice cream socials and farmers’ markets.

Summer Reading miscellanea: Prizes for summer reading are on display. We’re waiting for the live ants who will inhabit the ant farm and are proud to announce that one Cecropia moth is busy laying eggs for our caterpillar farm.

Community Action Organization, which provides assistance with air conditioning and electric bills, has a new representative, Diana Coffman, who will be here at the Wornstaff Library on Friday, June 13 from 1:00 - 3:00. Call 369-3184 for appointments.

National Treasure 2, Golden Compass, and Great Debaters, plus a new Magic School Bus, Hermie, and Hannah Montana - and John Adams, Nova’s Human Body - and more.

Bean Dinner and Car Show at the Wesleyan Church is an annual event, on tap for June 13, 5 - 9.

The library has rainy day reading, help for all sorts of summer projects, and local touring guides.

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