Let’s Count ! Sept. 11
County Fair Sept. 18
Apples Sept. 25
Fall Oct. 2
Evening Family Storytime will be Wednesday September 24 at 6:30. The program theme will be Apples. Families are encouraged to attend.
Storytime resumes September 4, after a library appreciated break between Summer Reading and the beginning of school. Grandparents’ Day is September 7th and will be the theme of the opening program. Children will be measured to see how much they grow during the coming year. Programs start at 10:00 and last approximately 45 minutes. Story reading and activities such as finger plays begin the session followed by a simple craft and sometimes snacks. Parents are encouraged to attend and all preschool children are welcome. Registration is not required.
Scarecrow Workshop, scheduled for Saturday Sept. 27, will be held at Mandy Bear’s House , 201 South Street, Ashley, where there’s a little more room for making a mess…rain or shine. There will be a village scarecrow competition in conjunction with the October 4 Ashley Fishing Tournament. Scarecrow entrants do not have to attend the workshop but scarecrows need to be in place by September 30. Interested people should contact the library or the municipal building to sign up for the contest.
Home School Book Talk is coming in October. First through sixth graders can enjoy a topic oriented book talk and related activities. Programs are held every other month, start at 10:30 and last an hour plus. It’s fun, educational, and social.
Delaware County Libraries at the fair. The Wornstaff Library will be participating in a joint library booth with The Community Library of Sunbury and the Delaware County District Library. September is National Library Card Sign-up Month and the emphasis will be on library services and registering. It’s a great opportunity to promote all those free library benefits - movies, reference, online access, and lots of books to read. Thanks to the Delaware folks for arrangements and decorations and the opportunity to remind everyone we all work together to provide library service to the area. Look for us in the Merchants Building at the Delaware County Fair. Sign-up for a library card.
A library card is your ticket to a wide variety of free locally available resources - especially pertinent as travel costs and the need to economize increase. The library has a wide variety of DVDs and videos free. The children’s section has hundreds of picture books - an invaluable aid to getting your child interested in reading and to developing necessary skills. That experience starts with coming to the library and picking out books. Easy readers and easy chapter books are grouped for easy selections as those reading skills grow. Best sellers are big discount items but that doesn’t beat being FREE. Being green is another library advantage. One book can be read by many. In fact, that’s a basic principle of library operation. Find out first whether you like the book enough to want to own it. Libraries even borrow from other libraries to curtail duplication.
Discovery Girls is being added to our magazine subscriptions and we hope it will be well used.
Career Discovery Encyclopedia, geared for middle school, covers Accountants to Zoologists with two page articles describing requirements, and job duties and availability. This set updates our career listings and is accessible to a lower age group. Check fiction and biographies for personal accounts.
Shifting shelves : Adult fiction is expanding as we add an additional shelf to the fiction ranges. You may have to reach a bit higher and strain those bifocals and your favorite author may have moved slightly. The advantage is more space for more books and less crowding on the shelves. Thanks to B & W Cabinentry for the shelving.
The Skateboard Park meeting had six attendees. It’s difficult to schedule meetings for everyone’s convenience but not as difficult to make up for not being able to attend. Contact the village office or Elaine McFarland. This is a project that needs community participation. Remember how great the Sesqui-Centennial was. We can do a lot ourselves.
A Walking Club will meet at the library, 7:00pm, Sunday evenings starting September 14. Walks will last about an hour. Get fit, have fun, learn more about the community and its residents. The village of Ashley is partnering with the Delaware County Health Department to work towards healthier communities. There are many walkers in the village now who must have tips to share and stories of their experiences. There’s Morrow in Motion; we could be Ashley in Action.
Suggestions for September : Read a book to a child. Visit a school. Attend a high school football game. Visit one of the Preservation Parks. Watch the All Horse Parade. Attend the Delaware County Fair. Go to one of the programs at Perkins Observatory or a recital by the Ohio Wesleyan Music Department. Visit Leeds Farms in Marysville, Miller’s Country Gardens, the Harvest Festival at Stratford Ecological Center. Purchase some produce at a Farmer’s Market (or second Hand Rose in Ashley). Take a walk at one of the state parks - or around Ashley. Learn about the candidates and issues for November. September 6 is Read a Book Day, the 16th is Collect Rocks Day - cheap, easy activities. Elephant Appreciation Day on the 22nd may require more ingenuity - maybe trying not to think about elephants - or a visit to the zoo!