Saturday, November 01, 2008

November 2008

Squirrels Nov. 6
Pioneers Nov. 13
Thanksgiving Nov. 20
No Storytime Nov. 27
Holiday Treats Dec. 4

Evening Storytime will be Wednesday, Nov. 19. The theme will be Thanksgiving.
December’s evening story time will be Dec. 17 with a Christmas theme.

Evening Storytime survey. Should we change the focus or the day? We wanted to provide a program opportunity for preschool and kindergarten attendees and working parents but recent attendance has been limited. Is there an evening which would be more convenient or have fewer conflicts? Should the age range be expanded with more emphasis on family reading and crafts? What type of program would be of interest and use? It’s your library.

The library will be closed on Thanksgiving Day but will have regular hours the rest of the week.

A Holiday craft family night is in the works for the first Thursday in December, the fourth.
Photo Cube and candy mints.

Don’t forget to vote

The couch in the reading area is scheduled for reupholstering by Interiors by Carole of Sunbury. We hope to have it back soon, looking relatively the same but sans tears and stains and good for many more years of comfortable seating.

Election Day will be a busy place at the library which is an Ashley polling place. Please be considerate about parking. The library election information folder will be available until the actual voting day.

Ashley Walkers meet Sunday at the library, at 4:00 in the afternoon starting Nov. 9. They walk around town for about an hour at a comfortable pace. It’s good exercise and good company. Bring a friend. Congratulations to all who participated in the Halloween 5K walk, November 2 at 1:00.

Homework help at the library. You’ve been to parent-teacher conferences and the second nine weeks is under way. Internet access, reference books and assistance, Hooked on Phonics, Hooked on Math, access to online journal articles in the library or at home - and more are available. Materials for reports and science projects along with extra help in trouble areas are free at your library and online at

The Buckeye Book Fair features Ohio authors and subjects and regularly provides small press, specialized materials for the library. Some offerings we had already purchased this year include organic farmer Gene Lodgson‘s second novel, David Giffels tale about making an old house livable, and Particular Places. Liz Barker and Vicky Collins will be bringing back two new mystery authors, a fishing guide to Ohio, Wanda Brunstetter’s juvenile series, a watercolor book, Ohio’s Grand Canal, A Young Birder’s Guide, and a book & CD on finger plays.

The BVE Elementary student council donated money to the children’s department and three books have been purchased with that money. Our WhiteHouse Looking In Looking Out created by 108 renowned authors and illustrators is a unique view of the nation’s capitol. Astronomy and Great Musicians with CDs are two Dorling Kindersley books. Also added was David Macaulay’s How We Work - a unique view of the human body.

Second Hand Rose continues to offer bargains until their Nov. 26 closing. The restaurant remains an enticing possibility - sometime. Ashley walkers have talked about a Christmas parade, a horse drawn caroling group early in December, Santa at Mandy Bear’s House. There could be other possibilities.

Teen Read Week (Books with Bite) was celebrated with a teen guessing contest. How many pieces of Count Chocula cereal in the container?? The winner was Ocean Casey whose guess of 1500 was closest to the actual count of 1573. He won 1573 pieces of Count Chocula cereal in a container and a book of his choice.

Bristle blocks are the new popoids in the children’s department - building blocks with wheels and creative possibilities, not quite as popular as Thomas the Tank Engine and tracks but a good addition. Thanks to Vicky Collins for her discovery.

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