Wednesday, March 04, 2009

March 2009

Story time
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss Mar. 5
Green Day Mar. 12
Good Night Sleep Tight Mar. 19
It’s Spring Mar. 26
Let’s Be Silly Apr. 2


Family Night will be held Tuesday, March 17. That’s St. Patrick’s Day and Irish stories, songs, and activities will be featured. It’s not just for preschoolers. Bring the family for an evening of reading and fun.


Game Day will be April 1, 2:00 - 4:00 midway through Buckeye Valley’s spring break. Come to the library for games and snacks. The program is open to all students.


In like a lion -out like a lamb is what we’re hoping for in March. Lions from Jane’s collection are already settled in the display case.


Softball trophies recognizing Alvin Master’s achievements at a single tournament are on display in the reading area. These trophies complement an assortment from Ashley High School that the library acquired by way of Stuart Powers and Gloria Schultz. Ashley teams have had numerous successes through the years and we are pleased to provide a little community sports background. Karate champion Alex Ringler and sharp shooter Shane Barnhart are on the noted Ashley area residents list.


Get ready for SPRING. March 20th is the official vernal equinox date. Celebrate by planting some seeds, or volunteering for some cleanup at the village Newman Park by the reservoir.


Free income tax preparation is available for those who qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit or for those over 60 through AARP and the Council for Older Adults. Call 211 for EITC appointments at the Woodward Family Resource Center in Delaware or contact the Council at 363-6677 for appointments at the Delaware County District Library (Mondays 9 - 3) or the Sunbury Community Library (Tuesdays 11 - 3). Tax forms are still available at the library or can be downloaded from http://www.irs.gov/.


The Wornstaff Library received a 5 star listing. in Library Journal. Ratings of 2006 data are based on four per-capita service indicators: library visits, circulation, program attendance, and public Internet computer use, but are scored in relation to other peer libraries based on operating expenses. The village of Ashley is used as our service area. Our operating expenses are funded by a portion of the state general fund. Ohio libraries generally ranked high and we are flattered to be included.


The Buckeye Dulcimer Festival runs March 11 - 15 with concerts at 7:00 on Friday and Saturday night ($10 at the door). This nationally recognized workshop organized by local dulcimer champion, Louis Ziegler, provides a fund raiser for Recreation Unlimited and entertainment for many. Last year they were all snowed in which was fun for them but we hope that doesn’t start a tradition.


Thanks to Grolier Corporation for replacing our long overdue ChemLAB Carbon book with a brand new set of this now out of print collection. (There doesn’t seem to be a similar solution for Level 3 of the Hooked on Phonics series.)


New acquisitions : a new book on terrariums, two on French cooking (We didn’t have any!), Animal Life - a gorgeous fact packed collaboration of the American Museum of Natural History and DK Publishing, and Kingfisher’s Everything You Need to Know. Adults might try Build Your Own Electric Vehicle or The Best of Make for electronic projects.


Maple sugar festivals galore - Camp Lazarus on Feb. 28 and Mar. 7; Stratford Ecological Center on March 7. Mt Gilead State Park and The Lutheran Memorial Camp are the usual Morrow County entries. Malabar Farms has two weekends starting Mar. 7 & 8. Maple sugar was produced by the Indians and continues to be a traditional celebration of spring.


Picture Perfect : the Art of Ohio Book Illustrators will be on exhibit at the Delaware Arts Castle starting Mar. 9-Apr. 18.


Summer Reading planning starts when the previous session ends. This year’s theme is Be Creative @ Your Library. Vicky Collins and Susan Bussard will attend one statewide planning session March 6. Our funding for the coming year is 8% less than the previous year.


Donations of craft supplies and new items that could be used for prizes for children who participate in the summer reading program would be welcome. New items include small toys, books, games, Legos, gift cards (for children, teens, and adults). Craft supplies are 6” and 9” paper plates both inexpensive white and sturdier colored ones, wooden paint sticks, clean foam meat trays, colored Duct tape, inexpensive small watercolor brushes, and oatmeal boxes or tall deli containers for drums. Money would also be accepted.


The Strand Theatre in Delaware along with providing a big screen experience of some recent Academy Award winning films will show eight movies in the Community Film series: You’ve Got Mail, The Man Who Wasn’t There, The Notebook, The Son, Persepolis, Water, Hero, and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. The Strand will also host the Delaware Area 2009 Student Film Fest on April 30.


Gardening books and farming are highlighted in two book displays. Take advantage of these still wintery days to read and dream and plan.