Thursday, April 30, 2009

May 2009

Storytime
Mother’s Day May 7
What’s New for Children’s
Book Week May 14
Zoo May 21
Let’s Go Camping May 28
No Storytime June 4,11

Storytime will resume June 18 after a two week break Summer programs will relate to the summer reading theme, Be Creative @ Your Library.

Family Night is scheduled for May 19. The Zoo is the topic.
Programs are similar to Storytime with reading, finger plays, crafts, and, usually, a snack.

Summer Reading opening program and sign-up is Monday, June 15 at 11:00. Be Creative @ Your Library is the summer reading focus and the opening program will provide plenty of creative opportunities - plus sign-up for both the Wornstaff Library summer reading and for a Preservation parks letter boxing adventure. (Children can sign up for either program at the library any time after the opening program.) Weekly programs will continue through July 27.
Thanks to Clyde C. Keltner Post 518 for replacing the library’s American flat. Our tattered old flag was given to the Boy Scouts for proper disposal. Scou6ts regularly meetat6 the library and anyone having a worn flag can drop it off at the Wornstaff Library and we will pass it on to the Scouts.

Flowers for the library. After many years of filling the two library planters the Oxford Garden Club has retired. We would appreciate having someone donate plants and the planting. Care through the summer is provided by the library staff.

Weather station equipment will be available for loan from the library thinks to a generous donation from Ruth and Wendell McNew. A rain gauge that provides a nine day history plus temperatures, an anemometer, a barometer, and a humidity register are on the list. Brain Quest pack and flash cards have also been added. Take a look at Discovery Packs and Home Leaning Media for car trips and summer projects.

The Bookmark Society will a social organizational meeting on Thursday May 21 at 6:30. Bring your suggestions for nurturing an active group of friends sharing their love of reading. Call Marsha for comments or more info - 419-560-2331.

Special election: The library is a polling place. Ashley Village has a 1 mill Parks and Recreation levy on the ballot. This is a 5 year renewal and will provide funds for the swimming pool.

Donations of craft supplies and new items for prizes for children would be welcome. Craft supplies needed 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.

Used ink cartridges can be recycled and exchanged for office supply credits by the library. Donations of cartridges that might otherwise be discarded would help reduce our expenses. 200 cartridges would almost pay for our office supplies.

Miniature houses are currently in the diplay case. Cindy Farbrother created several and some are Cat’s Meow replicas. Books on similar creations, doll furniture, and miiature gardens are also featured. Think of the possibilities

Local activities are promoted and featured on the bulletin board, in the newsletter, and on our web site, www.wornstafflibrary.blogspot.com. Fliers for the Delaware area and Preservation Parks programs are available. Take advantage of these resources to become better acquainted with the area in which you live. Be a recreational local lore.

National Children’s Book Week is celebrated may 10 - 16. Take advantage of this event by taking a look at some current children’s books. Librarians and parents shouldn’t be the only adults who get to enjoy those treasures created for the younger set. Take a look at Swing or Gallop - and wonder how do they do that! Try Smelly Locker’s silly dilly school songs set to familiar tunes. What lady of any age could resist Fancy Nancy? Or who of any whatever not respond to Naked Mole Gets Dressed or Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek? But the best celebration is shared - reading to a child.

Poetry Month was in April, but deserves to be celebrated all year round. This year’s focus was on reciting poetry and the joys of memorizing the same - a helpful bulwark against getting stuck in traffic or during power outages. Essential Pleasures: a New Anthology of Poems to Read Aloud is available to encourage you in this pursuit and includes a CD which cam make the reading aloud extremely simple - and double your pleasure.

Ohioana Book Festival features over 70 nationally recognized Ohio authors and will include readings, discussions, a book fair, entertainment and children’s programming. It’s May 9 at The State Library, 274 East First Avenue, Columbus. Ohioana Book Award finalist for 2009 have been announced.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

April 2009

Story time :
Let’s Be Silly Apr. 2
Easter Apr. 9
Construction Zone Apr. 16
Farm Fun Apr. 23
Everything Grows Apr. 30
Family Night on Tuesday evening , April 21 at 6:30,
is an opportunity for the whole family to share stories and activities.
Everything Grows is the topic and the focus is on gardening.

GAME DAY for all April 1 2:00 - 4:00

Home School Book Talk is scheduled for Tuesday morning, April 14 at 10:30. The topic is Reptiles. Programs are geared for first through sixth grade and all home schoolers are welcome.

Picturing America Open House : The program will be held Tuesday evening, April 28, at 6:30. Please join us for an evening of music and history.

Heritage, a local musical group, will provide a historical program to celebrate the laminated pictures the library has available. Several of the pictures are hung in the back room and various other spots in the library. The rest will be on display in the meeting room. The double sided posters celebrate American history through paintings and photographs and are 3 feet by 4 feet. The posters and supplemental materials are part of the library’s permanent collection and will be on display and available for educational loan. The program will feature songs commemorating some local historical events, and will complement the various aspects of the history of our country represented in the posters. Heritage will be performing the program for the Delaware Historical Society the following Sunday.

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. Craft supplies needed 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.

The Bookmark Society : Join other book lovers to discuss an old or new read, recommend books you have enjoyed and couldn’t put down, share a poem or short story you’ve written. Marsha Carroll is interested in a social gathering of readers of any age in a book club tailored to whatever members want it to be. Sign up for contact and best times. An open meeting will be scheduled in May - with refreshments.

Free videos, DVDs, books, magazines, Discovery Packs, home school and/or science activity materials, plus Internet access (including wireless) are available at your local public library. Send and receive faxes, make copies, browse our ten cent continuous book sale. Your public library provides many ways to save money including books on personal finance, budgeting, home repair, and more. Sharing resources within the community benefits everyone.

New DVDs are in process. Well, some are new. Out of close to seventy, eight are replacements for long overdue popular materials, six are duplicates of videos, and six others are hunting and fishing DVDs purchased with money donated by the Delaware Fish and Game Association. Plus, in relation to the “we’re not a video store” refrain, our purchases strive to build a collection that will be appreciated over time - as a mini-series on Shakespeare, the Apostles Collection, Anita Renfroe, Jeff Dunham and A Woman of Substance. On the “popular” list are Twilight, Fireproof, Slumdog Millionaire, Nights in Rodanthe, Barbie presents Thumbelina - and more. We do take reserves and it‘s all free.

New DVDs are on the video shelves beside the family restroom. To provide more room on the DVD twirly rack, we’ve weeded videos and some will be for sale at the usual bargain price of ten cents each. Other low circulating ones may be relocated.

Stimulating Reading by Katha Pollitt is a column that recently addressed some of the ups and downs of current library use and funding. Here are some quotes from the article. “Library use is up - as belts tighten, people who might have bought a book in flusher times suddenly remember this fantastic free civic resource. Then, too, one thing unemployed people have is time and libraries are free, welcoming and comforting spaces ; you don’t feel judged or like you should be buying something. And these days, libraries offer more than books. Did you know that according to the American Library Association, 73 percent of libraries provide the only free Internet access in their communities? In rural areas it’s 83 percent. For many out-of-work people looking for jobs, for low-income students who don’t have the Internet at home, the library provides the only access to information technology they can afford. …School libraries are shrinking, too - sometimes there’s no money for books, sometimes there’s no money for staff and sometimes overcrowded enrollments eat up the space itself… How about some projects that are reader ready?”