Thursday, April 30, 2009

May 2009

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, 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.

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