Wednesday, May 27, 2009

June 2009

It’s Summer Reading Time !
Be Creative @ Your Library

Mondays @ 11:00
June 15 - July 27
1st -6th grades

Sign-up & Be Creative Activities June 15
Boogie Woogie Worm Race June 22
(bring your own worm)
Create Cartoons June 29
(with Dan Collins)
All the World’s a Stage July 6
Art Smart July 13
I’ve Got Rhythm July 20
Closing Program July 27
(come as your favorite color)
Chip Richter
music for kids & families

Be Creative at Summer Storytime
Storytime : Thursdays @ 10:00 June 18 - July 23
No Storytime June 4 & 11
Join us as we dance, paint, act, play, and read.
Preschool through kindergarten.

Read to your child to earn incentives for both of you - and to share a priceless experience.

Teens get a prize for signing up and can earn tickets for weekly drawings by reading. Your anonymous book reviews are eagerly anticipated. Teen Night is scheduled for July 22 at 6:30.
Adults read and rate books to enter an end of the program drawing. Your reviews are appreciated by other readers and the library’s book selectors.

The Clover Buds 4-H club refurbished our planters and helped with summer reading preparations. Thank you, thank you

Summer reading supplies still needed include 6” paper plates, white paper lunch sacks, wooden paint sticks, clean foam meat trays, inexpensive small watercolor brushes, and oatmeal boxes or tall deli containers - plus color newspaper comic pages, and soup can labels (for an art project connected with a food drive). Fereshteh Hale donated a new three hole punch to the library.
Thanks to everyone who has responded to our requests for supplies and prizes.

Andy Warhol’s pop art has inspired us to collect soup for the Buckeye Valley Food Pantry. The pantry is located in the white building by the alley west of BV East Elementary. Hours are Tuesday 9:3- 11:30. Thursday 1:30 - 3:30. Look for the red donation box near the copier.

Be Creative and help decorate the library. After June 15 take home a WordArt sign to decorate. Return it and we will hang it in the library.

The Bookmark Society, our new book club, will meet on June 25 at 6:30. The group is reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. Copies will be available for checkout at the library for interested persons. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Heritage, the Appalachian music group who performed at our Picturing America program, will be playing at Art in the Park at 1:30 on June 14. Arts and crafts and music at Gallant Woods, 2151 Buttermilk Road - a Preservation Parks event.

Computer for sale, one PowerSpec with XP home edition operating system, monitor and keyboard. Make an offer.

Farmer’s Market time is here. The Delaware fairgrounds market will accept WIC coupons from both Delaware and Morrow County. Last year vouchers for seniors were also available. Don’t miss the chance to purchase fresh, locally grown produce throughout the summer season - or flowers in Ashley. Main Street is the place to look.

Local June activities include Friday night programs at Perkins Observatory, Rolling Acres Country Craft Show June 13 & 14, Summer Festival at the Delaware fairgrounds June 19, Youth Fishing Derby at Delaware State Park June 20, and Family Night at the Zoo June 24. Garden tours are available at Inniswood near Westerville, Whetstone Park of Roses in Columbus, and Kingwood Center at Mansfield - and they are always new - changing with the season.

Five things we learned from books this month: how to pronounce ergot (ur’-get) , the rate to seed wheat (3 pounds per 1000 sqft.), the difference between a rock and a stone (a rock is a stone that is too heavy to lift), how to play cribbage (see Hoyle’s), and information about the “giant lily of the valley” bulb leucojum.

Public access computers can be reserved. School will soon be out which may eliminate those generally open computer hours during the day. Don’t be frustrated by having to wait; plan ahead. Computers can be reserved by calling the library (747-2085) and requesting a specific time. Computer use will continue to be limited to twenty minutes, one time per day. Allowances are made for homework and job applications.

Summertime for students beyond the summer reading program - and the library computers - could mean the opportunity to read all those books there’s been no time for because class work comes first. You could read all the Harry Potter books before the new movie arrives. Or try The Mysterious Benedict Society, indulge in the Who was biography series, browse the graphic novel section. Then there is the great outside. Go Wild ranks up there with The Dangerous Book for Boys or the Daring Books for Girls. All three have lots of fun, simple, and entertaining crafts and activities, over 101 things kids should do before they have to pretend they are too old to enjoy them.