Tuesday, March 02, 2010

March 2010

Story time : (Thursday mornings at 10:00)
Pigs Mar. 4
Green Day Mar. 11
Home Sweet Home Mar. 18
It’s Spring Mar. 25
Easter Apr. 1

Megan Burns, our page and a regular story time helper, will present the “Pigs” story time program.

Game Day will be held March 29 between 1:00 and 3:00. It’s a diversion during spring break. All ages are invited. Bring your favorite games to share with others or enjoy the library‘s offerings. Come for an afternoon of fun, food, and games.

The Bookmark Society will meet Thursday evening March 25 at 6:30. All book lovers are invited for an evening of sharing. The March 25 selection is Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg. The group meets at 6:30. All readers and book lovers are invited for a social evening with food.
How To Start Vegetables from Seeds will be presented by the Community Garden Master Gardeners on March 13, Saturday afternoon, at 1:00 at the library. Tomatoes, peppers and broccoli are three popular plants that need an early start. You can do this at home. Find out how. This program is part of the Growing Community program.

Growing Community : the Library Food Garden, an LSTA grant available through the State Library of Ohio, has been applied for. The community interest has been exciting and we are looking forward to a revival of backyard gardening. Plans include starter garden kits, tool loans, programs on starting seeds, basic gardening, and produce preparation and preservation.

The library levy has been successfully submitted and will be on the May ballot in Oxford Township and both Ashley Village precincts. We are asking for 1.8 mills for five years. A Support the Ashley Wornstaff Library Political Action Committee is being formed and will meet again March 4 at 7:00.

Thanks for the continuing donations of books, DVDs, money, and supplies for children’s programs. Many people have contributed and it certainly helps our morale to be able to offer new selections. Up and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs are the latest PTO movie donations.
Padded mailing envelopes (used are good) are needed for the interlibrary loan delivery service. Interlibrary Loan: We can borrow materials from other libraries. Please ask and let us know what you want - books, movies, audio books. We don’t request best sellers as libraries who can purchase them want to provide them to their patrons.

“Ashley Library seeking its first operating levies.” There we are again on the front page of the Delaware Gazette. We hope the next time will be the passing of the levy. All the staff would really appreciate being able to buy materials and have the time to provide regular services to the community. It’s up to the voters to decide.

New books are coming. Grants and donations are funding children’s books from Usborne Publishers, some inspirational fiction in memory of Bob Ziegler and a few miscellaneous titles. We looked at popular authors and areas trying to answer the reading needs of our patrons. It’s much harder to order 28 books than 108 but quite exciting.

It’s Maple Sugar Festival time. Usually there are three opportunities in the area: the Lutheran Camp near Fulton on Mar. 14 10:30 - 4:00, Camp Lazurus south of Delaware on March 7, and Stratford Ecological Center on south Liberty Road on Mar. 13. Experience the sap to syrup story and enjoy some good food. It’s a winter treat, plus a sure sign that spring is on its way. That’s sweet!

It’s Buckeye Dulcimer Festival time - March 10 -14. There are classes for mountain and hammered dulcimers, autoharp, mandolin and band-it, plus two evening concerts on Mar. 13 & 14. $10 at the door at Recreation Unlimited. It’s a fund raiser for them, a personal project of Louise Ziegler’s, and great music of the Ashley area.

The pumpkin challenge. Several years ago we had a Halloween pumpkin that lived through seasonal sartorial variations culminating in A Cat in the Hat recognition of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. A picture survives but Mr. Pumpkin didn’t last to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Now there’s a new Cat in the Hat pumpkin who may be in need of a leprechaun’s hat if only out of gratitude that Pig Day on March 1 wasn’t a dress-up occasion.

Dental floss paintings done by Thursday morning story timers are on display in the children’s room.

Thanks to Floyd Dickman for his generous donation of children’s books.

Be a Rep for a Day. Representative Kris Jordan is sponsoring a reading program in his district for students in first through sixth grades. Bookmarks are available at the library for recording books read. Read five books to qualify. Return the bookmark to the library by March 31 One qualifying participant will be chosen by raffle from each of the District 2 libraries. Winners will spend a day at the Ohio State House as honorary legislators, receiving lunch and a VIP tour sometime in early April.