Wednesday, July 21, 2010

July 2010

Make a Splash summer reading
Programs for first through sixth graders continue through July with a closing party on August 2.
Captain Dan’s Cartoon Adventure July 12
Pirates Ahoy ! July 19
Oceans of Fun July 26
All programs are held on Monday morning at 11:00 and last approximately 1 hour. Reading tallies can be done at the beginning of the program or at any other time. Children do not have to attend the programs to participate in the reading program and qualify for incentives and prizes. Nor are children required to read in order to attend the programs.
Storytime programs for preschoolers and kindergartners are held on Thursday mornings at 10:00. Themes are related to summer reading topics. Everyone is invited to the closing party on Monday August 2 at 11:00.

Read with Me encourages reading to young children. Eight out of ten reading activities can be chosen and completed for appropriate McDonald coupons for both child and reader. The activity sheet also includes information on developing skills necessary for reading.

Teen Night is set for July 20 from 6:30 - 800. Join us for food, fun and games. All teens are welcome. There’s still time to sign up for Catch the Wave READ and be eligible for prizes.
Adults receive a reduced state camping fee certificate when they sign up, and participate in a prize drawing when they rate books they read.

Books are for the mind what exercise is for the body.

The Bookmark Society will meet on Thursday evening July 29 at 6:30. The reading selection is Alexander McCall Smith’s No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. All book lovers are invited for an evening of socializing with food.

It’s Canning Time A canning and food preservation workshop will be presented by Cora French-Robinson from the OSU Extension Service at the library on Tuesday July 27, 6:30 - 8:00.
Growing Communities: The Library Food Garden grant sponsors the canning program. Other results of the grant include the following.

Our sample square foot garden and garden-in-a-bag are on display on the library lawn. Three families plus the Brownies have planted gardens at the community garden area. Soil and plants were provided for Ashley Manor planters. Anyone’s excess produce can be given to BVEE Food Pantry.

A large number of books were donated by master gardeners and video recordings and books are being reviewed for addition to the library collection.

We are in the process or arranging the planting of various fruit and nut trees and berry bushes at Buckeye Valley East Elementary, Ashley Villa, Ashley Newman Park complex, and Delaware Manor.

Food gardens encourage local growing of produce and its use and engage all ages and abilities in learning about plant life, gardening practices, life cycles, ecology, nutrition, hunger, and more.

New books related to the Growing Community grant include Grocery Gardening, Preserve It!, and You Can Can. Made by Hand by Mark Frauenfelder sounds like interesting supplemental material.

Non-fiction reading both adult and juvenile is lower than lat year. Broke, USA by Gary Rivlin, Every Other Monday by John Kasich, Elsie and Mari Go To War by Diane Atkinson, The Great Silence by Juliet Nicholson, God is Not One by Stephen Prothero, Russia Against Napoleon by Dominic Lieven, Sandhill Boy by Elmer Kelton or The Most Powerful Idea in the World by William Rosen might up those statistics.

Lighter reading (thanks to the means to order new fiction) includes Dean Koontz’s latest Frankenstein book, two Covington Ladies updates, a Discworld novel, a new Honor Harrington, Janet Evanovich’s number 16, an “adult” Darren Shan, more Amish romances, the last Robert Parker, Danielle Steel and James Patterson…and more. Enjoy.

The Summer Letterbox Adventure is offered by Delaware County Preservation Parks in conjunction with area library summer reading programs. Follow nature clues and find Letterboxes hidden in seven Preservation Parks. This free, award winning program continues through August and is a great way to visit all the parks along with introducing your family to letterboxing and some nature facts.. Pick up a flier on summer park activities. Mt. Gilead and Delaware State Parks, Highbanks, and Stratford Ecological Center provide additional nature programs and opportunities. Check the library for identification guides and books that provide even more natural history information and activities.

The library needs a new board member. Members should represent the community and have experience or knowledge applicable to their roll. Five board members establish general library policy and advise and make judgments on subjects ranging from personnel and public relations to financial and legal matters Regular meetings are held once a month at 7:30 pm on the second Monday of the month. Occasional special meetings are held. Applicants must live in either Ashley village or Oxford Township. Current members are Shirley Thurston, George Patterson, Lisa Kimble, and Michael Wion. Persons interested in serving on the library board should contact the library (7470-747-2085) or send a brief statement of interest and qualifications to Wornstaff Library, Box 358, Ashley, OH 43003. For additional information contact any of the board members or the library. The next board meeting is July 12.

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