Monday, November 01, 2010

November 2010

Storytime (Thursday morning at 10:00)

Daytime/Nighttime Nov. 4
Friends Nov. 11
Thanksgiving Nov. 18
No Storytime Nov. 25
Holiday Treats Dec. 2

The library will be closed on Thanksgiving, November 25, and there will be no story time that week. Hours otherwise will be the same.

Homeschool Book Talk will be Wednesday, November 17 at 2:30. We the People Bookshelf, a grant sponsored collection of American history, will provide the theme, with a focus on the Civil War. There will be a craft and some food. The program will be geared for 1st through 6th but all ages are welcome. Please note the change of day and time.

Community Gardening planning for next year should be looked at some time in November. We’re meeting with the Backyard Master Gardeners to lay out a full schedule and are interested in comments and participants.

Election Day is November 2 and the library is now the polling place for all of Ashley Village. There will be a temporary, handicapped parking place on the east side of the parking lot and (hopefully) a moderate amount of traffic during the day. Village council meeting will be held on Wednesday even though the village office is no longer a polling place.

The book sale is overflowing. There are lots of juvenile fiction books, some children’s (both from discards and donations), romance novels, and many others. As always, it’s ten cents a book or a dollar a bag. Stock up now for those long winter days. Video tape discards are also in the sale.

Movies at the Library
Thanks to all the donations of materials and time for the Community Gardening grant we were able to acquire a projector and DVD player with funds from the grant. Movies at the library debuted with the Pumpkin Circle program and there are other possibilities including summer outdoor showings, Another possibility would be a books-made-into-movies discussion group. We are in the process of looking at movie licensing which would enable us to share many of our holdings.

The Council for Older Adults display will be on the table at the front entrance during November. This Delaware County organization provides many services that help older residents maintain a healthy life style and stay in their own homes. The associated Senior Center has a variety of educational and recreational programs and facilities. Their monthly newsletter is available at the library.

A Board of Trustees retreat for The Delaware County District Library included directors and trustees of the Sunbury Community Library and the Wornstaff Library. Linda Murray from the Ohio Library Council spoke on the role of the trustees. A discussion on possible collaborations focused on personal finance, health and early childhood literacy and concluded with plans to use the Delaware Reads site as a community library calendar.

DVD purchases are a possible grant that Susan Bussard is exploring. Many video tapes would be replaced, especially in the children’s section. Many patrons still use tapes but younger families may only have DVD capabilities. We’d have more room.

New Juvenile Fiction Lots and lots of choices are available thanks to an extensive donation of several boxesful and the economical results of the conveniently located Junior Literary Guild sale. Be sure to mark your calendars for next year. Juvenile fiction circulation last month showed a 49% increase over that month’s circulation in 2009. How wonderful to be able to cater to that interest.

A tip for adults is the crossover interest. Many of these titles can be enjoyed by you, too. Perhaps we could use that strategy to increase the picture book circulation. One of the advantages of being a librarian is the “dreadful” necessity of being familiar with all the books - which is a legitimate excuse for reading Olivia, A Balloon for Isabel and Jon Scieszka.

The Book of Genesis illustrated by R. Crumb is the basis of a current exhibit at the Columbus Museum of Art. Sundays are free. Should we have a copy??

The Family Tree Maker is exciting donation number two. We’re working on installing it and making it available to patrons.

Thanks to BVEE PTO for donating the DVD How To Train Your Dragon and the short Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon.

The BVEE Halloween parade had a sunny, not-too-cold afternoon for its march uptown. The library passed out around 350 bookmarks and suckers with Vicky Collins as a party going witch and Liz Barker sporting a flamingo hat. Storytime’s Halloween program saw a number of princesses and the requisite Power Ranger.

Holiday help at the library is there for you - recipes, Thanksgiving 101, gift suggestions and patterns, decorating ideas, and much, much more including ever popular seasonal books and movies. It’s not too early to start your planning as the store’s are already reminding you. Enjoy the season.

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