Monday, January 31, 2011

February 2011

Story time : (Thursdays at 10:00)

Groundhogs & Shadows Feb. 3

Be My Valentine Feb. 10

What Shall I Wear ? Feb. 17

Brush Your Teeth Feb. 24

Thank You, Dr. Seuss Mar. 3

The Library Food Garden workshop will be held on February 19 at 2:00. The Backyard Master Gardeners will present a program on garden planning with ideas on what, when, and where to plant. Seed and plant options, bed preparation, and container gardening will be discussed. Find out how you, too, can grow vegetables for your family. Save money, enjoy the outdoors, and benefit from really fresh tasty results.

Homeschool Book Talk will be on money matters Tuesday April 12, 2:30. April is financial literacy month and will be celebrated with displays and some collaborative programming by all Delaware County libraries.

Big crayons were crafted for the library by story time parent, Alisa Agin. Various volunteers helped sort all the leftover small ends of crayons into color groups and Alisa melted and molded them for reuse.

One Christmas “present” remains, brightening up the library on these wintery days. This glass package filled with lights and tied with a fancy ribbon was made by Bret and Jennifer Rader and presented to the library.

The Bookmark Society meets February 24 at 6:30. Joanna Fluke’s Sugar Cookie Murder is the selected reading. All readers and book lovers are invited to share good company and food.
Free tax preparation for low to moderate income people will be available at the Wornstaff Library on February 5 and 19 from 10:00 to 2:00. Call 211 to schedule an appointment. Delaware County VITA is providing this service. Other VITA sites are 200 South Washington Street, Delaware (Wed. 5:00 - 9:00 and Sat. 10:00-2:00) and 7991 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center (Tue. 5:00-9:00 and Sat. 10:00-2:00). No appointment is required at these two sites. The Sunbury Community Library, Delaware County Senior Center, and Andrews House are other VITA sites where appointments are required. Farther information can be had by calling 1-800-906-9887.

Tax forms are still arriving and may be had at the library. State and school district forms, and many federal forms are available or can be printed from Schedule A will not be sent until sometime in February and instruction booklets for 1040A and 1040 are also not currently available. The library also has W2s and 1099s for employers,

Mardi Gras is Tuesday March 8 and New Orleans is on display. Get ready for your own celebration. Discover the worlds of James Lee Burke, John Kennedy Toole, Anne Rice, and Rebecca Wells. Make your own shoebox float or king cake.

You are our Valentine A big “we love you” to all our patrons from all the staff.

Love n’ chocolate - the perfect combination for a Valentine’s Day book display. Take a look & savor.

Magazine discards from previous years are now available, and they are free. They are just in time for making valentines and whiling away winter hours creating collages - or browsing articles and clipping recipes. Who knows what treasures lurk within. Please continue the recycling process. Don’t forget the library’s continuing book sale while enjoying the cool basement clime. At ten cents each and $1.00 a bag, they are almost free.

Newbery and Caldecott winners for most distinguished contribution to children’s literature and best children’s picture book are announced in early January. Winning is a guarantee of being in print forever which is great for the author/illustrator but decisions are just as argued as Academy Awards. We have ordered the winners but did not have either on the shelf and only one of the honor books : Interrupting Chicken by David Stein. The winners are Newbery: Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool with honors to Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus, Dark Emperor by Joyce Sidman, and One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia ; and Caldecott : A Sick Day for Amos McGee illustrated by Erin E. Stead and written by Philip Stead with honors to Dave the Potter illustrated by Bryan Collierand written by Laban Hill, and the chicken book. Stay tuned for the Buckeye Children’s Book Awards. Students can nominate their favorites through March 2, 2011.

Winter wonderland?? You’re here in Ohio, why not enjoy it? Preservation Parks has regular park access plus a number of programs featuring an appreciation for the winter outdoors. The Great Backyard Bird Count on February 19 at Deer Haven Preserve will help you recognize birds at your feeder. Valentine’s Day weekend features Cuisine along the Ravine and a Sweethearts Walk. State parks also have hiking, sledding, and cross country ski opportunities. Maple sugaring is coming! Last Child in the Woods looks at the decreasing contact today’s youth has with the outdoors world. Adults may be suffering from a similar deprivation.

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