Friday, April 29, 2011

May 2011

Storytime: (Thursday mornings at 10:00)

Mother’s Day May 5

Pets May 12

At the Pond May 19

The Zoo May 26

NO STORYTIME June 2, June 9, June 16
One World, Many Stories begins June 23

Summer Reading will start on June 20. This year’s theme is One World, Many Stories which provides a wonderful opportunity for exploring countries and cultures all over the globe.

Storytimers can earn McDonald’s coupons and books by completing reading readiness activities.

1st - 6th grade will have regular Monday morning programs
and can earn books, coupons and prizes by reading.

Teens receive an incentive for signing up and hourly reading and have two programs.

Adults receive a tour Ohio packet and can earn State Park camping discounts and prizes.

Weekly drawing for Ohio discount tickets.

The Comedy and Juggling of Matt Jergens will provide the finale on Saturday July 30.

The Bookmark Society will meet on Thursday May 26 at 6:30 and are reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett. All readers and book lovers are welcome to join the group for a convivial evening .

Local voting issues on the May ballot include a 6 mill Ashley police levy, the county wide 911 renewal levy, and the Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities renewal. Polls are open from 6:30am-7:30pm.

Delaware County Master Gardeners are hosting a discussion on the benefits of community gardening at the William Street Methodist Church in Delaware on Monday, May 2 at 6:30.

The Library Food Garden Workshop on Saturday May 21 at 2:00 will, we hope, be a planting day at Mandy Bear’s House, 201 South Street. There will definitely be plants to share. Take a look at the peas and lettuce in the straw bale cold frame. Don’t forget, the library has garden tools for checkout including a sod stripper.

Nine people attended the Herbs and Vegetables program presented by master gardener Susan Leichty. Handouts listed compatible vegetables and herbs and included several recipes. Suggestions for preserving herbs included freezing, drying, simple syrup infusions, and layering in salt.

Community Garden plots will be available if the ground ever dries out enough to plow and plant. Sign up at the library.

The Trout Fishing Tournament will take place at Ashley’s Newman Park reservoir on Saturday May 7 from 8:00am to noon. Lunch will be served and trophies awarded. Youths up to age 12 are eligible but must be accompanied by an adult and have their own fishing pole and bait. Pre-registration is available at the library and village office or can be done at the tournament.

Ashley Healthy Neighborhood The Delaware General Health District needs local input and help in developing health related community activities. Suggestions have included a farmer’s market (or DATA transportation to Delaware’s), fitness classes, community gardens, family cooking classes, and teen groups. Call Audra Jordan 740-203-2012.

Multicultural readiness for One World, Many Stories - Asian Festival at Franklin Park in Columbus on May 28 & 29, and Native American Traditional PowWow at Franklin County Fairgrounds in Hilliard May 28-30. lists activities in the area. May 20-22 has a Civil War Enactment in Sunbury and the Delaware Arts Festival is May 14 & 15.

Orange Branch Library community open house is Saturday May 14, 10:00-2:00 at 7171 Gooding Boulevard. Check out Delaware’s new addition !

Children’s Book Week is May 1 - 7. April was your month for reading poetry. Here’s your excuse for indulging in picture books - one of the valuable perks of being a librarian which we’re willing to share. Ike LaRue the dog, rabbit siblings Max and Ruby, Lily of the purple plastic purse, Olivia the charming egotistical pig are enjoyable characters who would be glad to make your acquaintance.

Workers’ Rights are internationally celebrated on May 1st, a day of demonstrations for an 8 hour work day in 1890.

May Day is a spring festival in many countries.

Memorial Day, now on the last Monday in May, originally honored those who died in the Civil War. Today it provides recognition for all Americans who gave their lives in military service. Our display case will feature military memorabilia.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

April 2011

Story time : (Thursday morning 10:00)

Library Week is Coming April 7

How Does Your Garden Grow? April 14

Easter April 21

Rainy Days April 28

Mother’s Day May 5

Homeschool Book Talk is scheduled for Tuesday, April 12 at 2:30. The week before is Money Smart Week and that’s the general theme. Some educational materials have been provided by the Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank and The Bank.

Programs are geared for first through sixth grade. Theme related activities and refreshments are part of the program. All homeschoolers are invited.

Game Day will be held Wednesday April 6 from 2:00 - 4:00. Meet at the library for food and fun during spring break. All ages are welcome. Bring your favorite non-electronic game to share with others or take advantage of our selection which includes skittles. Bring your parents, your siblings, and your friends.

The Library Food Garden Workshop on Saturday April 16 at 2:00 will be led by the Backyard Master Gardener Susan Leichty. She will talk on using herbs with homegrown vegetables. Growing and cooking ideas will be shared in a round table discussion. Susan Leichty and Connie Zuga helped the Brownies start seeds for starter garden plants to be given away at the May meeting. The Saturday March 19 meeting competed with summery weather but five attendees constructed and planted the straw bale cold frame in front of the library. Thanks to Bill and Shirley Thurston for donating the straw bales.

Poetry should not mean But be. - Archibald MacLeish

Poetry is truth in its Sunday clothes. -Joseph Roux
The Bookmark Society will meet Thursday, April 28, at 6:30 and is reading Arranged Marriage by Chitra Banerjee - a collection of stories about India-born girls and women in America as they balance old treasured beliefs and surprising new desires. The club celebrated its second birthday at the March meeting. Many thanks to organizer Marsha Carroll. All book lovers are welcome.

National Library Week is April 10 -16. That’s seven days to celebrate. Try seven ways to enjoy your library. Come to a program (3 that week!), Order an old time favorite movie. Take advantage of high speed wireless Internet. Browse the hundred magazines or the $1 a bag book sale. Read a book.

Call with a reference question. Love your library -for bonus points. has a new category Library”, a collaborative effort of all the Delaware County libraries : Wornstaff Library, Community Library in Sunbury and the Delaware County District Library. This makes it easy to search for story times, book clubs, and other library programs which fit your schedule and provide a wider awareness of program opportunities.

Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Ashley Village will take place Saturday April 23 at 1:00 at Newman Park (swimming pool / reservoir area). This is for youth up to 8 years old. Volunteers and donations are still needed. Contact Elaine McFarland at 740-747-2891. Help support local activities for youth.
Legislative Day for Libraries was March 24 and Delaware County District Library, the Community Library of Sunbury and Wornstaff Library were all represented. Ohio Library Council spokesperson Lynda Murray reviewed the status of library related legislation. The overwhelming personal response from library users last year made a continuing impression on legislators.

A large group met with Senator Kris Jordan to express relief that library cuts were limited to an additional 5% while emphasizing the importance of libraries for computer and Internet access, preschool literacy, and general information - plus the library’s function as a community center. Andrew Brenner was not available for our appointment with him.

Probable future dependence on a significant portion of local funding raises concerns about equitable library service, charges for out of area patrons, and the uncertainty, cost, and time of levy campaigns.

Internet access will be updated this summer - a prime example of the benefits of statewide library support and collaboration. The state OPLIN project brought Internet access to all Ohio public libraries many years ago - and long before Ashley would have managed that step. It pays the Wornstaff Library annual cost of $7000 for internet access and data circuits and provides EBSCOhost, a popular magazine, etc.. database, for $559 as opposed to an individual cost of $11,940.

State wide funding enables many collaborative projects and provides much economy of scale. Interlibrary loan is another example. Sharing books throughout the state helps patrons get the materials they want and reduces duplication of lower circulating items.

April is Poetry Month. Take time to sample and enjoy some poems. Narratives, limericks, haiku, Shakespearian sonnets, and modern blank verse - surely there is something to like amongst them all.

National promotions suggests “a poem in your pocket” day on April 14 -great for sharing favorites.

Poems come like boats With sails for wings ; Crossing the sky swiftly They slip under tall bridges Of clouds. - Hilda Conkling.

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