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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