Saturday, June 04, 2011

June 2011

Story time : There will be no story time on June 2, 9, & 16.
Story time will resume on Thursday morning at 10:00 on June 23, the week summer reading starts.

One World Many Stories

Antarctica (sign-up) June 20

Africa (worm race) June 27

Europe July 5

(cartooning with Dan Collins)

The Americas July 11 Australia July 18

Asia July 25

Back in the U.S.A. July 30 (closing program) (Saturday)
The Comedy & Juggling of Matt Jergens

The 2011 Summer Reading Program begins on Monday, June 20, at 11:00. These programs last approximately one hour and include book related talks and craft activities. Participants can keep track of reading time and earn various incentives. The programs are geared for grades one through six. Sign-up begins with the June 20 program and can be done anytime after that date.

Teens can sign-up (and get a prize) starting June 20. Teen Night, June 29 at 6:30 will feature temporary body art and international foods and crafts. Teen Movie Night July 27 at 6:00 will show The Tourist and provide popcorn and a drink.

Preschool story time will resume on Thursday mornings at 10:00, starting June 23, with themes related to the summer reading program. Children and their caregivers can earn prizes in the Read with Me program which consists of several reading readiness activities designed for fun & learning.
Adults who sign-up will receive an Ohio travel and event packet. Their first review will be rewarded with a Ohio State Parks camping coupon.

Weekly drawings for free admissions and discount coupons for Ohio events will be held. Sign-ups are limited to one per family per week but no reading is required !

Community Garden planting day was sparsely attended perhaps because there actually was sunshine. Master gardener Nancy Reynolds and Twana Smith spaded and planted the small garden area at 201 South Street with a sampling of less familiar vegetables. FREE PLANTS AND SEEDS ARE STILL AVAILABLE.

The still unplowed garden areas are being cleared. An exciting development is the interest of the Delaware Episcopalian Church’s interest in planting a section to provide vegetables for their gardening project. Plots can be reserved. It’s not too late to plant. Many vegetables have short seasons.

Garden Maintenance could be a good topic for June 18, Saturday at 2:00. The plants are in the ground but there is still work to be done before the benefits are on your plate. Come to the library.

The Bookmark Society will meet on Thursday June 23 at 6:30. The selected book is Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See, the story of two women in 19th century China. All book lovers are invited to join the group.
New DVDs include The King’s Speech, True Grit, The Deathly Hallows, The Tourist, Despicable Me, Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and Love Finds a Home plus The Botany of Desire and Planet Earth. Now on DVD are Outsiders, Shawshank Redemption, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Bambi.

Replacements for unreturned materials are another category. Whether deliberate or careless, moving seems to seriously impact our DVD collection - wiping out six at a time, or more, when it is Band of Brothers. It’s, well, criminal.

Kudos to the BVEE second grade Lazy Bones Opera Company for their excellent production of The Princess and the Posy. Thanks to the Gazette for front page coverage and more especially to Candy Staley and her class plus that long list of volunteers and contributors. Those who missed the performance can view the DVD produced by Scott Horn - soon to be available at your local library.

June events : Perkins Observatory has weekly programs on Friday June 3, 10,17, and 24 with program content dependent upon sky conditions.

The Pig & Corn Roast sponsored by the Council for Older Adults is Saturday June 11.

Youth Fishing Derby at Delaware State Park is Saturday June 18 at 9, 10, & 11. Poles and refreshments are provided.

GOBA, the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure, June 18-25, loops through Delaware County on the 20-21.

Delaware Amateur Radio Field Day is June 25 and 26. Watch local ham operators; be on the air.

Farmers’ Markets are open, the Gales are back in business on Route 42 at the south edge of Ashley. There’s sheep cheese available from Ben and Lisa Sippel ( .

Gooding Scholarships from the Community Foundation of Delaware are available to college students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year. Applicants should be Delaware residents who attended local schools. Last year 75 scholarships totaling $145,000 were awarded.

Online resources coming soon to a library near you include Mango Languages and Ancestry the library edition. The Ancestry program will only be available in the library but this premier database should be a welcome addition for genealogy buffs. We may have to extend our computer time to its users along with those for homework, employment, and business. We could not afford a subscription. All the computer databases available at this library are paid for by the State Library’s OPLIN project - and soon there will be fiber optic connections.

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