Thursday, July 07, 2011

July 2011

One World Many Stories

Antarctica (sign-up) June 20

Africa (worm race) June 27

The Americas July 5

Europe July 11
(cartooning with Dan Collins)

 Australia July 18
Asia July 25

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

Storytime for preschoolers is Thursday morning at 10:00. Summer programs share the One World, Many Stories theme and program topics parallel the Monday presentations.

Questions to Antarctica are being e-mailed to an astronomer at the South Pole.

Adult readers can 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 are held. Sign-ups are limited to one per family per week but no reading is required !

Teen Movie Night is July 27. The Tourist will be shown and drinks and popcorn will be provided.

The Bookmark Society will meet on July 28 at 6:30. The selected book is Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls. All book lovers are invited.

Read with Me Storytime children and caregivers can receive a book, an Ohio State Park camping discount, and McDonald’s certificates by completing six reading activities. It’s a fun way to include reading in summer family time and helps to develop learning skills. Suggestions for the summer months include encouraging children to spend time reading, reading to young children daily - and talking about the stories. Older children also enjoy (and benefit from) being read to or sharing an audio book during car trips. Magazines, instructions, even recipes provide reading practice. There’s more involved than just sitting down and reading books.

Summer Reading statistics : Monday morning programs have 107 children signed up and 149 hours already read. It’s been a busy morning with 40-50 children attending plus miscellaneous parents and an ample supply of much appreciated helpers. Twenty-three teens have read 80 hours. There were 23 preschoolers at Storytime with expectations of being joined by the younger SACC group. The older ones are coming for a story and book selection on Tuesdays. Our adult readers are less visible.

Summer Letterbox Adventure with Preservation Parks of Delaware County is a great way to familiarize your family with six parks in the area. The trail to each letterbox introduces special features of the park and encourages a careful look at the natural environment. There are incentives for visiting all six. Sign up at Delaware libraries.

The Library Community Garden July program focuses on canning and freezing and will offer instruction by a certified USDA person. The program time and date will be announced. Morrow County extension educator Dana Copple will test dial gauge pressure canners on July 19 and Aug. 16 at the OSU Extension office in Mt. Gilead.

Free Kids’ Movies are shown at The Strand Theatre in Delaware on Tuesdays 11:00am and 2:30pm through August 16.

Local Events : Harmony in the Park on Sunday evenings, Perkins Observatory programs, Summer Harvest Festival at Ottawa-Bota Farm, Gardening and Arts Festival at Scioto Gardens, Blast from the Past Cruise-in, flea markets, farmers‘ market …and yard sales everywhere. We may even have some days with sunshine for better enjoyment.

Tour the world in Ohio. Towns with names of foreign countries and cities include Palestine, Warsaw, Toledo, Berlin. There’s an Ohio map posted with markings to lead you to all those places. Toledo has big city attractions. Small town Berlin is a tourist’s mecca. Warsaw, on the other hand could be a challenging adventure trip. Life in the Slow Lane: Fifty Back Road Tours of Ohio, or Ohio Pride : a Guide to Ohio Roadside History might help. So could A Taste of Ohio History : a Guide to Historic Eateries and Their Recipes. And can take you all over the country.

The Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure may have been inspiring to some. Ohio Trails and Greenways has information about bicycle friendly routes and those marvelous rails to trails opportunities.

Special thanks to Heather and Claire McRae for sharing their Eiffel Tower collection and to Jane Horn for our paper panda and penguin and pyramid. You, too, can spend hours crafting critters. Just Google Canon 3D paper craft.

Follow the theme : The end of the range display features adult books related to the continent of the week. Some African locales include The Falcon at the Portal by Elizabeth Peters, The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, The African Queen by C.S. Forester, and Emil Ludwig’s The Nile. Visit Europe through Emily Grayson’s Night Train to Lisbon, Best European Fiction 2010, The Moon Spinners by Mary Stewart, Death in Holy Orders by P.D. James, and The Mouse that Roared by Leonard Wibberly. Happy traveling.

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