Wednesday, August 03, 2011

August 2011

Story time : There will be no children’s programs in August. Storytime will resume on Thursday morning September 1, at 10:00. All preschoolers are welcome and no registration is required. Caregivers may stay with their children. Programs last approximately forty-five minutes and include stories, finger plays, craft activities and a small related snack. Children often stay after the program for extra playtime in the children’s room.

Storytime supplies needed include washable glue sticks, markers, Crayola crayons, lunch sacks, and plain paper plates. Donations are appreciated and sometimes before school promotions have great bargains. Thank you for thinking of the library.

Buckeye Valley students go back to school August 31 (later than most because of renovation projects). Supply lists for Buckeye Valley East Elementary are available online and at the library.

The Library Community Garden will have a program on fresh food preparation with Diane Mays from the Delaware County Extension Service on Saturday August 20 at 2:00. People are invited to bring their recipes to share.

The Canning and Freezing program with Joyce Fittro had fourteen attendees with the focus on freezing. Handouts on safe, updated procedures for both canning and freezing are available. Produce from the community garden plot was shared.

The Brownie Scouts have planted pumpkins in one community garden area. This is a fund raising project for them. The Delaware Episcopal Church has planted the other area for produce for their free community dinners and for distribution.

The Ashley Corn Show is August 4, 5, & 6.

Blood Drive August 4 5:00 - 10:00

Attendance total for the first through sixth grade summer reading program has been 167 and for story time 70. One World Many Stories has been an interesting theme with lots of possibilities. Final statistics allow a little vacation leeway and will be in September’s newsletter. Prize winners are still making their choices. August will certainly be a calmer month. The Eiffel Tower will make room for the school bus and then the train table. The Buddha board will replace the Canon 3D paper craft creations on the desk. And then another school year will begin and summer will be over. Next year’s theme is Dream Big - Read! and there are already ideas and book possibilities to sort through.

The Comedy & Juggling of Matt Jergens was rated by Miss Vicky as the best program ever. Fifty-five children attended and a wonderful time was held by all. Included was a juggling jamboree which offered practice with Chinese Yoyos, etc.

The Bookmark Society will meet August 25 at 6:30. The selected book has not been announced. All book lovers are invited to join a social evening with refreshments.
BVEE SACC children have walked to the library on Tuesday afternoons for a story (read by Jane Horn) and books to take back to the school. The younger group has joined the Thursday morning Storytime on a few days.

Perseid Meteor Showers peak August 13 & 14. Blues Creek Park has a special free Saturday Aug. 13 campout with plenty of activities.

Family Movie Night in August?? Maybe. The teen movie night was enjoyed by eight teens - and served as a test use for the projector. We should make use of having that capability. Suggestions for times and titles are welcome.

Proctoring exams has been popular recently with the third patron request currently in process. Perhaps taking online or correspondence courses (not a bad idea, especially in relation to the job market) is what’s popular.

August events include continuing performances of three - better than 3-D - outdoor dramas at New Philadelphia (Trumpet in the Land and White Savage) Chillicothe (Tecumseh) and Cambridge (The Living Word). Check for outdoor concerts. Marysville has the Balloon Fest Aug. 19 & 20. There’s a Tomato Festival in Reynoldsburg, a Melon Festival in Dresden, a Sweet Corn Festival in Millersport, and the Bratwurst Festival in Bucyrus. It’s the summer finale.

The County Liners 4-H Club is having a car wash at the Delaware County Bank parking lot on August 13. They are donating their proceeds to the Wornstaff Library. We appreciate the support and hope they will be supported in this effort.

The Book Display commemorates the NASA space shuttle program which recently ended. There’s a healthy sample of science fiction and some interesting somewhat related reads. There’s more than one way to go where no one has gone before.

Library bonuses : A recent article on the rise in Netflicks’ prices ended with a public library mention. DVDs can be borrowed at NO cost, and thanks to interlibrary loan we get you things we don’t have. There are Discovery Packs for the younger set, Home Learning Media for students, and books and magazines for everyone . It’s all FREE. Use our open wireless anytime. Visit your library today.

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