Saturday, June 02, 2012

June 2012

Dream Big Read summer reading kicks off June 18 (Monday 11:00) with Ronald McDonald. First through fifth graders can enjoy a variety of activities relating to the theme.  Information and packets for the Delaware County Preservation Parks letterboxing adventure will be available.  Signup will begin that day for all programs.  Summer reading children can also signup at the beginning of the Monday programs.

(all programs are Monday morning at 11:00)
Dream Big Read signup June 18
Batty for Books June 25
                                 Nightcrawler Race July 2 (Bring your own worm)
                                         Draw Big July 9 (with cartoonist Dan Collins)
Reach for the Stars July 16
Camp In July 23
    Closing Program (All invited)  July 30
Big Fun with the Magic of Stephen Knight

Storytime will resume that same week on June 21 Thursday morning at 10:00.  
Summer program topics will be similar to Monday’s. 

Teen Movie Night Thursday June 21 at 6:00 will feature signup and a Sherlock Holmes movie. Sixth graders and up may join this program.  

Adults can signup up for Between the Covers, get a camping discount and turn in reviews for prizes.

Weekly drawings include  gift cards, museum passes, and tickets for the Wilds and sporting events. A special June 30 drawing will be held for a complete party at the Sunbury Skate Club!

Noah Eblin’s Eagle Scout project involved organizing and completing the painting of the railings at the library, resetting the damaged rail at the foot of the back stairs, and painting light strips on all the steps.  Approximately 90 man hours went into the project.  Leftover paint was donated to the library.   This project provides greater safety for both staff and patrons and accomplishes some needed maintenance.  The library is very appreciative of these benefits. It  also illustrates the long standing relationship between the Boy Scouts and the library, which has served as their meeting place for many, many years. 

The Bookmark Society will meet on Thursday June 28 at 6:30 and is reading The Beet Queen by Louise Erdrich.  What will Marsha serve - borscht or pickled beets and eggs?? or there’s cake, pierogies, and a beet and pear puree?? will be live at Selover Library in Chesterville on June 6.  Selover follows the Sunbury Community Library and Germantown as a member in a consortium using the Evergreen open source library system and sharing cards and resources.  Mt. Gilead and Cardington are next.  The Wornstaff Library is scheduled to join in March 2013.    

The Transit of Venus  “There’s a little black spot on the sun today” on June 5. The next chance to view this astronomical event is 2117.

New DVDs plus an assortment of donations should help while away the hot summer evenings.  TV series Downton Abbey and All in the Family, new releases Grey, Hugo, The Adventures of Tintin, Iron Lady, and Red Tails are a small sample.  It’s all free. 

Last chance for free video tapes. We’re getting the basement ready for summer reading and those tapes have to make room for other activities.

A Food Access Survey is being conducted in the Ashley area by the Delaware General Health District. The survey is conducted on the telephone and takes about twenty minutes. Cards with facts about participating are available at the library.  The first 30 callers will receive a $10 Kroger gift card. 
Red, White and Blues, the BVEE 2nd grade opera was an amazing production (and amazingly thought provoking). One viewer wondered how each year could be better than the previous. Thank you everyone for all the effort that goes into the show.  What an experience it must be for those students. If you missed the live performance you’ll be able to check out the DVD at the library.

Ashley geeks swimming.  Hurrah for the pool and the village newsletter. Various staff and board members helped man the Delaware County Libraries booth at the Arts Festival promoting library services with the Geek campaign.  We’ve collected quite an assortment of responses here ranging from “tieing shoes”  through family to sword play.   

The Ashley municipal building has been sold with some possibility of options in relation to its use. Suggestions and druthers will be entertained.  We’ll keep a list.  Some reminiscences about the long closed poolroom actually introduced that possibility - without the illegal gambling at cards and with access for all perhaps.  It would be a place to meet and exchange views, and something to do.  

The June Rural Electric Co-op magazine features The Wilds with information about its new zipline.  

Memorial Day weekend free pool days seemed to be a big success, a perk for patient residents, and a good operational run-through.  There are many summer days ahead. June 7 is the last day of school.

The Council for Older Adults is again distributing vouchers for Farmers’ Markets.  Community Action Organization can provide assistance with electric payments and/or air conditioners.

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