No Storytime will be held during August. Storytime will resume on Thursday September 6 at 10:00. All pre-school and kindergarten children are welcome. Programs last approximately forty-five minutes and consist of story reading, some finger plays or similar activity, and a craft. A small snack is usually provided. Parents may stay with children during story time and participation in all parts of the program is optional. There are toys in the children’s room and opportunities for both adults and children to socialize while selecting library materials to check out.
The Corn Show dates are Thursday, Friday and Saturday August 2,3, and 4. Pork on Thursday and traditional Corn Show barbecued chicken on Friday and Saturday - plus rides and games
Water Aerobics at the Ashley Pool are given on Tuesday and Thursday mornings 11:00 - 11:45. The cost is five dollars each session. It’s a hit. Weekly Yoga classes at the library are in the works. Thank Elaine McFarland, chairperson of the village parks and recreation committee. Regular pool hours will end on August 19 but the pool will be open weekends through Labor day, September 3.
The Perseid meteor shower peaks the night of August 11 between 11:00pm and 5:00am. There will be a crescent moon early in the morning and the darker sky is better for viewing. The shower will appear to emanate from the constellation Perseus in the northeast. Urban areas and security lights, and clouds and rain make viewing more difficult. Preservation Parks is hosting a Blues Creek campout (free but reservations required). It could be your lucky night for wishing on a shooting star.
The Bloodmobile will be at the White Lily parking lot Aug. 4 from 5:00pm-10:00. Bring your ID. Blood is needed.
Summer Reading sponsors help make the program a success. The library particularly thanks McDonalds who provided our opening Ronald McDonald program and coupons for children and caregivers completing the Read to Me program. The Sunbury Skate Park provided a skating party coupon for the weekly adult drawing and Meijer gave substantial amount of gift certificates. Other contributors were Target, Walmart, the Butterfly House, CAPA, Chiller Ice Rinks, Columbus Clippers, Columbus Crew, Columbus Museum of Art, Magic Mountain, Wendy’s, The Wilds, and Zoomers Skate Club.
Teen Mystery Night had 15 teens examining the evidence to determine the murderer - plus some neighborly inquiries about our “crime scene”.
The Bookmark Society meets on Thursday August 23 at 6:30. Muffin and Mayhem by Suzanne Beecher is the month’s selection.
Family Movie Night is scheduled for Thursday evening August 16. Popcorn and drinks are provided. The movie will be The Lorax.
Storytime supplies could be supplemented while library users are shopping those back to school sales. Donations of glue, glue sticks, and markers are especially appreciated.
Magazine glitches. We’re working on trying to get People magazine and Mother Earth News subscriptions back in line.
Donations have expanded our DVD collection significantly and have been much appreciated by library users. Sharing with the greater community is a great way to recycle items from personal collections. Duplicates provide replacements.
Green-Wise Fair will be held Sunday, August 26 from 11:00am - 4:00pm at Preservation Parks Deer Haven Preserve. It’s a free family event with vendors and exhibitors with ideas and products for sale, children’s activities, workshops, concessions and energy saving tips.
Don’t forget local recycling possibilities. The Village of Ashley provides recycling along with trash pickup. There are recycling bins at the school. Ohio Mulch, just north of Delaware on route 42 takes not only yard waste and brush but recycles a variety of electronic equipment. Two hazardous waste drop offs are scheduled for fall: Knox County on Sept. 22, and Delaware County on Oct. 20. Help keep Delaware County beautiful - and green.
Newark Earthworks Full Circuit Walk will be held at the Ohio Historical Center Newark site on August 11 from 9:00am to 4:00pm. The walk is 7.5 miles and covers the best preserved examples of the Hopewell earthworks. Parking and attendance are free. Bring your own lunch. The Great Circle Museum provides information about the Hopewell culture and includes an interactive video.
Geek the Library Let others know that you care.Share what you geek. Share what your library does for you and your community. Public libraries are truly resources for everyone. The Wornstaff Library offers free access for everyone to a wide assortment of materials for informational, educational, and recreational use. We offer computers and the Internet (including 24/7 wireless). These services are free to users but they do need to be funded. Until recently Ohio libraries were well supported by the state, providing equal library services in all communities and greatly contributing to the excellence of Ohio libraries. State funding has been reduced to two-thirds of 2006. The Wornstaff Library has received compensatory support from the local community with a 2010 five year levy. This will need to be renewed and state funding needs to be defended - hopefully restored. Show you care.