Tuesday, December 03, 2013

December 2013

Closed December 25/26 & January 1
Holiday Hours on December 24 & December 31
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Story Time 10:00 am 
 December 5      Bedtime Stories wear your pj's
                                              December 12    Gingerbread
                                              December 19    Christmas
No story time December 26-January 2 

Christmas in Ashley
December 7, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
 Join us as we celebrate the birth of Christ with an Old-fashioned community gathering! 
Come see the special decorating touches that turn houses into homes.   
A Town Crier will be announcing the arrival of Christmas in Ashley.  A live Nativity in front of the Ashley United Methodist church.  Santa will be greeting children, young and old, in the West Room of the Ashley United Methodist Church.  Luminaries will line the village streets.  Carolers will be strolling through the village.

600 E. High St. - Tina King & Michelle Deere welcome you to their charming 1876 brick home.
508 E. High St.—David & Julie Rayburn have an 1896 East Lake Victorian Cottage with original woodwork & a tin ceiling.
305 E. High St.— The Ashley Wesleyan church opens their inviting renovated sanctuary! 
302 E. High St. - The Wornstaff Memorial Public Library welcomes you to check out a good book or two to read on a cold winter’s evening. 
218 E. Taylor - Don & Pat Baldwin have created a Christmas wonderland  to delight you with sights and sounds of the season. 
214 E. High St.— The Ashley United Methodist church is a wonderful old structure dating back to 1891, with a 100 year old Pipe Organ.
219 E. High St. Al & Elaine McFarland welcome you to their grand and historic Victorian brick home.  
213 E. High St. - Jeff & June Acker invite you to experience the nostalgia and charm of their extensive Santa collection.
3 N. Harrison St. - The Elm Valley Joint Fire District will be open for visitors to see the fire trucks, equipment & to meet the firefighters.
106 E. High St. - The House of Prayer welcomes visitors in the heart of downtown.  
104 E. High St. -  The American Legion will be having their monthly fish fry and handing out snacks and drinks for a cold winter’s night.  
20 Main St.— The White Lily Chapel visitors will be serenaded by the White Lily Gospel singers with Christmas Carols. 
22 Main St. - Nancy Dewalt of “Three Old Hens and a Rooster” welcomes visitors to stroll through the charming rooms .
2 W. High St.— Delaware County Bank is hosting Mr. & Mrs. Jack Howard’s extensive Christmas village display.
245 W. High  St. - The Delaware County EMS Station #5 welcomes you to check out their equipment and visit with the EMS personnel.


Craft Workshop
Assorted Holiday Crafts
All Ages are welcome to attend
December 14, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Movie Night
Movie to be announced (G or PG)
No permission form needed
December 19 5:00 pm
Popcorn & Drink

Game Day 
Bring a friend, your favorite game or play one of ours!
January 2, 2:00-4:00 pm

Friday, November 01, 2013

November 2013

Story Time


                                            November   7     Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches
                                                             14     Pie, Oh My!
                                                             21     Thanksgiving

November 28 No Story Time:  Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s official! Miss Vicky is now retired.  She wanted to include a thank you note in the newsletter.

“Thank you to everyone for the great retirement party and to all those who stopped by throughout the month to wish me well.  I have been overwhelmed and blessed by your kind messages and stories.  I have loved sharing the joy of reading with so many people of all ages for over 30 years.  Keep reading as we move on the to next chapter. 
                                                                                           With heartfelt thanks,
Vicky Collins



Movie Night

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 Back to the Future
Thursday, November 14 @ 5:00 pm


International Game Day

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November 16
2:00-4:00


BookClub

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 The Bookmark society will be meeting November 21st at 6:30 pm. They will be discussing 29 Gifts by Cami Walker. 

Dr. Who Party

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November 23
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Who Trivia, Food & Fun
Ages 11 & up
A TV show that started 50 years ago and is still being made?!  DOCTOR WHO first broadcast in 1963, and we will be throwing a Doctor Who party.  Even if you are not a fan, we will still be having a fun time— come join us!

The Delaware County Memory Project is a collaborative project between Delaware County organizations which include the libraries in our county, the Delaware, Powell & Radnor Historical Societies, and the Delaware County Records Room.  Would you be willing to help identify homes and people in pictures?  Do you have local Family genealogy? Would you be willing to have your memories of Ashley recorded?  If  you are interested contact Susan Bussard with your information.
  
When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.    Tecumseh


Saturday, October 05, 2013

October 2013

October 8th, our catalog will be down for a scheduled upgrade.  
You MUST have your library card with you to check-out materials.


Story Time

It’s Fall
Oct 3
Fire Safety
Oct 10
Owls & Raccoons
Oct 17
Pizza, Pasta & Popcorn
Oct 24

The library is now accepting applications for part-time help.  We will need someone to help at the desk with some additional duties.

Miss Vicky is retiring at the end of October.  We are very excited that Miss Megan will be able to continue programming for children, but with her own twist!  

Come and celebrate Miss Vicky's years here at the library!
October 26, 2:00 -4:00 pm.

The Bookmark society will be meeting October 24th at 6:30.  They will be discussing Banners of Silk by  Rosalind Laker. 



State Representative Andrew Brenner will be having office hours at the library on Friday, October 25 from 10:00-12:00.  Representative Brenner represents district 67 (Delaware county) in the State of Ohio House of Representatives.
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FREE FOOD!  4TH FRIDAY’s - 12:00 – 2:00 pm - First 40 Families
ID for household preferred (Especially Head of Household) Income under 200% of Federal Poverty Level.  In the parking lot of the Wesleyan Church & the Funeral Home, across from the library.
Lutheran Social Services
614-443-5130


Have you noticed that we have started getting some more audio books?  I like listening to them while driving, cooking, doing the dishes…If there is a genre or author you particularly interested in please let us know.

Friday, September 06, 2013

September 2013

September 6th is Read a Book Day . Take time out of your busy life, and relax with a good book. Cozy up on a chair, indoors or out. It doesn't matter where you read that book, as long as you can do so in a comfortable manner. If you doze off along the way, we won't tell anyone. 
Reading is a great lifetime hobby. It offers so many positive attributes. It's relaxing and therapeutic. It's educational. Its entertaining. And, a whole lot of other good things, too.  
If you have young children, or elderly people in your home, take the time to read a book to them today. It is a wonderful time to bond with them and it creates pleasant, lasting memories.  From: holidayinsights.com
The Bookmark society will be meeting September 26th at 6:30.  They will be discussing The Bastard  by  John Jakes. 

Do you have a collection that you would like others to see and enjoy?
We would really like to see something new in our display case.  Maybe we could show off your special Halloween or Christmas decorations.  Just let us know!

Passions, Skills & Community
We are interested in starting some new programming with the help from the Ashley community.  Have something you wish to learn about? Or would you like to share? Can you sew a hem or button? How about teaching this skill to young children?  Do you enjoy math or science, better yet understand it!  Could you volunteer to tutor a subject once a week or once a month?

Astronomy aficionado?  Share your knowledge one evening this fall.  Art a passion? How about working on a library mural or installation. 4H or Scouts need some community service how about running a workshop?   If interested in volunteering or have an idea for a workshop, please contact Susan Bussard wornstaff@oplin.org. 

My favourite poem is the one that starts 'Thirty days hath September' because it actually tells you something.                               Groucho Marx 



Friday, August 09, 2013

August 2013

No Story Time until September 5th

Movie Night August 15 

I know it is not just me this year, school really does start too early! I have so much fun seeing all the kids reading in the summer, I am not ready for it to end!

Another library is joining our COOL consortium this month.  Arcanum’s (in Darke County) records will be appearing in our catalog near the end of the month.  In the meantime, holds might disappear while the migration is happening.
 

It seems that our new Returns Box on the table by the desk has been a help to the library staff this summer.  Help us to help you a little more efficiently.  Please place materials that you are returning in the box.  This has reduced our confusion and error rate a lot.


The Bookmark society will be meeting August 22nd at 6:30.  
They will be discussing Angel Harp by Michael Phillips. 

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.   John Lubbock Read more
 
Growing up, our vacation started before we left the house.  My dad never pushed to get to the destination as fast as possible.  If you are a journey not the destination person, too, try the Ohio Department of Transportations website.  In addition to information about the scenic highways in Ohio, they also provide information about the current construction projects as well.

Keep us in mind. We could use materials for ongoing projects:

Washable gluesticks and glue, Markers, Paint store gift cards painting supplies, Small café table &/or chairs, Pool noodles, OR are you cleaning out your video supply gently used DVD's would be great.

Are  there some new technologies that you may have spotted at another library that you would like to see at Wornstaff?  Some suggestions: e-books, play-aways, Blu-ray DVD’s. Or would you like to see more new audio, more new large print?  Please let us know!


Friday, July 12, 2013

July 2013

Story Time - Thursdays  at 10:00
Dig Into the Past   July 15
Closing Party        July 22

Mondays  at 11:00
Dig Into Reading!
Closing Program 11:00 
with
Matt Jergens and his Juggling!


Movie Night
Journey to the Center of the Earth
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.July 18 at 5:00

In past summers, there has been a lot of confusion at the circulation desk especially during our awesome Monday programs.  We have had too many materials on the shelf still checked out to folks.  So this summer we would like to try a new Returns Box on the table by the desk.  Help us to help you a little more efficiently!

 I guess we all like to be recognized not for one piece of fireworks, but for the ledger of our daily work.
Neil Armstrong
 
I am having trouble this summer.  This is the first summer that I have worked full time since 1996!   What I really want to do is relax in the lounge or hammock and read.  What I am actually doing is trying to figure out some of the new great features of our catalog and cleaning up some records.  The consortium is getting ready for a “de-duping” project  in August.  Which means that holds should be even easier and work a little more reliably  than they currently do.  Jane Horn



The Bookmark society will be meeting July 25th at 6:30.  
They will be discussing Wesley the Owl by  Stacey O’Brien.  




Looking for something to do?  Try  www.delawarecountyevents.com, You can find things by type of activity or local community.

Keep us in mind. We could use materials for ongoing projects:  Washable gluesticks and glue, Markers, Paint store gift cards painting supplies, Small café table & chairs/stools.

Are  there some new technologies that you may have spotted at another library that you would like to see at Wornstaff?  Some suggestions: e-books, play-aways, Blu-ray DVD’s. Or would you like to see more new audio, more new large print?
Please let us know!













We will be accepting applications for the position of custodian.
Don Baldwin will be retiring at the end of August.
The position is part-time averaging about 12 hours per week.  It involves cleaning and some maintenance responsibilities.











TEEN NIGHT
July 17th

COME SEE
the GREAT Matt Jergens and his awesome juggling
July 22

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

June 2013

Story Time
Thursdays  at 10:00

                                                        I Dig Gardening    June 13
                                                        Worm Race           June 20
                                                        Reading Rocks!     June 27
                                                        No Storytime        July 4




Our summer reading program theme this year is Dig Into Reading.  Maybe you could dig a little deeper and try a more challenging read this summer?  Try a classic that you haven’t read since high school (or should have read).  Try a non-fiction book for a change.  Maybe use this summer as an opportunity to read something that is more meaty than the typical summer reading lighter entertainment.

                                                       Dig Into Reading  June 10
                                                       Worm Race          June 17
                                                       Reading Rocks!       June 24
                                                       Hands-on-Soil  July 1


In past summers, there has been a lot of confusion at the circulation desk especially during our awesome Monday programs.  We have had too many materials on the shelf still checked out to folks.  So this summer we would like to try a new Returns Box on the table by the desk.  Help us to help you a little more efficiently!


In past summers, there has been a lot of confusion at the circulation desk especially during our awesome Monday programs.  We have had too many materials on the shelf still checked out to folks.  So this summer we would like to try a new Returns Box on the table by the desk.  Help us to help you a little more efficiently!


The Bookmark society will be meeting June 27th at 6:30.  They will be discussing The Hobbit by  J. R. R. Tolkien.  (A really great book.) They have a great time and would love to see new faces.


Keep us in mind. We could use materials for ongoing projects: Paint store gift cards & painting  supplies and a small round café table & chairs.

Are  there some new technologies that you may have spotted at another library that you would like to see at Wornstaff?  Some suggestions: e-books, play-aways, Blu-ray DVD’s. Or would you like to see more new audio, more new large print?  Please let us know!

Reading is a Family Affair
During the summer months:
*Read to young children daily.
*Read a chapter book to your school-age children by reading aloud one or two chapters every day.
*Encourage your children to spend time reading and looking at books.
*Talk with your children about what they are reading.
*Attend programs at the library!

If you find you need a good laugh, an old website but a really good one is: icanhas.cheezburger.com

I can always find something to laugh hard enough to make my tummy hurt.




Thursday, May 09, 2013

May 2013


Story Time 10:00 AM Thursdays

Mother’s Day May 9
At the Zoo May 16
Summer Fun May 23
NO STORY TIME   May 30 or Jun 6



We are getting ready for summer reading.  Busy preparing, decorating, selecting.  We work very hard on preparing for our summer reading program because we love it when children develop a joy for reading.  Remember whatever you “DIG” you can find out more at the library!

The Bookmark society will be meeting May 23rd at 6:30.  This month’s book is Jamaica Inn by  Daphne DuMaurier.  They have a great time and would love to see new faces.

Movie Night
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May 16 at 5:00
Arthur and the Invisibles
Popcorn & Drink



Director's notes: 
We had a great time at the library conference we attended on May 2.  We are hoping to incorporate some of the information we learned to help provide better service for you.

Looking at the gorgeous brick house for sale a block east — I went onto www.realtor.com.  My husband gets nervous, he doesn't want to move, but I love looking at the pictures of the charming old houses. 

Remembering those … May 27
Looking for images for Memorial Day, I found some that said “Happy Memorial Day”.  I think “Happy” is the wrong word.  I think we should wish each other a “Peaceful Memorial Day!”


Thank You
to Phil Hall for quickly fixing our front door the windy evening that a pane fell out.  And coming back later to secure the rest so it wouldn't happen again!


The Ashley Pool will have *free admission*
For the pre-season schedule May 25th –May 27th

Keep us in mind. We could use materials for ongoing projects:

Paint store gift cards painting  supplies
Small round café table &/or chairs
2 bags of potting soil

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.  John Adams  Read more ...







Thursday, April 04, 2013

April 2013



IMPORTANT!The Wornstaff Library will be CLOSED on May 2
For staff training/conference
Google can bring you back 100,000 answers; 
a librarian can bring you back the right one.Neil Gaiman

Story Time 10:00 am Thursdays
                             Nursery Rhymes & Folk Tales    Apr 4
                             Library Week                                 Apr 11
                             Rainy Days & Ducks                         Apr 18
                             Trains                                          Apr 25
                             NO STORY TIME                           May 2


Movie Night

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April 18 at 5:00
The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mine (NR)


We hope you are starting to use and enjoy our new catalog.  We love it.  There are some things that we haven’t quite figured out.  And there may be an easier way to do some things, but we are having a great time learning.

If you have internet access at home, you can search the catalog, renew materials you have checked out, and place hold requests, too.

We would love to have your email address.  The catalog will send a courtesy reminder that your materials are due back or inform you that you have holds waiting to be picked up.

The Bookmark society will be meeting April 25 at 6:30.  The book they will be reading and discussing is A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini.  They have a great time and would love to see new faces.

If we lived in the world of Fahrenheit 451, 
what book would you memorize?


Pick up a form for the Village of Ashley Trout Fishing Tournament
Neuman Park, Ashley OH
April 27 8 am-12 pm
Free for kids up to age 12

National library week is April 14-20

April is National Poetry Month
Read  — Learn — Memorize a poem this month!
Keep a poem in your pocket Apr. 18


Assisting with a school assignment, Jane discovered a really fun website:  www.wordle.net. 
A easy way to create a word picture!

Keep us in mind. We could use materials for ongoing projects:

·         Paint store gift cards painting  supplies
·         Small round café table &/or chairs







Wednesday, March 13, 2013

March 2013

The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.  
Henry Van Dyke Brainy Quotes



Story Time 10:00 am


Art Month Mar 7
Green Day Mar 14
It’s Spring! Mar 21
Easter         Mar 28



The Bookmark society will be meeting March 28 at 6:30 pm.  The book they will be reading and discussing is Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell.

To Jane, Vicky, Karen, Susan and Megan, we need to give a great big THANK YOU and to Liz Barker, Rachel Coffield, and Haley Leonard for helping re-barcode materials!


35,000 barcodes later!!  We finished putting barcodes (the numbers we scan so we know exactly what book you are checking out) on all our materials.  There are still some titles that must be lurking in a corner hidden somewhere that we couldn’t find, because there are still some that need to be done.  Thank you for 
being patient.  We hope you will enjoy the 
benefits of our new system!  



Celebrate Pi Day 3.14!



Preservation Parks of Delaware County
We have such a great resource here in Delaware County.  Check out their newsletter and try one of their programs this Spring.  Perhaps sighting some water fowl on a northern migration on March 10.


Enjoy the Village of Ashley  Easter Egg Hunt on 
March 30th 1:00 at Newman Park.



Movie Night
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March 21 5:00
Movie to be announced


Game Day
March 28
2:00—4:00 pm

Keep us in mind. We could use materials for ongoing projects:
Paint store gift cards painting  supplies
Small round café table &/or chairs