The library has purchased a bench with the memorial contributions that were given in memory of Jerry Miller. It is located in front of the Library for patrons to sit and enjoy the outdoors while reading, relaxing, or even using the library’s free Wi-Fi. The library hopes this will add to the enjoyment of coming to the library for our patrons, while at the same time remembering a dear friend. The library would like to thank everyone who contributed to the library in memory of Jerry. They would also like to give a big thank you to Leo Wixom for fixing up the bike rack and making it look like new, installing the bench, and cleaning up the cement pad.
The Summer Reading Program, (Fizz, Boom, Read) was a huge success. Forty-three kids attended and logged in a combined total of 131 hours of reading! The winner of the girl’s bike was Bryanna Spieth with 10 hours of logged reading, and Evan Beauregard won the boy’s bike with 13 hours of reading. Other winners of prizes were Drew Beauregard with 17 hours and Willow Mitchell with 13.5 hours. The library would like to thank the following volunteers: Madeleine and Ellie Wixom for the great kick-off program, Audra Roesti for the ice cream experiment, David Stoltzfus for the rocket experiment, Elisa Carothers as the Mad Scientist and Magician Kenn Ladd for his Magic Act. The teen helpers for the entire program were Brynn Ballmer, Kirsten Carnicom, Devin Double, Ethan Malchow and Madelyn Wilson. The monetary donors were The Pizza Place, Whitmer Plumbing and Heating, TRW, Phillips Plumbing and Heating, Walters and Peck Insurance, Fayette Medical Group, Wal-Mart Pharmacy, SANOH, and the anonymous donor of the bicycles.
On Monday, September 22 at 6:00 pm, Evelyn Deetz from Evelyn’s Excursions will be at the library to share about what they have to offer. Whether you’re looking to take a local day-trip or go on an extended week-long trip, Evelyn has the tour for you. This is a free class. If you are interested in hearing about Evelyn’s excursions, call the Library or stop in at the adult circulation desk to sign up for this class.
The After-School program once again is in full swing. Grades K-1 come on Tuesdays, and grades 2-5 come on Thursdays after school from 3:00 to 3:45 p.m. This is the schedule for September: Sept. 9 & 11—Play Outside, Sept. 16 & 18—Movie, Sept. 23 & 25—Craft, and Sept. 30 & Oct. 2—-Jeopardy—The theme will be Nursery Rhymes.
For the younger children, Story Time for children ages 2 to 5 not yet in Kindergarten will once again be offered. Children ages 2 and 3 are required to have an adult stay with them for the entire session. Story Time meets every Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Each session includes a story and craft.
Family Fun Night will be on Friday, September 26 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The library will feature a Fall Festival with games, food, and crafts. Activities will include bobbing for apples, pumpkin carving, gourd painting as well as other fun events. Come join us for lots of Fall Fun!! *Family Fun Night on October 17** NASA is sending an Astronomer who will bring a high powered telescope to view the sky. More details in the next newsletter!
The Thursdays @ 7 Book Discussion Group will meet Thursday, September 25, 2014. The book that will be discussed is What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty. Alice Love is twenty-nine, crazy about her husband, Nick, and pregnant with their first child. So imagine Alice’s surprise when she comes to on the floor of a gym (she hates the gym) and is whisked off to the hospital, where she discovers the honeymoon is truly over. She is actually thirty-nine years old, has three kids, and is getting divorced. That knock on her head has misplaced ten years. Now Alice must piece together the events of the lost decade and find out if it’s possible to reconstruct her life at the same time. And also discover whether forgetting is a blessing or a curse.
Welcome fall with a good read from your local library!