Now is the time torenew your Friends of the Ormond Beach
Library membership.This membership is annual, January 2016 –
December 2016, giving you a 10% discount on all Friends Book Sale Room items
and early notification of programs and Book Sales.Your membership allows the FOL to assist our
library in many projects that otherwise would not be funded.
your membership in person at the library with our Circulation Staff.
the New Year arrives it's a good time for reflection – and looking back on
2015, the Friends are smiling.Thanks to
your generosity and some thoughtful activities by the library staff and Friends
Board, we have been able to complete some terrific
projects for the library.
Here are some
special collection of large-print books – arriving daily as I write this.
new large-print reading area, with comfortable chairs and tables, is in
progress. Deliveries have been delayed, but the dedication ceremony will be
held early in 2016.
and enjoyable programs.Don't miss
author Gilbert King – or jazz artists Sonny & Perley, coming soon.And many more to be announced.
library furniture: Refinishing and reupholstering is underway.(And Volusia County has promised new carpet
and paint for 2017.)And music!A lovely spinet from a generous donor will
add something special to library events.
the works: An Auditorium/Play Space inside the Children's Department is in the
planning stage. It will provide a safe and attractive area and free up the main
auditorium for many needed civic activities.
many ongoing commitments – including, of course, purchase of books, DVDs and
other library lending materials, and underwriting dozens of activities run by
library staff (movies, workshops, computer labs and training...I could go on
So, yes, we are grateful for all the help
we've received from members and donors of the Friends, as well as the
hard-working library staff. Thank you all for helping make our dreams become
reality. It has been a wonderful year!
We are pleased to announce Gilbert King, Pulitzer Prize winner
author, will be our speaker on Tuesday, February 9, at 2:00pmin the Auditorium.
King is the author of New York Times best
seller, Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn
of New America, which was awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Award for General
Gilbert King is a dynamic speaker, who blends his gift of narrative with his
knowledge of the Supreme Court, civil rights cases and the death penalty.
Please mark your calendars, as this will be a very interesting presentation.
Sonny & Perley Sonny and Perley, an extremely talented husband and
wife duo, will perform at the Ormond Beach Library on Tuesday, February 23, at 2:00pm.
This exciting duo is known for
their unique blend of Jazz, Bossa Nova, American Songbook Standards, and
international cabaret. They perform songs by Berlin, Gershwin, and Cole Porter.
Sonny and Perley have captivated
audiences in both the United States and Europe with their spontaneity, warmth,
musical honesty, and broad repertoire. You
don't want to miss this!
The Holiday FOL Book Sale was once
again a success with $680.00 net profit to be used for future library
projects.Thanks to all the patrons and
book seekers who came out on December 5th during a very busy season
to purchase our gently used books.
The Ormond Beach library provided
a large number of discarded large print books to the Book Sale.Large print books not sold were delivered to
four area assisted/independent living facilities to be added to their
We welcome our newest book room
volunteer, Susie Angel, to our
group.Looking forward to working with
her to price, shelf and sell our inventory.
Please note we have recently
completed alphabetizing our fiction books by authors’ last name.So if you have a favorite writer come in and
take a look.Finding what you want will
be much easier.
Hope to see all of you soon in
the Book Sales Room.
regularly scheduled programs begin for 2016 on January
·Mother Goose Baby Storytime -Wednesdays at either 10:00 or 11:00; ages
0 – 24 months
·Toddler Time -Tuesdays at 11:00 or Thursdays at 9:30am; age 2 years
·Preschool Programs for 3 to
5 year olds:
Beans Fun Fitness - Thursdaysat 10:30am
Preschool Storytime - Thursdays at
11:00am immediately after Jumping Beans
Some special afterschool programs for
January & February:
Stories & Art– Wednesdays, January 20 & February
17, at 3:00pm.Miss Pam from the Museum of Art in
DeLand returns to present a program for K - 5th graders in which the
children hear a story related to art and then craft a creation based on an
artist or an art technique.
Crafty Kids – Wednesdays, January 27 & February
24, at 2:00pm.Our popular craft
programs are aimed at K-5th grade, but all are welcome to join us
for the clever craft of the day. Younger children should be accompanied by an
adult to help them.
Legos – Wednesday, February 3, at 3:00pm
activities and free play aimed at the K-5th grade.
Special Black History Month Program – Wednesday, February 10, at 3:00pm.
Special guest, Clara
Bivens, a professional storyteller from the National Association of
Black Storytellers, will spin some tales for kids and parents.
Club for Teens:
The Anime Alliance– Wednesdays at 3:30pm beginning
January 20.All kids in grades 9-12 who
are passionate about Manga and Anime are welcome to join the club.