Saturday, October 17, 2015

Coloring Program for Adults

Do you like coloring?  Do you like cookies? 

Coloring is a great way to relieve stress and have some fun.  Sneak away from work and enjoy your lunch at the Ormond Beach Regional Library while you color, on Monday, November 2, from noon to 2:00pm. 

Supplies will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own. 

Welcome New Board Member, Bob Keane!

We are pleased to introduce Bob Keane who has recently joined the Board of the Friends of the Ormond Beach Library. 

Bob and Rose Keane came to Ormond Beach in 1991 after retiring from the Journalism Dept. at Pace University, White Plains, NY.  He served in the Navy in WWII, and graduated from Union College in Schenectady--where he met Rose.

Bob was a news reporter and editor and worked in PR for many years before joining the Pace faculty. He has a history of volunteer work, notably as principal of a parish school of religion, and as a Little League and Midget Football coach. He was twice elected President of the Greater Hartford, CT, Urban League. Locally, he has taught as a substitute in grades K through 12.  He is active in the multi-church FAITH community program. 

Rose and Bob had five sons and daughters and enjoy being grand- and great-grand parents.

We welcome Bob to the Board where he is interested in working on the Newsletter and the Book Sale Room.   We look forward to his contributions as an active part of the group.

Friends, who are interested in learning more about the Board, should contact our Board President, Carol Johnson at


Final Clearance

Limited quantities of our most popular Ormond Historic Photos in stock are now on sale at a reduced price of $10.  This may be your last chance to own a piece of early Ormond history. 

You may wish to consider the photos for holiday gifts.  Shop early before the photos are gone!
A library staff member at the Circulation Desk will be happy to help you with your selection.




Wednesday, April 15, 2015

President's Corner with Carol Johnson


Dear Friends,
Take a look at the list of activities – it's the big list of library “Happenings” posted in this newsletter and you'll see some of the many ways our library touches our community: book, DVD and audio/video circulation, of course, but also free use of computers and Wi-Fi, computer training, films, book clubs, craft workshops, activities for children and young adults, a place for community groups to meet….and a LOT more.  As Friends members, as active library volunteers, and with your help, we are proud to support this work.

The Friends Board also presents talented speakers, actors and musicians. Hope you had a chance to enjoy the appearance by author and humorist Tim Dorsey (with his...well...odd slant on life in Florida). And if Tim's main character, lovable serial killer Serge Storm isn't enough, please make sure to come and see Kevin Gilpin, from National Crime Stop Program.  His talk on Identity Theft will definitely finish you off.  It's important information for all of us, so we hope you come.

If you'd like to be notified before each of our events, please let us know your email address.  We have many, but not all member emails, and will be glad to add you to our notification list.  Just send a note to:  Speaking of “The List” (the email list, that is), we'll also notify you about our popular book sales. Your membership card will allow you a 15 minute head start, and as always, you'll receive an additional 10% discount on purchases, with your card.  See you at the Library!


Friday, August 22, 2014

Friends Program - Kevin Gilpin of National Crime Stop Program


Don’t miss Kevin Gilpin of the National Crime Stop Program speak on “Identity Theft and Personal Safety.”  The program is Wednesday, December 2, at 2:00pm in the Library Auditorium. 
Mr. Gilpin founded the National Crime Stop Program in 1985 to battle the increasing crime in his community.  The program focuses on “crime from a criminal’s perspective” and is most often described as the most fast paced, entertaining and informative program on the topic of Identity Theft and Personal Safety. 

  Joanie Krueger, Program Chairperson                           

Monday, May 19, 2014

Book Sale Room Update


The September Fall Book Sale totaled $457.00! Thank you for your coming and buying items!  We are busy preparing for our December 5th Holiday Book Sale, so mark your calendar.  Due to the large number of donations, you can find books suitable for holiday gifts in the book sale room each day and especially during the December sale. 

Next time you’re in the library, take a moment to check our affordable children’s and young adult selections in the book sale room.  Our hope is that any child is able to have a fine book to read for a very small price.

 Welcome back to the Book Sale Room our faithful volunteer, Ann McCourt!

 Hope to see all of you soon in the Book Sale Room.  The Friends thank you for your support and donations! 

~Shirley Johnston, Book Sale Room Chairperson

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Children's and Teen Programs

Our regularly scheduled programs continue through the week of December 17. There will be no programs the week of Thanksgiving, November 21 - 23.

Special afterschool programs for November and December:

·      Crafty Kids – Wednesdays, November 4 & December 2 at 2:00 pm. 

·      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.

·      Museum of Arts & Sciences Astronomy Program – Monday, November 16 at 3:30 pm.
Seth Mayo, Curator of Astronomy at the Museum of Arts & Sciences will present an interesting and interactive program for K-5th graders.

·      Stories & Art – Wednesdays, November 18 & December 16 at 3:00 pm. 

·      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.

·      Legos – Wednesdays, November 11 & December 9 at 3:00 pm. 

·      Lego activities and free play aimed at the K-5th grade crowd.

·      “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” Party – Monday, December 7 at 3:30 pm.  2nd through 5th grade fans of the popular book series can come and celebrate with some rather wimpy fun and games. It is recommended that participants read one or more of the books in the series prior to the party (although we expect most of them probably will have anyway)!

·      Jingle Jamboree Family Storytime - Thursday, December 17 at 3:30 pm.  Children from Preschool and older can bring their families and join us for Santa stories, music, craft, puppets and other fun to celebrate Christmas.

Club for Teens:

  •       The Anime AllianceWednesdays at 3:30 pm.  All kids in grades 6-12 who are passionate about Manga and Anime are welcome to join the club.
Coming Soon: The Tech Wizards Club

We will be starting a brand new club for high tech kids in 4th, 5th or 6th grades. We have a lot of cool projects planned. Space is limited so kids need to pre-register in the Children’s Room by November 20. The program is planned to begin in January 2016.



Susan PerryChildren’s Librarian