As we wind down the Spring season of 2015, let me remind you to attend the next Friends program on Monday, May 18 at 2:30. You'll get to meet popular local writer and News-Journal columnist Mark Lane – and you'll attend our Annual Meeting at the same time. All members of the Friends may vote as we will elect a new Recording Secretary and Corresponding Secretary, as well as introduce the Board Members. We promise, the business meeting will only take about 15 minutes – but we want to let you know what we've done with your donations over the past year, and the many ways those donations have benefitted the library.
We're really pleased to announce that you'll be sitting on one of the things your donations have helped purchase: New chairs for the auditorium – YES! Comfortable and elegant, the new chairs will be in place by the May 18th program/meeting. We're sure you'll like them.
Stay tuned for some terrific programs for Fall: Our new program chair, Joanie Krueger, is bringing enthusiasm and showmanship to Ormond Beach. She is kicking off the season Saturday, August 29, with troubadours Bill and Eli Perras and their “Artifacts of Florida” presentation. Musician Rod MacDonald will appear October 9. And she has lined up best-selling author Tim Dorsey for October 20. Great stuff…plan to attend.
The Early Learning Program, “1000 Books Before Kindergarten,” is in full swing, with several children having read over 500 books. Check out the “honors” banner in the Children's Department. The Children and Young Adult librarians have a full list of terrific programs ready for summer, too.
There's a lot going on at the Ormond Beach Library. Hope you'll join us soon – we look forward to seeing you at the library.