Friday, August 22, 2014

President's Corner

Dear Friends,

A full list of activities and events for fall are some of the many ways our library touches our community: Book and video circulation, of course, but also free use of computers and wi-fi (and computer training), films, book clubs, craft workshops for all ages, 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 in afternoon programs.  Inside this issue you'll find more about Linda Gray Kelley (September 9), who will present Part II of her “Women of the Bible” program.  On October 1, be sure to check out Bob Patterson, songwriter and storyteller.  And on October 17, we'll be holding a special fund-raising event featuring New Orleans Jazz Singer Sybil Gage. (As one of our board members put it - we'll be serving “Nibbles and Nons(-alcoholic),” that is.)  We hope you'll all 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:  and we'll get you on the list.

Be sure and circle October 11 as the date of our next Friends Book Sale.  As a Friend, you will have early admission and receive a 10% discount on purchases, with your Friends Membership Card. There will be many great gently used books, magazines, VHSs, and DVDs.  More details will be available on the Friends Bulletin Board in the library hallway and on the Friends blog listed below.

A special thank you to Platinum Fitness:  Their yoga studio holds a donation-only “Karma Yoga” class each Saturday morning.  During the month of July, all donations benefited the Friends of the Library. We greatly appreciate their support.

As a reminder to our Friends, all money earned through book sales and program donations go back to our Ormond Beach Library for books, computers and projects.  Thank you for all you do to support our community.

See you at the Library!

PS: Just in case, if you're not enrolled in Surfcat, ask your librarian for a temporary password, then enter this link:  You can also access this Friends newsletter online.  The link is whether you are in Surfcat or not. 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Welcome, Kathleen Philips!

A New Yorker of 20 years, Kathleen comes to us from Monroe County New System in the Rochester, NY area. Her passion is early literacy and while on the team at the Seymour Library in Brockport, NY, created an early literacy area to help instruct parents in using the six early literacy skills when teaching their children to read. 

At the Ormond Beach Library, Kathleen brings her creative ideas and vast library skills as our new Children’s and Teens Librarian. 

Looking to the Future, Kathleen is interested in creating a similar tot area in our Children’s Room where babies, toddlers and pre-school can experience all forms of creative play, and a Tween space for 4th and 5th graders.

  Welcome, Kathleen! 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

FOL Programs for September and October

FOL programs will take a break during the summer and begin again in the Fall.  Here is a preview of “Future Attractions” lined up for you!

Wednesday, October 1, 2:00pm – Florida’s singer, song writer and storyteller, Bob Patterson, will perform.  His career began in the late 1960’s when he signed a recording contract with the prestigious folk music label, Vanguard Records.  He recorded an album with his folk- rock band, Elizabeth.  Patterson wrote and sang the popular single, ”Mary Ann,” along with four other cuts on the album.

Patterson moved to Florida in 1969 and became an integral part of the Florida folk music scene.  He has been featured in the Florida Folk Festival for over forty years performing 12 string guitar, song writing workshops, storytelling, and music concerts.  He is the co-founder of the Gamble Rogers Folk Festival and is the recipient of the 2011 Mother Earth and Fellow Man Award in recognition for his gifts to folk culture.

Friday, October 17, 3:00pm Come and experience   the dynamic, entertaining “Live Jazz & Blues with Sybil Gage.” This special event is a fundraiser for the Friends with a suggested admission donation of $5.00. Refreshments will be served.

Gage’s performance will include a combination of jazz and blues standards as well as original compositions in the New Orleans tradition. Gage, who has released two CDs, has performed in the New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival, the Noble “Thin Man” Watts Festival in DeLand, and the Space Coast Jazz Society Concert Series. Florida Today magazine has called her "the undisputed queen of local jazz.”  

These programs are in the Auditorium.  Details of these and other programs will be in the Fall Newsletters and on-line.
~Ron and Alice Howell
Program Chairpersons

Monday, May 19, 2014

Historic Ormond Photos

Be sure to check out the new display of historic Ormond Beach photos on the table across from the book return. Scenes of our local area dating from the 1880’s to the early 1900’s are immediately available in 8 x 10 size for $15 or can be special ordered in 16 x 20 size for $65. 

The photos of the Hotel Ormond and the First Cottage Built on Ormond Beach have been especially popular with our library patrons. 

For more information and an order form see a library staff member at the Circulation Desk. 

~Carla Topper
Historic Photo Chair

Book Sale Room Update

The Mid-Summer Madness Book Sale was a great success, netting $586.55 in sales!  Many thanks to those who assisted: CJ, Carol, Bev, Gene, Lew, Peg, Jane, Carla, Anne, Audrie, Rosann and her sweet granddaughter, Adelaine.  

The next special sale is the Fall Book Sale in the Book Sale Room on Saturday, October 11.  This Buy One and Get One of equal or lesser value begins for Friends members at 9:45 and is open to the public at 10:00am. The Book Sale ends at 3:00pm.  Plan to come and buy some really great gift items for yourself and others.  

We appreciate all the quality donations from our Friends and patrons. Our weekly sales average $450-$500.  As always, all money made from the sale of the gently used books, magazines, DVDs and CDs is used to fund library requests and projects. 

Come in and browse the standing racks and shelves! 

~Shirley Johnston
Book Sale Room Chairperson

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Children's and Teen Programs

Children’s Programs:
Mondays, Beginning October 6, 10:30am Giggle Wiggle (3-8 year olds), a brand new lively and interactive weekly storytime. Children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged.

Tuesdays, Beginning September 2, 11:00am - Toddler Storytime (2-3 year olds) - Stories, music, movement, puppets and more. 
2:30pm to 4:30pmPaws for Reading.  Read to your guest pet of the week.  Sign up is required for a 20 minute appointment to read to the guest pet of the week – call 386-676-4191 x21091
Wednesdays, Beginning September 3, 11:00am - Mother Goose Storytime (0-24 month olds) –Rhymes, songs, scarf play, rhythm instruments, bubbles.
2:00pmCrafty Kids for all ages (September 3, 10, 24, October 1, 8, 22, 29) – A different

clever craft to do each week. Younger children need to have an adult with them to assist.
3:00pm (September 17 & October 15 Only) – Stories & Art program by the Museum of Art in DeLand (K-5th Grades)
Thursdays, Beginning September 4, 11:00amPreschool Storytime (4-5 year olds) – Picture books, flannelboards, music, movement, puppets and more.
3:30pmKids Discover program (K-5th Grades) – A one-time sign up is required – 386-676-4191 x21091. This hands-on program includes special local guests, art, Legos, Reader’s Theater, and other great activities.

Teen Programs:
Wednesdays, Beginning September 3, 3:30pmAnime Club (6th - 12th grade). Teens can come and immerse themselves in all things Japanese! Anime, Manga, and/or Japanese-themed activities will be featured each week.
~Susan Perry
Children’s Librarian