Sunday, December 21, 2014

Welcome New Friends Board Member, Dianne!

The Friends Board welcomes Dianne Chandler to the Board of Directors!  Dianne is new to the Ormond Beach area…. coming from south Florida.  She is already an active library volunteer and is interested in working in our Friends Book Sale Room. Dianne previously worked with developmentally challenged people in employment support.   

We welcome you to the FOL Board, Dianne!

Friends Program

Plan on attending Dianne Jacoby’s presentation of “Miss Louisa’s Boarding House”, an historical drama, on Wednesday, February 25, at 2:00pm in the Library Auditorium. 

Jacoby portrays this well known Florida character.  She tells the amazing story of an intrepid 19th century woman who began her life as an educated and pampered girl who fought her way through Florida’s Indian Wars, fires and hurricanes to become a successful businesswoman and the toast of St. Augustine.  Don’t miss this great performance!

We are excited to announce the March Friends program, concert harpist and soprano Melody Long Anglin.  Plan to come to the Library Auditorium Wednesday, March 18, at 2:00pm to hear her outstanding performance.   

Anglin’s career has spanned the scope of performances from local to international levels.  She has appeared on Christian television networks such as PTL Satellite Network and talk radio networks and the World Radio Network where her music ministered behind the Iron Curtain.

She holds a Masters Degree in Music Performance from the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma and a Bachelor’s Degree from Oral Roberts University.  She has performed for many celebrities such as: Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Barbara Mandrell, Patrick Duffy, Former Presidents George Bush Sr. and Bill Clinton, Richard Petty, Bill Elliott, Michael Eisner, Mannheim Steamroller and many religious leaders especially during her tenure with PTL Satellite Network. Be prepared to enjoy this exceptional performer.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Renew You Friends Membership for 2015

Now is the time to renew your Friends membership for 2015!  

The Friends support enables the library to reach their goals for our patrons with programs and projects. Don’t miss the opportunity to help our library by renewing your Friends membership and  receive the many perks that being a member of the Friends gives you.  Come into the library Circulation Desk and renew by March 31, 2015 to ensure you will continue to receive the Newsletter and other benefits of membership.

~Carol Chillemi, Membership Chairperson                                                                                            

Friday, August 22, 2014

President's Corner

Dear Friends:

The weather outside might be a little less than delightful (at least for Florida), but the library is really smoking!  Check out the Happenings page and find out all the things going on every day of the week.

Speaking of book sales, put Saturday, April 18th on your calendar.  There will be a BOGO sale (yes – that means BuyOne-GetOne Free!) in the book sale room.  The sale begins at 10:00am, and card-carrying Friends members will get a head start at 9:45.

The Friends exist to help the library bring on a host of services.  If you're a gardener, take a look at the new Seed Library, near the Check-Out Desk.  Our librarians have filled more than 1000 bags of seeds, all free to library patrons – you don't even have to check them out! There will be some terrific gardens this spring!

The Friends are also proud to underwrite a wonderful new Early Learning Program, called “1000 Books before Kindergarten,” which encourages our youngest patrons to read (or be read to) often. As the name implies, we hope kids will be book enthusiasts by the time they start school.

Besides the book and video circulation, the library offers free use of computers and wi-fi (and computer training upon request at the Reference Desk), films and book clubs, creative craft workshops, activities for children and young adults, creates a place for community groups to meet. And a LOT more.  As Friends members, we are proud to support this work.

We hope you'll join The Friends, and we look forward to seeing you at the library.

PS: Just in case, if you're not enrolled in Surfcat, ask with your librarian for a temporary password, then enter this link:  You can also access this newsletter online.  Here is the link (you can use it with or without Surfcat): 

Monday, May 19, 2014

Spring Fling Book Sale

With the cooler weather, the book sale room has been welcoming many new patrons.  A comfortable chair and a good book can brighten even a dreary day.  Come in and browse around for just the right one at the right price.

Our Spring Fling Book Sale is Saturday, April 18, and will be held as a BOGO (Buy One Get One).  Hours are 10:00am - 3:00 pm with early access for FOL at 9:45am.

~Shirley Johnston, Book Sale Room Chairperson

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Children's and Teen Programs

Besides our regularly scheduled Children’s and Teen programs, here are some of our more noteworthy events coming up:
Jumping Beans Preschool Fun Fitness has returned to its spot on Thursdays at 10:30, right before Preschool Storytime at 11:00. This program for 3 to 5 year olds is all about fun, music & movement!  We also play with parachutes, scarves, beanbags, and more. 
Hula Hoop Program Wednesday, March 4th at 3:30pm. Kids in K-5th grade are invited to join us for an exciting, special interactive program all about Hula Hoops!  Katie "Pinto Bella" LeBrun will teach us about the different types of hula hoops, give a performance of different hula hooping techniques, lead games and more! 
Let’s Make Music Thursday, March 26th at 3:30pm.  Designed for kids in K-5th grade, this a program full of song and rhythm, activities to help children discover the enjoyable, enormous world of music.
Math-U the Counting Cowboy returns on Thursday April 23rd at 3:30pm to help us count our way through Money Smart Week.  Math-U will present a program full of counting, spinning rope, telling stories, singing songs and a lot of laughter.  This is aimed at preschool and early elementary children, but all ages are invited to join in the fun!
“Peter and the Wolf” – Performed by the European School of Dance Wednesday, April 29th at 3:30pm.  Everyone is invited to an exciting performance of the famous music and tale.   All ages are invited to attend. 

We thank our Friends of the Library for sponsoring our programs for children and teens.

Susan PerryChildren’s Librarian