Wednesday, April 15, 2015

President's Corner with Carol Johnson

Dear Friends:

It's been a long, hot summer here in Ormond Beach, but there will be some cool stuff happening this Fall via the Friends of the Library.  Don't miss the great programs mentioned on the front page of this newsletter and the many other programs our new Program Chair, Joanie Kruger, has scheduled for the year!

This Fall will also see the debut of an expanded collection of large-print books and a new “reading nook,” dedicated to the memory of Peg & Bill Roberts, long-time benefactors of the Ormond Beach Library's collection of large-print books.  Thanks to the Roberts family, Ormond Beach has the finest collection of these books in the county. Look for the comfortable “room” near the windows overlooking the river. We plan to hold a dedication ceremony in the fall and will invite all Friends members to attend.

Don't forget – if you have an e-reader device and need help getting started with downloading books, library staff can help.  Stop by the Information Desk, and one of the reference librarians will get you up and running. No appointments needed; no class to attend. 

The Friends Book Sale Room – is the BEST book store in town.  Shirley Johnston, who manages book sales says:  “People don't think of the library as a place to purchase books, but our regular customers think of us as a hidden treasure.” Our major book sales are now a quarterly event, and are bigger and better than ever.  The money raised from memberships and book sales fund our ongoing commitment to buying books and contributing to library events and programs, and much, much more. We hope you'll join The Friends, attend a program and/or a board meeting, consider joining the board.  It's fun and interesting.  And we need your help!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Friends Program - Rod Mac Donald with Rex Blazer and Author Tim Dorsey

                                                                   Rod MacDonald

Join us Friday, October 9, at 2:00pm for the musical performance of Rod MacDonald with fiddler Rex BlazerRod MacDonald was a leading singer-songwriter in the "New Folk" 1980s renaissance in NYC's Greenwich Village, and a founding co-producer of the Greenwich Village Folk Festival, before moving to south Florida in 1995.  Rex Blazer is lead fiddler in the national touring band “Lift Ticket.” As a duo, Rod and Rex will perform Rod's originals and Celtic songs, alternating great songs with high-energy fiddle tunes that will get your toes a-tapping.

                                                               Tim Dorsey
Don’t miss Florida novelist Tim Dorsey on Tuesday, October 20, at 5:30pm.  Dorsey grew up in south Florida and graduated from Auburn University where he was editor of the student newspaper.  He then became a police and court reporter for the Alabama Journal and held numberous positions with the Tampa Tribune until leaving in 1999 to write full time.  Dorsey has published eighteen novels including Florida Roadkill and Orange Crush and has  been named “Goodreads Choice Awards Best Humor.”

Joanie Krueger, Program Chairperson                           

Monday, May 19, 2014

Book Sale Room Update

The September 26 Book Sale was a huge success! Sales totaled almost $500.  Many patrons mentioned learning of the sale from articles in the newspapers and the Granda Bridge signs.  Our patrons and friends continue to provide a wide and varied selection of material for our book sale room.  Thanks to all of our book lovers who provide the books and to the book lovers who purchase them.  We recently received a large donation of books from a local donor.  This year we also received over 1500 compact discs from another local donor. 
                                                 Some of the Book Sale Room volunteers!
The book room is staffed by a very dedicated group of volunteer workers.  We welcome Carman and Beverly, our most recent additions.  The pricing, display and shelving could not be done without everyone’s help. 

The next FOL sale is scheduled for December 5, from 9:45am - 3:00pm for Friends and 10:00am-3:00pm for all others. Our BOGO sales and bag of books for a dollar have been so well received that we plan to offer this type of sale again.

When you visit the Book Sales Room on your next trip to the library, please note all fiction, large print, children’s, and cook books are located inside the room.  Non-fiction books are in the bookshelves located outside the room.  

~Shirley Johnston, Book Sale Room Chairperson

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Children's and Teen Programs

Our regularly scheduled storytimes and programs return the week of Labor Day.

Some special afterschool programs for K – 5th Grade during September and October:
Patriotic Celebration
Wednesday, September 9, 3:30pm - Join us for a celebration in observance of the September 11th “Patriot Day”, which will include patriotic music, activities and a craft. 

Crafty Kids
Wednesdays, September 16 & October 14, 2:00pm.  All are welcome to join in our popular craft programs which feature a clever craft of the day.  Younger children are to be accompanied by an adult to help them.

Stories & Art
Wednesdays, September 23 & October 21,  3:00pmMiss Pam from the Museum of Art in DeLand returns to present a program in which the children hear a story related to art and then craft a creation based on an artist or an art technique. 

Wednesdays, September 30 & October 28, 3:00pm.   Lego activities and free play. 
Special Programs in October for “Health Happens @ Your Library” Month:

Pinto Bella Hula Hoop Program
Wednesday, October 7, 3:30pm. Katie "Pinto Bella" LeBrun returns to teach kids  about the different types of hula hoops, talk about the health benefits of hooping, give a

performance of different hula hooping techniques, lead games and more! 

Healthy Herb (All ages)
Monday, October 12, 3:30pm.  Healthy Herb returns with his upbeat and fun-filled program about good health, fitness & food.  

Club for Teens for Grades 6 - 12:
The Anime Alliance
Wednesdays, 3:30pm.  All kids who are passionate about Manga and Anime are welcome to join the club. 

As always, we are grateful to the Friends of the Library for their extensive support of everything we do.

Susan PerryChildren’s Librarian