Thursday, December 17, 2015

FOL Membership Renewal for 2016

Now is the time to renew your Friends of the Ormond Beach Library membership.  This membership is annual, January 2016 – December 2016, giving you a 10% discount on all Friends Book Sale Room items and early notification of programs and Book Sales.  Your membership allows the FOL to assist our library in many projects that otherwise would not be funded. 

Renew your membership in person at the library with our Circulation Staff.
Carol Chillemi, Memebership Chairperson

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

President's Corner with Carol Johnson

Dear Friends:
As the New Year arrives it's a good time for reflection – and looking back on 2015, the Friends are smiling.  Thanks to your generosity and some thoughtful activities by the library staff and Friends Board, we have been able to complete some terrific projects for the library. 
Here are some examples:   
·      A special collection of large-print books – arriving daily as I write this.

·   A new large-print reading area, with comfortable chairs and tables, is in progress. Deliveries have been delayed, but the dedication ceremony will be held early in 2016.

·   Thought-provoking and enjoyable programs.  Don't miss author Gilbert King – or jazz artists Sonny & Perley, coming soon.  And many more to be announced.

·   Refreshed library furniture: Refinishing and reupholstering is underway.  (And Volusia County has promised new carpet and paint for 2017.)  And music!  A lovely spinet from a generous donor will add something special to library events.

·   In the works: An Auditorium/Play Space inside the Children's Department is in the planning stage. It will provide a safe and attractive area and free up the main auditorium for many needed civic activities.

·   Our many ongoing commitments – including, of course, purchase of books, DVDs and other library lending materials, and underwriting dozens of activities run by library staff (movies, workshops, computer labs and training...I could go on and on).

So, yes, we are grateful for all the help we've received from members and donors of the Friends, as well as the hard-working library staff. Thank you all for helping make our dreams become reality. It has been a wonderful year!


Friday, August 22, 2014

Friends Program - Award Winning Author, Gilbert King, and Jazz Duo, Sonny & Perley

Gilbert King
We are pleased to announce Gilbert King, Pulitzer Prize winner author, will be our speaker on Tuesday, February 9, at 2:00pm in the Auditorium.

 King is the author of New York Times best seller, Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of New America, which was awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Award for General Nonfiction.

Gilbert King is a dynamic speaker, who blends his gift of narrative with his knowledge of the Supreme Court, civil rights cases and the death penalty. Please mark your calendars, as this will be a very interesting presentation.

                                                                                    Sonny & Perley

Sonny and Perley, an extremely talented husband and wife duo, will perform at the Ormond Beach Library on Tuesday, February 23, at 2:00pm.

This exciting duo is known for their unique blend of Jazz, Bossa Nova, American Songbook Standards, and international cabaret. They perform songs by Berlin, Gershwin, and Cole Porter.

Sonny and Perley have captivated audiences in both the United States and Europe with their spontaneity, warmth, musical honesty, and broad repertoire.  You don't want to miss this!
Joanie Krueger, Program Chairperson                           

Monday, May 19, 2014

Book Sale Room Update

 The Holiday FOL Book Sale was once again a success with $680.00 net profit to be used for future library projects.  Thanks to all the patrons and book seekers who came out on December 5th during a very busy season to purchase our gently used books.
The Ormond Beach library provided a large number of discarded large print books to the Book Sale.  Large print books not sold were delivered to four area assisted/independent living facilities to be added to their libraries. 
We welcome our newest book room volunteer, Susie Angel, to our group.  Looking forward to working with her to price, shelf and sell our inventory.
Please note we have recently completed alphabetizing our fiction books by authors’ last name.  So if you have a favorite writer come in and take a look.  Finding what you want will be much easier. 
Hope to see all of you soon in the Book Sales Room.

~Shirley Johnston, Book Sale Room Chairperson

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Children's and Teen Programs

Children’s Programs
Our regularly scheduled programs begin for 2016  on January 19:
·        Mother Goose Baby Storytime - Wednesdays at either 10:00 or 11:00; ages 0 – 24 months
·    Toddler Time - Tuesdays at 11:00 or Thursdays at 9:30am; age 2 years
·     Preschool Programs for 3 to 5 year olds:
~Jumping Beans Fun Fitness - Thursdays    at 10:30am
~ Preschool Storytime - Thursdays at 11:00am immediately after Jumping Beans
Some special afterschool programs for January & February:
Stories & Art Wednesdays, January 20 & February 17, at 3:00pm.  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.
Crafty KidsWednesdays, January 27 & February 24, at 2:00pm.  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.
LegosWednesday, February 3, at 3:00pm
Lego activities and free play aimed at the K-5th grade.
Special Black History Month ProgramWednesday, February 10, at 3:00pm.
Special guest,
Clara Bivens, a professional storyteller from the National Association of Black Storytellers, will spin some tales for kids and parents.
Club for Teens:
The Anime Alliance – Wednesdays at 3:30pm beginning January 20.  All kids in grades 9-12 who are passionate about Manga and Anime are welcome to join the club.

Susan PerryChildren’s Librarian