Elma Ross Public Library's Blog

May 28, 2010

Library Corner 5 27 10

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 4:16 pm

            Oh what a night!  The Friends Night last week was fabulous.  Many thanks to Judge Lyle Reid for acting as our moderator for the evening.  Our heartfelt thanks to each of the city mayoral candidates for sharing their time with us.  Thank you so much Mr. John Ashworth, Mrs. Anne Banks, Mr. Larry Fitts, Ms. Jo Matherne, and Mr. James Peace for making the evening a huge success.  Thanks also to the Friends of the Library board who made all this possible – Mr. John Muether, Mrs. Patricia Gruenewald, and Mrs. Sarah Levy.  We had a great crowd in attendance.  Thank you to everyone who attended.  Your presence made the evening complete.

            The Library will be closed on Monday, May 31st in observance of Memorial Day.  Have a blessed day.

            The library needs your help.  We are in need of empty paper towel rolls for craft projects.  Please bring your empty paper towel rolls to the library, where they will be put to good use this summer!!!  Please and thank you!

            Make a Splash – Read starts on Thursday, June 3rd.  We will have Family Story Hour at 11 a.m. and Group Story Hour at 2 p.m.  Come and join us for some wild and wet fun!  Let’s Make a Splash – Read!

Friends Night May 18, 2010

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May 20, 2010

Library Corner 5 20 10

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 7:02 pm

            Wow, this month is really going fast!  Here is what we have scheduled for the rest of the month of May at the library.  Lots of fun!!

            Lunch & Learn will be offered on Wednesday, May 26th at 12 noon in the library meeting room.  We will have the remaining city mayoral candidates as our guest – Mr. John Ashworth and possibly Mr. James Peace (please return my phone call!).  Bring a lunch, the library will provide drinks and dessert.

            The library will be closed on Monday, May 31st in observance of Memorial Day.  We hope that everyone has a blessed day. 

            Now we have some real excitement – summer reading 2010 is here!!!!!  The theme for this year is “Make a Splash – Read!”  We are going to have some great fun, stories, crafts, and snacks.  We will be offering programs on Thursdays.  We will have a Family Story Hour at 11 a.m. (families ONLY please) and a Group Story Hour (Boys & Girls Club, YMCA, Parks & Rec., etc) at 2 p.m. except for 2 special programs listed in the schedule below.  We are offering two program times due to patron requests.  Please be sure to sign-up today and get your book logs ready.

            Make a Splash – Read! schedule of events:

            June 3rd:            11 a.m. Family Story Hour

                                    2 p.m. Group Story Hour

            June 10th:          1 p.m. – Special Program: Leona Lion

            June17th:          11 a.m. Family Story Hour

                                    2 p.m. Group Story Hour

            June 24th:          1 p.m. – Special Program: Forked Deer Players Puppet Show

            July 1st: 11 a.m. Family Story Hour

                                    2 p.m. Group Story Hour

            July 8th: 11 a.m. Family Story Hour

                                    2 p.m. Group Story Hour

            Reading may begin on June 3rd.  All book logs must be completed by Friday, July 2nd by 5 p.m.  Sign-up today for summer reading! 

We will also have a summer reading program for adults for the months of June and July (no registration required).  Just fill out a “How I Liked This Book” form found at the circulation desk for each book you read, and put it in the drawing box.  Prize drawings will take place the last day of each month.

            Happy Reading!

May 14, 2010

Library Corner 5 13 10

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 4:13 pm

            The Friends of the Library need you!!  The Friends of the Library are again sponsoring Friends Night at the Library.  Friends Night is scheduled for Tuesday, May 18th at 7 p.m. in the library meeting room.  The Friends have a very special event planned.  The Friends will be having a public forum for the local city mayoral candidates.  Four of the candidates have confirmed that they will be in attendance.  One candidate will be unable to attend.  One candidate in unsure at this time.  The candidates for City Mayor are:  John Ashworth, Anne Banks, Mike Dew, Larry Fitts, Jo Matherne, and James Peace.  The Friends are looking forward to having the candidates with us this evening.  The moderator for the evening will be Judge Lyle Reid.  Please join us for this important community event.  All are invited to attend.  Light refreshments will be served.

            The Friends of the Library area a great supporter of the Elma Ross Public Library.  The library would not be able to offer the materials and programs that we do if it weren’t for the Friends assistance.  Donations made to the Friends of the Library are tax-deductible.  Please consider becoming a member of the Friends of the Library.  The Friends are also looking for volunteers to assist with the Friends organization.  The duties would include planning the Friends Night events, fundraising, and being an active supporter of the library.  Are you interested in serving with the Friends organization?  Call the library (772-9534) for more information.

            Other library news:  Toddler Time will be offered on Monday, May 17th at 11 a.m.  All toddlers and their caregivers are invited to listen to stories, color and have a light snack.  We love Toddler Time at the Library!

            Lunch & Learn will be offered on Wednesday, May 26th at 12 noon in the library meeting room.  Our guest speaker(s) will be John Ashworh and (possibly) James Peace.  All are invited to attend.  Bring a lunch, the library will provide drinks and dessert.

            The library will be closed on Monday, May 31st in observance of Memorial Day.  Have a blessed day.

            Happy Reading!

May 7, 2010

Library Corner 5 6 10

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elma Ross Public Library @ 2:46 pm

The library would like to extend a big round of applause to Mr. Larry Fitts and Mr. Mike Dew.  Mr. Fitts and Mr. Dew are local city mayoral candidates who were our guest speakers for Lunch & Learn last week.  Thank you for sharing your time with us.

            The Friends of the Library will be hosting Friends Night at the Library on Tuesday, May 18th, at 7 p.m.  This event will be a public forum for the local city mayoral candidates.  All six candidates have been invited, although not all will be able to attend.  We have had acceptance from John Ashworth, Mike Dew, Larry Fitts, and Jo Matherne.  The Friends look forward to having the candidates with us for this special event.  The moderator for the evening will be Judge Lyle Reid.  All are invited to join us for Friends Night at the Library on Tuesday, May 18th at 7 p.m.

            Toddler Time will be offered on Monday, May 17th at 11 a.m.  All toddlers and their caregivers are invited to attend as we listen to stories, color, and have alight snack.  Toddler Time is so much fun, please join us!!!

            Lunch & Learn will be offered on Wednesday, May 26th at 12 noon in the Library Meeting Room. We always have a wide variety of speakers and topics.  Always remember to bring a lunch, the library will provide drinks and dessert.  Let’s Lunch & Learn at the Library on Wednesday, May 26th at 12 noon.

            The Library will be closed on Monday, May 31st in observance of Memorial Day.

            We are making our final plans for summer reading which will start in just a few months.  We are going to “Make a Splash – Read!”  Sign-up will begin soon.  Stay tuned for details!

            Happy Reading!

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