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VOLUME 17, NUMBER 2                  SUMMER 2005                                              BOOKS AND MORE SINCE 1894

62% of adults in the U.S. have            ADULT/TEEN SUMMER READING
public library cards. Geneva’s
rate is 80%.

                                     P   lease join us once again for our Adult/Teen
                                         Summer Reading Program. Registration begins Wednesday, June
                                     1, at the Readers' Advisory Desk. All Geneva Library cardholders who
                                     have completed sixth grade are eligible to sign up. Books read will earn
        Monday–Thursday              points to "buy" T-Shirts, "Get Out Of Jail Free" (overdue fine
       9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
                                     forgiveness) cards and book store gift cards. Weekly drawings will be
       9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.           held for gift certificates from area businesses, and the Grand Prize
 Sundays Noon–4:00 p.m. (Sept–May)   drawing will be held Monday, August 8. The program ends on
                                     Wednesday, August 31, and top readers will be awarded prizes. Stop by
       LIBRARY CLOSINGS              the Readers' Advisory Desk or phone 232-0780 X230 for more
                                     information, and prepare to
   The Library will be closed on
     Sundays for the summer
      June 12–September 4

  Sunday & Monday, May 29–30             SUPERHEROES: Powered by Books
     Memorial Day Weekend
                                                        YOUTH SUMMER READING CLUB
           Monday, July 4

         Independence Day                        hildren of all ages are encouraged to become Superheroes this
Sunday & Monday, September 4–5                   summer. Four different reading clubs are available. Children
      Labor Day Weekend              under twenty-four months of age will become Teeny Titans, and children
                                     who are still listening to stories can join the Page Patrol. Our beginning
                                     readers will transform into Power Readers, while our independent
   LIBRARY BOARD MEETINGS            readers will comprise our Readers League. Registration begins
           7:00 p.m.                 Wednesday, June 1, in Youth Services. Each child needs to have a
     Library Meeting Room            Geneva Public Library card in order to register. Children may earn prizes
                                     Monday, June 13 through Saturday, August 13. Prizes are available while
              May 26                 supplies last.
              June 16
              July 28
             August 25                       Youth Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pages 3-6
 The public is welcome to attend.            Youth Storytimes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page    6
 Minutes of past meetings and the            Adult Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pages 7
 current agenda can be found on              Adult Computer Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page        8
 the library web page at                     Adult Book Discussions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page        9                  Teen Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 10
LIBRARY LINK                                                                                                   PAGE 2

MEMORIALS          AND     GIFTS                                             QUESTION
G   eneva Public Library sends       Q. Does the Library offer wireless Internet

       thanks to those who           access?
have honored friends and family
members and have noted               A. Yes. The Geneva Public Library is pleased to
special occasions through the        offer this new service. Wireless Internet access is
Library’s Memorial and Gift          available during the hours the Library is open and
Fund Program.
                                     can be used by anyone with a wireless-enabled laptop.
These recent gift books enrich the
                                     Q. How can I connect to the wireless Internet?
In Memory of Brenden K. Barrows
      Hard Truth                     A. Simply bring your wireless-enabled laptop to the
      Killing Rain                   Library and turn it on. Your computer should
In Memory of Doris Belz              automatically recognize the wireless network. Open
       Beyond Old Macdonald          your browser and an authentication screen appears asking you to log in.
       Pig On the Titanic: A True    Log in using Name=library and Password=library. It will be
      Story                          necessary to turn off any pop-up blockers you may have. You must read
       Miracle: The True Story of    and accept the Library's Wireless Internet Acceptable Use Policy. You
      the Wreck of the Sea Venture   will then be redirected to your homepage and can begin using wireless
       The Seuss, The Whole Seuss    Internet.
      and Nothing but the Seuss
       America, My New Home:
      Poems                                    MEMORIALS          AND        GIFTS (CONTINUED)
       Amaze Me: Poems for Girls
       A Kick in the Head            In Memory of Ken & Libbie Robbie         In Honor of Ann Haverstock
                                          An America's Cup Treasury                The Singing Life of Birds
In Memory of Mildred Borg                                                          Why Birds Sing
      Fold Me a Poem                 In Memory of Gary "Bud" Rush
      Omnibeasts: Animal Poems            Hunting with Hounds in              In Honor of Ronald & Marjorie Maier
     and Paintings                        North America                            Liberty and Freedom

In Memory of James Hestiken          In Memory of Walter Selakovich           In Honor of Helen Swanson
      Taunton's Complete Guide to         Osteoporosis: Your Questions             More Sunday Morning Songs (CD)
     Working with Wood                    Answered                                 Dragon Tales: More Dragon
      Carpentry for Children         In Memory of Jacob Zegart                     Tunes (CD)
                                          Firesong                                 Baby Einstein: On the Farm (CD)
In Memory of Maxine Kuzola                                                         Abracadabra! (CD)
      Gardener's Life                     Ironcrown Moon
                                                                                   Circle Game: Folk Music for
In Memory of Vernon Martin           Gift given by the Fox Valley                  Kids (CD)
      Vintage Cars                   Community Associates of the Art               African Playground (CD)
                                     Institute of Chicago                          Caribbean Playground (CD)
In Memory of Hannah Masinick                In the Realm of Gods and               Sing Along with Putumayo (CD)
      I Miss You                            Kings                                  Shake a Tail Feather (CD)
      Fall of Freddie the Leaf
      Help Me Say Goodbye            Several titles have been added to the
                                     Youth Services collection in memory      A book or audio/video/DVD
In Memory of Patrick O'Boyle         of Nathan Leonard Carmack and            donation is a wonderful way
      The Most Beautiful Gardens     Kathryn Giuntoli.                        to honor a friend or relative.
     in the World                                                             Please call the Library at
                                     In Honor of Susan Brynteson
In Memory of Joseph Preusser              Just Advocacy? Women's              232-0780 X264 for further
      How Baseball Works                  Human Rights                        information.
LIBRARY LINK                                                                                            PAGE 3

T   ickets for programs are available free of charge. You must show one family member's current Geneva
    Public Library card when picking up your tickets or registering for a special program, unless noted
otherwise. For more program details, see our website at or pick up a copy of the Youth
Services program brochure.
                                                                                      BOYS RULE!
               T ODD   AND A         V ENTRILOQUIST                                   GRADES 3-6
Wednesday, June 1          10:00–10:30 a.m.              Meeting Room         Thursday, June 17
                                                                              10:30–11:15 a.m.
With help from Stephanie Johnson, Todd and his three puppet friends           Youth Program Room
will tell a modern version of "The Boy Who Cried Wolf," a silly mixed
up "Three Little Pigs" story, and more. Todd is hoping to see many            Forget about "Girls' World,"
preschoolers at this program. Tickets are available starting Wednesday,       because the boys rule here.
May 18.                                                                       Registration for each of these
                                                                              programs begins Wednesday,
                                                                              June 1. Remember - No Girls
          CHILD     WITH      CAREGIVER CREATIONS                             Allowed!
Thursday, June 2          9:00 a.m–8:45 p.m.      Youth Program Room
                                                                                Be a Detective
Decorate a door hanger with all sorts of supplies - fun for all ages. Share     Thursday, June 9
this time with your child as you make your own beautiful collage                Combat Cartoon Vehicles on
together. No tickets are necessary- just come in any time and celebrate         the Move
the end of school with us while you sign up for the Summer Reading              Thursday, June 30
                                                                                Blast Off with Boys Rule!
                 GIRLS' WORLD -             GRADES 3–6                          Wednesday, July 13

Mondays                    10:30–11:15 a.m. Youth Program Room                   Baseball Card Box*
                                                                                 Wednesday, July 27
Be the center of your own universe - create cool crafts. Registration for     *Boys should bring a baseball
each of these programs begins Wednesday, June 1.                              card and can wear a favorite
      Butterfly Sand Art                     Monday, June 6
                                                                               COMMUNITY HEROES
      Lady Liberty Flip-Flops*                Monday, June 27
      *Girls will need to bring a pair of flip-flops to decorate.             Tuesday, June 14
                                                                              10:00–10:45 a.m.
      Your Family in Pictures                Monday, July 11                  Meeting Room
      A Day at the Beach Anklet              Monday, July 25                  Come and meet some local
                                                                              superheroes from the Geneva
                 JUGGLING FUNNY STORIES                                       Police and Fire Departments.
                                                                              Check out their uniforms. See
Friday, June 10            10:30–11:15 a.m.              Meeting Room         their super vehicles. Hear their
                                                                              stories. Learn how they work
Chris Fascione brings stories alive. He is an actor, a storyteller, a mime,   together to protect and serve our
a juggler, a comedian and a teacher all in one. Tickets for this family       community. Registration is not
program will be available beginning Wednesday, May 25.                        necessary.
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   YOUTH SUMMER PROGRAMS                                                                                  (CONT.)
    FATHER'S DAY CRAFT                                                   CIRCUS BOY
Wednesday, June 15                            Wednesday, June 29         10:30–11:15 a.m.             Meeting Room
9:00 a.m.–8:45 p.m.*
Youth Program Room                            Comedian Bobby "Circus Boy" Hunt balances atop many
                                              items, including a tall ladder and the world's smallest bike,
It's a bird . . .It's a plane . . .No. It's   all while encouraging audience participation. This
SUPER DAD! Registration is not                program will bring smiles for all ages. Tickets will be
necessary, just drop in anytime on            available Wednesday, June 15.
Wednesday, June 15, and make a
SUPER card for Dad. *While
supplies last.
        TALE SPINNERS                          CONNECTIONS . . . AGE DOESN'T COUNT!
       GRADES 4 AND UP
                                              Wednesdays, July 6, 13, 20, 27
Thursdays                                     1:00–1:45 p.m.                                   Youth Program Room
June 16, July 21 & August 18
10:30–11:30 a.m.                              Join us for fun-filled afternoons with children and adults of all ages.
Youth Program Room                            These activities are designed for school-age children and seniors, but
                                              preschoolers and parents are welcome. Registration begins Wednesday,
Each month, we will meet to put               June 15.
together the Tale Spinners
publication using Library laptops
and Microsoft Publisher. All the                     MAGIC        FOR     MUGGLES -            AGES 7 & UP
artwork and writing will come                 Tuesday, July 12           6:30–8:30 p.m.               Meeting Room
from you; we will just help you
make it happen. Registration will             John Morrissey will present a two-hour hands-on magic trick workshop.
take place on the first of each                           Four days before the next Harry Potter book arrives,
month.                                                    participants will learn to make objects appear and vanish,
                                                          read minds and move things just by wiggling their fingers.
FAMILY BOOK DISCUSSION                                    All will receive a magic wand and a certificate. Space is
 SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN ONLY                                 limited so register early, starting Tuesday, June 28.
7:00–7:45 p.m.
Youth Program Room                                                DO     THE     DAVE WAVE
Registration begins Wednesday,                Thursday, July 14          10:30–11:15 a.m.             Meeting Room
June 1.
                                              A performance by Dave Rudolf is an invitation to sing and get silly. Dave
Thursday, June 16                             is known for his madcap program of humor and
The End of the Beginning: Being               audience participation. You may do the limbo, the
the Adventures of a Small Snail               hula, and Dave's wave. Join us for this family
(and an Even Smaller Ant) by Avi              program of Dave-foolery. Tickets will be available
                                              beginning Tuesday, June 28.
Monday, July 18
The Most Beautiful Place in the
World by Ann Cameron
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   YOUTH SUMMER PROGRAMS                                                                              (CONT.)
                                                                                     OUR NEW DESKS
               CHARLOTTE'S WEB,                THE    MUSICAL                    DESERVE A SECOND LOOK!
Friday, July 22                   10:30–11:30 a.m.         Meeting Room

Experience the excitement of live theater. This is a
delightful musical for the entire family that will help
children discover the true meaning of loyalty and
friendship. Tickets will be available beginning
Thursday, July 7.

                  HARRY POTTER GAME DAY
                                                                                   Miss Carol at the ‘Ask Me’ Desk.
Thursday, July 28             10:30–11:15 a.m.             Meeting Room

                To celebrate the release of book 6 on July 16, we are
                dedicating this day to our favorite wizard. Join us for trivia
                and games and test your Harry Potter knowledge. We will
                be using all six books, so come play even if you have not
                read Harry's latest adventure. Registration begins Thursday,
                July 7.

               MAGIC THAT QUACKS YOU UP!
Thursday, August 4            7:00-8:00 p.m.               Meeting Room
                                                                                   Mrs. Bouvat and Joshua at the
                                                                                          Answers Desk.
Steve Belliveau will present an original magic show.
There will be music, audience participation and trained
ducks and rabbits. Someone will even float. We know you
will gasp with delight and disbelief. Tickets for this
evening family program will be available beginning
Thursday, July 21.

                    MOVIES         TO THE        RESCUE
Monday–Friday, August 8–12            10:00 a.m.          Meeting Room
                                                                                   Noelle enjoying the slide show.
Looking for something to do? ZOOM over to the Library and join us for
a movie. Titles will be announced June 1; parents should accompany
                                                                                                    I’m Ready for
small children. Tickets are not necessary.                                                           SUPERHERO
                                                                                                Summer Reading ... Hurry

                             FLEA MARKET
                                                                                                  and get your cape!

Wednesday, August 17            10:00–11:30 a.m.           Meeting Room

Children can sell or trade their past treasures in this kids-only flea
market. Items must be priced at $1.00 or less. Sign up to reserve a
space beginning Wednesday, August 3, or just come in as a shopper the
day of the sale.
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                     SWEDISH DAYS PROGRAMS
         SIDEWALK ART                               STORIES        AT   RIVER PARK
Friday, June 24                     Monday, June 20               10:00–11:00 a.m.             River Park
10:00 a.m.–Noon                     All ages are invited to River Park for a special Swedish Days storytime.
In front of Library                 Youth Services librarians will read picture book stories and sing songs
                                    with families at the River Park amphitheater. Come out for stories in the
                                    morning, then explore this beautiful new park. In case of rain, this event
                                    will take place at the Library. Registration is not necessary.

                                        STORIES & FUN               AT THE       LIBRARY TENT
                                    Wednesday, June 22 & Thursday, June 23                     10:00 a.m.
                                    In front of the Library

                                    Join us outside the Library as we celebrate Swedish Days
Create a sidewalk masterpiece by    with stories and games in the Library tent. Tickets are not
participating in the annual chalk   necessary.
art display. Tickets are not

               WOW!                      SWEDISH DAYS STORIES                    ON THE        LAWN
                                    Thursday, June 23         1:00–4:00 p.m.           Courthouse Lawn

                                    Get in the spirit of Swedish Days by joining us on the Courthouse Lawn
         ART & GAMES                as we share traditional tales and activities of Sweden. Tickets are not
ON THE         COURTHOUSE LAWN      necessary.
Saturday, June 25

                                      SUMMER STORYTIMES
10:00 a.m–3:00 p.m.
Courthouse Lawn
Travel back through time. Have
your photo taken in old-fashioned
clothing and decorate your own
                                    R    egistration is not necessary for summer storytimes. Groups may
                                          be larger than during regular storytime sessions in an effort to
                                    allow more people an opportunity to sample our programs.
photo frame.
Join us for
g a m e s                                  LAPSIT STORYTIME             WITH A       CAREGIVER
played     by                       June 13, July 6, July 19 & August 1                   9:30–9:50 a.m.
children and                                                                       Youth Program Room
their families
the history of                                           FAMILY STORYTIME
                                    June 7, July 7 & August 3                          10:00–10:30 a.m.
Local community groups jointly
                                    June 28 & July 26                                     7:00–7:30 p.m.
sponsor this program.
                                                                                   Youth Program Room
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                            TRAVEL CLUB                                       LONG TERM PLANNING
Thursdays                   7:00–8:30 p.m.              Meeting Room          Saturday, June 11
                                                                              10:00 a.m.

                F    ounded by The Friends of Geneva Public Library. All
                     are invited to attend. No registration is necessary.
                                                                              Meeting Room

                                                                              What is Long Term Care? Why is
                 June 2    Scenic Western North America with                  it important? Who should have it?
                 speaker George Reuss.                                        This seminar will answer these
                                                                              questions and take a look at Long
                 No meetings for the rest of the summer. The                  Term Care options such as
                 Travel Club will resume September 1st.                       Medicaid,      Medicare,      self-
                                                                              insuring, and private insurance.

                                                                                  CLASSIC MATINEE
                         BOOK & BAG IT                                                MOVIES
Wednesdays                 Noon–1:00 p.m.               Meeting Room          Wednesdays
                                                                              1:00 p.m.
B     ring a sack lunch if you wish. Registration is not
                                                                              Meeting Room

                                                                              Patrons thirteen years of age and
       June 1       Midwest Cottage Gardening                                 older are invited to join us in
       Join author Frances Manos of St. Charles as she                        viewing Academy Award winning
       discusses her book, Midwest Cottage Gardening. Ms.                     movies at the Library this
       Manos, drawing upon twenty years of gardening experience,              summer. Light refreshments will
       lists some of the most popular garden plants that thrive in the        be provided. Bring your own
       Midwest, while walking the reader through the basic elements           comfy chair if desired. Get out of
       of planting and maintaining an organic garden in our climate.          the heat and relax at the Library!
       Slides will accompany the discussion.
                                                                               June 15       A Beautiful Mind
       July & August     No Meeting
                                                                               June 29       Out of Africa
                                                                               July 13       The Bridge on the
VIEWS      FROM THE PAST: A PICTORIAL HISTORY                            OF                  RiverKwai
         GENEVA IN VINTAGE POSTCARDS, 1890-1950                                July 27       West Side Story

Wednesday, June 8           7:00 p.m.                   Meeting Room           August 24     Mutiny    on      the
                    Join local author John J. Laukaitis as he explains how
                    postcards developed and captured the history and
                    charm of Geneva. Afterward, John will sign copies of
                    his recent book, Geneva in Vintage Postcards.
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                                     ADULT COMPUTER CLASSES
                                     Dates & times as indicated in table below            Meeting Room
“[Librarians are] our trusted
guides to the serendipitous          The Library is continuing to offer computer classes to beginning users.
encounter with the right book at     Classes include: Mouse Basics, Introduction to Windows, Introduction to
the right time and, in our           Email, Using Hotmail, and Advanced Email. Registration is required.
present clutter of sloppy facts      Please visit our website or stop by the Adult Reference Desk for a
and stealthy infoganda, we           complete schedule.
count on [librarians] more than
ever to lead us to true references   Mouse Basics: Learn how to use the mouse to point,
and authoritative sources.”          click, drag, drop and scroll your way through using your
Gail Godwin
from the
                                     Introduction to Windows: Participants in this class will learn
                                     the basics of the Windows environment along with file management
Librarian, April 22, 2004.
                                     through My Computer and Windows Explorer. Prerequisites: Ability to
                                     use a mouse and keyboard.
           are the
   ultimate search engine.           Introduction to Email: Find out how to get a free email account on the
                                     World Wide Web and learn how to send, receive and reply to email.
                                               Prerequisites: Ability to use a mouse, keyboard and navigate
                                                 in a Windows environment.
 AND CASSETTES CAN                   Advanced Email: Review how to compose and send email as well as
  WARP IF LEFT IN A                  learn how to work with attachments, how to create folders, and how to
     HOT CAR.                        use the address book.

     PLEASE PROTECT                  The Library computer classes at Geneva High School will resume in
         THEM.                       September. Look for more information on our website, future brochures
                                     or in the next newsletter.

                          ADULT COMPUTER CLASSES SCHEDULE
     CLASS                              DAY                    DATE                      TIME
Mouse Basics                         Wednesday                June 1                      7–9 p.m.
Intro to Windows                     Thursday                 June 9                      7–9 p.m.
Intro to Email                       Wednesday                June 15                     7–9 p.m.
Advanced Email                       Wednesday                June 29                     7–9 p.m.
Mouse Basics                         Tuesday                  June 28                     1–3 p.m.
Intro to Windows                     Thursday                 June 30                     1–3 p.m.
Intro to Email                       Thursday                 July 14                     1–3 p.m.
Advanced Email                       Tuesday                  July 26                     1–3 p.m.
Mouse Basics                         Tuesday                  August 16            10   a.m.–Noon
Intro to Windows                     Monday                   August 22            10   a.m.–Noon
Intro to Email                       Thursday                 August 25            10   a.m.–Noon
Advanced Email                       Tuesday                  August 30            10   a.m.–Noon
LIBRARY LINK                                                                                                     PAGE 9

                                                                                       GREAT BOOKS
          TUESDAY EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION                                             BOOK DISCUSSION
Tuesdays                  7:30 p.m.                     Meeting Room           Wednesdays
                                                                               7:30 p.m.
June 14            The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier                 Meeting Room
(note date change to accommodate Swedish Days)
This fictional interpretation of the creation of the medieval tapestries now   June No program
hung in the Cluny Museum in Paris is a fascinating story of art, kinship
and honor. Can historical fiction really teach us about history?               July    No program

July 19           The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula LeGuin                         August 24
This classic Science Fiction "what if?" novel explores the realm of            Chelkash by Maxim Gorkey.
dreams, reality and the abuse of power. Originally published in 1972, has
our world changed so much that the impact of this book is lost in the 21st
                                                                                      VOICES      OF   VISION
                                                                                    TALKING BOOK CENTER
August 16        Annual Planning Meeting                                           DUPAGE LIBRARY SYSTEM
Have you been thinking about joining a book discussion group? Here is          A free service of recorded books for the
                                                                                   blind or physically handicapped
your chance! The August meeting is our time to gather, chat about                          Phone: 630-208-0398
interesting books we have read during the year, and plan the schedule to                    Tollfree: 1-800-227-0625
discuss some of them. New members are encouraged to observe or
participate.                                                                    Sponsored by the Library of Congress and
                                                                                        the Illinois State Library

Fridays                    9:30 a.m.                    Meeting Room             W    OULD YOU LIKE TO
                                                                                         RECEIVE EMAIL
                                                                                  NOTIFICATION OF YOUR
June              No discussion
                                                                                   HOLDS AND OVERDUE
July 15         Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card                                         ITEMS?
After Earth fought off two alien invasions, the International Fleet,             PLEASE STOP BY THE
            knowing another invasion is imminent, selects the brightest        CHECK IN DESK TO SIGN UP.
            children to learn military tactics at Battle School. While all
            of the children chosen are brilliant, the fate of the world
            rests with six-year old genius Andrew "Ender" Wiggin - if          Patrons who have signed up for
            he can survive the training.                                       our email notification of due
                                                                               dates and holds are enjoying the
               August 19        Lying Awake by Mark Salzman                    service. Receiving advance
After years of performing her duty at the Carmelite monastery, Sister          notice of upcoming due dates is
John of the Cross begins experiencing mystical visions.                        especially nice. The Library also
With the visions come intense headaches. Doctors assure                        saves much staff time which
Sister John surgery will stop the headaches, but it may                        would be spent contacting people
also end the visions. Sister John must decide if she dare                      about their items on hold.
risk treating the pain and losing the mystical experiences.                    Anyone who has not yet signed
                                                                               up may do so at the Checkin
                                                                               Desk. It just takes a minute.
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Saturday, July 9 or
                                      T   een programs are open to students in grade 6–12. Please register in
                                          person or by calling the Adult Reference Desk at 232-0780 X251.
                                      For further information contact Ron Pauli at
Saturday, August 13
9:30–4:30 p.m.
Meeting Room
                                                   TEEN SUMMER READ-A-THON
Do you have what it takes to          Monday, July 20         2:00-5:00 p.m.
be a babysitter? This certified       Outside Library if weather permits or Large Meeting Room
course prepares youth with the
training every parent wants in a      Here is your chance to Get Caught Reading and earn extra summer
babysitter, including safety, basic   reading “Bail Bucks” while sipping cool drinks and eating sweets under
childcare, safe play, first aid       the old entrance in a relaxed, informal setting. Extra points will be
and critical emergency action                                        awarded to summer reading participants
skills. Participants must be eleven                                  based on time spent relaxing with a
years old and registration is                                        good book. So bring a comfy folding
required. There is a limit of 10                                     chair and join us for fifteen minutes or
participants for each course. Teens                                  longer to earn more summer reading
successfully completing the                                          points. Refreshments and snacks
course will receive an American                                      provided.
Red Cross Certificate. This
program is very popular, so sign
up early.

                                                TEEN AUCTION & PIZZA PARTY
Monday, July 11
4:00–5:30 p.m.                        Monday, August 22         4:00–6:00 p.m.                 Meeting Room
 Meeting Room
Did you miss                          This is a celebratory event for all the teens that have been caught reading
the last, riiiipingly                 as participants of the Summer Reading Program. Early bird registration
popular duct tape                     July 1 through August 1 (good for three extra “Bail Bucks”) is
program? Back by                      encouraged. Teens will have the opportunity to spend their hard earned
popular demand,                       summer reading “Bail Bucks” on
for those who think                   cool auction items while pizza is
duct tape is the greatest invention   served.
since the pepperoni pizza, is Duct    This is a very popular
Tape for Teens. Who needs a           event so don't get
lifestyle mall when you've got        caught without visiting
duct tape? Join us as we use          privileges. Sign up early,
colorful duct tape to make a tie,     mark your calendar, and
wallet, belt, picture frame, or ID    read, read, read!
holder. Teens are encouraged to
bring photos and/or stickers
to accessorize their creation.
Registration is limited so get
unstuck from your couch and                                                  Original Simpson characters
riiiipgester early!                                                           created by Matt Groening
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                                                                                Nick Bottom
    3RD ANNUAL VOLUNTEER                                                           has arrived!

       RECOGNITION TEA                                                     Please stop by and meet Nick
                                                                           Bottom, the long awaited bronze

"O      ur Volunteers Are Shining Stars" and on Sunday, April 10, the      sculpture, donated by the Friends
        Library showed its appreciation with a special recognition tea     of Geneva Library. Nick now
                         for all the volunteers and Friends of the         graces our Shakespeare Garden.
                         Geneva Public Library. In addition to good        He has been well worth the wait.
                         food and fun, volunteers and Friends who had
                         over 100 volunteer hours and Library trustees
                         who have served at least one year were                      NICK BOTTOM
                         awarded special “Gold Card” Library cards.
                         Recipients of Gold Cards this year were:
Cathy Bourne, Keith Garland, Betsy Hart, Lucile Little, Ralph Little and
Janine Webbles.
                                                                                     A Midsummer s Night Dream

                                                                                        William Shakespeare

O     n April 5, two new library trustees, David Creighton and Dan                       Sculpture Artist;
      Boone, were elected to serve four-year terms on the Library Board.                Ray Kobald, M.F.A.
Re-elected for four years was incumbent Esther Barclay. The new
trustees will take office on May 26.

Thanks to Timothy Moran who was appointed as interim trustee from
December 2004 to April 2005 following a vacancy on the board.

Our very special "Thank You" is given to Walter McLaughlin who has
retired from the Library Board after 18 years of dedicated service from
1987 to 2005. During this time he held several board offices, including
President, Vice President, and Secretary, as well as serving as the
Library's representative to the DuPage Library System Board of

                                        THANK YOU!

         Walter McLaughlin, Jr.
         Library Board Member
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                   EXECUTIVE BOARD
                                               THE FRIENDS              OF    GENEVA PUBLIC LIBRARY
RITA ZALUD                  PRESIDENT        Book donations will be accepted for the Friends Book Sale until June 17.
JOHN SEAMAN                SECRETARY                              SWEDISH DAYS BOOK SALE

                                             T   he Friends of Geneva Public Library will hold their semi-annual book sale
                                                 on the following dates and times.
                                                  Thursday, June 23           5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
            ESTHER BARCLAY
                                                  Friday, June 24             9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
              DAN BOONE
                                                  Saturday, June 25           9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
               PAT BRADY
              JOHN BURNS                     Numbers for the first admittance will be distributed on Thursday, June 23,
           DAVID CREIGHTON                   at 3:30 p.m.
            NANCY SEXTON                     Hardcover books as well as CD's and videos will sell for $1.00. Paperback
                                             books will sell for $.50 to $1.00. Cassettes and puzzles will sell for $.50. On
         ADMINISTRATION                      Saturday beginning at Noon, one bag of books will sell for $3.00 and each
JEANNE HINTZ     LIBRARY DIRECTOR            additional bag will sell for $2.00. Also look for the special priced books.

                                                       FOURTH ANNUAL CHILDREN’S BOOK SALE
KRISTI MILLER-PEASE YOUTH SERVICES           The Friends of Geneva Public Library will hold their annual Children's Book
DENNIS WINTERS TECHNICAL SERVICES            Sale on Saturday, May 21, from 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. in the meeting room.

                                             Geneva Library Foundation was established in January 2005 to provide an
                                             opportunity for community giving to a 501(c)3 organization in support of current
                                             and future library facilities, programs and services. For more information, please
SHANNON BOWMAN         SECRETARY             contact the Library Director at 232-0780 X224 or a member of the Foundation
   PATRICK BRADY        JOHN BURNS           Advisory Committee.

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                      Geneva, IL 60134                                                                      CARRIER ROUTE
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