Vol. 8 Number 3 Winter 2009
A Publication of Lancaster Public Library www.lancaster.lib.pa.us Serving Lancaster Since 1759
Lancaster Public Library…Now More Than Ever!
Hours Duke Street Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Leola Monday 10:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. Tuesday Noon-8:00 p.m. Wednesday 10:00 a.m.—8:00 p.m. Thursday Noon-7:00 p.m. Friday Noon-5:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Mountville Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Friday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Friends of the Library Used Book Sale Returns to City/Volunteers Needed!
The Friends of the Lancaster Public Library have moved their annual used book sale, one of the largest on the East Coast, back into the City of Lancaster in 2009. Thanks to an agreement with F&M College, the sale will be held in the F&M Alumni Center on June 8, 9, and 10. Another major change this year is that there will be only one sale, rather than two. In past years, sales were held in the spring and fall. Starting in 2009, there will be only one sale per year. Pat Ditzler, former library board President and member of the committee of volunteers who mount the sale said there are two reasons for this. “We can put out all of our books at one time in the new venue,” she said, “and we wanted to reduce the strain we put on our volunteers, who work so hard all year long.” Debra Rosser-Hogben, Executive Director of the Library expanded on that theme. “These volunteers not only work at the sale itself, they work all year long accepting, sorting, packing and pricing books in our warehouse” she stressed. “Each sale requires many thousands of hours of work. These folks are great!” The book sale is one of the largest in the country, and this year’s sale will have over 250,000 books on sale, a number that coincides with the 250th anniversary of library services in Lancaster. The first local library was founded in 1759 by a group of local leaders who felt the town needed a library to keep up with Philadelphia, where Benjamin Franklin had begun the move toward public libraries. The current Lancaster Public Library is the modern descendant of that first effort. In addition to having used books on every subject imaginable, the sale usually has a wide selection of records, audio books, CDs and DVDs for sale. Refreshments will be available from the Alumni Center snack bar. Free parking is available. Additional information about the Book Sale can be found on the Library’s website or by calling the Book ReSort at 717-295-1950. The Friends have opened a used book store in the Book ReSort, the Marshall Street Book Outlet, at 225 North Marshall Street in Lancaster. Just like the Juliana’s Bookstore in the Duke Street Main Library, this bookstore will sell used books at very moderate prices. The bookstore’s hours will be the same as the Book ReSort facility: Monday and Wednesday 10am -12noon; Sundays 2-4pm; 1st Saturday of the month 10am to 1pm. Expanded hours will begin April 1st. Call 717-295-1950 with questions and for the new April hours.
Inside this issue:
Friends of the Library Used Book Sale Returns From the Director’s Desk Bequest Requests DSBC Programs 2008 Annual Fund 1 2 3
Bibliophiles 4-5 Friends Looking for Friends Downloadable Audiobooks LPL Programs Adopt-a-Book 6 6-7 8
From the Director’s Desk
Last summer, when I wrote my Director’s Desk article, I started it out by stating, “These are tough economic times.” Last summer, I explained how Lancaster County libraries are insufficiently funded – a subject that is undoubtedly confusing and difficult for many to understand. For a recap, please see our website at http://www.lancaster.lib.pa.us. Last summer, I wrote about the record numbers of customers using our services, and I thanked you for your financial support. And now it’s spring, the economy has worsened and many more people are affected. Lancaster Public Library and its two branches in Mountville and Leola are faced with daunting deficits. Do we reduce staff, and therefore hours, materials, and services? Do we close branches entirely? Or do we dip into our decreasing endowment to keep the doors open? We’ve chosen the later. And here’s why: • When the economy is in a downturn, people depend more heavily on their library. • Libraries support lifelong learning. We’re part of the solution to a more engaged and prosperous nation. • Libraries are the only place where people, regardless of their age, background, and income level can access a remarkable array of resources with the help of trained librarians. • More are turning to their local library to access internet service to open email accounts and file on-line job applications. • Libraries can point people in the right direction if they need help connecting to social services that will provide more specific help, based on individual need. • Libraries provide free entertainment – books, movies, music, audiobooks, and downloadable books. There are free fun programs for all ages. Of course, this list could be expanded, but I think you understand my point. So for this year at least, we’re going to be open as usual. We’ll work even harder to raise dollars to support our operations. We know that not all library users fund their library. We also know that library funders don’t necessarily use their library; they do it for the common good. If you’re a library user, please give what you can. If you’re not, give for those that need us the most. Libraries are a part of the American Dream. Always have been, always will be.
Help tens of thousands of your neighbors! Help them for decades! Help them without heavy lifting! Arrange for a bequest to the library in your estate plans!
For many years the library has benefitted from bequests established by individuals throughout Lancaster County. They ranged from more than $1 million to a few thousand dollars. But they were all important. Bequests were the major source of the library’s current endowment. And as modest as that endowment is, it has proved critical to maintaining the library’s services in the current recession. Bequests are easy to create, they’re revocable should your circumstances change, and they are extremely flexible. Properly drafted, they can address very specific or very general purposes. It’s really your choice. Just last September, the library received word from a regular donor that he had established a bequest to the library in his will. Mr. John Clark called to say that he wanted to support the library in a more substantial way than was possible right now. So he arranged for the library to receive a bequest when he passes on. In that way he is ensuring the continuation of a community resource that he considers extremely important. Please consider doing the same. If you already have a will, arrange for a codicil to be added to establish a bequest for the Library. If you don’t have a will, well you should! And when you have one made, please think about the library. We provide more FREE services to the community than any other non-profit organization. And, for many of our patrons, we are the only option for those services. 2009 is the 250th anniversary of library services in Lancaster. Please help to insure that the Lancaster Public Library will be here for another 250 years! Call Paul Landry, Director of Development, at 239-2119, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to see how your bequest could make a difference! All contacts are completely confidential and there is never any obligation! And if you have already established a bequest, please let us know about it!
Debra M. Rosser Hogben, Executive Director
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at Lancaster Public Library
The following programs to be held at Lancaster Public Library (125 N. Duke St., Lancaster) are available to the business and nonprofit communities. All of the events listed are available at no fee. Registration at least one week in advance is required. Tuesday March 17 10:30am-12:00pm DUKE STREET Grant Proposal Writing for Beginners business center Explains the basics of writing a grant proposal to those who are approaching the grant writing process for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for the first time. Presenter–Stacey Brownlie, DSBC Business Reference Librarian Wednesday March 18 3:00-4:30pm Preparing Business-to-Business Mail Lists for Sales or Solicitation A hands-on training focusing on two of the library’s licensed company databases-- Reference USA and Harris Selectory Online. Presenter-Diane Pawling, DSBC Business Reference Librarian Thursday April 2 3:00-4:30pm Just for Nonprofits! An overview of nonprofit resources found in the Duke Street Business Center including a hands-on demonstration of the Foundation Center’s Foundation Directory Online. Presenter-Diane Pawling, DSBC Business Reference Librarian Tuesday April 28 1:30-3:30pm Business Financing Fair Includes representatives from local funding agencies and seminars on this timely topic. Tuesday April 28 6:30-8:00pm DSBC Small Biz Network Event The Duke Street Business Center (DSBC) at Lancaster Public Library hosts a free quarterly networking event for clients from new and existing small businesses. Tuesday May 5 3:00-4:30pm Web for Business 101 Domain name, host, HTML—are you confused by the jargon and not certain what you really need to know to put your business online? Come to Web for Business 101 and discover the “ins and outs” of business websites, how they work and how they can benefit you. Presenter–Karl Diffenderfer, Shire Interactive Tuesday May 12 3:00-4:30pm DSBC Nonprofit Network Event The Duke Street Business Center (DSBC) at Lancaster Public Library hosts a free quarterly networking event for nonprofits clients. Thursday May 28 10:30am-12:00pm Target Market Demographics This session reviews both print and online resources that can aid in analyzing the population statistics of your organization’s target market or service area. Includes hands-on practice searching the Census Department’s American Factfinder web site. Presenter-Diane Pawling, DSBC Business Reference Librarian Check out the DSBC pages on the Library website for additional details about these events.
The 2008 Annual Fund
1,062 gifts totaling $128,352! 1,002 individuals gave $107,956 60 Companies, Foundations and Organizations gave $20,396 The 2008 Annual Fund was a great success, raising $25,879 (or 25.2%) more than the 2007 Annual Fund. Individuals, companies, foundations and organizations all gave more than in 2007. The Library’s Board, administration and staff want to thank all of our donors for their generosity in the midst of a serious economic slowdown.
Again in 2008, donors whose gifts qualified them for recognition through the Library’s recognition society, The Bibliophiles, provided the majority of the income from individuals. The 292 members of the Bibliophiles (or 29%) provided $83,541 (or 77%) of the total from individuals. These individuals are listed below at the giving levels for which they are recognized: Juliana Penn Society Mr. and Mrs. Warren Anderson Windolph Society Karen and Robert Field The Franklin Fellows Mr. and Mrs. John L. Friant Caroline Steinman Nunan The Illuminati Mrs. Genevieve Diller Mr. and Mrs. Tom Dunlevy Mr. John Havrilla Mr. and Mrs. John H. Kleimo Mrs. Dorothy Lyet David and Thais Magill Mrs. Frances Sarkisian Mr. and Mrs. Willis Shenk Anonymous Dr. and Mrs. Roger Thomas The Copernican Society Mr. and Mrs. William Adams Mr. E. Robert Ansel Dr. Shyam Balepur Mr. Joseph T. Breneman II Mr. and Mrs. Peter Eash-Scott Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Fisher Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hall Ms. Renee C. Hartman Mr. and Mrs. Ross Kauffman Mr. Gerald S. Lestz Mr. and Mrs. Fred Martin Mr. Albert Meier Mr. Robert Miller Ms. Jane E. Pinkerton Thomas A. and Georgina T. Russo Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shaffer Ms. Sharon S. Shuman James and Judy Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Boyer Veitch Mr. and Mrs. Gary Weaver Mr. and Mrs. Austin Willard The Scribes Mrs. Madeleine Beezer Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Bowman Bob and Peggy Brown Mr. Thomas Hills Cook Mr. W. B. Davis, Jr. Robert and Caroline Dye Mr. Scott D. Feifer Anonymous Mrs. Anna Gavrillis-Stran Ms. Carolyn Gerhart Ms. Mary Florence Hauck Ms. Rebecca Hennessy Mr. and Mrs. Todd Lindsley Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lockhart Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Marines Mrs. Barbara S. Maurer Frank and Marjorie McCarthy Mr. and Mrs. Bernard J. McGrann III Mr. and Mrs. Reed Spiegel Mrs. Ann Treier Ms. Charlyne Vallen Mr. Bruce H. Walton Dale and Faye Ziegler The Little Dickens Scott Smith and Beverly Achey Bill and Helen Adams Mr. and Mrs. Robert Aichele Mr. and Mrs. Paul Allen Mr. and Mrs. Jim Amigh Mr. and Mrs. Robert Andrews Vance and Jennifer Antonacci Ms. Greta R. Aul Ms. Mary Ellen Bachman Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bacon Mr. and Mrs. Glenn S. Banner Marge Bardeen and Bob Gethner Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Barnes Nancy and Chris Barton Mr. James Bednarski Mr. and Mrs. Robert Belser Dr. Joseph Besecker Mr. Richard Bidgood Ms. Nancy Blechschmidt Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bloom Jean Geary Boal and Cynthia Davis Ms. Ruth Boas Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bobetsky Dr. Lawrence Bonchek Ms. Ellen L. Brinton Mr. and Mrs. C. Alan Bruns Mr. Paul E. Bucher Jack and Sally Buckwalter Joe and Becky Bumsted Mr. and Mrs. Bill Calder Mr. Irving B. Callman Mr. and Mrs. William B. Catton Mr. John L. Clark Mr. and Mrs. William Cluley Mr. Francis J. Collmer Charles and Camilla Collova Julia L. Colton Mr. and Mrs. Albert Comly Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Coon Mr. Matthew J. Creme, Jr. Robert and Lynn Davis Mr. Jesse W. Deardorff Ms. Ann K. Dianna Ms. Susan Dibartolomeis Mr. Norman Dietz David DiSavino and Cynthia Hayes Ms. A. Patricia Ditzler Mary Pat and Tim Donnellon Dr. Leo C. Dorozynsky Barbara and Larry Douglas Ms. Faith C. Drummond Ms. Nancy W. Dyer Mr. and Mrs. G. Yale Eastman Mr. David Edgecomb Ms. Donna Ellenberg Ms. Janet H. Erb Mr. and Mrs. Eric Esch Mrs. Helen H. Evans Mr. and Mrs. Jim Feister Mr. and Mrs. Richard Felter Mr. Sam Felton Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fields Ms. Debra Fish Mrs. Esta Fisher Mr. John T. Fleckenstein Ann and Ray Foley Ms. Jane L. Fouraker Ms. Nancy W. Frantz Mr. and Mrs. Jack Freas Dr. Matthew D. and Mrs. Stacey C. Freedman Mr. and Mrs. Ted Freedman Mrs. Adrienne Friedman Ms. Mary Jane Gabriel Ms. Shirley Garrett Mr. Adam K. Gehr Ms. Faye L. Gelhard Mr. Edward J. Gemind Dr. and Mrs. Tom Gemmill Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Geoghan David and Judith Gerber Margie and Frank Gerhardt Dana Edsall and Sherry Getz Andra Gibas and Paul Casale Mr. and Mrs. George W.Goldinger Mrs. Andree Goldman David and Diane Good Mrs. Judith A. Gorog Dr.and Mrs. Alistair Grant Dr. and Mrs. Louis Gray David E. and Linda D. Greer Dr. and Mrs. Paul R. Gregory Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Groff, Jr. Mr. Timothy Grotzinger Mr. Samson M. Gruss Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Gunzenhauser Ms. Mary E. Haddon Marian and Jim Haines Ms. Terri Haldeman Mr. Don Harrold Ms. Christina L. Hausner Ms. Patricia Heffner Ms. Kathryn M. Heinzel Mr. and Mrs. Jim Herr James and Collette Hipolit Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Holran Ms. Johanne L. Hooper Mr. and Mrs. Donald Horn Mrs. Christine Hower Mr. and Mrs. James Humphreville Mr. Peter A. Illing
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Sally and John Jarvis Ann and Kevin Johnson Dr. Julie L. Jones Rick and Susan Kastner Ms. Barbara J. Kauffman Mr. and Mrs. Howard Keays Jere and Barbara Keen Mr. Stephen B. Killian Mr. William E. Krantz Terri L. Kreiger Mr. and Mrs. Robert Krissinger Dr. Lucy G. Lacy Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Lamoureux Ms. Stephanie Lawson Kathy and Jen Leader Steve Dalbor and Joanne Leatherman Mr. and Mrs. Al Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Brett Linder Barbara G. Lockwood Ms. Sarojini Lotlikar Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lowy Evelyn Lyons Marilyn and Carleton MacConnell Mr. and Mrs. James M. Mack Ms. Kathy Mallinson Ms. Betsy Mann Mr. Claude G. Martin Mr. and Mrs. George May Mr. and Mrs. William McCarty Dr. Judson W. McCune Chris Beldan and Anne McGillivray Barney and Anne McGrann Mrs. Gaye McGrorty Mr. and Mrs. Clark McSparren Ginny and Bill Mehler Bennie and Mitchell Mendelson Frances M. Mengle Ms. Annette Miller Mrs. Jay T. Miller Ms. Kate Miller Ms. Peggie Lauber Miller Ms. Rae Miller Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Milner, Jr. Ms. Carol Morgan Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Mosso Harry and Betty Moulder Mr. and Mrs. Karl Moyer Jane M. Mueller Mr. Joel Marc Mumma Mr. Wayne Murphy Tony and Jean Nevins Ms. Susanne Nimmrichter Ms. Cynthia Nolt Mrs. Joyce Nolt Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Nolt Laura Sadler Olin James Orgass and Anne Reilly Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ottinger, Jr. J. William and Ann S. Parke Mr. and Mrs. Jay Parrish Ms. Lydia Pease Ellen and Carl Pike John and Pauline Pittenger Mrs. Joan H. Pollock Ms. Katharina E. Possler Iwan and Elizabeth Praton Mr. Gerard Quinn Mrs. Anna Rakoczy Ms. Marjorie Rambo Mr. Mark Rast and Ms. Cynthia Kilbourn Mr. Willis Ratzlaff and Genevieve Tvrdik Pat Reed Linda C. Remorenko Ms. Regina Rice Dr. and Mrs. Paul H. Ripple Mrs. Howard Robbins Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Ross Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rost Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rudisil Mr. H. Robert Russell Dr. and Mrs. Joel L. Samitt Ms. Gail Sanderson Ms. Stephanie A. Sands Ms. Sue Saupp
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Schmiechen A Friend Mr. Joseph A. Schulter Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Schweizer Mr. Derek Shanahan Linda and Rick Sheetz Mr. and Mrs. Leo Shelley Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Shoemaker Mrs. Katherine R. Shope Mr. Robert Siever Mrs. Kristina E. Sloyer Mr. George N.Soukas Mrs. Kathleen Spencer Mr. and Mrs. William W. Spiegelhalder Mr. and Mrs. Paul Steiner Ms. Judy Stevens Pat and Stephen Stockwell Mr. Walter G. Lehmann and Ms. Sylvia L. Strobel Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Swanson Mr. and Mrs. Mike Sweeney Mr. and Mrs. Robert Troxell Ms. Virginia Ulrich Ms. Sally Vanderslice Ms. Christine Veronis Mr. and Mrs. Charles Walker, Jr. Robert S. Walker Wanner Family Ann and George Weaver Mr. Isaac H. Weaver Mr. and Mrs. Jim Weber Mrs. Mildred E. White Mr. and Mrs. William Whitesell Mrs. Anna K. Wilkinson Mr. and Mrs. William J. Wimer Eileen Wise Mr. Bryant G. Wood Mr. and Mrs. James F. Young Mr. and Mrs. Francis Zimmer Jonathan and Cecile Zorach
“Friends” Looking For New Friends!
The Friends of the Lancaster Public Library is a group of volunteers who provide a great deal of support for the Library’s many programs. One way they contribute is to run several fundraising programs each year. The annual Used Book Sale is run by a group of “Friends” who donate many thousands of hours each year to make sure this annual event runs as smoothly as clockwork The Friends also staff the Juliana Bookstore on the second floor of the Main Library on Duke Street and the Marshall Street Book Outlet at the ReSort facility. They offer hundreds of books for prices from 50 cents to $5. A third fundraiser is the “Adopt-A-Book” event each spring. This program helps to improve the Library’s collection by asking community members to “adopt” a book in their name, or the name of a loved one, and donating it to the Library for its collection. In addition to the fundraising programs, there are many opportunities for Friends to volunteer in the Library. Volunteers are needed for nearly every aspect of the Library’s operations! You can help staff the Library’s Study Center where students can receive help and guidance with their schoolwork, either through tutors or online resources. Or you can help us keep track of our DVD circulation. You can even help plan our First Night for Families events on the first Friday of each month. So whether it’s fundraising or staffing the bookstore or helping with circulation, if you have some time to give, please consider volunteering! Contact Anna Thomas at the Library at 396-9313 X273. She can help you decide which volunteer opportunity would be best for you!
Lancaster Public Library Now Offers Downloadable Audio Books
Best-selling titles available anytime, anywhere The Lancaster Public Library has expanded its services with the addition of downloadable audio books. Library card holders can check out and download digital titles anytime, anywhere by visiting the library’s website! An OverDrive Audiobook is the digital version of a book on tape or book on CD. Patrons may listen to spoken word audiobooks on their computers or transfer to a variety of portable devices, including the iPod (coming soon). Many audiobooks can also be burned to CD to enjoy in the car. OverDrive Audiobooks are specifically engineered to provide the best audiobook listening experience. Users may browse the growing collection of best-selling and classic titles. To check out a digital title, users will need a valid library card and computer with Internet connection. At the end of the 14 - day lending period, titles will automatically expire and are returned to the digital collection. There are never late fees or damaged items. “We are very excited to offer this popular, convenient and easy-to-use library service that’s free and available 24/7”, said Debra Rosser-Hogben, Executive Director of the Lancaster Public Library. The free and easy-to-use service is provided by a cooperative effort between The Lancaster Public Library, which is the County’s District Center Library and provides funding for the collection, and The Library System of Lancaster County which provides the technology. “Providing OverDrive to Lancaster County residents is one more example of how our libraries are meeting the public’s demand for virtual services”, states Susan Hauer, System Administrator of the Library System of Lancaster County. To check out and download audio books, visit the Lancaster Public Library website at www.lancaster.lib.pa.us.
The Lancaster Public Library announces programs through the summer!
The Lancaster Public Library has announced a very busy schedule of programs from now until the end of summer. Programs are available for all ages, and for every interest. All three locations of the Library, Duke Street, Leola and Mountville will be running their usual, fun filled Summer Reading Program. Indeed, the Main Library on Duke Street has added a Summer Reading Program for adults! The offerings listed below, organized by location, while extensive are not the entire program. Many new offerings are still being organized and scheduled. So keep watching our website and notices at the library location you patronize. There’s more to come!
Main Library – Duke Street
March 28th - Box Out the Bully – 1pm - an educational, interactive live theatrical show for students in elementary to middle school that addresses bullying and peer pressure. April Family Place: Mondays: April 6, 13, 20, 27 and May 4 @ 6:00 p.m. or Tuesdays: April 7, 14, 21, 28 and May 5 @ 10:00 a.m. A five week program that involves toddlers age 0-3 playing with their parents and caregivers and features local professionals who serve as resources for parents June 13th - Summer Reading Program Kickoff – Musser Park – 10am-2pm 15th – Teen Steel Pan Workshop – 5-7pm – Grades 6-12 22nd - Forgotten Friends Reptile Sanctuary – 10am - Jesse Rothacker presents “Animal Art Forms” Featuring live reptiles & audience participation. 22nd – Mimi Shapiro – 6:30pm - Book Artist & Poet “Altered Books”. Explore words and creativity--come prepared to cut, glue, write, color, do collage & more. Start with a book and create a portable art exhibit of your very own! School age appropriate program. 29th – Teen Steel Pan Concert – 5:30 to 8:30pm – Grades 6-12
July 6th – Teen Urban DIY Arts – 7pm – Grades 6-12 10th – Kids and Cultures – 2pm - Kids and Cultures A World of Fun is a 45-minute, fast-paced trip around the world exploring games, stories, music, toys, art, dance, and more from six continents. Family Program. 13th – Dave Rojahn – 2pm - “Create Your Own Kind of Magic”. This participatory program features Rocky the mind-reading raccoon. Learn a magic trick and trick the magician! Family Fun. 13th – Teen Henna Tattoo Party – 6:30pm – Grades 6-12 15th – Ken Munro – 10:30am - Meet Lancaster county fictional mystery author of the ‘Sammy & Brian” mystery series. Discover some things about Lancaster County you may not have known! Mr. Munro’s books will interest ages 9 - adult; and are appropriate reading for ages 9-13 years. 20th – Teen DIY Duct Tape – 7pm – Grades 6-12 27th – Teen Open Art Studio – 7pm – Grades 6-12 29th – Peter Moses – 6:30pm - “Kids Music Experience” Peter’s performances combine interactive singalongs with original folk & pop-rock for children August 1st – Teen Name That Tune Game – 2pm – Grades 6-12 3rd – Teen DIY Rainsticks – 7pm – Grades 6-12 8th – Teen End-Of-Summer Party – 6-8pm – Teens who complete the Teen Summer Reading Program. 29th – Teen Book Discussion – 2-4pm – Grades 6-12
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Leola Branch Library
Story time for toddlers, age 2 and young 3’s and preschool ages 3-5 will be held on Wednesday through May 27th, at 10:15am in the Leola Library Program Room. No registration is necessary unless otherwise noted. April: 1st – Jim Getty on Abraham Lincoln - 6:30pm. Our 16th President comes to life as award-winning Jim Getty in his one-man performance recounts Abraham Lincoln’s homespun stories of youth and his personal and political life. May: 15th - Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child 2009. If you were a Penguin, by Wendell and Florence Minor. Time TBD. Please check with library for more information. June: 2nd – “Otto” - 6:30pm. We welcome you to visit us and enjoy the costume character “Otto” and listening to stories about a curious dog and his adventures. Preschool ages and up. 10th – Dave Rojahn – 4pm - “Create Your Own Kind of Magic”. This participatory program features Rocky the mind-reading raccoon. Learn a magic trick and trick the magician! Family Fun. 23rd – Ken Munro - 4pm. Meet Lancaster county fictional mystery author of the ‘Sammy & Brian” mystery series. Discover some things about Lancaster County you may not have known! Mr. Munro’s books will interest ages 9 - adult; and are appropriate reading for ages 9-13 years. 30th - Forgotten Friends Reptile Sanctuary – 6:30pm -Jesse Rothacker presents “Animal Art Forms” Featuring live reptiles & audience participation. July: 15th – Kids and Cultures – 4pm – “Kids and Cultures A World of Fun” is a 45-minute, fast-paced trip around the world exploring games, stories, music, toys, art, dance, and more from six continents. Family program. 29th – Peter Moses, “Kids Music Experience” – 4pm - Peter’s performances combine interactive singalongs with original folk & pop-rock for children August: 5th - Mimi Shapiro, Book Artist and Poet, “Altered Books” – 4pm - Explore words and creativity--come prepared to cut, glue, write, color, do collage and more. Start with a book and create a portable art exhibit of your very own! School-age appropriate program.
Mountville Branch Library
March Story time for 2 to 4 year olds starting on Tuesday, March 3 at 10:30. This story time will run each Tuesday through April. Story time for 4 and 5 year olds starting on Friday, March 6 at 10:30. This story time will run each Friday through April. April 2nd – Jim Getty on Abraham Lincoln - 4pm. Our 16th President comes to life as award-winning Jim Getty in his one-man performance recounts Abraham Lincoln’s homespun stories of youth and his personal and political life. 15th - Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child 2009. If you were a Penguin, by Wendell and Florence Minor - 4pm June 1st - “Otto” - 4pm. We welcome you to visit us and enjoy the costume character “Otto” and listening to stories about a curious dog and his adventures. Preschool ages and up 12th - Forgotten Friends Reptile Sanctuary – 2pm -Jesse Rothacker presents “Animal Art Forms” Featuring live reptiles & audience participation. 16th – Dutch Wonderland Princess – 10:30am - Her first ever visit to the Mountville Branch Library. During her visit the princess will read a story or two. 23rd - Ken Munro – 10:30am - Meet Lancaster county fictional mystery author of the ‘Sammy & Brian” mystery series. Discover some things about Lancaster County you may not have known! Mr. Munro’s books will interest ages 9 - adult; and are appropriate reading for ages 9-13 years. July 1st - Peter Moses, “Kids Music Experience” – 6:30pm - Peter’s performances combine interactive singalongs with original folk & pop-rock for children 7th - Kids and Cultures – 2pm – “Kids and Cultures A World of Fun” is a 45-minute, fast-paced trip around the world exploring games, stories, music, toys, art, dance, and more from six continents. Family program. 21st and 28th – Mimi Shapiro, Book Artist and Poet, “Altered Books” – 1pm - Explore words and creativity--come prepared to cut, glue, write, color, do collage and more. Start with a book and create a portable art exhibit of your very own! Teen program. 29th - Mimi Shapiro, Book Artist and Poet, “Altered Books” – 1pm - Explore words and creativity--come prepared to cut, glue, write, color, do collage and more. Start with a book and create a portable art exhibit of your very own! Tween program. August 6th - Dave Rojahn – 1pm - “Create Your Own Kind of Magic”. This participatory program features Rocky the mind-reading raccoon. Learn a magic trick and trick the magician! Family Fun.
The Lancaster Public Library will host the following Adult Book Discussions at the Duke Street Site. All will be held at 10:00 A.M. in the Windolph Room. No registration necessary – just read the book, come in and participate! April 9 May 14 June 11 July 9 August 13 September 10 October 8 November 12
Shack – William P. Young Thirteenth Tale – Diane Setterfield Little Heathens – Mildred Armstrong Kalish One Thousand White Women – Jim Fergus Under the Banner of Heaven – Jon Krakauer Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Ann Shaffer OBOC - TBA Infidel – Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Friends Adopt-a-Book Event to be held on April 3rd
This year’s Adopt-a-Book event sponsored by the Friends of the Lancaster Public Library will be held on April 3rd from 5:00 to 8:00pm. As in past years, the Friends and library have arranged to have hundreds of books on hand for you to “adopt”. When you adopt, you will be given the opportunity to name the person in whose honor or memory the adoption took place. A book plate with your name and the name of the person being honored or memorialized will be put on the inside cover of the book. Choices will include adult and children’s books, fiction, non-fiction, anthologies, poetry, and many other genres of literature. There will be something for everyone. In addition to adopting books, patrons will be able to take advantage of the library’s First Friday for Families which will be taking place at the same time. Refreshments will be available for the whole family as will activities for the youngsters. So plan to attend! It’s a great chance to support the library, help us celebrate our 250th birthday and have fun with your kids!
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