Just Between Friends Newsletter of the Brandywine Community Library by robertbell


									                                   Just Between Friends
                                   Newsletter of the Brandywine Community Library Association           Volume 18, Number 1 w January 2009

Brandywine Upcoming Library Events                   Book Repair Workshop
Community u Storytime 11 a.m., beginning Jan. 13
                       with Miss Barb                Ever wondered how to fix a
                                                     broken book? Here’s your chance

                                                     to learn how. A book repair workshop
           u Preschool Storytime with Miss Charlotte will be held on Sat., Jan. 17 , 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.                  th

             Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.                  Bring a bag lunch and a good pair of scissors.
60 Tower Drive                     u Baby Lap Sit Storytime                              You may bring books from home that need
Topton, PA 19562                     Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Sign-up is required           repair, but you will practice on library books that
                                                                                         need help first. Group size is limited to 12.
p. 610.682-7115                    u Toddler Storytime                                   Please call or stop by to register (610-682-
f. 610.682-7385                      Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.                               7115). Snow date is Sat., Feb. 21st.
                                   u Book Discussion Group
Hours                                First Tuesdays, 7 p.m. beginning Feb. 3rd           Books ‘n Bears Project
Mon-Thurs 10 am–8 pm               u Third Friday Film Series                                                       Books ‘n Bears will be
Fri            10 am–5 pm            Third Fridays, 7 p.m. Multi-Purpose Room                                       given to over 800 Head
Sat            10 am–5 pm                                                                                           Start youngsters
                                   u Read to a Therapy Dog
Sat (summer) 10 am–2 pm                                                                                             during the week of
                                     Third Saturdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Closed Sundays                                                                                                      March 2nd, as part of
                                     Registration preferred for 15-minute sessions
                                                                                                                    the Read Across
Staff                              u Meditation Session                                  America celebration. The bears will wear
Librarian:                           Wednesday, January 14th, 7:15 p.m.                  customized T-shirts that say Read with your
Cheryl Knight                                                                            Bear and will accompany a children’s book.
                                   u Book Repair Workshop
Librarian Assistant:                                                                     Please consider adopting a bear for $5. Stop at
                                     Saturday, January 17th, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Lynne Priester                                                                           the library circulation desk to contribute. A cut-
Children’s Librarian:
Charlotte Puff                     Calling All Readers                                   out bear will be added to a display in the library
                                                                                         for every participant. This is a joint project
Circulation Clerks:                                   A new book discussion              between the Berks County public libraries and
Brian Hare                                           group will meet on the first        the Berks County School Librarians Associa-
Linda Kemmerer                                      Tuesday of each month at 7           tion, who will supply the books.
Marie Lichtenwalner                                p.m. in the library meeting
                                                  room beginning on Tuesday,
                                                 February 3rd. The first book,           Library Lovers
Board of Trustees                               Being Perfect, by Anna Quindlen,         Do you love the Brandywine
President:                         examines the slippery slope of perfectionism.         Community Library? You can
Lisa Hunter                        Come with book suggestions for upcoming               show us your affection by purchasing a heart for
Vice President                     discussions.                                          $1 or more, to be displayed in the library the
TBD                                                                                      month of February. There will be a place on the
Jerri Burket                       Third Friday Films                                    heart to write in your township name. The library
                                                                                         will be letting the township supervisors know
Treasurer                          Did you know that the library                         how many of their residents value a local library.
Sandy Cullin                       sponsors newly-released

                                   independent films that you
                                   won’t see anywhere else in                            We Love Our Volunteers
Community                          the area. Don’t feel like driving to Allentown or     The following are a few of the
Library Association                Reading to see indy films? Join us at 7 p.m. on       many people who gave that
Treasurer:                         the third Friday of each month in the Lutheran        Something Extra to the
Camilla Mallonee                   Home’s Multi-Purpose room for a free (that’s          Brandywine Community Library in 2008:
Newsletter Editor:                 right, folks, FREE) show. The films are thought-
Jerri Burket                                                                             u The Board of Trustees: Ruth Bloom, Lisa
                                   provoking and worth seeing.
Graphic Design:                                                                            Hunter, Peg Wiser, Sandy Cullin, Carol
                                   u Jan. 16th, Under the Bombs (Arabic)                   Noyes, Vicki Shellhammer, Karen Turner,
Vicki Shellhammer
                                   u Feb. 20th, The Trap (Serbian)                         and Jerri Burket, for tireless efforts to keep
                                   u Mar. 20th, The Grocer’s Son (French)                  the library running like a well-oiled machine.

                                   Meditation Sessions                                   u Lynn and Jerri Burket: Ran all used book
                                                                                           sales, including picking up, storing and
                                              A devoted group is exploring the             delivering tons of books.
                                              many ways to meditate. The first           u Pat Gault: Ran the plant sale, summer
                                              meeting in 2009 will be on Weds,             reading club, and spends 4 hours every
                                              Jan. 14th at 7:15 p.m. in the library        Monday shelving books.
                                              meeting room. February’s meeting           u Arnold Newman: Facilitated the women’s
                                              date and time may change to                  history book discussion group.
                                              accommodate participants, so
                                              please call 610-682-7115 to confirm.       u Molly Priester: Runs the film series.
BRANDYWINE COMMUNITY LIBRARY ASSOCIATION                                                                     NON-PROFIT ORG
PO BOX 151                                                                                                    U.S. POSTAGE
MERTZTOWN, PA 19539                                                                                              PAID
                                                                                                             MERTZTOWN, PA
                                                                                                              PERMIT NO. 14

 u Mary Ann Owens: Presented monthly evening family             renew items online or call the library to renew on the day
   story-times.                                                 after a weather closing. For extenuating circumstances,
                                                                due dates can be extended.
 u Vicki Shellhammer: Newsletter production, E-rate

                                                                Fee Increases
   subsidies, grant-writing, and film series subscription
 u Andrew Thomas: Provided monthly financial                    Fees for photocopying, faxing and computer copies are
   seminars at the library.                                     being increased to cover printer supplies.
 u Laurie Hare: Facilitating the meditation sessions.           u Photocopying and computer copies:
 u Sandy Britland: Gave crocheting classes.                       $.20 per sheet; $.40 per color sheet

 Thank you everyone for your contributions!                     u Sending a fax: $2.00 for the first
                                                                  page; $.20 for each additional page

 Start the New Year Right                                       u Receiving a fax: $.20 per page
                          Do you have an overdue fine? Is                       You are responsible for all printouts
                          there a lost library item hiding in                   generated by a library computer you’re
                          some corner of your house? If                         using, even if they are printed acciden-
                          you answer “yes” to either ques-                      tally. Feel free to ask for help before you
                          tion, please stop in at the library                   print to avoid unnecessary charges.
                          to settle your account. If the
 overdue fine is large, the staff will work out a payment
 plan with you.
                                                                                 Holiday Closings
                                                                The library will be closed on the follow-
 All fines that are collected are used to purchase new          ing holidays in January and February:
 items for the library. And don’t forget, a fine of $10 or
 more prevents you from borrowing items at all county           u Monday, January 19th, Martin Luther King, Jr., Day
 libraries, and also blocks you from computer use at BCL.       u Monday, February 16th, Presidents’ Day

 Help Save Money and Time                                       Booksale News
 Last year the Brandywine Community                             You may have heard rumors about the library’s used book
 Library spent $1,000 on stamps to mail                         sales. To set the record straight, here’s what’s going on.
 messages about overdue items. You can                          Lynn and Jerri Burket have retired from the annual “big”
 help the library reduce this expense by                        booksale scene. They have run these sales for many
 providing the staff with your e-mail address.                  years, and decided that it was time to pass on the
 That way, you can be contacted free. E-                        back-breaking labor of running the annual sale. But used
 mail is also a great way for you to receive timely messages    book sales haven’t gone away. The library is now holding
 when your hold requests are ready for pick-up. Update your     periodic, longer used book sales in the library meeting
 account by emailing sbrcirc@berks.lib.pa.us, by stopping       room. In fact, there’s a sale right now!
 at the desk or by calling 610-682-7115.
                                                                Browse the sale shelves when you come to the library.

 Inclement Weather                                              Hardcover books are $2, trade paper and hardcover
                                                                children’s books are $1, and videotapes are 3/$1. There’s
 The library closes when the Brandywine Heights Area            a $.10 special on all mass market paperbacks and
 School District is closed or dismissed early for bad           magazines, because of the volume of donations.
 weather. If you’re not sure whether the library is open
 when the weather is bad, give a call at 610-682-7115. If
 the answering machine picks up, the library is closed.
                                                                Upcoming Bestsellers
                                                                u Maeve Binchey, Heart and Soul (Feb 24)
 You will not be charged for any items due on a day that        u John Grisham, The Associate (Jan 20)
 the library is closed. The day that the library reopens will   u Michael Palmer, Second Opinion (Feb 17)
 become the new due date. Don’t forget that you can             u Robert Parker, Night and Day (Feb 24)
                                                                u James Patterson, Run for your Life (Feb 2)
                                                                u J. D. Robb, Promises in Death (Feb 24)
                                                                u Danielle Steel, One Day at a Time (Feb 9)

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