Friday, March 28, 2014

March, Cabin Fever, and Where is Spring???

March has been another busy month with everyone stocking up on reading materials… Cabin fever has really set in as the cold temperatures and snowy days continue. One day we even had a group snuggling with Byron G Bear!
We celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday and ‘Read Across America Day’ on Saturday, March 8th. Rachel had all sorts of activities planned including story time, making Dr. Seuss hats, and having a photographic session with all sorts of neat props. Here are a few of our kids…
Do hope you will stop by... call (786-9520)or email (rumneylibrary@roadrunner.com) to find out what's happening..... April is almost here and just want to let everyone know that there will be a slight change in hours while the Director is away... We will be open Wednesday and Thursday 2 until 5 and Saturday 10 until 1.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Cold, Snowy February AND What's coming up in March...

Everyone who entered the library this past month talked about the weather… snow, cold, ice and no break. We just told everyone it was a good reading month and we put out several new titles to get their attention.
• After I’m Gone by Laura Lippman – a story that explores how one man’s disappearance echoes through the lives of the five women he left behind • Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner - #7 in her Detective D D Warren series • Standup Guy by Stuart Woods - #28 in his Stone Barrington series • A New England Autumn by Ferenc Mate – a trip through New England during a very special time of the year • Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen – “Quindlen has always excelled at capturing telling details in a story, and she does so again in this quiet, powerful novel, showing the charged emotions that teem beneath the surface of daily life.”—Publishers Weekly • The Circle by Dave Eggers - In his new novel, Eggers tackles a modern problem that doesn't always seem like one: our near constant hunger for communication. When Mae Holland takes a job at the Circle, a tech giant with a utopian culture and cultlike following (Eggers didn't call it Schmoogle, but may as well have), she quickly loses sight of her friends, family, and sense of self in favor of professional success and social acceptance. As her Circle star rises, Mae succumbs to the corporate code of full disclosure, eventually agreeing to "go transparent" and let the public watch--and comment on--her every move. "Privacy is theft," decrees the company motto; "Secrets are lies." It's not subtle, but neither were "Harrison Bergeron" and 1984, and in its best moments The Circle is equally terrifying. Let's just hope it's not prescient. --Mia Lipman • Killer: An Alex Delaware Novel by Jonathan Kellerman - #29 in the series • The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd – Oprah’s Book Club choice, a very good read • A Year By the Sea by Joan Anderson – one woman’s journey of self-discovery… I loved it! Good writing and many ‘I need to write this down’ wonderful thoughts
We celebrated ‘Take Your Child to the Library’ day February 1st and we were delighted with the turnout… several new families as well as our favorites. The children made colorful bookmarks, listened to stories, and decorated cookies… we all had a good time. February was a good month for legos and we all had fun building ‘Wacky Winter Transports’ and creating a display which everyone enjoyed.
February 27th brought ‘Fabulous February Birthdays’ and Dottie Lalonde, Nathan Clark, and I celebrated our special day. Sheila, Jim and Heather Clark brought cakes and we all enjoyed… loved all the cards, balloons, flowers, good wishes and attention! Thank you everyone for making the day so special….
And all the good times will continue right into March as we celebrate Dr. Seuss Day this Saturday. Did you know that Theodor Seuss Geisel, who was born in Springfield Massachusetts, graduated from Dartmouth College? No wonder he is extra special to us! We hope that you will all join us as we see how many Dr. Seuss books we can read! Rachel has several fun activities planned and you are welcome to stop by anytime between 10 and 1.
We have a new display at the library promoting ‘Got Lunch Rumney’… a healthy summer lunch program that will be free to all Rumney school children who are eligible for free or subsidized school lunches. You are invited to donate to this new program with a financial donation or with your time… volunteers are needed to help with the shopping, packing, and delivering. Will you help?
And last, but not least, do try to attend town meeting on Thursday, March 13th, at 7 PM at the school… the first item of business will be our proposed addition here at the library to provide handicap access and access for all to the lower level. If you have any questions you are invited to stop by the library or give us a call. Tom Wallace will be answering questions on voting day.