If an ereader is on your Christmas wish list, be sure to tell Santa to check-->here<-- for information about which ones are Overdrive compatible, which means they could be used with our library system, owwl2go.
There is a great, local need for cozy clothing items in our wintery weather. Many hands make light work and together we can make a difference. Last year our library patrons were very generous with their time and talent, so let's do it again! Use your knitting skills to warm community members who could use something special. Your donations will be distributed by the Newark-Wayne Community Hospital.
Kids, since there is no school on Columbus Day come to the library at 1:00. There will be a paperpack swap and the first meeting of a new book club for grades 4-6 called "Books & Bites." Pizza will be served. Please call or visit the library to sign up for the book club. Space is limited.
Change is in the air this week for the Pioneer Library System. Your patience is requested as we switch to a new way of serving our patrons. It may feel like we are running at half-speed for a few days as you will not be able to log-in to your online account or place holds. Starting Thurs. 10/7 we will return to full service. Thanks for understanding while we work out the kinks!
We have finished another great season of SUMMER READING! Thank you for participating in our library's Make a Splash! and Make Waves programs. These events are made possible by our Friends of the Library Group. Are you a member?
Very special thanks go to the Sturtz's and Amalia VanHall of GS Troop #327 for helping with craft-n-snack time, Amanda Ebert for her enthusiastic creativity and Gyotaku program, and to Chrissy & Zacharay Nelson for making Lego Day a huge success!
Thank you to Judy Casler, Mark's Pizza, Cam's Pizza and PJ's Ice Cream for generous donations for our summer reading weekly prize drawings.
Last week we had a blind taste test in the library for kids to rate four different local pizzas. Each cheese pizza was given a score between 1 - 10 in the categories of sauce, cheese, crust and overall tastiness.
Amazingly, Mark's Pizza aced every category (fair and square, honest!).
The kids proudly signed award certificates and presented the manager of Mark's with these prestigious honors!
Visit the library from June 23 - July 2 to sign up for our FREE summer reading program with activities for kids of all ages. Participants will receive a themed tote bag with goodies, a calendar of events and have their picture taken for our summer display.
Thank you to our Friends of the Library group for supporting our programs.
Audio books have gained popularity recently. Here are just a few of the advantages that audio books have over normal hardcover or paperback books:
1) You can make constructive use of dead time - time that would be otherwise impossible to fill with a normal book.
2) Go green! Audio books don't need trees to be cut down.
3) With mp3 player functions such as mid track resume you can pick up where you left off or find a place easily again.
4) You can listen to an audio book when it's dark.
5) Get the kids to sleep easier - With an audio book you can simply play it for them until they fall asleep.
Magic Tree House series, by Mary Pope Osborne
Is your child a reluctant reader? Sometimes children avoid reading and do not get the practice they need to improve their skills. Encourage reading by pairing books with unabridged audio books. Mixing things up by adding audio books you can try different strategies that might help:
Word recognition is reinforced by following the book as the aduio book plays.
Try listening to a chapter and then read it, which my help with understanding the main idea better.
Try reading a chapter and then listening to it. This could help to check understanding.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, by Rick Riordan
So why not check out some of our library's audio books and find out for yourself how useful and how fun they are. Of course, they're not just for kids! There are also loads of free audio books available for downloadright to your own computer at OWWL2go. Questions? We can help!