September 2003 NEWSLETTER
Volume 8, No. 9

Anyone interested in testing new recipes is invited to bring a dish made from the recipes in the current issue of Taste of Home, Quick Cooking, or Light & Tasty. On September 1, 6-7:00 p.m., beverages will be provided by library staff and dinner will be served. Call the library (436-7348) with your recipe choice so that duplications may be avoided, and bring your table service. Selections to date include Green Salad with Creamy Bacon Salad Dressing, Three Potato Salad, Blueberry Snack Cake, and Chocolate Cream Dessert.

Join us in support of literacy in Indiana by spending 15 minutes reading at the library while we take pictures of rooms full of readers. Plan to read with us while wearing a fake nose – assorted styles available and you may keep the one you use – from 6-6:30. Food, drinks, noses, and15 minutes of reading for “phun and photos”. Read the book or magazine of your choice while participating in this statewide campaign. A basket will be available to receive cash donations for Boone County’s Project Literacy. This is also the kickoff for our family winter reading program.

Dirt is being moved, the construction trailer is here, and staff is moving items out of our storage rooms in preparation for changes to the library walls. We shall retain use of our one restroom and the interior stairs for another few months. Depending on what is happening on any given day, youth programs may move from the lower level to either the upper level or the United Methodist Church across the street. We appreciate your patience and flexibility.

Magazines from 2001 and 2002 are available in the lower level of the library until September 8.

Donations of materials and volunteer time are needed for the Friends of Thorntown Public Library fall book sale. The booth is usually in front of Stookey’s. Computer parts as well as books, videotapes, and more will be available for a donation. However, workers are also needed. If you can volunteer to supervise the booth an hour or two (while looking over the books to find your personal choices), please sign up at the circulation desk. Materials may be brought to the library.

The library’s answering machine has been removed because the telephone system does not work during power outages caused during construction. However, if the telephone line is busy, your call will also be referred to voice mail instead of your receiving a busy signal. The library staff check voice mail every hour and will handle renewals and return calls.

Youth Department Programs

Grow Into Reading
Preschool through Kindergarten Fall Story Time will begin September 16 & 17. Come and join us on Tuesday’s at 1:00 or Wednesday’s at 10:00. Our theme this fall is “Grow Into Reading”. We will be focusing on things that are growing: trees, animals, plants, and us! Sign up in the youth department! We will be meeting September 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, October 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22. (NO PROGRAMS FALL BREAK--OCTOBER 28 & 29), November 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19.

Youth Cook – September 3
The Youth Cook the first Wednesday of each month from 4-5:30 p.m. Debbie Smith is the cooking instructor, and Mary Schmucker-assistant. In August we had 6 children participate in our class. Here are a few recipes we cooked in August.

Dirt Pudding
1 ¼ pounds Oreo cookies
½ stick margarine
1 pkg. (8 oz.) Cream Cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
2 small boxes French Vanilla pudding
3 ½ cups milk
1 Large carton (16 oz.) Cool Whip

Line bottom of a 13 x 9-inch pan with ¾ of crushed Oreo cookies. Melt butter and pour over crushed Oreos crust. Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar, pudding, milk & Cool Whip. Pour over crust. Top with remaining Oreos. Refrigerate one hour before serving.

Apple or Peach Dumplings
2 med. apples or peaches
8 crescent rolls
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 stick margarine

Peel and quarter fruit. Roll each piece of fruit in a crescent
roll and place in baking dish. Bring sugar, water & butter to
rolling boil. Pour mixture over dumplings. Sprinkle tops with mixture of 1 tsp. sugar and ½ tsp. cinnamon. Bake @ 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

We have openings for a few more children in our cooking class!

Youth Council
September 3 - 6:30 pm-8:00 pm: Remember to visit the TPL-YC booth at the WEBO Open House & get Free Stuff.
September 22 - 6:00 pm-6:15 pm: "Put Your Nose in a Book Indiana" get a FREE nose to wear, sit on the floor & never know, your picture may end up in the newspaper........

6:15 pm-7:45 pm: Election of Co-Presidents, Treasurer & Secretary; finish out the calendar of events for YC till the end of 2003; Discuss YC skit for the Festival of Turning Leaves Parade.

September 15 - 6:00 pm-8:00 pm: Movie Night……we will be seeing ”What A Girl Wants” rated PG……Bring a blanket, pillow, & even wear your most comfortable PJ’s if you want……the YC concession stand will have hotdogs, popcorn, pickles on a stick, & drinks. See you there.

Supplies are on a table in the adult department for children and young-at-heart adults to draw on a 5” white ceramic tile. This will be baked and then installed in the new youth department restroom; the tiles will be intermingled with plain white, bright red, and royal blue tiles. The cost is $3.00, which covers the cost of the Porcelaine markers.

Also in the adult department are forms for purchasing a paving brick which will be installed in the patio on the east side of the finished library. For $23.00 (the cost of the brick and engraving) you may place your family name and date on a brick and see it installed as part of our local history. A sample brick (not in our colors) is on display. Three lines of up to twelve letters and spaces may be used.

Payment for both the tiles and bricks may be made to Friends of Thorntown Public Library. Orders will be taken through December 19, 2003.

“Pave the Way To a Reading Summer” adult reading program is open to “young readers” ages 11 to 105. Watch the bulletin board in the adult department lobby and see our readers create a building by reading. The person who reads the most in each of five age categories will have an engraved paver installed in the library patio:

This program extends through September 19, and even if you cannot hope to be the most prolific reader, you can help to “pave the way to a reading summer” with us. Sign up now and receive your free metal bookmark (provided by our architectural firm Veazey, Parrott, Durkin & Shoulders) and hammer pencil.

The Friends of Thorntown Public Library are accepting empty inkjet printer cartridges as a fundraiser. They receive $2.00 for each empty cartridge returned in good shape. If the cartridge is larger than the palm of your hand, it is not an inkjet cartridge. The printhead must not be damaged, so do not put tape over the printhead. Questions? Call the library at 436-7348.

For a complete list of NEW MATERIALS, check out the librarys web site at:

Updated 6 August 2003 / llw