June 2004 NEWSLETTER
Volume 9, No.
6

LIBRARY SPECIAL!!
All items checked out NOW will not be due until July 2. Check out 14 videos and DVD’s instead of 7 and keep them until July 2. Check out as many books as you can carry and keep them until July 2.


LIBRARY CARD REQUIRED
Effective July 1, 2004, anyone who wishes to check out materials MUST present his library card. This will eliminate typing errors and misunderstanding the pronunciation of names. If your library card is lost, or if you do not have your own card but live in Sugar Creek, Clinton, Jefferson, or Washington township, come in until July 31 and receive a free library card. After July 31, lost cards may still be replaced for the customary $2.00 fee.

As new residents come to our area and as new faces appear as library staff, it is important for our records to remain accurate. Your presenting your library card will assure accuracy. Your library card is a credit card—so bring it with you each time you shop! And, shop often!!


Building Project Update
Sidewalks are going in, the elevator is being inspected, exterior brick continues, and shelving is being installed. We have been asked why the upper level brick does not match the lower level brick on the exterior. Answer: because there are two different colors on the original Carnegie building, and the new brick will age slightly darker as did the original brick. There are changes every day, and the staff is anxious to move into the new addition so that the Carnegie may be updated. However, the move has been delayed to give adequate time for carpet, tile, and paint to be properly installed without our being in the way of workmen. It is anticipated that the date of substantial completion will remain September 30, 2004. We are still planning to celebrate November 6 through November 13. In fact, mark your calendars now for an awesome harp concert (country/folk/gospel) by internationally known musician Greg Buchanan, November 6, 7:30 p.m. The library has his CD’s if you want to hear his music before November.

We offer a BIG thank-you to Witham Hospital for donating to the library two years ago hundreds of linear feet of shelving. We have built 224 shelves and still have 140 left to install.

Another thank-you goes to the weekend prisoners from the Boone County Jail. They spent two long days washing and drying the shelving parts (25 pallets of it) that had been stored since December 1998. Thanks to library staff and ladies of the Methodist Church who provided food so the men could keep working. Thanks to Charlie’s Pizza for providing pizza and beverages. Thanks also to Bob Martin for assisting with the project.

We also offer a BIG thank-you to each of you who contributed to our Vectren Foundation Challenge Fund. We have met the challenge, and Vectren is mailing us a check for $2500.00. To date we have collected locally $3335.00, a very exciting number!! In addition to 30 tables, 100 chairs, and 2 exterior picnic tables, we shall invest in some easy chairs and video shelving. (Let’s hear a cheer for getting rid of the carousel video racks!) Obviously, thanks is offered to the Vectren Foundation for helping us with our building project. We promise to continue paying the gas bill, and Vectren Foundation promises to continue supporting the communities served by Vectren Energy.

Will we forget someone as we run through our list of gratitude items? Probably, but we’ll add more words of thanks in future issues of the newsletter.

For all of you who ordered pavers, we are eagerly awaiting shipment of the completed bricks and their installation—thank you for participating in this project. The ceramic tiles painted by many of you will be installed in a restroom in the youth area (Carnegie portion of the library) later this summer; we are happy that so many participated in this colorful addition to the decor.

Thanks, too, to the Sugar Creek Mavericks 4-H Club who spent part of Saturday, June 5, dusting books and videotapes—EVERYTHING seems dusty at this time. And, we shall need to dust every book at least one more time this summer.

HeritageQuest Online
Genealogy researchers, take note! We now have access to HeritageQuest Online at the library. To access this search service you will need to have a current library card and be in good standing with the library (no fines or overdue items) and have signed our Internet agreement. Reciprocal borrowers from Lebanon and Colfax (bring in your library card to receive a free Thorntown card), as well as holders of the PLAC (public library access card, a statewide card) and residents of Sugar Creek, Jefferson, Washington and Clinton townships will be able to access HeritageQuest Online. The library will begin offering access to Ancestry Plus during the first week of June; this service will offer genealogical information that is not provided by HeritageQuest. We hope that you will come in and make use of the online subscriptions that we have acquired for your use.

Youth Cook
Youth Cook will break for the summer. We will meet again Wednesday September 1, 2004, in the new kitchen of the library.

Reading Under Construction
Youth Reading Only Programs
Read to Me
We Both Read
Read Alone
Teens Read
Bingo Cards for each level may be picked up in the youth department anytime. Work to complete Bingo Cards will begin June 1. Parents should initial each bingo square when the challenge is completed. The child can bring the bingo card to the library to be stamped. Prizes will be awarded on July 29 when Bingo cards are due.

Clueless Mystery Club
The Clueless Mystery Club meets monthly to solve mysteries through deductive skills such as observant reading, visualization, logical deduction, and spotting inconsistencies. Due to construction we have not met for two months but will resume with a mystery program on Thursday, July 15 at 10 a.m. This program captivates third through fifth graders. If you are interested in attending, please call the library at 436-7348 to make reservations. Come disguised! It will be interesting!

Secret Garden Club
Are you interested in: stories about secrets? Stories that involve animals? Stories about mysterious houses? Stories about reaching difficult goals? Stories about plants and gardens? Stories about children who become very close friends? If so, you will enjoy this club. Would you ever: try to find something that you weren’t supposed to find? Become good friends with a member of the opposite sex? Work very hard on something you are committed to? Be able to keep a special secret? If so, you will enjoy joining the Secret Garden Club. The club will meet this summer on Monday’s at 10:00 a.m. starting July 12.

Getting Ready For Kindergarten
Children entering Kindergarten this fall will enjoy activities used to encourage preliteracy and numeracy skills. Youth will meet on at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday’s, July 7, 14, 21, and 28. Come and join us for stories, games, crafts, music, snacks, and more.

Storytime
Ages 3-7
July 6, 13, 20, and 27
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Battle of the Books
All interested youth will want to form teams of two or more to read 4 Young Hoosier Books 2004-2005 and one classic over the summer. Come to the library after June 1 to receive the books to be read and receive instructions. Youth who read 4-6 grade reading level will join the Battle of the Books I. Battle of the Books II will include youth who read 6-8 grade reading level. The battles (play jeopardy) will take place on August 3 for Team I from 10:30-12:30 and on August 4 at 10:30-12:30 for Team II. Following the battles prizes will be distributed and a pizza party and video will be enjoyed. You may form your own teams with friends or you may join another team. This is probably the most enjoyed program of youth grades 4-8 during the summer. Ask your friends to be on a team with you and join in the fun.

Kids World Storytime
Approximately 22 children ages 3-5 will visit the youth department for storytime on Tuesday’s, July 6, 13, 20, and 27 at 9:00. Many parents work and their schedules do not permit them to bring their children to programs at the library. Our hats are off to Teresa and Cheryl and all of the Kids World Staff who work hard to schedule educational and entertaining activities for the children. We’ll be looking forward to seeing these teachers and children in July and anytime they wish to visit.

Wanted!
COOKIE BAKERS AND SNACK PREPARERS ALERT! The Youth Department programs this summer need sweetened. Over 300 cookies or individual snacks are needed for children who have already signed up to attend programs at the library. Call the library at 436-7348 if you would like to bake cookies, cupcakes, or prepare healthy snack mixes. Donations of cups, napkins, and bottled juices, water, or dry mixes are needed also. Programs begin in July, but if you want to bake now, we can freeze the treats until we need them. If you are interested in donating snacks, call or visit the youth department to sign up. We would need your name, phone number, type of snack, quantity provided, and date to be provided. Programs are being held this summer from June 5 to August 4. All donations will be greatly appreciated!!

June Calendar of Events
1—Homebound Book Delivery
6:30-8:30 p.m.—Art Guild
4—12 noon—1 p.m.—Brown Bags Better Books
1:00-3:00 p.m.—Quilting
5—10:00-12:00 noon—Sugar Creek Mavericks work at Library
8—Homebound Book Delivery
6-8 p.m.—Knitting with Betty
11—12 noon—1 p.m.—Brown Bags Better Books
14—6-9 p.m.—Board of Trustees Meeting
15—Homebound Book Delivery
6-8 p.m.—Knitting with Betty
16—3:30-5 p.m.—History Worms, grades 4-6
18—12 noon-1 p.m.—Brown Bags Better Books
1-3 p.m.—Quilting
22—Homebound Book Delivery
6-8 p.m.—Knitting with Betty
24—6-9 p.m.—Greeting Cards, Make-It-Take-It
25—12 noon-1 p.m.—Brown Bags Better Books
29—Homebound Book Delivery
6-8 p.m.—Knitting with Betty

NEW MATERIALS

Adult—DVD’s
School of Rock – cc, PG13 – DVD FIC SCH
The Haunted Mansion – cc, PG – DVD FIC HAU
House of Sand and Fog – cc, R – DVD FIC HOU
The Slugger’s Wife – cc, PG 13 – DVD FIC SLU
The Man Without a Face – cc, PG 13 – DVD FIC MAN
Cold Creek Manor – cc, R – DVD FIC COL
My Life Without Me – cc, R – DVD FIC MYL
The Middle of the World – NR, Independent Filmmaker – DVD FIC MID
Framed – cc, NR – DVD FIC FRA
Mad Dog Time – cc, R – DVD FIC MAD
Spacehunter – cc, PG – DVD FIC SPA
Time Without Pity – DVD FIC TIM
Dance With Me – cc, PG – DVD FIC DAN
Intolerable Cruelty – cc, PG 13 – DVD FIC INT
The Prisoner of Second Avenue – cc, PG – DVD FIC PRI
Vampires – cc, R – DVD FIC JOH

Adult—Videotapes
Texas Rangers –cc, PG 13 – VHS FIC TEX
Have I Got a Story for You – C. Peirce – VHS 248.4 CHO
It’s Not About the Food – VHS 616.5826 ITS
Hungry Hearts – VHS 616.5826 HUN
The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald – VHS 977.03 WRE
The Collision of the Andrea Doria – VHS 910.916 COL
Haunted Lighthouses of the Great Lakes – VHS 387.155 LIG
Lighthouses of Lake Michigan – VHS 387.155
Take Home Defensive Driving, Tape 1 – VHS 363.125 USA
Take Home Defensive Driving, Tape 2 – VHS 363.125 USA
Have I Got A Story For You – C. Pierce – VHS 248.4 CHO
Mastering Your Table Saw – VHS 683.083 MAS
Peyton Place – cc, NR – VHS FIC PEY

For a complete listing of DVD’s, videotapes, books-on-tape/CD, fiction, non-fiction, youth materials, etc., please check the library’s website at: www.bccn.boone.in.us/tpl



Updated 8 June 2004 llw