Volume 11, No. 7


The July 3 meal will be provided by local cooks, for CICOA Aging and In-Home Solutions is closed on both July 3 and 4. The menu for the day: Reuben Casserole, Potato Casserole, Baked Corn, Layered Spinach Salad, Applesauce, Rolls, Jello Cake, and Black Raspberry Cobbler. Suggested donation for meals at the library is $2.00 and reservations are required.
The menus for the remaining July meals have participants excited and are included with the newsletter. There will be many new menu items, some of which include pork chop, acorn squash, marinated bean salad, and scrambled eggs and sausage. The suggested donation is $2.00 and all funds received are turned over to CICOA to fund the meals program. The $2.00 is a suggestion, and senior citizens who are unable to make such a donation are still invited to participate and to give whatever is possible. The new menus will contain 684 calories per meal and include more fiber and less sodium. Homebound delivery of meals is also available.


The Taste of Home Sampler will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, July 3. Participants are invited to bring their table service and a recipe from the current issue of Taste of Home, Simple and Delicious, or Light and Tasty. The library staff will provide beverages and copies of the recipes. Cooks should call the library 436-7348 in advance and provide name of the recipe so that duplication may be avoided and the recipes copied. What a great way to enjoy twelve or more new recipes in one meal!


A program for all ages is Jungle John’s Silly Safaris. At noon on July 11 in the library’s program rooms will be an amazing collection of snakes, reptiles, and animals that travel to many Indiana libraries with Jungle John. The senior lunch on July 11 has been moved to 11:00 a.m. so that the program may take place at noon; seniors have been invited to stay and enjoy the Silly Safari. The program is one of the special activities planned for the children’s summer reading program “Paws, Claws, Scales and Tales”. The summer reading schedule will conclude on July 21 and is announced in the calendar.

Red Hat Outing Planned

Betty Maze has organized the July outing for the T-Town Ever-Read-y Hatters. In full red hat regalia, the ladies will be attending the 2006 Boone County Polo Charity that has been organized by the Boone County Chamber of Commerce and Witham Health Services. The polo match will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, at Hickory Hall Polo Club, near Whitestown. Any lady interested in participating in the Red Hatter group may call the library at 436-7348 for more information.


The Friends of Thorntown Public Library is accepting discarded cell phones. A box has been placed in the west lobby for collection of the phones. The Friends will receive $5 to $50 for each phone and will use the funds to help bring back to Thorntown the historic Mills Memorial Fountain. Any phones that are not acceptable to the recycling company will be taken to the Boone County women’s shelter, where the phones will be programmed for 911 calling.


A blue book truck has been placed in the center of the local history room. Books that have been removed from the shelves for use may be placed on the cart for staff to re-shelve. This will help assure accuracy.


The campaign continues to raise funds to create, hopefully this summer, a replica of the historic fountain that graced the center of Thorntown from 1909-1944. “Helen at the Well” will cost $49,000 to reproduce at twelve feet tall. The original fountain was 32 feet tall and only the head remains; it is located in the Thorntown Heritage Museum.
More that $8000 has been received to date, and 41 more gifts of $1000 each are needed before the order may be placed. Any amount will be appreciated and will be commemorated on a painting placed in the west lobby. The fountain will be placed in the center of the brick circle at the west entrance to the library.


There is no charge for the use of the rooms as long as they are left in the same condition in which they were found. To reserve a room via the Internet, area residents may go to www.bccn.boone.in.us/tpl and click on “ Room Reservations”. A reservation may also be made by calling the library, where a staff member will complete the room reservation form. The room and exterior south door key may be borrowed and returned through the “Book Return” slot at the north side of the library. Meeting room regulations are posted in each room.


The Friends of Thorntown Public Library has received more than $400 during the two and one-half years it has recycled computer printer cartridges. The library has received more than $100 and will continue recycling cartridges in order to place the money in the Fountain Fund. In order to be recycled through this program cartridges must be small enough to fit in the hand. This a project that helps the environment and helps the library.


Review your account Or Renew your materials Online

You can review your account or renew your materials online us¬ing the Ibistro Online Catalog.

To access your account you will need your User ID number--the 14 digit number on your library card. You will also need your PIN number. You may receive your confidential PIN number at the library circulation desk.

1. Go to www.bccn.boone.in.us/tpl
2. Click on the Online Catalog link.
3. In iBistro, click on My Account located on the upper right side of the page.
4. To review, select review my account, enter your User ID number and PIN. Click on Display User Information. The items currently checked out to your account will be displayed.
5. To renew, select Renew My Materials, enter User ID Number and PIN. Click on List Charged Items. The items currently checked out to your account will be displayed. You have the option to either renew some or all of the items eligible for renewal on your account. Click
Renew Selected Items and a screen will display the items that have been renewed and/or items that have failed to renew.

Your PIN number is________________


There are 1591 audiobooks available to be downloaded from NetLibrary to your home computer or MP3 player. Approximately 30 books per month are added to the collection. Instructions are on the library’s web site or in printed form at the library. The subscription allows library cardholders to download up to ten audiobooks for three-week loan periods that are renewable. This may be accomplished at the library or from a home computer, making the library’s collection available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. An account will work from a truck stop, vacation site—wherever a computer and Internet access are available. A library card is needed to use this service. Free cards are being provided to Western Boone students who provide a grade report as proof of school enrollment. The radio format requires only a minute or two to download and is acceptable quality for playing through a computer. The CD-quality format is recommended for downloading to an MP3 player and requires approximately five to thirteen minutes to download.


Christina Drake will be available at 6-9 p.m. on July 20 and August 17 for work on scrapbooks and to order supplies. Christina and other “scrappers” present helpful ideas and suggestions to make outstanding scrapbooks.


On July 19, Jill Weippert will demonstrate the technique for making collage pictures, a great way to preserve family photos, or travel memorabilia. This program begins at 7. Jill is Fern Miner’s daughter, and will be visiting Indiana at that time.


iBistro is the library’s online catalog and contains every item shelved in the library. Any Internet user may access iBistro from the comfort of home. A user must connect to the library’s website at www.bccn.boone.in.us/tpl and click on ONLINE CATALOG. From there it is possible to enter search terms for titles, authors, subjects and keywords in order to see whether or not Thorntown Library has the desired items. If Thorntown does not have the item, it is possible to search more than 30 other Indiana libraries, including the Supreme Court library. To do so, the library name must be changed from “Thorntown” to “ALL” If the item is available in another library, it may usually be obtained through Interlibrary Loan. An ILL request may be placed by a telephone call to or by talking with reference staff at the upstairs desk.


Myrtle Cox joined the library staff in June and is working as a page in the Youth Department. Visitors will see Myrtle at the lower level circulation desk.

Emily McKenzie is helping tend the flowerbeds and is entering into the library’s catalog the 1591 downloadable audiobooks. When she has finished the project, customers who use the catalog will be able to find a book in downloadable format as well as in large print, regular print, or on cassette or CD.

BECKI BROWN is a familiar face because she has been the site manager for the senior lunch program and has been an employee of CICOA at the library since December 2004. She will continue in that role but will also be spending a few hours each week cleaning the library.

The library is fortunate to have many dedicated service-oriented employees and welcomes Myrtle, Emily, and Becki to the group of friendly faces that serve the library’s customers.

Book Discussion

On Monday, July 24 at 1:30 p.m. the Adult Discussion Group will be talking about Midwives, by Chris Bohjalian. Copies of the novel are now available to borrow. Called a combination of courtroom thriller, domestic drama, and novel of ideas, this book will invite different points of view. Anyone is welcome to attend. Light refreshments are served.
On an icy winter night in the rustic community of Reddington, Vermont, an experienced midwife is forced to make a life-or-death decision that will change her world forever. Trapped by the weather in an isolated farmhouse, cut off from the hospital or even the emergency squad, she takes desperate measures to save the life of a baby, performing a Caesarean section on a woman she believes has died of a stroke during a long and painful labor. As the midwife faces the antagonism of the law, the hostility of the medical establishment, and the nagging accusations of her own conscience, the reader is compelled to confront questions of human responsibility that are fundamental to our society.

FLU & PNEUMONIA SHOTS will be offered at the library 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, November 1. The Visiting Nurse Service will be on site. The cost will be announced at a later date but is expected to be comparable to that of 2005.

There will be no “Book Sampler” discussion on July 6. The next “Sampler” will be on August 3 at 6:30 p.m.

For a complete list of new materials including books-on-tape, music CD’s, etc. go to the library’s web site at: http://www.bccn.boone.in.us/tpl

Updated July 3, 2006