Thursday, January 05, 2017

Schiavo Library: January 2017 Newsletter

Facebook Presence
Melissa has recently created a new page for the library on Facebook. It’s full of photos of library activities and events. I’m sure that you will enjoy browsing through it. So, look us up: and don’t forget to LIKE US.

National Hot Tea Month
January is the perfect choice for National Hot Tea Month. So, we’re celebrating with a little contest: Coffee versus Tea. What’s your preference? Come in and tell us what you like and you’ll have a chance to win a prize.

Food Collection Box
We are still collecting food for the local food banks. Please take a moment to go through your pantry and see what you can contribute. Thanks!

January 19th – Popcorn Day
Another fun fact: January 19th is Popcorn Day. We’ll be popping up some fresh popcorn that day – stop in and warm up.

Game Day
Like board games or card games? Let us know and we will set up a day of the week for games in the library. You don’t want to play alone – so, talk your friends into participating, too. Bring along a favorite game – Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Rummy, Poker, etc. We’ll provide a cozy and warm place this winter.

Christine Rohrman, Library Director

Monday, December 05, 2016

Strathmere Improvement Association Dec. 3, 2016

Strathmere Improvement Association  Dec. 3, 2016
Merry Christmas
Santa's helpers are almost finished shopping for gifts for the little ones. If you're planning to attend, please let Donna know asap! Email at the address below or call her: 609 263-3620.
 Ed Andress will be cooking up his famous clam chowder and guests are invited to bring along a dessert to share.
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2016 Election Results: Once again Strathmere voters turned out in force. If you'd like to see the voting breakdown, click on the link below. Select 2016 General Election Statement of Vote. Open the pdf and scroll down. The first page is President/Vice President, detail by all districts, scroll down to Upper Township District 11 to see the results for
Strathmere's Presidential results. Just keep on scrolling to get results for each office up for election. Remember, we're district 11. Here's the link:

Strathmere Improvement Association
PO Box 57
Strathmere New Jersey 08248

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Schiavo Library: December 2016 Newsletter

Schiavo Library: December 2016 Newsletter 

Holiday Merchandise Sale
We are having a 50% off sale on our short sleeve t-shirts. Normally priced at $12; we are selling them for $6. We have children and adult sizes. Come in early for the best selection.

Friday Movie Matinees (1:00pm)
December 2: Family Thanksgiving
December 9: A Christmas Wish
December 16 : Last Holiday
December 23: Mixed Nuts

WII Game Set at the Library
Looking for a fun way to burn calories in the winter? We recently purchased a WII game set for use in the library. So far we have 2 sets of games: Cruise Ship Vacation Games (which includes fun things like mini-golf, arcade, shuffle board) and Game Party 2 (which includes darts, bowling, horseshoe, etc). Stop in any time to try it out. It’s lots of fun and a good workout!

Free DVD Rental
For the month of December, we are offering a free DVD rental. And you may check it out for 2 weeks. Treat yourself to a good movie.

Holiday Hours
Our schedule for the holidays:
Open Dec. 23
Closed from Dec. 24 to January 2
Reopen January 3, 2017

Happy Holidays!
Christine Rohrman, Library Director

Friday, November 18, 2016

Thanksgiving Greetings/Christmas Party tix/Last Cast/Card Party/Game Night

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Thanksgiving Greetings from the Board of the Strathmere Improvement Association
We hope you'll be sharing Thanksgiving with friends and loved ones, and perhaps will share a memory about the tremendous 2016 summer season. We give thanks to all of our members and community organizations for their year-round support of the SIA. When we count our blessings, it always includes the kind feelings and support of our Strathmere neighbors and visitors.

Christmas Party12/10; SFEC Last Cast Tournament 11/25-26; Card Party-Game Night 1/13

Tickets on sale now! It's that time of year again when we gather for the Strathmere Christmas Party. Enjoy the famous chowda by Ed Andress and feel free to bring along a homemade dessert. Please email or call 609 263-3620 to let her know you're coming.

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SFEC Last Cast Tournament: Whether on the bay or the ocean, don't miss the season closer sponsored by the SFEC, 11/25 & 26. Here's a link to their page for more details (top left on their home pg):

Here's some help with your Christmas Shopping!


 Looking for a last minute gift? We have some insulated totes just for you. How about popping a gift inside one of them and your wrapping woes are solved? Hurry-a limited number of blue bags and a fairly good supply of red remain. Bargain at $10.00. Email @ or call: 609 970-0157. You can pick them up in Strathmere if you'll be down before Christmas or the night of the Christmas party (pre-order only).

Save the date! Let's shake off the post-holiday doldrums on Friday evening, January 13, at the Firehouse. Friday the 13th is a perfect time for pinochle, chess, classic board games or any other game you'd like to play. More details to follow.

Stay Connected with us: Like us on facebook, be sure your friends and family subscribe to the newsletter (, and check out our website @

Strathmere Improvement Association
PO Box 57
Strathmere New Jersey 08248
United States 

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Schiavo Library: November 2016 Newsletter

Schiavo Library: November 2016 Newsletter

Vote Here: Nov. 8
This year voters in Strathmere will be using the library instead of the fire hall. Voting is here from 6 am to 8 pm. Regular library business will be conducted between 10-4pm.

Revised Check-out Periods
For the winter we will extend check-out periods for books (and audiobooks) to 30 days and for DVDs to 14 days. Don’t forget: you can always renew by phone or email.

Audiobooks are gaining in popularity. According to the Audio Publishers Association audiobook sales in 2015 totaled $1.77 billion, up 20.7% over 2014. WOW! Do you like to listen to a good story? My husband and I especially enjoy audiobooks on long drives in the car. Email and let me know your favorite audiobooks and when you like to listen. (
The library has over 100 titles from David Baldacci to Danielle Steel. And this time of year you may borrow them for 30 days. Come in and choose a favorite story to take traveling.

A Lovely Addition
Thanks to the Strathmere Improvement Association we have a lovely addition to our children’s section: a bench with a custom cover. Thank you SIA and Linda Bateman – the children will love it!

Thanksgiving The library will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday and Friday. Melissa will be here on Saturday with normal hours.

 Christine Rohrman, Library Director

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Special Alert!! 3 burglaries in town, polling location change

Special Alert
from the Strathmere Improvement Association
October 16, 2016

Heads up! There have been three recent break-ins in town. One north, one in the middle, & one down south. They appear to be happening in the early dawn hours (3 am). The burglar/burglars used forced entry and have taken tvs, computers, jewelry, etc. Be sure all your windows and doors are locked, and also take a walk around your neighbors' houses. Stay safe!

Change in Voting Location
If you normally cast your vote at the Firehouse (Voting District 11), please note that the new polling place is the Schiavo Library, 801 S Commonwealth. Postcards have been mailed to registered voters informing them of the location change.

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Strathmere Improvement Association
PO Box 57
Strathmere New Jersey 08248