Sunday, January 05, 2020

Schiavo Library: January 2020 Newsletter

Schiavo Library: January 2020 Newsletter

Winter Challenges
Happy New Year, New Decade! To everyone. We are still here, if you are looking for something to do we got you covered, you can listen to music, do a puzzle, play some board games, read up on some of our latest titles. So much available stop on in. The Library is bright and cheerful and warm, and we love catching up with our patrons.

Food Collection Box
Annually, 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.

Mahjong continues here at the library. Wednesday is the usual day for play. Lessons can also be scheduled with Wendy Dougherty. Call for any changes or updates or to schedule lessons (609 486-6265).

Winter Movie Matinees – Fridays1:00pm
Our Movie Matinees will continue throughout the winter on Thursday afternoons.
January 3: Lego Movie 2
January 10: Five Feet apart
January 17: The kid who would be king
January 24: A Star is born
January 31: The house with a Clock in it’s walls

Looking ahead the Schedule for February
The Library will closed during the slow winter. We will be Closed in February – from Feb. 4th until Feb. 15th. The library will reopen with normal hours February 18th Tuesday-Friday 8:30-2:30pm, Saturday 10-4pm. Any questions, please call or email: (609) 486-6265 or         

Keep up to date with our Facebook Page, give us a like. Follow us.

Melissa Warren , Library Director

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Schiavo Library: November 2019

Schiavo Library: November 2019 

Newsletter Daylight Savings – Reminder 
Reminder November 3rd the Clocks get reset back 1 hour.

Vote Here: Nov. 6th
Again this year voters in Strathmere will be using the library instead of the fire hall. Voting is here from 6 am to 8 pm. The library is open for Voting ONLY but closed for library business that day

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.

Continues here at the library, Usually on Wenesdays at 10:00am. Anyone is welcome. Contact the Library if you are New and would like to set up a lesson time with her. For more Information contact the Library: 609-486-6265

Thanksgiving Hours
The library will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday (11/28nd) and Friday (11/29th). Library will be open on Saturday with normal hours 10am-4pm.

Library – Social Media Info.
Don’t forget to visit from time to time Facebook page for Schiavo Library and we are on Instagram @schiavol2009 (*note that is a lower case L in between schiavo and 2009). Drop by our pages say hello or if you have pictures you would like to share of the library or of Strathmere please do.

Pay it Forward (Give Back):
This Holiday Season, we have two great opportunities to give back to those in need and who often get overlooked during this time of the year. We will be accepting gently used Coats, Hats, Scarves, Gloves, Socks for Children and Adults to be sent as part of a Code Blue project this Winter. We are also making care sets part of our Adopt a Grandparent program, these packages will be delivered to nursing homes and shelters and help spread some cheer. The sets are $15 each stop by library fill out form, the goal is to reach as many as possible by Nov 30th.

 Melissa Warren, Library Director

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Schiavo Library: September 2019 Newsletter 

Used Book Sale: 
Our Tenth annual end of summer book sale is happening now! Library hours will remain 10-4pm until the end of September. Stop on in - the sale goes on until the end of September. Lots of great Books still left.

September News:
September is “Amnesty Month.” NO FINES are collected for overdue books!
September returns to normal off-season hours – NO Thursday evening hours.
*Beginning October library hours will go back to (Tuesday – Friday 8:30-2:30, and Saturdays 10-4)
* MahJong continues here this fall – times vary, call the library for more information.

End of Summer Recap:
We had a great Storytime (21 attended) and Lego Club (19 attended) this summer. Our Summer reading program was a great success thank you all who participated (11 completed program). We had our summer family activities which are always so much fun, and you guys make it special. Family Scavenger Hunt (15 attended). It was an awesome time. Family Bingo Night (4 attended). Mahjong – was also played here a few times this month.

September Ideas:
Thank you all for a wonderful Summer, we look forward to seeing you again next year! Have a great school year kid’s – looking forward to next year’s Reading program.

😊 Melissa Warren, Library Director

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Donations requested for Strathmere Church organ

Dear Friends of the Strathmere Church,
I'm writing on behalf of the Board of Trustees to send you greetings and blessings from all of us. We also are writing to ask for your help.
As you may, or may not know, our church has been in existence since 1916 and the cornerstone was put in place in September of 1922. I'm proud to say that my father, Harlan P. Wittkamp and his mother Carrie, were on the Board of Trustees when that dedication took place. Since then our church has been a beacon to visitors and residents of all denominations. That's one of the unique things about our congregation. There are a handful of year-round resident members and many more associate members who come to our island in the summer. On any Sunday in the summer we welcome visitors from all over this country and the world.
At the beginning of the summer our organ needed extensive repairs. Since that instrument had served us well for 20 years we decided that it was time to upgrade. We enlisted the help of the Grafton Organ Company and were able to find a used Allen digital organ that they were able to deliver to us quickly so we could continue our Sunday services without interruption of our music program. Digital organs are a wonderful choice for small churches since they digitally produce the sound of a much larger, and much more expensive, pipe organ. lt also is not sensitive to the temperature changes that it is subjected to in our "off' season. Although the church is heated all year, a pipe organ would never tolerate the temperature changes that this instrument is built for.
All that history and background is to explain to you why we need your help. Our new Organ was purchased and installed at a cost of $16,500.00. We are seeking donations to keep the music playing inside our building. A few years ago, many of you came to our aid to help keep the chimes playing outside from our bell tower. We hope and pray that you'll be willing to help us again.
We are very proud of our services and music ministry. We have very talented soloists each Sunday from Memorial Day until the end of September. We invite you to come and experience the very special spirit of our church. Our services begin with a hymn sing on Sunday mornings at 9:15 with the service starting at 9:30 am. Come and hear our wonderful new organ and be blessed by the fellowship of your neighbors. We welcome everyone and love the diversity of our visitors.
We ask for your prayerful consideration. Tax deductible donations can be IMO or IHO and sent to our PO Box 93 Strathmere NJ 08248. We wish you a blessed summer and thank you in advance.

Debbie Vandegrift.
Secretary. Board of Trustees