Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Schiavo Library February 2018 Newsletter

February Schedule
Just a reminder - the library will be closed for the first two weeks of February again this year. This will provide needed maintenance time. We’ll be reopening on February 13th with our regular schedule. Mahjong games will be postponed until we resume on Tuesday, Feb. 13th.

Blind Date with a Book
Come check out our Mystery Date with a book, never know what you might get. There is a survey to rate your date inside each book. Let us know your thoughts. Love it, hate it, would you like to see more like it. Let us know.

February: Library Lovers’ Month
If you love your local library, show it! Write notes of gratitude to your local librarian or maybe even better - write your local politicians and tell them how important our libraries are to everyone! Or just stop in and enjoy our lovely Library. You can still Donate (Books, DVD’s, VHS Tapes or Money) all donations are appreciated.

February: National Bird-Feeding Month
Visit one of your local Audobons, or use the Audobon Guide to North American Birds to identify what birds are local to your region and which may visit your bird feeder. Check out our variety of information on Birds in North America and Cape May, New Jersey.



Library News
We say goodbye & Happy Retirement to our former Library Director Christine Rohrman. You will be missed and I will do my best to carry on traditions. Have a Happy and safe vacation. Will look forward to your visit in April.


Melissa Warren, Library Director
www.strathmerelibrary.org


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Schiavo Library: January 2018 Newsletter

Winter Challenges
Despite the cold and the snow, we’re open. If you need to get out of the house (even for just a few minutes), stop in. The library is bright and warm and cheerful. We’ve got books, magazines and the daily newspaper to browse. You could even listen to some music.

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! Brain Teaser Month
January is brain teaser month. So, we will feature the puzzle of the week. The first one is “The World’s Best Pizza Puzzle.” Stop in and see if you can solve it.

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

Changes at the Library
I’ll be retiring at the end of the month and Melissa will become the Library Director. Rosemarie Whelan is going to step in as the Assistant Librarian. So, you will be seeing more of her. For the winter the hours will generally be 8:30-2:30 and occasionally 10-4pm. And we will be closed the first two weeks of February.

I will miss seeing everyone. Please help to continue Rita Schiavo’s legacy and keep this a great library.
Thanks for a wonderful 8 years!


Christine Rohrman, Library Director
www.strathmerelibrary.org



Thursday, December 07, 2017

Schiavo Library: December 2017 Newsletter

Schiavo Library: December 2017 Newsletter

December Crafts
At our Makerspace Table this month, we will feature several special holiday crafts. Children can make a reindeer or Christmas tree ornament out of popsicle sticks or a candy cane ornament using beads.

Winter Movie Matinees (Thursday -1:00pm)
December 7: Holiday Inn (75th Anniversary edition)
December 14: Come Dance with Me (Hallmark movie)
December 21 : Last Holiday (a personal favorite)

Books under the Tree
We are continuing our annual tradition – books under the tree! What better present than a book! Come in and choose one for you or a friend.

For the Holiday
In movie theaters now – The Man Who Invented Christmas. This movie is adapted from the book of the same name by Les Standiford. It’s the story of Dickens writing A Christmas Carol. At the time he wrote it, he was at a low point in his career: it was written and self-published in just six weeks. The movie stars Dan Stevens (from “Downton Abbey”) and Christopher Plummer. Look for it in a theater near you.

Holiday Hours
Our schedule for the holidays:
Open Dec. 23
Closed from Dec. 24 to January 1 Reopen Tuesday, January 2, 2018

A Special Note from the Director
I will be retiring at the end of January, 2018. I’ve loved this job since the first moment I stepped in the door back in late October 2009. I will miss it, but the library will continue to be open and thrive under the capable hands of my assistant, Melissa Warren. She will step up and be the new director starting in February.


Happy Holidays!
Christine Rohrman, Library Director
www.strathmerelibrary.org




Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Strathmere Improvement Association, Mary Ann Omrod

Strathmere Improvement Association
November 29, 2017 sia1912@comcast.net
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Special bulletin:

We are saddened to bring you the news of the passing of long time Strathmere summer resident Mary Ann Omrod, on November 23 in Melbourne, FL.
Mary Ann's obituary from FL may be viewed at:  
http://www.afcfcare.com/obits/obituaries.php/obitID/27245/obit/Mary-Ann-Omrod

A visitation and memorial service will be held at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 126 44th Street, Sea Isle City on December 9, 2017.

Visitation is from 9-10:30 am, with a Mass beginning at 10:30.

A Celebration of Life will be held immediately following at the Avalon Golf Club, 1510 Route Nine North, Cape May Court House.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to: Shore Cancer Center, 100 Medical Center Way, Somers Point, NJ 08244

Mary Ann was an annual volunteer at the registration desk for the July 4th parade, an original "Roundbottom" from the North End, a member of the SFEC and SIA, and a woman of deep faith and abiding love for her family and friends. She and her husband Dick were often seen on an early evening bike ride throughout town.

She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

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Strathmere Improvement Association
PO Box 4
Strathmere New Jersey 08248


Friday, November 17, 2017

Strathmere Improvement Association November 17

Strathmere Improvement Association
November 17    sia1912@comcast.net

In this issue: Thanksgiving greetings; Santa needs to hear from you; Hats make the perfect Christmas gift; Trash!

      Happy Thanksgiving to You and Yours!
No matter how you stuff it, wishing you a wonderful Thankgsiving, filled with the sounds of family and friends, the aroma of delicious comfort food, and the possibility of a walk on the beach soon after! The Strathmere Improvement Association thanks you for your support all year round. Aren't we all blessed to call our hamlet home,  knowing it's the people we share it with that we're most thankful for?


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Santa's Helper is Getting a Little Worried!
It's time to make a list and check it twice-will you and your little ones be celebrating with  us?
 
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Holiday Shopping Just Got a Little Easier!
We have cool mesh hats in stock in BLACK only and Navy visors, piped in white.
Call 609 970-0157 for
 info on how to get yours. Order ahead and pick up the night of the Christmas party. $15.00 each.

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Trash Reminders:

1. Please don't use beach end trash cans for household trash or overfill your cans.
2. If you leave your trash and recycling cans out on Sunday when you leave, please make friends with someone who'll be around on Monday to put your cans away.
3. Recycling MUST BE LOOSE, not bagged, or it will be disposed of as trash, adding to landfills.
The wind sends recepticles and lose trash flying!

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Strathmere Improvement Association
PO Box 4
Strathmere New Jersey 08248

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Schiavo Library: November 2017 Newsletter

Schiavo Library: November 2017 Newsletter 

Vote Here: Nov. 7
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 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.

Fall and Flowers: 
Thanks to Karen Mitchell’s green thumb and a mild fall, we still have beautiful flowers around our sign. Can’t believe we will get to enjoy them into November. Thanks again, Karen!


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
www.strathmerelibrary.org