Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Schiavo Library: October 2011Newsletter

Schiavo Library: October 2011Newsletter      

So…. How did the summer go?
We had a great summer. Library use was up – we had 1688 patrons as compared to 1369 last year and we even had to close the library for 2 days during Hurricane Irene. Computer use was up and our programs were a hit, especially The Wetlands Program, Megan’s Craft Night, our new LEGO Club for kids and our summer children’s reading program.

September Used Book Sale:
Our fall book sale was again a success. We made $465.25 and had an additional 235 people visit the library to shop at the book sale. It’s amazing how many people are still around in September. Thanks to everyone for their wonderful donations. We use or recycle everything. The few books left over from the sale will go to the local prison (paperbacks only), local thrift shops & other book collecting organizations.

Online Catalogue:
We are having difficulty setting up online access to our catalogue. So if you would like to know if we have a specific book, please call the library (609) 486-6265 or email us at  We promise to promptly look it up for you. We do have many of the books that are currently being discussed in book groups.

Our Summer Favorites:
These were checked out most often this summer:

Nonfiction: Unbroken and Our Perfect Storm.
Fiction: Caleb’s Crossing, Room and Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand.
Children’s: See Inside Pirate Ships and Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Young Adult: Soul Surfer
DVD: The King’s Speech and Great New Jersey Coastal Storms

Note from the Director:
Some people call it the “off” season or the “shoulder” season. Here it’s the “quiet” season and it lasts all winter. So, please take a drive to the shore, stop in and say hello.

Christine Rohrman, Library Director

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