Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Schiavo Library: June 2012 Newsletter

Special Summer Programs in June:
* Book Signing & Discussion: June 21 4-7pm. Meet Dorothy McGettigan, author of Bristol Boyz Stomp, an account of her brother’s murder & the family’s subsequent dealings with the justice system.
* Third Anniversary Celebration: the week of June 26. Cupcakes will be available all week; come out and see our new scrapbook detailing the library’s first three years.
* Raffle Drawings: Tickets ($1) are on sale now for two drawings: Phillies tickets (drawing July 13) & Craft Basket (drawing August 17). Proceeds benefit the “Environmental Week” activities.

Strathmere - 100 Years:
For our 100th Year Celebration, Carol Baker has created a beautiful display of photos from early Strathmere. See if you know the location of some of the oldest houses that are still standing. We will also continue to collect anecdotes & memories of Strathmere for our “History Notebook.” Share your story!

Summer Children’s Programs:
Our children’s programs will begin July 10 (as well as our Thursday evening hours). Besides our usual programs, this year we will have 2 additional ones presented by Jess Gabor – “Travel through books” (gr. K-2) and “Art and Books” (gr. 3-5). “Ice Cream for Books” (a summer reading program) will continue again this year and also be available for teens. This summer we are adding a Children’s Coloring Contest and Teen Photo Contest.

Volunteers are always welcome. If you like to work with children, you can help with our children’s programs. Call the library for more information: (609) 486-6265 or email us at

Summer Events for Families:
Some great family events are planned for July & August, beginning with two programs during the First Annual Strathmere Environmental Week. The Wetlands “Traveling Turtles” & a terrapin release will take place on July 10 7-8:00pm and the Marine Mammal Stranding Center will do a presentation on July 12 7-8:00pm. (See the additional attachment, our summer brochure, for more info.)

Join us this summer for lots of family fun!
Christine Rohrman, Library Director

Summer Children’s Programs
Starting July 10, 2012:
*Storybook Time (ages 3-5)Tuesday 10:30am
*LEGO Club (ages 5-12) Tuesday 11:00-11:30am
*Children’s Movie Morning Wednesday 10:30-noon
*Kid’s Craft Night with MeganWednesday 6:00-7:00pm
*“Travel through books” (gr. K-2) Presented by Jess Gabor Thursday 10:30-11:15am
*“Art and Books” (gr. 3-5) Presented by Jess Gabor Thursday 11:15-12:00
*Summer Reading Program “Ice Cream for Books” (sign up at the library)
*Children’s Coloring Contest (Details at the library)

Teen Programs
Teen Photo Contest Details at the library
Summer Reading Program: “Ice Cream for Books” (sign up at the library)

Third Anniversary - June 26, 2012
Cupcakes (all week)  “Three Year” Scrapbook on display

Strathmere: 100 Years- Collecting anecdotes & memories of Strathmere all summer for our “History Notebook” - share your story!

Raffle Drawings
Phillies Tickets: Drawing July 13
Craft Basket: Drawing August 17
Proceeds benefit “Environmental Week” Activities

Summer Events

*Used Book Sales: May 25 - June 9, 2012 & Sept. 7 - 22, 2012
*Meet the Author - D. McGettigan June 21 4-7:00pm
*Strathmere Environmental Week: Wetlands “Traveling Turtles” & terrapin release July 10 7-8:00pm
*Marine Mammal Stranding Center Presentation July 12 7-8:00pm (co-sponsored with Strathmere Fishing Club)
*Tech Night “Kindles & Nooks” July 26: 7-8:00pm
*Children’s Author Visit - Audrey Vernick August 2 1:00pm
*Family Scavenger Hunt August 9 7:00pm
*Local Authors Night August 16 7:00-8:00pm

1 comment:

Doreen McGettigan said...

I am looking forward to my week in Strathmere and the book signing:)