Thursday, February 04, 2021

Schiavo Library February 2021 Newsletter

Schiavo Library February 2021 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 will be reopening on February 16th with our regular schedule. 
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.

Virtual Poetry Night:
Please go on our Facebook page and check if you will be attending. Echezonachukwu Nduka, poet and pianist, is the author of Chrysanthemums for Wide-eyed Ghosts (2018) and Waterman (2020). He lives in New Jersey. To learn more about him, visit his website here -
We will be going LIVE or Zoom through Facebook. I will fill in more details as we get closer. Please invite and share with your Friends. Thank you. Event is February 25th (Thursday) at 6pm

Groundhog Day Stay Tuned, we find out February 2nd if we are having an early Spring or 6 more weeks of winter. 

Melissa Warren, Library Director

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Schiavo Library: September 2020 Newsletter

 Schiavo Library: September 2020 Newsletter

Used Book Sale:

Our Book sale is still happening now! Stop on in - the sale goes on until the end of the year and possibly even longer as, we could not hold any regular programs.  There are lots of great books still left & continue to come in.    *We are still taking book donations all year long*                           

September News:

The Library has available for display the - Motel Rebuild (Professional Sized Copy) Plans.

 There are a lot of Outstanding/ Overdue books, we have reached out to most, if you are aware of any books that you may have that are still out and/or overdue, please return to the Library.  Letters will be mailed out soon. 

 *Reminder: Make sure your Membership Fees are up to date, if you need to renew stop on by (Cash or Check only) or you can mail in your renewal 801 South Commonwealth Avenue, Strathmere, NJ 08248

End of Summer Recap:

We had a great Storytime (13 attended) and Lego Club (16 attended) this summer. We had a great time, we are continuing this activity throughout the year, and on nice days it can be available outside. StoryTime is Tuesdays/ Thursdays (10:30am)                                                                                                                

September Thoughts:

Thank you all for bearing with us, during these strange times.  We are all doing the best we can.  We will continue to provide Masks if needed at the Library, along with hand sanitizer. We are still working on getting the online catalog up (Not as easy) 

New Reads (2020):

Stop on in and check out some other good 2020 selections, plus we have updated our Beach Book Collection too!             

Melissa Warren, Library Director     

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Schiavo Library: June 2020 Newsletter

Schiavo Library: June 2020 Newsletter    

Used Book Sale:
Our 11th annual “Welcome Summer” Used Book Sale is going to be on our Facebook page, LIVE. The sale continues until we get word, we can open the building again. We have TONS of books! Great Prices.  Visit:

Library 11th Anniversary:
We are celebrating  “11great years here at the Schiavo Library!
Stop by Thursday, June 25th (10am-4pm)
Celebrate with us, we will have a table of snacks and water (outside). We would love to take your picture, so smile when you stop by.                                                      

Summer Programs & Events Preview:
Our summer storytime programs will begin on Thursday, June 11th.  Storytime is now offered Tues/Thurs.  10:30am-11:00am via online through our Facebook page LIVE.  Visit:
All of our other programs including the Turtle Program, due to the way new changes have to be made are currently cancelled.  We will continue to bring you updates if anything changes. 
The Librarians will be available, more regularly Tuesday-Saturday 10-4pm beginning June 16th. The Library building will remain closed to public however, we are still here available to serve in any way we can. 

Library News:        
Due to the changes of Covid-19.  We are bringing the library to you in more of a technical/online way.  We are going to be bringing you the Book Sale, and Storytime online LIVE.  We are working to bring our catalog online as well.  In the meantime you can always call the library at 609-486-6265, or email us at We would be more than happy to help assist in finding any books and doing curbside assistance.  Membership Renewals, are greatly accepted and appreciated.  
It can be dropped in the drop box, or you can mail: 801 South Commonwealth Avenue, Strathmere, NJ 08248

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Melissa Warren, Library Director

Monday, April 06, 2020

Schiavo Library: April 2020 Newsletter

Schiavo Library: April 2020 Newsletter 

Due to the Covid-19, we are closed until further notice.  I will pop in to the library from time to time to collect any books placed in book drop, you can email for renewals (, I can take care of renewals remotely.  If you are aware of any late fees or membership renewals, please place in an envelope in the Book Drop box. 

Mahjong Lessons:
Mahjong is suspended at this time.  However, when we are able to re-open again, Mahjong can still be played Wednesdays if, there are players interested and want to get together.  We are more than happy to have you play here at the Library, we have Mahjong tile sets, and tables.  If you are interested, please call the library (609 486-6265).

Save the dates:
Our Annual Memorial Day Used Book Sale is scheduled for May 22nd – June 20th. We have been taking in books all winter long, books are filling up the library.

It’s a light month for announcements, not much happening.   Stay safe everyone, we hope to see you all back again soon!  In good health!
Have a Happy & Blessed Easter!                          
Melissa Warren, Library Director    

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