Friday, November 09, 2012

Schiavo Library: November 2012 Newsletter

Schiavo Library: November 2012 Newsletter      

Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy:
We are so thankful that Hurricane Sandy had very little impact on our library. It’s high and dry with no water or wind damage. We had to close for one week as access to Strathmere was limited and we still don’t have phone service.

Unfortunately, not everyone was as lucky. Many older homes were flooded and home owners and residents are busy cleaning up.  Strathmere’s community organizations will be coordinating a relief fund for locals hard hit by flood damage.  I’ll send out more information as it becomes available.  This will be an opportunity to help friends and neighbors right here in Strathmere.

Revised Check-out Periods:
For the winter we will extend check-out periods for books (and audio books) to 30 days and for DVD’s to 14 days. This should help if you are an infrequent visitor to town. So, no excuses – stop in and borrow a book, audio book or DVD. You can also renew by phoning us or emailing the library.

November is Picture Book Month:
 Share a picture book with your favorite child. Here are some new ones to try:

Some Good News for Libraries:
A recent study of reading and library habits of Young Adults found that 83% of young Americans (ages 16-29) read a book in the past year: 75% read a print book, 19% read an e-book and 11% listened to an audiobook. Also, 60% of Americans under age 30 used the library in the past year.  The Pew Research Center’s project showed that although young adults consume books in different formats, they’re still reading!   Yeah!!

Christine Rohrman, Library Director



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