Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Schiavo Library: December 2016 Newsletter

Schiavo Library: December 2016 Newsletter 

Holiday Merchandise Sale
We are having a 50% off sale on our short sleeve t-shirts. Normally priced at $12; we are selling them for $6. We have children and adult sizes. Come in early for the best selection.

Friday Movie Matinees (1:00pm)
December 2: Family Thanksgiving
December 9: A Christmas Wish
December 16 : Last Holiday
December 23: Mixed Nuts

WII Game Set at the Library
Looking for a fun way to burn calories in the winter? We recently purchased a WII game set for use in the library. So far we have 2 sets of games: Cruise Ship Vacation Games (which includes fun things like mini-golf, arcade, shuffle board) and Game Party 2 (which includes darts, bowling, horseshoe, etc). Stop in any time to try it out. It’s lots of fun and a good workout!

Free DVD Rental
For the month of December, we are offering a free DVD rental. And you may check it out for 2 weeks. Treat yourself to a good movie.

Holiday Hours
Our schedule for the holidays:
Open Dec. 23
Closed from Dec. 24 to January 2
Reopen January 3, 2017

Happy Holidays!
Christine Rohrman, Library Director

Friday, November 18, 2016

Thanksgiving Greetings/Christmas Party tix/Last Cast/Card Party/Game Night

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Thanksgiving Greetings from the Board of the Strathmere Improvement Association
We hope you'll be sharing Thanksgiving with friends and loved ones, and perhaps will share a memory about the tremendous 2016 summer season. We give thanks to all of our members and community organizations for their year-round support of the SIA. When we count our blessings, it always includes the kind feelings and support of our Strathmere neighbors and visitors.

Christmas Party12/10; SFEC Last Cast Tournament 11/25-26; Card Party-Game Night 1/13

Tickets on sale now! It's that time of year again when we gather for the Strathmere Christmas Party. Enjoy the famous chowda by Ed Andress and feel free to bring along a homemade dessert. Please email or call 609 263-3620 to let her know you're coming.

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SFEC Last Cast Tournament: Whether on the bay or the ocean, don't miss the season closer sponsored by the SFEC, 11/25 & 26. Here's a link to their page for more details (top left on their home pg):

Here's some help with your Christmas Shopping!


 Looking for a last minute gift? We have some insulated totes just for you. How about popping a gift inside one of them and your wrapping woes are solved? Hurry-a limited number of blue bags and a fairly good supply of red remain. Bargain at $10.00. Email @ or call: 609 970-0157. You can pick them up in Strathmere if you'll be down before Christmas or the night of the Christmas party (pre-order only).

Save the date! Let's shake off the post-holiday doldrums on Friday evening, January 13, at the Firehouse. Friday the 13th is a perfect time for pinochle, chess, classic board games or any other game you'd like to play. More details to follow.

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Strathmere Improvement Association
PO Box 57
Strathmere New Jersey 08248
United States 

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Schiavo Library: November 2016 Newsletter

Schiavo Library: November 2016 Newsletter

Vote Here: Nov. 8
This year voters in Strathmere will be using the library instead of the fire hall. Voting is here from 6 am to 8 pm. Regular library business will be conducted between 10-4pm.

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.

Audiobooks are gaining in popularity. According to the Audio Publishers Association audiobook sales in 2015 totaled $1.77 billion, up 20.7% over 2014. WOW! Do you like to listen to a good story? My husband and I especially enjoy audiobooks on long drives in the car. Email and let me know your favorite audiobooks and when you like to listen. (
The library has over 100 titles from David Baldacci to Danielle Steel. And this time of year you may borrow them for 30 days. Come in and choose a favorite story to take traveling.

A Lovely Addition
Thanks to the Strathmere Improvement Association we have a lovely addition to our children’s section: a bench with a custom cover. Thank you SIA and Linda Bateman – the children will love it!

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