A Friend of the Library is:
Friends of the Dansville Public LibraryA life-long learner who believes that public libraries provide a wealth of information .....Be a Friend of the Dansville Public Library.
A literacy supporter who wants to foster a passion for reading in ALL ....
A parent who wants the same opportunities for his/her family as others have ....
An individual who shares the belief, "Give the Gift of Reading ....It Lasts a Lifetime!"
A person who believes there is a future for public libraries ....
An application is available at the desk or here.
NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2009
Friends of the Dansville Public Library
President: Lynne Blum Secretary: Mary Ann Holden Treasurer: Annie Constantine
Summer was a busy time at our library especially with the many childrenís activities offered by our staff. The Summer Reading Program and arts & crafts offerings keep kids active. The libraryís increased circulation was evidence that they were doing a lot of reading.
Thanks to everyone who helped at the libraryís booth at the New York State Festival of Balloons. The weather was perfect and we were very busy with visitors. Our activities for children were popular and we gave away hundreds of balloons. Special thanks to the staff who gave up their weekend to organize and make sure things went smoothly.
Just a reminder that as you do your fall house cleaning, gently used books that you no longer want can be brought at anytime to the library for next Mayís used book sale.
Donít forget the library board is hosting a Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on Tuesday October 20 beginning at 6 PM at the American Legion. Be sure to make your reservation by October 7. I look forward to seeing everyone who works so hard to help make the library and its programs a success.
Thank you so much for being a Friend,
Lynne Blum, President
Friends of the Dansville Public Library
FRIENDS FALL RAFFLE
Our fall raffle is a basket of goodies full of gift certificates and gift cards along with a selection of tea, cocoa, coffee, candies, and postage stamps. This was put together and donated by Norma Forsythe and Mary Harrington. We are very appreciative of their contribution. The drawing will be on November 3 so be sure to return your tickets promptly. Thanks to all who supported our Spring Raffle. Quentin Masolotte was the winner and the raffle netted $808.00 for the building fund. Thanks to everyone who helps to make our raffles successful.
A NEW ONLINE FEATURE The Pioneer Library System continues to add options to its online offerings to increase patron convenience. The newest is a feature which allows you to renew your library card online. This will most likely appear if you try to renew an item or place a hold after your card has expired. Instead of a trip to the library for renewal, you will be prompted to follow simple procedures to update user information and renew your card. Itís simple and you can do it from the comfort of your own home.
WASH HANDS No doubt most of you remember these stickers from your childhood. They were commonly placed in childrenís books to remind kids not to read the books with dirty or sticky hands in order to preserve the neatness of the book. However, this is especially good advice this season as we all try to avoid flu germs. Although cold and flu viruses primarily spread from person-to-person contact, you can also become infected from contact with contaminated surfaces. The best way to avoid becoming infected with a cold or flu is to wash your hands frequently with soap and water or with an alcohol-based sanitizer. The library will be providing hand sanitizer at the circulation desk and by the computer work stations and will encourage everyone to use it in order to help our patrons well and flu free.
LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL GIFT?
Books make wonderful gifts for children. As Christmas approaches you may want to consider giving the children in your life the gift of reading in the form of a book or magazine subscription.
The National Wildlife Federation offers magazines for children of all ages including the ever popular Ranger Rick. Cricket Magazine is another option with activities for all ages.
Our OWWL catalog includes a variety of lists of award winners and newly published titles that will provide you with ample suggestions
Libraries Are Old Friends!
Sometimes we take them for granted, yet a public library provides one of the best continuing sources of learning throughout a person's lifetime. The Friends of the Dansville Public Library support the mission of our library in many ways - sometimes purchasing items for the library which are of great benefit but cannot be purchased from the budget, sponsorship of the summer reading program and other programs throughout the year, and raffles to support the building fund - to name a few. Please join the Friends of the Dansville Public Library. Your public library needs and deserves all the Friends it can get!
Friends of the Dansville Public Library invites you to join us and support our Library and the invaluable services it provides. Click the image below to print an application form. For more information call the Library at 585-335-6720 or email Terry Dearing, Library Director.
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Last Modified: October 21, 2009