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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!"
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NEWSLETTER Summer 2013
Dear Friend of the Danville Public Library,
I hope that you are having a nice spring! I am really enjoying the warm weather and the chance to take my reading outside.
Books are a perfect addition to afternoon picnics and sunny mornings. I recently finished “The Flame Alphabet” and I'm looking forward to starting “A Thousand Splendid Suns” after I finish my final exams. If you need some new titles for your summer reading list, stop by the library and browse the collection.
While you are at the library, stop in the Holden room to look at the featured works of art. Past exhibits featured Nancy Wetterau, Roger Kornbau, and L. mert Wager. This month's artist is Bill Beierschmitt and features oil and watercolor paintings. Bill and his wife Mary Lee are charter members of our Friends group.
Those of you with children should consider registering your young readers for the Summer Reading Club. This year's theme is “Dig into Reading”. As a former attendant of the reading club, I can attest to the fun activities and educational experiences provided by this opportunity. The program will begin June 25th. To register, stop by the library.
Also be sure to investigate other workshops occurring this summer, including a Civil War exploration with Joe Debell, photography with Bob Oswald, and a seeds and soils workshop with Mary Ann Scharmberg. I have worked with all three of these instructors and I'm sure participants will have a fantastic experience.
Thank you to all the volunteers who helped with this year's Book Sale. Proceeds were $2782 and will be used to purchase a Community Bulletin Board. Thanks also to the many Shoppers for the support! If you feel inspired to do some spring cleaning, remember that the library accepts used book donations all year for our Friends of the Library book sale!
I hope you have a lovely remainder of your spring and an excellent summer!
Jamie Blum, President of the Dansville Public Library Friends Group
"To me a library... is a necessity. They have a lot of things to offer. It's kind of like home for your community. If you want to find something out then you just ask. And they have a lot of things that they offer that they don't advertise."
Parent of a 3 year old, from the Pew Report, 5/1/13
Pew Research Center conducted a Library Service Survey by telephone in November 2012. The Report was issued May 1, 2013. Highlights of the Report include the findings that 94% of parents say libraries are improtant to their children. 84% of parents believe libraries instill a love of reading in their children.The Friends of the Dansville Public Library are raffling a “Welcome Home Decorations” basket. This basket features a museum-quality print of the painting, “The Letter”, donated by the artist, L. Mert Wager. Also included are candles, a gift card to Rogers and Tenbrook, a lovely picture frame, and other decorating goodies. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. The winning ticket will be drawn on Friday, September 6th. Proceeds will be used to purchase new display boards for community posters and events.
There are many reasons people visit their library and the Report discovered 87% visit to borrow books! Other uses include homework (55%), to borrow DVDs and CDs (46%), to attend an event (46%), to use the Internet (37%). Other purposes include book clubs, workshops, and socializing with friends.
Dansville Public offers ALL these opportunities. A great way to stay in touch with what is at YOUR library is at this website – or give us a call!
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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