July 2015: Library Newsletter by Vi Lovejoy

cropped-cropped-chetcoBanner.jpgThe Chetco Community Public Library has some exciting news for our patrons this month.  The launch of “Zinio for Libraries” is an online collection of popular magazines.  Anyone with a library card can browse for and download complete issues of many of the nation’s most popular magazines to their desktop computer, smartphone, or tablet.  Instructions for getting started can be found on our website by selecting “Our Collections” on the dropdown menu under “Library Services” or by contacting the library.
We also welcome Jaymie Allen who joins our staff in the position of Library Assistant in the Reference and Adult Services department.  Jaymie is here to help  you track down the information  you are looking for, whether in a book, in the library, or online.  She will be available Monday through Friday from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Jaymie can be contacted by visiting or calling the library or online on our website by selecting “Ask a Librarian” on the dropdown menu under “Reference”.

Check out our newly redesigned website at http://chetcolibrary.org and visit us on Facebook to see what’s going on at the library.

In the “Gardening & Community” series, the next program will be, on July 18, “Harvesting for Food Banks” with Barb Cary.  She will be speaking about the Brookings-Harbor Community Helpers Food Bank and its future goals and projects.  On August 1, the program will be “Cooking Foods That Heal”, with Debianne Harpole.  She will talk about improving your health using natural foods and the essential food nutrients needed to enhance wellness in  your daily life.  Both programs will take place at 10:00 a.m. in the library’s large meeting room.  Programs are free and everyone is welcome.  Sponsored by OSU Extension/Master Gardeners and Friends of the Chetco Library.

Library Board of Directors members, Evelyn Allen, Craig Friar and Violet Lovejoy would like to thank the members of our community for voting to keep them in office, and by doing so, expressing their satisfaction with how efficiently and effectively the library operates. We also wish to welcome two new members to the Chetco Community Library’s Endowment Fund board, Karen Munson and Judy Seyle.

Linda Mulvaney, children’s librarian, announces that July is full of delights at the library for our children.  We have  two exciting free events.  Dragon Theatre Puppets will present a show onThursday, July 9, at 2:00 p.m. and folksinger and storyteller Adam Miller will entertain us on Tuesday, July 28, at 2:00 p.m.  These shows should appeal to all ages.  Children, ten and under, must be accompanied by an adult.

Story time for preschool children is held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays and continues through July.  It’s a month of animal stories – spiders, owls, silly cats, kangaroos, and snakes.

The summer reading program continues through the first week in August exploring stories and activities about different kinds of heroes.  We are still accepting registrations for grades 4-6 for theThursday meetings at 1:30 – 4:00p.m.  Inquire at the library.

Teens who participate in our summer reading challenges have the opportunity to win prizes.  There are also two workshops just for teens this month – making journals and/or making masks.  These workshops are free but require pre-registration.  Inquire at the library.

We are looking for some donations for summer craft projects.  We would love to have some shells 2″ or smaller and we invite you to bring us your discarded shoe or similar-sized boxes.

Our special thanks to the following organizations for their support of our summer events, Redwood Theatre, Bakery by the Sea, Pacific Rim Copy Center and Chetco Shrine Club.

Among new novels added to our fiction collection are:
Tom Clancy Under Fire, by Grant Blackwood.  A former collaborator continues Clancy’s series about the covert intelligence expert Jack Ryan Jr.  (Clancy died in 2013.)
The President’s Shadow, by Brad Meltzer.  In the third Culper Ring novel, a member of a secret society charged with protecting the presidency becomes involved when a severed arm is found in the White House Rose Garden.
Country, by Danielle Steel.  After her husband’s sudden death, a woman falls in love with a country music star.
In The Unlikely Event, by Judy Blume.  Secrets are revealed and love stories play out against the backdrop of a series of  plane crashes in 1950s New Jersey.
All The Single Ladies, by Dorothea Benton Frank.  Three friends in South Carolina’s Lowcountry grapple with the challenges of being unmarried.
Some new additions to the non-fiction collection are:
The Road to Character, by David Brooks.  The Times columnist extols personal virtues like kindness and honesty in a materialistic age.
St. George Reef Lighthouse, by Guy Towers.
81 Days Below Zero: the incredible survival story of a World War II pilot in Alaska’s frozen wilderness, by Brian Murphy.
Pirate Hunters: treasure, obsession, and the search for a legendary pirate ship, by Robert Kurson.
In the large meeting room,  last month’s display of “Del Norte Four — Artwork” continues featuring the work of Cathy Dean, Linda Elmore, Pauline Holmes and Arlene Krogstad.
The lobby display case will feature work by some of the artists participating in the Festival of Art taking place in Stout Park on Saturday, August 1, from 10 -5 p.m. and Sunday, August 2, from10 – 4 p.m.

June 29,  2015
Vi Lovejoy