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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Book in a Bag

The mission of the Haverford Township Free Library is to provide you with resources, programs, and services that enhance and enrich your life.

With that in mind, I want to tell you about a new service that we are offering our customers. We call it Book Club in a Bag. Have you ever been chatting with a few of your neighbors or talking with a few friends at work about starting a book club. If you have, please keep on reading! The library has a new service called Book Club in a Bag, and this is how it works.

We provide everything your group needs for a great discussion...all in one easy kit! Each kit contains eight copies of one title, a list of discussion questions for that title and other support material such as author biographies and published reviews. And here's the best is all packaged in one customized tote bag! If someone in the group is visually handicapped, we have also included the same title in LARGE PRINT and Audio Book format. So far we have nineteen bags ready to go. If you are interested in this service, call our Reference Dept. (610-446-3082 X202). One of our librarians will be able to tell you the titles of the books you can choose from. Our librarians are always open to suggestions, so if you happen to have a title that you would like added to this collection, be sure to mention it when you call.

To whet your appetite, I'm going to list just a few titles.

Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult, Mystic River by Dennis Lehane, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith and Angels and Demons by Dan Brown.

Sad, but Happy Too!

Last Friday our Children's Librarian, Pat Evans, retired after working at the library for 30 years. As Pat mentioned in her speech after receiving a proclamation at the July 10th Commissioner's Meeting, "The children I told stories to when I first started working at the library are now the parents of the children I read to just last week"! Time sure flies when you're having fun!!

I titled this posting "Sad, but Happy Too" because although everyone at the library will miss her, I'll miss her just a little bit more. You see, Pat & I started working at the library within a few months of one another, which means that yours truly has worked at the library for 30 years also. Over the years Pat & I probably spent nearly as much time working side by side as we did with our families. But I'm also happy for Pat 'cause now she and her husband (who recently retired also) can dote on their granddaughter even more than when they were working, travel, do "crafty" things which Pat is so good at, and just relax and enjoy this next leg of life's journey.

So Pat, if you happen to be reading this...GO GIRL...have a great retirement.

And The Winner Is...

Aren't you the lucky blog browser because you're the first to find out who the big winners were for the 1st and 2nd weeks of our Summer Reading Club (Summer Splas) contest? I' mot talking about a free video here, (althought that would be nice), I'm talking BIG prizes.

First Week Winners:
Amanda Murphy won a $25 gift certificate to Kohl's Dept. Store
Roseann Simolas won a $25 gift certificate to Russo Creations
Devon Torchiana wona a basket filled with Avon Products

Second Week Winners:
Tony Farrell won a $25 gift certificate to Kohl's Dept. Store
Randi Sweeney was the winner of our 3 in 1 gift, which included a certificate for a free Large Pizza from Mom's Bake at Home Pizza, a $5 certificate to Pops Water Ice, and a really attractive set of bookends
Ann Whiting won a $25 gift certificate to Bed, Bath & Beyond

I bet you thought I was kidding you about the gifts! As you can see, I wasn't. And the best part is that you still have time to win one of these great gifts. Just stop by the library after you have read a book, register, and fill in the little form telling us why you like or disliked the book, and your name is automatically entered in the next drawing. What could be earier???Good Luck, I'm rooting for you!

AND REMEMBER: Our YEAR-ROUND HOURS ARE: Monday-Thursday 9:30am-9:00pm, Firday, 9:30am-6:00pm, Saturday, 9:30am-5:00pm, Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm.