Fairfield Bay Library September 2018 newsletter
BITS AND PIECES:
The library will be closed on Monday, September 3rd for the Labor Day holiday…
The Summer Reading Program for our Junior patrons ended with 14 active readers. Toddler Tales Tuesday had 6 to 8 toddlers who participated each week. Ms. Dee even dressed up as a pirate for one session.
The Adult Reading Challenge has also ended – if you were a participant, please get your list of books you read into the Library by this Friday, August 31st. Karen will draw names for prizes on that afternoon.
The membership giveaway will end on the 31st. The entrant closest to the actual number of active members currently in the library will receive a one year membership if not a member or their current membership will be extended for another year. Thank you to one of our patrons who donated this to us.
LARGE PRINT BOOKS:
These tend to be extremely expensive at $30 to $45 retail. No, that is not a typo…..
We have found a source that gives us a discount on the latest releases and so our large print readers are able to read these much earlier than they used to. We depended on publisher sales and donations in the past to stock our shelves so our content was a little dated and well thumbed.
Karen found a great sale on these books just recently and was able to purchase 31 books for $7 A PIECE…. We really like to use our money wisely and get the maximum out of your membership funds, donations and generosity. Give us about a week to begin to get these on the shelves while our wonderful volunteers go through the process of entering them into the catalog.
Our candy bar sales will be disappearing once our current stock is used up. When these sales first began our cost versus return was much more favorable. Slowly over the years our return on sales got less and we had to order larger amounts each time.
We will look out for another candy company sometime in the future. Stop on by soon and see if we still have your favorite and stock up.
LIBRARY GALLERY AND LOBBY DISPLAY:
Joyce Hartmann has a display of art on our walls that will run through October. It features scenes from around the lake and local area.
Charlotte Cumming has antique dolls that her mother collected and dressed.
Bet you didn’t now that you had a small art museum tucked away here in the Bay?
Well, this started out as a single author spotlight but when looking our shelves I spotted these three authors.
They write individually in their own right but they also write as a group.
Karen White you might recognize from her Tradd Street novels set in Charleston, South Carolina as well as her standalone books.
Beatriz Williams writes fiction set mostly in the 1930’s through 60’s
Lauren Willig, known for the Pink Carnation series, historical fiction and other standalone books.
Then, they write as a group combining their talents.
Stop by, check out their books, collectively or individually and maybe you will find authors that expands your reading repertoire.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Our Towne Productions will be performing the musical NUNCRACKERS October 26th, 27th and November 3rd and 4th.
Proceeds go towards funding this wonderful library and the conference center.
Karen, our fearless leader, will be a very active participant in this production since she is using her piano skills to provide the music. She is hoping her fingers hold out because there is lots of musical parts.
She tells me its a spoof on Nun’s putting on a Christmas show…….!!