COMMUNITY JUNE 2017 VOLUME 1 ISSUE 11 Inside this issue Photo credit Suzie Martin April 3 2017 Who is ready to enjoy the lazy hazy crazy days of summer While summer might be the time to relax for many it is the time when the libraries shifts into full gear providing programs for all ages Inside this edition you will find descriptions of our summer program for our grade level programs Miss Erica s Marvelous Month of June which includes lapsits crafts plays and more The grand reopening of Waldomore is scheduled for Sunday June 11 from 1 00 to 3 00 PM We hope to see many of you here for that special event and invite you to share your memories From the director 2 Book Club Reads 2 On a Personal Note 3 Programs for Kids and 4 5 Teens The Need for Feed 6 New Science Fiction 7 June Schedule 4 8
COMMUNITY JUNE 2017  VOLUME 1 ISSUE 11  Inside this issue   Photo credit  Suzie Martin, April 3, 2017.  Who is ready to en...
From the desk of Stat of the Month Did You Know 20 Of our Circulation Is eBooks Jill Rafter Library Director Have you ever wanted to work in a library Most people are amazed at all specific tasks that are necessary in the day to day life of a library While we aren t currently hiring we are recruiting volunteers ages 14 and older to help with some of our library tasks These tasks could include shelfreading processing or perhaps helping ready materials for children s programs There are many tasks and we will help you find the one that is right for you We encourage students needing community service hours to apply but also are extending an invitation to caregivers whose children come to our summer programs We would love to have you join our volunteer family If you choose to take us up on this opportunity contact our library manager Julia Todd You may email her at julia todd clark lib wv us call her at 304 627 2236 or just ask to speak with her the next time you are in Summer is a special time at public libraries We enjoy the hustle and bustle brought by all the children as they attend our programs but we are very excited about our new outreach opportunities as well Three of our staff members will be taking our programming out in the community this summer bringing literature and music experiences to the participants of the Clarksburg Summer Playground program at VA Park In the library or out and about we hope to see you soon Carrying Albert Home is June s West Virginia author Homer Hickam has written a memoir of his parents and a special wedding gift an alligator named Albert Elsie Lavender and Homer Hickam Sr were classmates in their southern West Virginia high school After graduation Homer asked for Elsie s hand but Elsie had bigger ideas She traveled to Florida where she met and struck up a romance with future Hollywood star Buddy Ebsen When Ebsen left for New York to further his career a crestfallen Elsie returned home and married Homer Buddy Ebsen did not forget his former love and sent Elsie and Homer their wedding gift which Elsie raised in their only bathroom When the alligator bit Homer s pants he declared that the alligator must go and together they returned Homer to the swamp Drop by the Circulation Desk pick up your copy and join us at noon on June 15th in the Conference Room
From the desk of  Stat of the Month Did You Know  20  Of our  Circulation Is  eBooks  Jill Rafter, Library Director Have y...
On a Personal Note Cassandra Jones Writer Library Patron arts and crafts are available for children They also have other things to help out people in the community You can attend the baby shower for expectant mothers or join in the numerous events that are held there There have been author forums and workshops and even art exhibits The library has children s parties for Halloween and Christmas The Loft is a place provided to teens where they can read and use the computers The children s area is on the main floor of the building and is a fun place for them to visit Adults can use computers upstairs when they need to use the internet but have no access Without the library the community would be at a loss The library is something this community could not make it without It is a place to hang out and relax It is a place to enjoy yourself It is a place where you can be happy To me the library is the most valuable place in our community We need a place where our children can go and learn to read Without the library the people of the community would have no where to go to escape the problems of every day life Transform On a Personal Note is a new monthly feature where patrons can share their recollections or feelings about our library If you have a story you would like to share email suzie martin clark lib wv us Libraries The library is important to me because I think we all need a place where we can feel happy A place to bring all of the book lovers in our town together The library is a place where we can go when we are in need of some quiet time It s a place where we can read books by our favorite authors or find new authors to love I love the library because of all the choices of books they have You have so many great ones to choose from I also love the book club and fan fiction writing groups They are both so fun It is so nice to have something like that for people to attend and be a part of As a writer the library is perfect for me I can do research and get so much writing done without interruptions With the peacefulness that surrounds you you have the chance to be more creative There are also books I can use to help me with my writing revising and editing The library is important to me because it is the one place that brings me the most joy and happiness It is my most favorite place to be I go there and spend hours perusing the books reading working on my writing projects and the family history I see the library as very valuable to the community Not only do they give you a nice friendly place to relax they give back to the community as well They offer homework help and tutoring Reading clubs and
On a Personal Note Cassandra Jones, Writer, Library Patron arts and crafts are available for children. They also have othe...
MISS ERICA S June Events Thursday June 1 Mon Valley Health 9 00 AM to 1 00 PM Saturday June 3 Harrison County Genealogical Society 10 30 AM to Noon Summer Reading Kickoff 11 00 AM to 2 00PM Teen Summer Program Kickoff 3 00 PM to 4 00 PM Monday June 5 Color with Me 10 00 AM to 11 00 AM Lunch Date with a Book 11 30 AM to 12 30 PM Phonics 2 00 PM to 3 00 PM Kids Arts and Crafts Club 5 00 PM to 6 00 PM Yoga Storytime 6 00 PM to 6 30 PM Tuesday June 6 American Girl Doll Club 11 00 AM to noon Lunch Date with a Book 11 30 AM to 12 30 PM Scavenger Hunt 1 00 PM to 2 00 PM Fun with Writing 3 00 PM to 4 00 PM Wednesday June 7 Baby Lap Time 9 30 AM to 10 00 AM Reading Buddies 10 00 AM to 10 30 AM MARVELOUS MONTH OF JUNE PROGRAMS FOR ALL Children s librarian Erica Perry has assembled a month of wonderful activities to be enjoyed by all ages Reading Buddies and Sensory Storytime Lunch with a Book concludes Wednesday s programs On Monday programs include Color with Me Lunch with a Book Phonics Fun Kids Arts and Crafts Club and Yoga Storytime Thursday s programs include science activities Lunch with a Book and special presentations by noted artists On the 29th children will visit WaveTec Tuesday s lineup includes American Girl Doll Club Lunch with a Book Scavenger Hunts and Fun at Writing Wednesday is geared in part to our very young patrons beginning with a lapsit program followed by Families can enjoy a movie every Friday evening and Saturdays are filled with family activities All programs support the West Virginia Department of Education standards
MISS ERICA   S  June Events  Thursday, June 1  Mon Valley Health, 9 00 AM to 1 00 PM. Saturday, June 3  Harrison County Ge...
SUMMER READING June Events FOCUSING ON FIVE COMPONENTS OF READING What is the secret to becoming a good reader There is no secret to become a good reader you have to read Free independent reading boosts vocabulary and comprehension skills Students that read in the summer not only avoid the summer reading slide they go back to school in August with skills that exceed those they had in May This summer the library will run grade level clubs that will encourage readers to flex their reading and writing muscles Students will record their books in a reading log and write a summary of the book First and second graders will also practice site words while 3rd 4th 5th and 6th graders will work on vocabulary and inference skills All groups will read a recognized novel during the session and will have the chance to extend the experience through hands on activities First and second grade groups will meet on Wednesdays at 9 30 beginning June 21 Third grade will meet at 11 00 Fourth grade clubs will meet Thursdays at 9 30 fifth and six grade club will meet at 11 00 Sensory Storytime 10 30 AM to 11 00 AM Lunch Date with a Book 11 30 AM to 12 30 PM Soshine Writers Group 6 00 PM to 7 00 PM Thursday June 8 Mon Valley Health 9 00 AM to 1 00 PM Systems Science Explorers 10 00 AM to 11 00 AM Lunch Date with a Book 11 30 AM to 12 30 PM Friday June 9 Lunch Date with a Book 11 30 AM to 12 30 PM Family Movie Night 5 00 PM to 7 00 PM GENRES OF TERROR TEEN TIME It all starts Saturday June 3 with an innocent game of mini golf in the closed silent library It ends in suspense horror and crime during the end of July Our summer teen program begins on June 3 with mini golf and continues each week as a different genre is explored Programs will be held Wednesdays through Saturdays Wednesdays will be devoted to Magic storytelling Thursdays are video game nights and book clubs Each Friday a different theme and genre is explored beginning with horror on June 9
SUMMER READING  June Events  FOCUSING ON FIVE COMPONENTS OF READING What is the secret to becoming a good reader  There is...
June Events THE NEED FOR FEED This summer kids 1 through 18 eat for free Saturday June 10 Water Color Art with Jeannie Romano 10 00 AM to noon Mountain Echoes storytelling 1 00 PM to 2 00 PM Sunday June 11 Grand Reopening Reception 1 00 PM to 3 00 PM Monday June 12 Color with Me 10 00 AM to 11 00 AM Lunch Date with a Book 11 30 AM to 12 30 PM Friends of the Library noon to 1 00 PM Phonics 2 00 PM to 3 00 PM Kids Arts and Crafts Club 5 00 PM to 6 00 PM Yoga Storytime 6 00 PM to 6 30 PM Tuesday June 13 American Girl Doll Club 11 00 AM to noon Lunch Date with a Book 11 30 AM to 12 30 PM Scavenger Hunt 1 00 PM to 2 00 PM Fun with Writing 3 00 PM to 4 00 PM Ask any teacher who has done lunch or breakfast duty after a long weekend or break They will most likely tell you that children are ravenous plowing through their meal and eyeing their neighbors in case there is something they don t like Teachers have been known to keep snacks in their desks for the children who may not get ample nutrition at home If this occurs after a long weekend imagine the impact of a long summer Food insecurity is a reality for many West Virginia children To help lessen the impact in our area the ClarksburgHarrison Public Library is partnering with Harrison County Schools Federal Nutrition Program to provide hot lunches each day this summer beginning June 6 and ending on August 4 All children older than one year but younger than 19 are eligible for lunch We will serve lunches at 11 30 Bringing Your Kids to Summer Programs Great We Have Something for You Too We are so glad you are planning to bring your children to our summer library events You are showing your children that reading and library services are important to you While your children are enjoying their programs we want to offer something for you It may be a coffee and donut social a guided tour of Waldomore friendly games of Scrabble or Rummy or information concerning how the library may be able to help your children with projects and you will with whatever informational need might occur See you in June Do You Need to Book A Room for Your Event We Can Help Do you need a meeting room for your event We are pleased to announce you can now book the conference room Waldomore and other areas by accessing the events page on our website There is a very simple form to fill out and the instructions on the webpage are quite clear In order to be eligible to reserve a room you or your organization must meet certain criteria Your event must be educational cultural or civic in nature It must be open to the public
June Events  THE NEED FOR FEED This summer kids 1 through 18 eat for free   Saturday, June 10  Water Color Art with Jeanni...
WALDOMORE GRAND REOPENING OF A GRAND BUILDING June Events Please come to our open house on June 11 Wednesday June 14 Baby Lap Time 9 30 AM to 10 00 AM Reading Buddies 10 00 AM to 10 30 AM Sensory Storytime 10 30 AM to 11 00 AM Lunch Date with a Book 11 30 AM to 12 30 PM New Science Fiction Authors to Try Soshine Writers Group 6 00 PM to 7 00 PM Thursday June 15 Mon Valley Health 9 00 AM to 1 00 PM Systems Science Explorers 10 00 AM to 11 00 AM Every now and then we need to find a fresh voice a new author to stoke our imaginations Former cataloger Paul Norko found these new authors to share with us Bradley Beaulieu Epic fantasy author whose work has been highly anticipated as it comes out He has been awarded some top honors L Ron Hubbard Writer of the Future award winner and also awards for best fantasy book of the year in 2012 and 2015 and a Gemmell Legend Award in 2016 Miles Cameron Fantasy author known for his worldbuilding His Traitor Son cycle is a fantasy setting of a medieval world based upon our own Genevieve Cogman writes fantasy Her Library series involves books and magic Francesca Haig Post apocalyptic dystopian writer good for fans of the Hunger Games or Pierce Brown s Red Rising series Jon Hollins Urban fantasy writer known for humorous and light writing style Kameron Hurley A 2 time Hugo award winner also a finalist for the Arthur C Clark Award Nebula and Locus awards Writes science fiction Erika Johansen National bestselling author known for her Queen of the Tearling trilogy described as a medieval fantasy that meets a dystopian future by USA Today Glenda Larke Fantasy writer and winner of the Sara Douglass series award for best series the Stormlord Trilogy Michael Albert Art 10 00 AM to noon Lunch Date with a Book 11 30 AM to 12 30 PM Michael Lambiotte Book Signing 10 30 AM to 2 00 PM Lunchtime Book Discussion Carrying Albert Home 12 00 noon to 12 55 PM Friday June 16 Lunch Date with a Book 11 30 AM to 12 30 AM Family Movie Night 5 00 PM to 7 00 PM Saturday June 17 Water Day and Picnic 12 00 noon to 2 00 PM
WALDOMORE GRAND REOPENING OF A GRAND BUILDING  June Events  Please come to our open house on June 11  Wednesday, June 14 B...
Even More June Events Monday June 19 Wednesday June 21 Color with Me 10 00 AM to 11 00 AM Baby Lap Time 9 30 AM to 10 00 AM Lunch Date with a Book 11 30 AM to 12 30 PM 1st and 2nd Grade Book Club 9 30 to 10 15 AM Friends of the Library noon to 1 00 PM Reading Buddies 10 00 AM to 10 30 AM Build a Better World 12 00 noon to 1 00 PM Phonics 2 00 PM to 3 00 PM Sensory Storytime 10 30 AM to 11 00 AM Reading Awards Ceremony 2 00 PM to 3 00 PM Summer Playground at VA Park 2 00 PM to 4 00 PM Outreach Kurtis Lunch Date with a Book 11 30 AM to 12 30 PM Monday June 26 Kids Arts and Crafts Club 5 00 PM to 6 00 PM 3rd Grade Book Club 1 00 PM to 1 50 PM Lunch Date with a Book 11 30 AM to 12 30 AM Family Movie Night 5 00 PM to 7 00 PM Saturday June 24 Color with Me 10 00 AM to 11 00 AM Thursday June 22 Lunch Date with a Book 11 30 AM to 12 30 PM Mon Valley Health Systems 9 00 AM to 1 00 PM Friends of the Library noon to 1 00 PM Tuesday June 20 4th Grade Book Club 9 30 to 10 20 Phonics 2 00 PM to 3 00 PM Book Clubs at the Park 8 30 AM to 10 30 AM Outreach Suzie Science Explorers 10 00 AM to 11 00 AM Summer Playground at VA Park 2 00 PM to 4 00 PM Outreach Kurtis Yoga Storytime 6 00 PM to 6 30 PM American Girl Doll Club 11 00 AM to noon Lunch Date with a Book 11 30 AM to 12 30 PM Scavenger Hunt 1 00 PM to 2 00 PM Fun with Writing 3 00 PM to 4 00 PM Lunch Date with a Book 11 30 AM to 12 30 PM 5th and 6th Grade Book Club 1 00 PM to 2 00 PM Bright Star Theatre Company 5 00 PM to 6 00 PM Friday June 23 Book Clubs at the Park 8 30 AM to 10 30 AM Outreach Erica Kids Arts and Crafts Club 5 00 PM to 6 00 PM Yoga Storytime 6 00 PM to 6 30 PM Tuesday June 27 Book Clubs at the Park 8 30 AM to 10 30 AM Outreach Suzie
Even More June Events  Monday, June 19  Wednesday, June 21  Color with Me, 10 00 AM to 11 00 AM  Baby Lap Time, 9 30 AM to...