A Publication of Clarksburg Harrison Public Library COMMUNITY MAY 2017 VOLUME 1 ISSUE 10 Inside this issue Our Numbers From the Director May Book Club Next Month s Read Photo credit Suzie Martin April 3 2017 library and the community We are working with Harrison County Schools and Meadowbrook Mall as we plan our summer programs We are hosting a If autumn is a time to draw us close to home and wide variety of West Virginia writers who will genfamily and winter is a time for seclusion then erously share their craft We are partnering with spring is the time to renew our ties to the commu businesses to host a community baby shower nity and come together in a secular fellowship that Although our grand reopening will not be until celebrates what makes our communities unique June a soft reopening will occur on May 13 the At the library we are celebrating May as we em birthday of May Lowndes Stop by after the author brace partnerships that will strengthen both the event and get some cake To everything there s a season Ecclesiastes 3 1 On a Personal Note WVDELI 2 2 2 2 3 3 May Events 4 4 5 5 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 Marvelous Month of June Coming Events 8 8 May Events Summer Reading Plans Authors Authors May Events May Events Waldomore Soft Opening Get a Room Community Baby Shower Storytime for Adults Featured Nonfiction
A Publication of Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library  COMMUNITY MAY 2017  VOLUME 1 ISSUE 10  Inside this issue  Our Numbers...
From the desk of Get Our Number 59 Is the number of meetings held in our conference room from January 1 to March 31 Need a room See page 6 Jill Rafter Library Director We ll have a lot to celebrate in the coming months with the reopening of Waldomore Making preparations to invite you back to Waldomore has made us think about what Waldomore has meant to people over the years and we know for many of you it holds your first memories of going to the library We want to collect your stories about what the library has meant to you whether those memories were made in Waldomore or in our newer building This month Suzie Martin our Programming Outreach Librarian is sharing some of her library memories We hope you ll be inspired to share your stories with us We can t wait to share the results of the recent renovations at Waldomore We hope you ll save the date for our open house on June 11 to celebrate Waldomore s reopening We re very fortunate that support from the West Virginia Division of Culture History the City of Clarksburg and our donors and volunteers has made it possible for us to continue to maintain a beautiful meeting space and venue for cultural events for the community and have a place for the library s special collections of local history genealogy materials and community archives I hope you ll join us to celebrate and make some new memories together Being Mortal is May s Lunchtime Book Club Read If you are concerned about the quality of life provided by modern day medical care as opposed to the prolonging of life Being Mortal is a book you must read If you have ever had the occasion of hearing Homer Hickam speak you know how enchanting his tales are Carrying Albert Home is the story of hia mother s wedding gift from Buddy Ebsen an alligator that lived in the spare bedroom of the Hickam home Written by a practicing surgeon addresses his profession s ultimate limitation arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families Gawande offers examples of freer more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person s last weeks or months may be rich and dignified Full of eye opening research and riveting storytelling Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end providing not only a good life but also a good end Drop by the Circulation Desk pick up your copy and join us at noon on May 18thin the Conference Room
From the desk of Get Our Number  59 Is the number of meetings held in our conference room from January 1 to March 31. Need...
On a Personal Note Suzie Martin Program Outreach Librarian Compared with children of today I had a lot of freedom or lack of supervision depending on your point of view Many of my unsupervised jaunts took me to the Waldomore which served as the public library in my youth Some of my first checkouts included Many Moons by James Thurber This led to my interest in the solar system particularly the planet Mars I remember sitting on my front porch in Stealey reading my book in new darkness contemplating the stars Fortunately I was a well behaved child and could amuse myself by sitting in the lovely window seat overlooking Fourth Street Although I had no idea of the history of the house I think I felt a connection to its austerity and that of the Waldo Hotel across the street I would spend several afternoons on hot sunny days gazing at the architecture around me and reading children s biographies Favorite figures were Stephen Foster Joan of Arc and Abraham Lincoln Thus began my love of information and my enchantment with the library as a place I could find almost anything I am thankful to return to my roots at Clarksburg Harrison Public Library 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 Summer Reading Solutions are a Click Away Try an eBook from WVDELI No matter what time it is or where you are you can always find a good book audiobook or video on WVDELI There is no cost to thus service and all you need is your library card To access WVDELi 1 Go to https wvdeli overdrive com 2 Choose Clarksburg Harrison Public Library 3 Use your library card to login 4 Find yourself the perfect read Loans range from 7 to 21 days depending on the material WVDELI is compatible with computers tablets and phones although a free OverDrive app may be required
On a Personal Note Suzie Martin, Program Outreach Librarian Compared with children of today, I had a lot of freedom   or l...
Photo credit Internet Archive Book Image retrieved va Flickr Commons April 24 2017 SUMMER PROGRAMS May Events WATER SLIDES ARE GOOD READING SLIDES ARE BAD ClarksburgHarrison Public Library is teaming with local agencies to promote summer reading May 1 5 00 to 6 00 PM Kids Arts and Crafts Club May 2 9 00 to 10 00 AM Outreach at Imagination Station Daycare A lot of people wonder why kids should be required to read over the summer break Isn t this their vacation Haven t they worked hard enough The answer is probably yes they have worked hard enough but no when it comes to reading Self selected reading is one of the few interventions that really make a difference in children s ability to read and comprehend text Self selected reading increases confident the ability to infer and vocabulary skills What may be more compelling is that children who do not read over the summer lose some of the skills they had at the end of the school year This is three times as likely to happen with children from disadvantaged homes Children who read through the summer will be better prepared for the next grade Make sure your child reads at least 15 minutes a day May 2 3 00 to 4 00 PM Homework help May 3 10 00 to 10 30 AM Reading Buddies May 3 3 00 to 4 00 PM Homework help Summer Reading Sign Up at May 3 3 30 to 4 30 PM Outreach at Imagination Station Daycare Meadowbrook Mall May 4 9 00 AM to 7 00 PM Friends of the Library Used Book Sale May 4 9 30 AM to 10 30 AM Outreach to Head Start program on Frederick Street May 4 12 00 noon to 3 00 PM Sunshine Spritzers May 5 9 00 AM to 7 00 PM Friends of the Library Used Book Sale May 5 3 30 to 4 30 PM Outreach at Imagination Station Daycare May 6 9 00 AM to 3 00 PM Friends of the Library Used Book Sale May 8 12 00 noon to 1 00 PM Friends of the Library Meeting May 8 5 00 to 6 00 PM Kids Arts and Crafts Club May 8 6 00 to 7 00 PM American Girl Doll Club May 9 9 00 to 10 00 AM Outreach to Imagination Station Daycare May 9 11 00 to 12 00 Noon Toddler Tuesday at Meadowbrook Mall On Saturday May 13 from 12 00 to 4 00 PM at the Meadowbrook Mall Harrison County students can register for our summer reading programs Five Harrison County libraries will be registering young readers at this event Parents may obtain library cards for their children upon ppresentation of valid ID showing a Harrison County address Grade level book clubs will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays from mid June through the end of July These book clubs will focus on reading skills such as comprehension site word recognition and vocabulary Teen programs will also be available Summer Reading Reading Outreach in Harrison County Clarksburg Harrison Public Library is going places As a means of reaching more children we are taking our summer reading programs on the road The first stop will be a collaboration between the library and the Clarksburg Summer Parks Pro grams Library staff will provide activities and professional support during the summer playground program at VA Park Miss Erica will continue her collaborations with local daycares We are un hopes of doing summer programming in underserved areas of the county
Photo credit  Internet Archive Book Image retrieved va Flickr Commons April 24, 2017.  SUMMER PROGRAMS May Events  WATER S...
AUTHORS AUTHORS May Events 18 LOCAL AUTHORS WILL BE HERE TO SHARE THEIR CRAFT Our area is brimming with literary talent So many local published authors were interested that we had to turn many away Here is a list of the you will see on May 13 May 10 Reading Buddies 10 AM to 11 00 AM May 10 Program outreach at Imagination Station 3 30 to 4 30 PM May 11 Outreach at Head Start 9 30 to 10 30 AM May 12 Community Baby Shower 11 00 Am to 1 00 PM Brief Select Author Biographies May 13 Author Forum 11 00 AM to 2 00 PM has encountered in his life May 13 _ Summer Reading signups at Meadowbrook Malll from noon to 4 00 PM Sherry Hardy is a children s author that wrote Journey to the Garden House May 13 Waldomore soft opening Regina Parker wrote Can Your Dog Meow a humorous book about absurdities May 15 00 to 6 00 PM Kids Arts and Crafts Club Brian Keith Dixon a Chicago native writes inspirational poetry about those he for small children Lisa McCombs tackles her battles with MS through Young Adult fiction Diana Pishner Walker writes about the traditions of growing up in an Italian family Linda Stevenski has published several children s books Raymond Keller explores many facets of conditions and life on Venus in many dimensions from a perspective of conspiracies history theosophy ufology and current events especially space research Betty Larosa is the author of five books including the Creighton Family Saga Mike Lambiotte is a retired teacher who blogs about the condition of Clarkssburg Colleen Driscoll has published three children s Christmas books Bobby Benavides has served in ministry for over 16 years and continues to do so in West Virginia as a church planter He is married to his wonderful wife Natasha and has two children Liam and Norah with a third on the way He loves May 17 4th Grade Library Tour 9 15 to 10 00 AM May 17 Library Board of Trustees Meeting 1 30 to 4 00 PM May 18 Lunchtime Book Discussion Group Noon to 1 00 PM May 21 Madrigals Spring Concert 1 00 to 3 30 PM May 25 Local Union E170 4 00 to 6 00 PM
AUTHORS, AUTHORS   May Events  18 LOCAL AUTHORS WILL BE HERE TO SHARE THEIR CRAFT Our area is brimming with literary talen...
Zinio Magazines for Summer WE RE HAVING A BABY SHOWER MOMMAS MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR MAY 12 Summertime and the living is easy Or should it be Summertime is immensely busy Either way the library s Zinio collection has magazines for your summer musings or to help inspire you to get the jobs around the house done Here are a few Waldomore Soft Opening on May Lowndes s birthday Food insecurity is a serious issue in Harrison County ClarksburgHarrison Public Library is attempting to alleviate some of this burden by applying to be a site in Harrison County Schools Summer Nutrition Program If approved the program will serve hot sandwich meals to chidren ages 1 through 18 Our proposed program will run Monday through Friday June 5 through July 28 Regrettable we are unable to serve children younger that one or nineteen and older We applied to serve up to 50 meals per day Source Zinio for Libraries Further details will be shared later Print to the Library s Printers from well anywhere You know the feeling you have to print something immediately but your printer is out of ink Don t panic the library can help Open your web browser Chrome Explorer Edge Firefox Safari etc and enter the URL http 10 99 42 6 From that page you will be asked to choose your PC s operating system Once chosen you will be given specific instructions for your operating system Attach either the black and white printer or the color printer to your PC and print Your copies will be stored in the print queue at the library and printed when you pay Black and white copies are ten cents each while color copies are 50 cents each
Zinio Magazines for Summer  WE   RE HAVING A BABY   .SHOWER MOMMAS, MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR MAY 12.     Summertime and the...
NEW NONFICTION It would seem at times that even we Americans need a reminder about our national identity and core values Esteemed historian David McCullough has compiled decades of speeches that underscore the essential Source Syndetics com traits and beliefs of all Americans regardless of race political ideology or religion Readers will recognize McCullough as the author of bestsellers John Adams and 1776 CHPL Applies to be site for Summer Nutrition Program 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 tthier 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 Would you like to learn advanced features of Microsoft Word Reserve a Librarian and learn to Publish Like a Pro Popular opinions hold that social media is compelling young people especially young women to overshare the details of their lives potentially endangering themselves in the process Source Syndetics com Author Donna Frietas holds a different view Her research indicates that young women are quite guarded about what they share online However Freitas has identified a new problem the pressure of appearing perfect at all times Do You Need to Book A Room for Your Event We Can Help The library has several rooms available to be scheduled by civic groups All meetings must be open to the public Scheduling a room could not be easier Go to our library page http clarksburglibrary info Click Events on the toolbar at the top of the page On the next tab click the tab that says Request a Room Follow the directions to complete your request Once submitted your request will be reviewed You will receive notification of your reservation soon If you need help be sure to ask a librarian Books at your fingertips 24 7 Go to https wvdeli overdrive com
NEW NONFICTION It would seem at times that even we Americans need a reminder about our national identity and core values. ...
JUNE AT A GLANCE Miss Erica s Marvelous Month of June Week One Tower Power Monday Color with Me 10 AM Design a Neighborhood Phonics Play 2 PM House that Jack Built Kids Arts and Crafts Club 5 PM Build a Milk Carton Birdhouse Yoga Time 6 PM Tightrope Balancers Tuesday American Girl Doll Club 11 AM MARK YOUR CALENDARS Summer Reading Kick off Summer Reading Outreach Saturday June 10 at 3 ooPM Begins June 19 Look for us at Something for Everyone Kids Teens Parents Scavenger Hunt 1 PM VA Park Salem Energy Express Wilsonburg Energy Express Fun at Writing 3 PM Play Jenga Wednesday Reading Buddies ages 2 5 10 AM crafts storytime and games Sensory Storytime ages 2 5 10 30 AM Lunch with a Book 11 30 AM Eat and read quietly Thursday Science 10 AM Build a Suspension Bridge Summer Grade Level Book Clubs Begin June 21 Friday Wednesdays Thursdays First Grade 9 30 to 10 15 Fourth Grade 9 30 to 10 20 Saturday Second Grade 11 00 to 11 45 Fifth Grade 11 00 to 11 50 Family Fun Day Entertainment 1 PM Storyteller Third Grade 1 00 to 1 45 Sixth through Eighth Grades 1 00 to 1 45 Parent activities each day Book clubs end July 27 Family Movie Night 5 PM Tangled See the June Newsletter for more information Teen Programs Begin June
JUNE AT A GLANCE Miss Erica   s Marvelous Month of June  Week One  Tower Power Monday  Color with Me  10 AM  Design a Neig...