Benefit from your neighbors’ expertise when you attend sessions in the Local Experts series that launches in January. The programs may involve hands-on practice, explore others’ traditions, pass on handy tips, or just make you exclaim “I didn’t know that!”
Mark your calendar for these, the first two sessions:
Environmentally Safe Cleaners
Are you a local expert? We’re looking for you! Contact the library at 260-726-7890.
Lend us your brains.
We’re seeking people willing to share what they know.
ebook lovers: We have a few questions for you. Do you look to your Nook for books, keep your Kindle close, or is an iPad it for you? Do you love toting tons of reading materials on your electronic reading device? Are you willing to share your experience and enthusiasm with others?
Potential Local Experts: We need you. Do you know a subject well or have a skill you can teach? Share your expertise and enthusiasm with the community.
Either group: Contact Molly at the library to volunteer your brain!
Come in from the cold January 18th and taste a variety of hot teas courtesy of The Glass Bonsai of downtown Portland.
Drop by any time between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Try all the exotic flavors and discover a new favorite!
Resolutions for 2012?”
John Cotton Dana’s 12 Rules for Reading, from The Librarian’s Book of Lists by George M. Eberhart.
John Cotton Dana established one of the first children’s rooms at the Denver Public Library in 1894.
Although some folks outside our service area qualify for a reciprocal card, many do not. Others prefer to purchase a non-resident card in order to have full borrowing privileges. The library board sets the non-resident card fee based on the average annual tax cost to our residents for library service. In 2012 that cost will be $45.
It may seem a hefty amount up front, but when compared to the cost of most hardbound books ($20 to $25 or more!), it’s not a bad deal for a year’s worth of service and access to thousands of books, audio, video, and ebooks.
Beginning January 1, 2012 a new blue Evergreen card will be issued to individuals that use the library but are not residents of the library district.
Reciprocal borrowers make up the largest group that will require the new card at Jay County Public Library. An example would be borrowers from Pennville and Penn Township who have held Jay County Public Library reciprocal borrower card through an agreement between the libraries.
Reciprocal borrowers have access to materials from the library that issued their card, but not to materials from other Evergreen Indiana libraries. Reciprocal cards also do not have access to the downloadable ebooks and audio books through the eIndiana Digital Consortium.
The new card makes it easier to distinguish reciprocal or limited privileges, stating “Valid Only at the Issuing Library.” On their first visit in 2012, reciprocal borrowers should plan to spend a little extra time at check out to get their new blue card.
Questions? Call the library at 260-726-7890.
Get your snack game on at the January 9th meeting of the Cook Book Club. It’s a great time to try out your recipes in practice while there’s still time to change your game plan or add some new plays. Bring something to taste and recipes to share.
Kickoff is at 6:15 p.m.
Friends of the Library
Will you be a Friend?
Are you looking for a way to give back to the library and the community? Join the Friends of the Jay County Public Library! The Friends are an invaluable part of the library. They finance programs, author visits, reading program prizes, scholarships for our student workers, and more.
As a Friend of the Library, you can:
One-on-one beginning Internet instruction is FREE @ your library.
Call 260-726-7890 to set up a time.
Gifts to the Library
Many thanks to those who have remembered family and friends and their community with gifts to the library.
A special bookplate is placed in each item to denote the gift.
Donated by Terry Myers
Daughtry / Daughtry
Donated by Alan and Rebecca Peterson
Zero Day / David Baldacci
Thanks also to the Book Reading Group for their recent donation
They read, they reflect, they talk about it.
At their January 16th meeting the book reading group will talk about Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay.
“A shocking, profoundly moving, and morally challenging story…nothing short of miraculous. It will haunt you, it will help to complete you…” Augusten Burroughs, New York Times bestselling author of Wolf at the Table and Running with Scissors .
15 years ago - The lost and found box was overflowing and readers were asked to think what they might have left behind at the library. [That’s still worth thinking about!]
10 years ago - The Friends of the Library were gearing up for a special “Romance Is in the Air” Used Book Sale they planned for Valentine’s Day.
5 years ago - A coffee tasting event included a fundraising drawing for the Friends of the Library. [Try tea at this year’s tasting event on January 18th.]