August 2011: transition time at Jay County Public Library.
On August 1st Barbara Bonney began her position as the library’s new director. After serving 30 years as director, Rosalie Clamme began her official retirement, but stayed on for a few more weeks to help with the transition. The two have worked through August to make that transition smooth for patrons and staff. At right, Rosalie shows files to Barbara.
Rosalie Clamme began as director in 1981. Among the many changes during her tenure were the automation of the catalog and circulation system, the addition of computers for public use, wireless Internet access, hiring high school age library “pages” to assist staff, expansion of children’s programming, and replacement of the bookmobile. The most visible changes came as the library’s overcrowding and access challenges were solved with the move to North Ship Street in 1996. Though books still make up the largest part of the library’s collection and services, new formats have come during the last 30 years too (some have come and gone!), especially audio and video materials and the newest, downloadable ebooks.
Barbara Bonney comes to our community from Newport, Kentucky, where she most recently worked in grant writing for nonprofit organizations. Earlier she served eight years as branch manager for the Campbell County Public Library where she had experiences of library growth and change similar to those here, including moving the branch library to a new facility. She holds a Masters of Library Science from the University of Kentucky as well as a Certificate of Nonprofit Management from Northern Kentucky University. She has published numerous articles and poems in local, regional and national publications, including part of a children’s nonfiction series.
Heard at the Library The Jay County Public Library Board of Trustees plans Mark your calendar for Friday, September 23rd, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Watch for more details at the library, in local media, or here on our website.
Heard at the Library
The Jay County Public Library Board of Trustees plans
Mark your calendar for Friday, September 23rd, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Watch for more details at the library, in local media, or here on our website.
Do you enjoy reading cookbooks? Do you like sharing recipes? Do you enjoy the company of others who share your interests? If you answered YES! then you are invited to attend the Cook Book Club on Monday, September 12th at 6:15 p.m. in the Community Room.
That evening, our first meeting of the fall, we will be treated to a “Taste of Germany” provided by one of our retired librarians, Gisela LeMaster, and her aunts Vera Heffner and Ilona Beck.
The club meets the second Monday each month except July and August. No dues, no business meetings! We just share dishes and recipes with each other. Please bring your own table service and a small donation to reimburse our guest cooks for any expenses they may incur preparing this treat for us.
For more information, call the Shirley Ping at 729-2787 or Bev Pyle at 726-2070.
A grant to grow and enhance the collection of downloadable books resulted in the purchase of 2571 new ebook titles and 794 audiobook titles to be shared by borrowers from the 32 libraries in the eIndiana Digital Consortium.
The Library Services & Technology Act grant was made possible by the U. S. Institute of Museum & Library Services as administered through the Indiana State Library. Which is to say that a lot of people and organizations have worked together to make new resources available to the libraries. The libraries in turn are sharing resources so that their users can benefit from a larger collection than any one of them could offer alone.
To use the service you’ll need your 14-digit Jay County Public Library card number. No additional password is required.
Visit the FAQ or “Getting Started” features there to learn more about how to use this service with your electronic device.
GENEALOGY SCRAPBOOK SESSIONS
Saturday, November 19th
10:30a.m. to noon Beginning research “how to”
1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Start a genealogy scrapbook
Sign up for either or both sessions.
Lunch will be on your own. Basic materials will be furnished but you may bring more.
For more details contact Shirley Dollar at the library or phone 260-726-7890.
Annual Used Book Sale Aug. 25th, 26th, and 27th,
Don’t miss the great bargains!
Well-used books no longer needed by the library are joined by donations from the public (some new or lightly read!). Items for sale include: books for adults and children; videos; audio books; puzzles; magazines and much more!
Thursday, August 25th 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Don’t miss the 1/2 Price Sale on August 26 from 12– 7 pm, and the Bag & Box Sale on August 27, with prices of $1/bag and $3/box.
Congratulations to grand prize winners in the Adult Summer Reading Program
15 years ago
10 years ago
5 years ago
The library will no longer purchase Mitchell Manuals in print, but will now make them available on the library’s public Internet computers. Search for information on specific vehicles and their systems and even print wiring diagrams in color.
Using Mitchell Manuals online is easy. Follow these simple steps:
Printing is 15¢ per sheet. Access is limited to the library’s public Internet computers and is not available outside the library. Questions? Our staff is here to help!
The used print manuals will be sold at the annual Friends of the Library Book Sale, August 25th-27th
Guys: Tired of library knitting clubs and book groups dominated by women? Stop by the library to fill out our Survey for Men. The survey takes one minute to complete and asks questions about program preferences. The data will be used to create library programs that are more man-friendly. Already in the works: Men’s Reading Group Fantasy Basketball It's a full fall @ your library
Guys: Tired of library knitting clubs and book groups dominated by women?
Stop by the library to fill out our Survey for Men. The survey takes one minute to complete and asks questions about program preferences. The data will be used to create library programs that are more man-friendly.
Already in the works:
Men’s Reading Group
It's a full fall @ your library
Crochet Class September 6th, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Tombstone Preservation September 15th, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Board Game Nights set for Tuesday, September 13th & Thursday, October 13th
Fantasy Basketball on September 26th
Pumpkin Carving/Painting on Tuesday, October 4th PROGRAM CANCELLED - Sorry for any inconvenience.
Harrold’s Pet Cemetery
Horror Movie Nights October 3rd and October 14th 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Portland Paranormal Research Society Tuesday, October 11th, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Create A Monster Display
Scary Story Contest - write during October, read October 25th, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Murder Mystery Game Friday, October 28th from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Friends of the Library
The next regular meeting will be Tuesday, October 18th at 6:30 p.m. Come hear how the book sale went and what the Friends have planned for the rest of the year.
Here are two upcoming titles for the long established yet generically named Book Reading Group:
For Monday, September 19th
For Monday, October 17th
Discussion starts at 7:00 p.m. New members are always welcome! Need more info? Call (260) 726-7890.