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This Director's Log is established to serve as a brief online update of library activities, special events, and collection development for interested members and visitors. So check back often for the latest news!



May 2018 Newsletter 

New Books:
New Titles added to the Collection:

Used Book Sale: May 24
Our next used book sale will begin on May 24th. Save the date! Lots of books - very cheap! The sale will last until June 16th. Any questions, call the library: (609) 486-6265. If you would like to help set up the sale, please call us.
Our Hours are 8:30am-2:30pm (Tuesday-Friday).
10am-4pm (Saturday)
Email: info@strathmerelibrary.org

Mahjong Lessons / Games:
Wendy is continuing with mahjong lessons on Wednesday. Call or email the library: we need your phone number and email address so that Wendy can get in touch with you in case of changes. If you're not a member of the library, a small donation is appreciated. For Beginner's (Learning) $4.00 and for Experienced players (Non-Members) $2.00.

Summer Program (sneak peek):
This summer some favorites; Story hour, LEGO club, and Terrapin Release Program, Makerspace Table that will be available at all times (for crafts and science experiments) and WII game system for active indoor fun (especially on those rainy days) and Movie Nights. More information in the June newsletter.

Fun - Facts:
May 17th is WORLD BAKING DAY! What are some of your favorite baked goods?

Melissa Warren, Library Director




April 2018 Newsletter

National Library Week: April 8-14, 2018
Join us for National Library Week. A great time to celebrate all kinds of libraries. Find a good book and enjoy a cupcake, too. Browse our mini-museum take a look at some Local History from Strathmere Families.

Major League Baseball (MLB)
The 2018 Major League Baseball regular season will begin on March 29, the earliest Opening Day in league history. Stop on in and check-out a good sports books. We have a nice display going for all you Baseball fans.



Spring Mahjong Lessons
Wendy Dougherty has been away. However, Mahjong can still be played Wednesdays if there are 3 or more players interested and want to get together. We are more than happy to have you play here at the Library, we have Mahjong tiles sets, and tables. Times are between 10:30-12:30. If you are interested, please call the library (609 486-6265). We need your name, phone number and email address so that Wendy can contact you. The lessons will be free for Schiavo Library members and $4 for non-members. Wendy says that beginners should figure on at least two 2-hour lessons to feel comfortable at open games.

Volunteer Recognition Day (April 20th)
Thank your Library Volunteers (Marion Ingram, Joan DiFiore, Ruth Nickelsburg, and Rosemarie Whelan) School Volunteers, and Fire Department Volunteers. We have so many to be thankful for. Thank you for all your help, it mean so much too so many.

Save the date Our Annual Memorial Day Used Book Sale is scheduled for May 24th to June 16th. We have been taking in books all winter long, books are filling up the library. Put the dates on your calendar!


Melissa Warren, Library Director




March 2018 Newsletter

Library Quotes:
"The More that you read. The more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." ~Dr. Seuss

Under-Dog Masks ~ Eagles:
We still have some Masks available (limited amount), if you are still interested. Only $1.00

Food Bank Collection:
Thank you for all your donations. We will continue to collect until the end of this Month. Then it will be delivered to a Local Food Bank.

Spring is in the air:
It's time for the sun to shine upon us longer. Daylight Savings time is Sunday, March 11th. Don't forget to "Spring Forward". First Day of Spring is Tuesday, March 20th.

Important Info: March (18-24) is National Poison Prevention Week. Contact your local center for resources or share materials on the American Association of Poison Control Centers. www.aapcc.org 


Melissa Warren, Library Director




Schiavo Library February 2018 Newsletter

February Schedule
Just a reminder - the library will be closed for the first two weeks of February again this year. This will provide needed maintenance time. We'll be reopening on February 13th with our regular schedule. Mahjong games will be postponed until we resume on Tuesday, Feb. 13th.

Blind Date with a Book
Come check out our Mystery Date with a book, never know what you might get. There is a survey to rate your date inside each book. Let us know your thoughts. Love it, hate it, would you like to see more like it. Let us know.


February: Library Lovers' Month
If you love your local library, show it! Write notes of gratitude to your local librarian or maybe even better - write your local politicians and tell them how important our libraries are to everyone! Or just stop in and enjoy our lovely Library. You can still Donate (Books, DVD's, VHS Tapes or Money) all donations are appreciated.

February: National Bird-Feeding Month
Visit one of your local Audobons, or use the Audobon Guide to North American Birds to identify what birds are local to your region and which may visit your bird feeder. Check out our variety of information on Birds in North America and Cape May, New Jersey.



Library News
We say goodbye & Happy Retirement to our former Library Director Christine Rohrman. You will be missed and I will do my best to carry on traditions. Have a Happy and safe vacation. Will look forward to your visit in April.

Melissa Warren, Library Director




Schiavo Library: January 2018 Newsletter

Winter Challenges
Despite the cold and the snow, we're open. If you need to get out of the house (even for just a few minutes), stop in. The library is bright and warm and cheerful. We've got books, magazines and the daily newspaper to browse. You could even listen to some music.

Food Collection Box
We are still collecting food for the local food banks. Please take a moment to go through your pantry and see what you can contribute. Thanks!

Brain Teaser Month
January is brain teaser month. So, we will feature the puzzle of the week. The first one is "The World's Best Pizza Puzzle" Stop in and see if you can solve it.

Mahjong
Mahjong continues here at the library. Wednesday is the normal day for play. Lessons can also be scheduled with Wendy. Call for any changes or updates or to schedule lessons (609 486-6265).

Changes at the Library
I'll be retiring at the end of the month and Melissa will become the Library Director. Rosemarie Whelan is going to step in as the Assistant Librarian. So, you will be seeing more of her. For the winter the hours will generally be 8:30-2:30 and occasionally 10-4pm. And we will be closed the first two weeks of February.

I will miss seeing everyone. Please help to continue Rita Schiavo's legacy and keep this a great library.
Thanks for a wonderful 8 years!


Christine Rohrman, Library Director







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As always, 'Thank you' to all the volunteers and community groups who have helped to make these activities possible; your support is greatly appreciated!


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