Friday, June 13, 2008

Major Donation Brings New Copier

The Biesecker family of Boyertown is receiving many thanks each day when library staff needs to print a report or photocopy a project. Each copy now comes from a brand new Ricoh copy machine.

Not too long ago it was recognized that the photocopier which had been in place for better than 6 years was requiring repairs more and more often. It was also finicky when producing copies of a project.

The Board of Trustees for the library decided to ask various businesses and service clubs to consider contributing as a group toward the purchase of a network capable machine that would also be able to produce color copies. One of the first people asked was Mr. Fred Biesecker, owner of Drug Plastics and a friend of the library. He said "Tell me what you are looking for and we'll order one for you." As simple as that.

After a little research, Board President Sandy Polen and Acting Library Director Marta Weller found a machine that seemed to fit all the needs current and future. The information was given to the office manager at Drug Plastics and a brand new machine arrived just before Memorial Day.

There are so many bells and whistles on this new Ricoh that it may take the staff quite a while to learn it all. With all these great capabilities, the act of photocopying is no longer a self-service operation for the public. So we are asking anyone who wishes to have a copy made to please stop at the circulation desk and ask for assistance. Also, don't forget to pay for your printout before you leave. The library is assuming the cost of the supplies of paper and toner.

So next time you get a handout or see a poster at the library, or if you come to get a photocopy made, remember these awesome, high quality copies are all possible through the generosity of the Biesecker family.

Recently Added books

I will be posting titles of books we have recently added to our collection. The list will be divided by collection (Adult, Young Adult, and Children).


Audition by Barbara Walters (autobiography)
Blood Noir by Laurell K. Hamilton (fiction- Anita Hunter, Vampire Hunter)
Dead Heat by Joel Rosenberg (political thriller)
Eighth Shepherd by Thoene (fiction)
Escape by Carolyn Jessop (non-fiction)
Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon - and the Journey of a Generation
My Guy, Barbaro by Edgar Prado (non-fiction)
Odd Hours by Dean Koontz (fiction- an Odd Thomas novel)
Once Upon a Time in Berks County by Charles Adams, III
Remarkable Woman by Jimmy Carter (biography)
Seventh Day by Thoene (fiction)
Shadow of Power by Steve Martini (mystery/thriller)
Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk (fiction)
Southeastern Berks County by Patricia Wanger Smith (a Postcard History)

Young Adult:

The Host by Stephanie Meyer
MaximumRide: the Angel Experiment by James Patterson
Tweak by Nic Sheff
When Irish Guys are Smiling by Suzanne Supplee (S.A.S.S series)
Assorted Manga volumes:
Fruits Basket
Oh My Goddess
Yu Gi Oh
Assorted Grahic Novels volumes
Ultimate X Men


Knights of the Kitchen Table by Jon Scieszka
Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
Jewel Fairy series
Pet Fairy series
Rainbow Fairy series
Tiara Club series
Weather Fairy series

This just a portion of the new items that come in daily. Look for more titles to be posted in the coming days.

New DVDs @ your library

I will try to list the new DVDs we are adding to our collection as they arrive. Maybe you'll find one you didn't get to see in the theater or an old classic you always wanted to see!

For Children:

Matilda (starring Mara Wilson, Danny Devito, & Rhea Perlman)
Thomas and the Treasure (with Thomas the Tank Engine)
It's a Great Time to be an Engine (with Thomas the Tank Engine)
Kronk's New Groove (a Disney animated film)
School House Rock! Science
School House Rock! Grammar
School House Rock! Money

For Families:

Enchanted (with James Marsden, Timothy Spall, & Idina Menzel)
Follow Me, Boys (starring Fred MacMurray & Kurt Russell; 1966)
The Golden Compass (with Nicole Kidman, Sam Elliott, Eva Green, etc)
Mist: the tale of a sheepdog puppy
National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets (starring Nicholas Cage)
The Water Horse: Legend of the deep (with Alex Etel)

For Adults:

27 Dresses (starring Katherine Heigl)
Cloverfield (with Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas, T.J.Miller)
Juno (starring Ellen Page)
Rambo: the fight continues (starring Sylvester Stallone)


Baby Takes a Bow (starring Shirley Temple; 1934)
Bright Eyes (starring Shirlry Temple; 1934)
The Major and the Minor (starring Ginger Rogers & Ray Milland; 1942)
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (starring Shirley Temple; 1938)
That Funny Feeling (starring Sandra Dee & Bobby Darin; 1965)

TV programs:

Hogan's Heroes (the Sixth & Final Season)
The Waltons (complete Season 2)

Watch this Blog for additional titles as the calendar advances!