Friday, September 12, 2008

Grand Re-Opening!

A special Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held on Saturday, September 13 at 10:00 AM.

After the ribbon is cut the entire Biesecker Children's Wing of the library will be open to the public once more.

Since the reopening of the main part of the library on August 14 much of our children's collection has been housed in the Adult Reference area and Adult Fiction Room. We also held our storytimes in various other places since the regular storytime room (the Cabot Room) was unavailable.

Storytimes will once more be able to be held in our Cabot Room at the rear of the building as well as big screen movie showings, book club discussion groups, and anime club meetings.

Our first storytime back in the Cabot Room will be with Miss Barb on Thursday September 18th. All the September storytimes scheduled to take place in special locations throughout the community will still take place, so don't miss out on the visit to Taylor Backes Glass Blowing studio and gallery coming up next on Friday September 19th at 10:30AM.

See you at the Ribbon Cutting or some future event!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

And the (Teen) Winners are...

School has started again and the Raffle Drawing for the Teen Prizes in Boyertown was held. Several of our library's Teen Advisory Council (TAC) - Sam Cronrath, Veronica Smith, & Evan Randall - drew the winning entries on September 2nd.

Our Teen Summer Readers (ages 13 to 18) read many, many books to collect raffle tickets to try for up to 14 different prizes just for their age group. 103 Teens turned in 1,487 green reading logs this summer, that's the equivalent of 7,435 books! For each green reading log turned in a Teen could get a raffle ticket to try for any of the 14 prizes.

Congratulations go to:
- Insulated Travel Mug winners - Kaitlyn Eisenher, Heather Filer, Ashley Lane, Aaron Saltzer, & Kristin Sechrist
- T-Shirt winners - Samantha Cronrath, Heather Filer, Brittany Mulcahy, & Aaron Saltzer
- Fullmetal Alchemist episode DVD winner - Ethan Fox
- Inuyasha Action Figure winner - Ethan Fox
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour for PS2 winner - Brett Kelly
- Spiderman 3 for Wii winner - Matt Schaeffer
- 1 large pizza from Carmelo's Pizzaria winner - Heather Frey
- $10 gift cert. from The Grill Shop winner - Emily Outland
- $10 gift cert. from Talarico's Sandwich Shop winner - Laura Keppley
- $10 gift cert. from Bause's Superdrug winners - Danielle, Minner, Karley Moser, & Emily Outland
- 8 Piano Lessons from Veronica Smith winner - Kristin Sechrist
- Special Edition copy of Eclipse by Heather Meyer winner - Heather Gahler
- 3 volumes from the series Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants winner -Brittany Mulcahy
- $135 BoomChair (great for video-gamers) winner - Danielle Minner

The library and our Teen Readers thank all the contributors (many are local businesses) for these great prizes. Plans are to have this type of raffle drawing again for the 2009 Teen Summer Reading Program.

And the (Adult) Winners Are...

Summer is over and so are all the varieties of Summer Reading Programs here in Boyertown... and we have many winners to announce.

Our Adult Summer Reading Grand Prize Winner was Janice Berman. One of her entries was pulled out of the 546 entries submitted by 89 adults. Her prize? A brand new MP3 player. Now Janice can download audio books from our website and listen on her new player!

Our weekly winners in the adult category were: Sharon MacMinn; Pat Folk; Wendy Barton; Justine Schumaker; Dawn Alderfer; Frank DeMers; Janice Berman; Melissa DeStefano; Lisa Rand; and Hilda Cooney. Each won some home-baked goodies, a coupon for a free Dunkin' Donut, a coupon for a free Rita's Ice, and a Hand-beaded Thong Bookmark.

This is the second year we have invited adults to join in our Summer Reading Program with incentive prizes to get or keep them reading. Plans are to continue the Adult version again in 2009.