July/August/September 2007 Volume 4, Issue 1 @ your library® 2007-08 Friends of the Library dues are now due. If you haven’t already paid your membership dues, please remember that dues are for the calendar year July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008 and the membership form is on page four. Thank you for your much needed support. Inside this issue: What’s New Around the Library 2 Children’s Reading Fun 2 Teen Advisory Board 3 Friends Year in Review 3 Membership Form 4 Upcoming Events 4 From the Library Director by Earlene H. Arnett For the library, July is the beginning of a new year. This year as I gathered statistics I decided to look back at our first year in our current facility and compare it to the 06-07 fiscal year. The number of citizens entering our doors since July 2001 has increased by 26%. Last year over one hundred and eighty five thousand people visited your public library. While the book collection of 91,626 reflects a 20% growth, total book check outs have increased by 17%. This seems low as our traffic increased by 26%. If we ask ourselves why do people visit their public library we find that libraries are no longer just about books. People visit their library to use the Internet (174% increase) and to attend programs. The library has increased the number of programs provided both in house and through outreach by 67%. Seven hundred fiftyone programs were conducted last year with over fifteen thousand people attending. As I think about the 06-07 library year, I am proud of how our staff and board have worked hard to continue to provide first class library service. During this time the library was the proud recipient of two Prime Time Family Reading Time grants. With community support, Prime Time Family Reading Time brought non-library user families together at the library to learn and practice the art of reading as a family. We hope to bring this program to Scott County again in 2008. Board of Directors Theo Leverenz, President Shirley Ison, Vice-President Shirley Smith, Secretary June Camp, Treasurer New services added in 06-07 were wireless Internet service and downloadable audios. Currently our study tables are wired for laptop electrical service and the entire building is wireless. Downloadable audios are now offered through your library. If you enjoy listening to books visit the library website at www.scottpublib.org for all the information you need to get started. You will be able to download a book from the convenience of your home. As you can tell, your public library has been growing right along with our entire community. This growth has allowed us to bring new additions for our 07-08 fiscal year. Watch our new parking lot take shape and look for some new faces among our staff. New Faces in Familiar Places The library team welcomed five new staff members this summer and we would like to introduce them to you. Please drop in and introduce yourself as a Friend of the library. Vickie Moore, Past President Billie Green Allen Mills Filly Tierney Terri Carpenter Judy Faris Marcia Sayre Joanne Shelton Adam Todd Page 2 What’s New Around the Library From the desk of Patti Burnside, Adult Services Librarian. Five hundred and five adults participated in the adult summer reading program. Congratulations to the ten participants who each won a $20 Chamber Certificheck for reading. New adults titles… Fiction The Back Nine by Billy Mott. Looking for the anonymity and order that can only come on the quiet grounds of a golf course, Charlie McCleod returns to San Francisco and the game that defined him years ago. In this poignant redemption tale, Mott has created a story that transcends the game of golf. The Department of Lost & Found by Allison Winn Scotch. A fabulous debut novel, Scotch has written a story of hope and resolve, of a woman's digging deeper than she ever thought possible, and--ultimately--of making her own luck even when she's been dealt an uneven hand. Indian Bride by Karin Fossum. In this novel by one of Europe's most successful crime writers, Inspector Konrad Sejer understand that good people can commit atrocious deeds, and that no one is altogether as innocent as he or she may appear. Justice Denied by J.A. Jance. The killing of an ex-con seems straightforward enough, but when Seattle investigator J.P. Beaumont starts digging, the case becomes deeply complicated in this twisting tale of corruption, conspiracy, and murder. River Wife by Jonis Agee. This stunning novel tells the story of Jacques Ducharme, a frontier river pirate, and the five women whose lives he touches. Nonfiction Anchored in Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash by John Carter Cash. This is an inside look into the life of June Carter Cash, through the eyes of her only child with Johnny Cash. With skillful prose, John Carter Cash reveals new information about the legendary woman through his tender memories and heartwarming stories. From Baghdad, With Love: a Marine, the War, and a Dog Named Lava by Jay Kopelman. This war memoir relates how one scruffy puppy sneaked his way into the hearts of hardened Marines The Green Book: the Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time by Elizabeth Rogers and Thomas M. Kostigen. This valuable guide offers hundreds of simple, actionable steps readers can take to help save the Earth Kitchen table wisdom: stories that heal by Rachel Naomi Remen. In this collection of deeply moving, true stories, Remen reminds readers that the things that ultimately enrich life are the things that cannot be measured. Her unique perspective on healing is rooted in her background as a physician, a teacher of medicine, and a long-term survivor of chronic illness. Lives of the Planets: a Natural History of the Solar System by Richard Corfield. This is a grand overview of the dynamic and endlessly fascinating field of astronomy. Children’s Summer Reading Fun Snapshots from a terrific summer of reading fun! “Reading Fun” stories about the Underwater World. Final “Reading Fun” program included bubbles, bubbles, and more bubbles! “Fun Friday” performance by the Frisch Marionettes for children of all ages. One thousand five hundred and five of Scott County’s children participated in the Get a Clue @ your library 2007 Summer Reading Club. Page 3 T.A.B. (Teen Advisory Board) Teen summer reading programs planned by teens for teens... es Cl u Fun Fr i e es Gam nds st i Inve o gati t er y M ys n R ks Snac r ar y Lib teers es un P ri z V ol Pl ol e a y in g Two hundred and ninety-four Scott County teens participated in the YOU NEVER KNOW @YOUR LIBRARY - TEEN SUMMER READING PROGRAM. Friends Year in Review CELEBRATE WITH BOOKS GED Graduation Project Georgetown Readiness Georgetown Hospital: 10 waiting rooms LITERACY SUPPORT Imagination Library $1,000 CULTURAL OPPORTUNITIES Lexington Children’s Theatre Fly High with Books : a reading program in partnership with Cardome FUND RAISING Book Sales raised approximately $4,000 Miscellaneous Sales: Bags, maps, $500 Silent Auction raised over $1,300 LIBRARY SUPPORT Summer Reading Programming: Fun Fridays Page 4 Be A Friend Membership dues for the calendar year July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008 Friends of the Scott County Public Library Membership Form Name______________________________________________________________________________ Address____________________________________________________________________________ Telephone_________________________ Email Address_________________________________ Type of membership: Individual ($5.00)___________ Family ($10.00) __________ Patron ($20.00) __________ Corporate ($25.00) __________ Other (Donation) __________ If there is a project or projects for which you would like to volunteer, please circle one or more. Book Sales Children’s Tea Serve on Board Kite Festival Silent Auction Membership Upcoming Events @ your library 104 South Bradford Lane Georgetown, Kentucky 40324 Phone: 502-863-3566 Fax: 502-863-9621 ® Sit - Stay - Read 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. 1st & 3rd Saturdays in September, October, and November Genealogy Workshop 8 week workshop on Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. www.scottpublib.org beginning on September 6th Pig Skull Father and Son Book Club September 16th 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. The Muses Celtic Music with Zing September 25th 7:00 p.m. at Cardome Adult Book Discussion Group October 6th 10:30 a.m. The White by Deborah Larsen will be discussed. “Old Dry Frye” by Paul Brett Johnson A Lexington Children’s Theatre presentation sponsored by the Friends, November 17th at Cardome.
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