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Library Livewire September and October 2010

East Bonner County Library District Newsletter Sandpoint Library 1407 Cedar Street Sandpoint, ID 83864 208-263-6930 Fax: 208-263-8320 Sandpoint Hours Summer (June, July & August) Mon. – Thurs. 10:00 am - 7:00 pm Fri. and Sat. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Winter (September through May) Mon. – Thurs. 10:00 am – 8:00 pm Fri. and Sat. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Clark Fork Library 601 Main (PO Box 219) Clark Fork, ID 83811 208-266-1321 Fax: 208-266-1663 Clark Fork Hours Monday through Thursday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Friday & Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Clark Fork Branch Remodel Plans The Trustees of the Library District have approved a plan to remodel the Clark Fork Library branch. The remodel will add approximately 700 square feet of new space to the current building and modify existing spaces to improve employee work areas and facilitate the expansion of library collections and services. In the floorplan shown below, only the yellow highlighted area is new space, the other areas are all modifications to existing space. The Library is working with Architects West, a firm from Couer d’Alene. The remodel is scheduled to be completed by November of this year. Improvements will include: • A community meeting room with double the capacity of the former meeting room • Remodeled and more efficient employee work space • Half of the existing garage will be converted to public space for the DVD and music CD collections • New area for the Children’s books • Addition of laptop computer stations for Wi-fi use • A covered carport for transferring materials between branches without the risk of water damage during wet weather • Room for adding new books to the collection & future growth

remodeled space for DVD’s & Music CD’s

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new space for expanding book collection

remodeled & larger staff work space

remodeled & larger meeting room

old mtg. room will become the new children’s area

September and October 2010


Banned Books Week & Visit with Author Chris Crutcher Banned Books Week is an annual event sponsored by the American Library Association, that celebrates the First Ammendment and the freedom to read. The event highlights the benefits of free and open access to information and draws attention to the harmful effects of cencorship, by encouraging people to read books that have been challenged or banned. Author Chris Crutcher of Spokane, knows what it is like to have his books threatened by censorship. Several of his books have been challenged in recent years. Chris Cruthcher will visit the Sandpoint Library for a “Read Out Loud” program at 6:00 pm on December 8th. Author, Chris Crutcher

Giant Bookworm Invades 4th of July Parade What are these librarians doing? Carrying a giant bookworm in Sandpoint’s 4th of July Parade. Paula Campbell made the paper mache head and several staff worked on the body of the bookworm. Bookworm photos were provided by Library Patron, Gil Beyer and Ann Nichols. As usual, the women are doing the heavy work, while Library Director Wayne Gunter walks along side of the bookworm.

FOL Events for September & October The Sandpoint Firends of the Library (FOL) have some interesting programs planned for their September and October meetings. On Thursday, September 2, at noon, the Friends will show a film produced by local cinematographer Erik Daarstad. The film to be shown is Sandpoint at the North End of the Long Bridge. This is a fun film to watch because you are sure to recognize people that you know. At the general meeting in October, the FOL members will host a program about the History of Kootenai, presented by Maggie Mjelde. The city of Kootenai recently celebrated their Centennial. The October 7th program will also be held at noon in the meeting rooms of the Sandpoint Branch. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy during the programs.


Calendar of Library Events Sunday

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6 Labor Day Library Closed

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7 Clark Fork branch to reopen in temporary space

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4 FOL Book Sale

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10 10:30 Book Babies 11:30 Tales for 2’s & 3’s

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18 8:15 am Comp. Class: Email 2:00 Herbal Pantry Staples

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8:15 am Comp. Class: Basics

10:30 Book Babies 11:30 Tales for 2’s & 3’s

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2 12:00 FOL Gen. Mtg. and flm: Sndpt at End of Long Bridge

Trustees Mtg. 5:15-7:15 pm

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23 Ordeal by Fire 6:30 PM

24 Banned Books Week begins

Computer Class: Google 1pm Writers League Book Launch

25 8:15 am Computer Class: M.S. Word

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Banned Books Week through Oct. 2 The Sandpoint Chapter of the Idaho Writers League will host an event at 1 pm on Sept. 11 @ the Sandpoint Library to launch the publication of their book: Celebrating the Art of Writing. Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1

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1 10:30 Book Babies 11:30 Tales for 2’s & 3’s

2 FOL Book Sale 10-2:00

7 12:00 FOL Gen. Mtg. with Kootenai history presentation

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Halloween 31

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Babies 11:30 Tales for 2’s & 3’s

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10:30 Book Babies 11:30 Tales for 2’s & 3’s

Trustees Mtg. 5:15-7:15 pm at Clark Fork

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10:30 Book Babies 11:30 Tales for 2’s & 3’s

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Energy Efficiency Kits for Check-Out The demand for electric energy is rising and so are the costs. How energy-efficient are your household appliances? Are you paying more than you need to for energy every month? Check out a “Kill A Watt” meter from the Library and discover how to take charge of your energy use. Just plug an appliance into the Kill A Watt meter and the LCD screen will display the power consumption by the kilowatt hour (KWH) which is the billing unit used by your local utility company. By monitoring your KWH useage for certain appliances and multiplying it by the utility’s rate, you can figure out how much that extra fridge in the basement is really costing you. Take it a step further and use the kit to monitor the quality of power you receive from the utility company by monitoring voltage (volt) line frequency (Hz) and power factor (VA). This knowledge could result in potentail savings on your utility bill.

ORDEAL BY FIRE George Sibley will show the documentary film Ordeal by Fire at the Sandpoint Library on Thursday, September 23 at 6:30 pm. The film documents the historic fire of 1910 that burned thousands of acres in north Idaho and parts of Montana. The program is free!

The Energy Kit Lending Program is a collaborative effort sponsored by the Idaho Commission for Libraries, Idaho Power, Avista and Rocky Mountain Power.

Kenneth & Margaret Gilmore Endowment Fund The Library has always been an important place for members of the Kenneth and Margaret Gilmore family. Kenneth Gilmore passed away on April 27, 2010 in Sandpoint at the age of 81. Kenneth was born in Great Falls, Montana and spent most of his professional life serving in the U.S. Navy. He retired from the Navy in 1970 as a Lieutenant Commander. He met his wife Margaret (or Berniece as she prefers to be called) on the beach in Waikiki, Hawaii and they were married in Honolulu in 1951. Kenneth and Berniece raised five children - two sons and three daughters. When their daughter, Karen Gilmore Peterson, passed away in 1993, the family established the Karen Gilmore Peterson Endowment at the Library District to honor her memory. This endowment is dedicated to supporting library materials, resources and programs for children.

Kenneth Gilmore

Members of the Gilmore family have requested that anyone wishing to honor the memory of Kenneth Gilmore should make a memorial donation to the Kenneth and Margaret Gilmore Family Endowment of the East Bonner County Library District. The Library District wishes to thank the employees of Climax Portable Machine Tools and members of the Sandpoint community who made donations to the Margaret and Kenneth Gilmore Endowment Fund after Kenneth passed away. This endowment fund supports the purchase of new library materials and resources for the Sandpoint Library collection. Donations made to the Library District are usually tax deductible when itemizing on Federal tax forms and qualify for a tax credit with Idaho State, under section 63-3029A of the Idaho code.

Herbal Pantry Staples & Fall Comfort Foods with Doreen Shababy Local author Doreen Shababy will host a program that will include information about drying herbs for fall, a demo on how to make herbal butter and recipies from The Wild and Weedy Apothecary. The program will take place at the Sandpoint Library on Saturday, September 18 at 2:00 pm.


September/October 2010 Library Livewire