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Summer 2014 Friends Board of Directors: Larry Hoefler, President Gretchen Roberts, Vice Pres. Sandra Abbott, Secretary Mike Kimber, Treasurer Lynn Berman Rosanne David Nancy Ebersole Jean Eschner Sharon Falso Shelly Field Karen Fruehan Karen Hicks Pavlina Ivanova Mary Kelly Judith Lucht Ray O’Connell Helen Rezak Sharon Royce Sibyl Smith Faith Van Voolen V. Ann Wright

Editor: Brian Abbott DeWitt Community Library Hours

Monday - Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm Friday - Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The DeWitt Community Library is located in Shoppingtown Mall. (Entrance #3) 3649 Erie Blvd East DeWitt, NY 13214 (315) 446-3578

Friends Sponsor DCL Children’s Programs DCL Friends proudly sponsor Summer Reading events for children of all ages. The Friends of the DCL show their continued support of the Summer Reading Program by sponsoring educational and entertaining events at the library. This year’s summer reading theme “Fizz, Boom, Read” focuses on the wonders of science. Kids will learn about surface tension from Doug the Bubble Man, reptiles from Dan the Snakeman, and observe experiments that go fizz, boom, pop at the Soda Bottle Science Show. Other entertainment includes Puppets with Pizzazz, Drawing Stories from Around the World, Music with Donna B, and Morland the Magician. Show times vary so consult the DCL summer program guide for details. New Summer Program Kicks Off at Jamesville Beach Friends of the DCL will be sponsoring a new program to be held at Jamesville Beach. The Library will be offering crafts to beachgoers at Jamesville Beach Park. Jennifer Burke, Children’s Librarian and Kelly Sickler, Paralibrarian for Children’s Services will be hosting four fun sessions for ages 5 – 10. Activities include making a Muppet (Beaker), creating sand art, and making your own kaleidoscope. (See inside on page 2 for a list of sponsored programs.)

Annual Tea Recap On May 17, the Friends of the DCL held its 12th Annual Tea, hosting Sean Kirst, Post-Standard columnist, as our guest speaker. Over the past years the Friends has set a tradition of presenting programs which entertain, or teach, or encourage us to recollect our lives in Central New York. Sean filled that large order by combining all these in an hour presentation that recounted favorite articles and stories from his columns; while answering his question, “Why—more than ever-reading matters!”

Sean. Some even supplied him with stories and recollections from their own lives which are worthy of retelling and cherishing. The Tea is the major annual fundraiser for the Friends. There is no admission to the event but rather we depend on the good will offering of our guests and sponsors.

This year we had record attendance and raised record proceeds to help us fulfill our commitment to the programs of the DCL. Thank you, Sean, for your participation in the Friends’ Tea. Truly, readAfter Sean’s presentation the audience ing, more than ever…matters. was invited to a tea reception prepared by members of the Friends. Guests had See pictures from the event inside this the opportunity to meet and speak to issue.

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FRIENDS NEWSLETTER Guest Entertainers Sponsored by the Friends of the DCL Dan the Snakeman Monday, July 7 @ 6:30pm Dan the Snakeman brings his educational show to the Library! Learn about snakes and reptiles and their importance to the environment. Ask questions and interact with the critters. For all ages!

Music with Donna B Friday, August 1 @ 2:00pm Join Donna Butterfield for this interactive music and movement show. Enjoy stories with Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses, and sing and dance, play instruments, and more!

Soda Bottle Science Show Thursday, August 7 @ 6:30pm

Bubblemania Wednesday, July 9 @ 6:30pm Bring the whole family, and join us for a fun evening with Doug the Bubble Man. Be amazed by bubbles, tricks, and silly stories.

Puppets with Pizzazz Thursday, July 24 @ 6:30pm Puppeteer Nancy Sander presents the classic story, “The Pied Piper of Hamelin.” Bring the whole family and be prepared to giggle!

Drawing Stories from Around the World Monday, July 28 @ 6:30pm Learn how to draw and tell stories from all over the world with Storyteller Robin Bady. Recommended for Pre-K and up!

Award-winning author and scientist Steve “The Dirtmeister” Tomecek presents science experiments that go fizz, boom and pop! These safe and fun experiments will entertain your kids. Recommended for Grades K and up!

Moreland the Magician Thursday, August 14 @ 6:30pm “Professor Dave”, aka Moreland, is looking to make the discovery of a lifetime. Join him as he fumbles his way through several experiments that blend magic, puppetry, mystery, and audience participation. Recommended for Grades Pre-K and up!

New Volunteer Opportunity: the LOOC Adopt-a-Shelf Program Would you like to be a DeWitt Community Library volunteer? Do you have a favorite section in the Library? If so, the LOOC Adopt-a-Shelf Program may work for you.

tion and that the overall section is neat and clean. Volunteers may earn one Book Sale Buck for each month of service and have their names displayed in their sections.

Volunteers “adopt” one section of the Library and are responsible for keeping that section organized. Volunteers will make sure each item is shelved in the correct location and correct order and is owned by the DeWitt Community Library. Volunteers will also check that each item in their section is in good condi-

If you’re interested in volunteering and would like more information about the LOOC Adopt-a-Shelf Program, please stop by the Library and pick up a pamphlet or contact Library Assistant Lauri Fortino at or call 446-3578.

A look at the 2014 Annual Friends Tea

Sean relates the importance of reading. Later, attendees enjoy refreshments and meet Friends.

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Spring 2014

The DCL’s new online book club, The Cozy Chair begins this June. Much like a traditional face-to-face book club, The Cozy Chair discussions will offer more opportunities for everyone to share and chat about our favorite books. Currently, there are four groups planned for the initial launch, including Armchair Sleuths for mystery lovers, and Armchair Explorers for popular science readers.

Official book titles for each group are listed in the 2014 Summer Program Guide and online at: Books for the cozy chair discussions are available at the Library. Ask our staff for assistance. We hope to see you online, commenting, mingling, and sharing your reading experiences with fellow booklovers.

Celebrate an Anniversary, Birthday or Graduation with a Friends Tribute Card Celebrate a special event or show appreciation for a special person. Your unique and personalized gift will help support the DeWitt Community Library and the Friends of the DeWitt Community Library. Your donation can be specified to purchase adult, teen, or children’s books in the subject area of interest to the person that you wish to honor. Tribute cards are burgundy ink on ivory card stock (see photo at right); inside there is room for personalization. Each tribute card is a minimum donation of $5.00. A donation of $25.00 buys a tribute card and a book plate in honor of the recipient will be placed in a new library book. You can specify the general subject and library staff will select new materials based on library need.

Mail or bring the portion below to: DeWitt Community Library , 3649 Erie Blvd. East, DeWitt, NY 13214 or call us at (315) 446 - 3578. DONOR:

Send Individual Tribute to:

NAME :____________________________________ NAME:_______________________________ ADDRESS:_________________________________ ADDRESS:____________________________ ___________________________________________ ______________________________________ IN HONOR OF: _____________________________ OCCASION:___________________________ Special Message, if any:________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ Please circle your choice to send card to: (1) honoree or (2) donor. A check for $ __________ is enclosed. Please make checks payable to: Friends of the DeWitt Community Library.

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FRIENDS NEWSLETTER Help Support the DCL Make Your Friends, Our Friends Are you a Friend of the DeWitt Community Library? You know the value of our community library. Your membership shows support of this valuable asset. Share this newsletter—with its membership form at right—and invite your friends to join the DCL Friends. Memberships are valid for one year from the date you join or renew. Thank you to those who have joined or renewed their Friends membership. The Friends of the DCL began their mission in 2001 to help support, promote, and advocate for the DeWitt Community Library. Since then the organization has sponsored numerous programs, bought furnishings, and hosted events such as the Annual Tea fundraiser (see front page).

Membership Application Contributions are Tax-Deductible Today’s Date: ____________

Member’s Name ___________________________ Address _________________________ City ___________ State ___ Zip _______ Phone _________ E-mail ______________ Membership Level (Check one) □ □ □ □

Senior-60 or over Senior Family Individual Family

$5.00 $10.00 $10.00 $25.00

(includes two adults and all children 18/under)




Special thanks to our DCL Friends who support our Library as Business Members. Bakergirl Dessert Co., Inc. DeWitt, NY 13214 Contact by email: Rev. Helen C. Baylies, Syracuse, NY Dr. Kurt D’Amico, DDS, Dental Gallery 4933 Jamesville Road, Jamesville, NY 13078 Tile and Carpet Town, 3195 Erie Blvd East DeWitt, NY 13214 Owera Vineyards, 5276 East Lake Rd., Cazenovia, NY 13035 Onondaga Ski Club, Syracuse, NY Website: Anne B. Ruffer, Attorney, 101 S. Salina, Syracuse, NY 13201 Syracuse Sail & Power Squadron

My check includes an additional contribution to the Friends in the amount of $_________ If Gift Membership, this Gift is for the above person from Name _____________________ Address ____________________ Please make checks payable to “Friends of DeWitt Community Library.” Mail this form to: Friends of DeWitt Community Library ShoppingTown Mall 3649 Erie Blvd. East DeWitt, NY 13214

Friends of DCL Summer Newsletter 2014  

Friends of DCL Summer Newsletter 2014

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