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.