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FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY                                                           JUNE 2009

Progress is visible inside, outside new library
Summer readers will explore the arts
                                            The 2009 summer reading program          ...
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Bookmark: Summer 2009


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The Summer 2009 edition of The Bookmark; a publication by The Friends of the Library.

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Bookmark: Summer 2009

  1. 1. FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY JUNE 2009 THE BOOKMARK Boyle County Public Library • 127/150 Bypass, Danville, Kentucky • 859/236-8466 • Exhibit offers cultural view of fences Rock-wall builder, speakers augment Smithsonian show Do good fences make good neighbors, as Robert Frost said? If so, why? This and other aspects of the cul- tural history of fence and land use will be explored by the Boyle County Public Library in cooperation with the Kentucky Humanities Council. “Between Fences,” a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition, will be on view at the library from June 13 This 1939 photo of a boy climbing a worm fence is included in “Between Fences,” a through July 26. Smithsonian exhibit on view at the Boyle County Public Library June 13-July 26. Whether made of split rails, decora- tive white pickets, or tall chain link, a Canada and Mexico. “Between Fences” is part of fence conveys information about the The library has arranged a series Museum on Main Street, a unique col- people who built it, how they view of local programs, including a dem- laboration between the Smithsonian and use their property, and the nature onstration of rock-wall construction, Institution Traveling Exhibition Ser- of their relations with neighbors. discussions of walls and fences in this vice, state humanities councils, and “Between Fences” explores the area, and production of a play entitled local host institutions. implications of fences in colonial “A Fence for Martin Maher.” To learn more, visit www.museu- America, around gated communities, A schedule of these programs and and www.boyle- and at this country’s borders with speakers can be found on Page 3. Have fun; be a guide Major progress is evident at new library You can be part of the “Between By KARL BENSON Fences” exhibit and have fun, too. Director, Boyle County Public Library An entertaining two-hour seminar Gleaming copper and polished ter- is set June 16 for people who want to razzo signal a new library coming to learn more about the exhibit and are life as building construction advances willing to be a docent for visitors. You to completion. will learn a lot about the exhibits. The bright copper dome of the The Kentucky Humanities Council entrance rotunda will soon start to is providing this training session for mellow into rich patina, while the those willing to help library patrons muted terrazzo colors forming the as they view the exhibit. compass rose inside will bask in the You must be available sometime natural light filling the rotunda, wel- during the Smithsonian’s traveling coming all who enter. exhibition — June 13 through July 26 Other signs of major progress — not the entire period. toward completion are walls springing Director Karl Benson checks a globe Contact the library if you would See PROGRESS, Page 2 that will hang in the children’s area. like to help.
  2. 2. Progress is visible inside, outside new library Continued from Page 1 to life in restful tones of color and light fixtures emerging in constellations. Sidewalks and parking areas are almost complete. Landscaping work will be done after summer’s withering heat. Carpeting, tile and other floor coverings are slated for installation in mid-June. Late July is the tentative delivery date for new furnishings. The Library’s books, materials and existing fur- nishings will be moved in mid- to late August. If all goes well, the new library will reopen to the public by mid-September, and grand opening ceremonies will be a few weeks later. As 1,001 details are coming together, it is an exciting time to see long-held dreams assume final form. Watch these final weeks of construc- tion and anticipate word soon of the Library’s move and reopening in late summer. Help us find the right words As part of the new library’s design themes of “expanding horizons” and “a world-wide out- look,” an expansive glass wall will be inscribed with phrases in 60 languages, welcoming all people and encouraging all to READ! If you are conversant in a language besides English, we would appreciate your help in translating any of the expressions listed below. Some of these translated phrases and words will be used for the glass wall. • Read! • Let’s read! • I love books. • I love to read. • I love the Library. • Welcome to the Library. The unfinished inside of the new library’s entrance already looks inviting, • Reading opens new worlds. with its compass rose with muted terrazzo colors that will be enhanced by Please print your translations clearly and ample natural light from the large windows and entranceway arch. Above turn them in at our circulation desk. Be sure to the compass will hang the 300-globe glass sculpture by Stephen Powell. include your name and contact information. Items are needed for new library building • a lighted flagpole We want the renovated building to be a one-of-a-kind • a small credenza or hunt board public library. Many unique features are being incorpo- • several American Girl dolls rated, and some surprises are being planned. • a painted mural of Boyle Countians of historical note Gifts providing such “extras” as listed here will insure a • models of a space station, space shuttle and the Hub- truly stellar facility, demonstrating our community’s com- ble telescope mitment to striving for excellence in every way. • a wall-sized photo montage of local railroading his- Among items the library is seeking donors to provide are: tory • specialized Teen area furnishings • a collection of digital e-books in self-contained mini- • oriental rugs packs Page 2 THE BOOKMARK, June 2009
  3. 3. Summer readers will explore the arts The 2009 summer reading program children: Ronald McDonald on June will explore the arts — painting, music, 8; Shakespeare Alive! Midsummer drama, dance, poetry, and more. The Night’s Dream on June 17; Magician summer programs will begin on June 8 Doug Doolin on June 24, and Rainbow and continue through July 16. Puppets on June 30. Story times are 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays These events will be held at the for toddlers; 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and West T. Hill Community Theatre on 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays for preschool- Larrimore Lane, near Broadway and ers; 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays for K Third Street. through first grade; and 10:30 a.m. All events are at 10:30 a.m. and are Thursdays for second grade and older. free, but you must pick up tickets from The theme — “Be Creative @ Your the library. Library” — will feature visual arts, performing arts, games, art activities, We still need quotes ‘Forever Free’ scholar and much more to help participants We need more quotes for possible use Centre College Prof. Daniel Stroup, the maintain skills during school vacation. in the renovated library. Humanities Scholar for the “Forever Best of all, there will be plenty of These quotes must relate to books or Free” exhibit, discussed the moral and voluntary reading and fun, fun, fun!!! reading. constitutional dilemmas of Abraham Stop by the Library’s temporary Please send us your favorite quote, Lincoln. The exhibit drew 1,000 to the location, 1857 S. Danville By-Pass, to its author, and where it can be found, library from Nov. 28 through Jan. 23. sign up and pick up a schedule. for verification. “Be Creative @ Your Library” Include your name and tell us how offers a series of special events for all to contact you.. Lectures set on anniversary of Dr. McDowell’s surgery On Christmas Day 1809, Dr. Ephraim Local artisans featured in programs McDowell performed the world’s first Special events featuring area artists Pleasant Hill.” successful abdominal surgery here and crafts experts will be offered by July 2 — Joni House: “Rock and in Danville. The Ephraim McDowell the library in June and July. These Rail Fences of Perryville Battlefield.” House Museum will celebrate this programs will add local information July 9 — Tom Kimmerer: “Liv- landmark event with the McDowell/ related to the “Between Fences” exhibit ing Fences: Osage Orange and Black Crawford Bicentennial Lecture Series June 13 through July 26 at the library. Locust Trees in Kentucky.” at the Boyle County Public Library. With one exception, all of the pro- July 11 (all-day event) — Chris The lecture, speakers and dates are: grams will begin at 6:30 p.m.; The July Harp and Dry Stone Conservancy July 13: Dr. Glen Taul, “Dr. McDow- 11 rock-wall construction is a full-day Rock: Rock fence building demonstra- ell in Scotland.” demonstration. Program dates and tion. Oct. 15: Dr. Taylor Sanders, “The content are: July 16 — Carolyn Crabtree: “Lime- McDowells of Rockbridge County.” June 1 — A Reception with Artist stone Fences and Structures in Boyle Nov. 16: Carolyn Crabtree (program David Farmer. County: History and Preservation.” TBA). June 25 — Susan Hughes and July 23 — George McGee and Cast: For more information, visit www. David Larsen: “Are There Fences in “A Fence for Martin Maher,” a one-act Heaven? Fences at Shaker Village of play performed outdoors. Heather Henson receives Christopher Award Heather Henson was honored last month The Christophers were established in in New York with the Christopher Award 1949 to salute media that “affirm the high- for her children’s book. “That Book est values of the human spirit.” Other Woman,.” honorees this year included the recent Henson is the newest member of the Oscar winner for best picture, Slum- Boyle County Public Library Board of dog Millionaire, and the HBO film John Trustees. Adams. Her book is about a pack-horse librar- Henson said a big thrill for her was ian in the Appalachian Mountains. Pack- being honored along with “Sesame Heather Henson, right, with Oscar horse librarians were part of President Street,” which received a special award the Grouch and Carrol Spinney (Big Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1930s Works for its contributions to children’s broad- Bird) of “Sesame Street,” which Progress Administration. casting. also received a Christopher award. THE BOOKMARK, June 2009 Page 3
  4. 4. PLEASE BE OUR FRIEND! Membership dues are for the calendar year: Jan. 1-Dec. 31 Yes! x I want to join Friends of the Library — or renew my current x membership — in the following category:  Individual - $10  Family - $25  Contributing - $50+  Sustaining - $100+  Patron - $500+  Benefactor - $1,000+ Ways I would like to help as a Friend of the Library:  volunteer time  committee work on small projects  special skills or talents (art, typing, calligraphy, etc.) — please list:  Other (please explain): My name Phone ( ) e-mail Address Get a new library card Pick up your new library card at the circulation desk (see image above). Make checks payable to Friends of the Library. Dues and gifts are tax deductible. These cards will be compatible with the new computer system in our Boyle County Public Library, 307 West Broadway, Danville, KY 40422 renovated buliding. Check personal information, too — we want to move in with an up-to-date user list.  Friends of the Library Non-Profit Organization Boyle County Public Library 307 West Broadway Danville, KY 40422 PAID Danville, KY 40422 Permit No. 152 Boyle County Public Library 859/236-8466