Between the Pages: Winter 2012


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Find out what’s happening at the library this fall, including information about the library's 5-star rating, the Winter Reading Program for adults, writing contest, upcoming events and more.

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Between the Pages: Winter 2012

  1. 1. Between the PagesWinter 2012 westervillelibrary.orgLevy passes! 5-Star Library for secondNew funds will consecutive yearrestore budget Library Journal has once again recognized our library as a Star Library. This prestigious national recognition is awarded to libraries that are most heavily used. WeFollowing the narrow margin of voting results on November 8 for scored the highest possible rating: 5 Stars.the library’s 2-mill levy request, we held our breath as all votes werecertified and the official results were announced November 23, the Ratings areday before Thanksgiving. The final count locked in a “yes” for Issue 19 determined byand sealed a victory for which we all are thankful. the number of library visits,The new levy replaces the 0.8-mill levy wes items borrowed,passed in 2002 and renewed in 2007. t programThe funds provided by this levy i attendance and ervrepresent the first increase in local computer use per my illesupport in ten years. As a result, person. Scores are then compared with public librariesthe library will receive funds in the same budget range. libraryneeded to replenish a budgetseverely depleted by yearly cuts in Our score is second best in the country in the $5state funding. Ask for a million-$9.9 million range. Of the 7,513 public libraries sticker rated, only 85 libraries achieved 5-Star Library status, at any desk.Important projects can now begin: placing Westerville in the top 1%.hiring and training new staff to preparefor reopening on Sundays, restoring the budget for books andother materials, performing building maintenance, expandingprogramming and more. Board NewsDirector Don Barlow provides an overview of what’s in store asthe library gratefully moves forward. He shares his thoughts in John Robbins retires,“Directions” on page 2. Deanna McDaniel joins The Board of Trustees will welcome new trusteeInside Deanna McDaniel at the board meeting on January 24. Deanna begins her term following the retirement of longtime trustee John Robbins. John • Directions completed his 2005-2011 term in December, having Return of Sunday hours served earlier on the board from 1992 to 2001. • Tasty Prizes A school librarian for 30 years, Deanna has taught Winter reading program for adults in all levels of school libraries–elementary, middle, high school and academic. Since 1998 • Events for Adults and Kids she has directed the Genoa Middle School Columbus Crew visit, terrariums and more Media Center and teaches information literacy skills grades 6-8.
  2. 2. Directions Join us in 2012 Thank you for your support of the Notes from Library Director Don Barlow Friends in 2011. If you haven’t renewed your Friends Annual Membership yet, we invite you to useYour support has created a promising 2012 the form in this newsletter. You may convert to a Life Membership. For over 80 years, our mission has been to provide the best services possible to the citizens Make 2012 the year you get involved of the Westerville Public Library district. Your passage of the levy on November 8 allows us to with the Friends. We can never have continue that great tradition. We are extremely grateful to you and wish to extend our deepest too many volunteers for the shop, thanks for your support as we look forward to finding new and innovative ways to serve our and gently used book donations are community. always welcome. Now we are rolling up our sleeves and working to deliver on our promises to you. We are When you visit the Friends link on interviewing prospective staff in preparation for reopening on Sundays beginning March 4. Our the librarys website, you’ll want to Sunday hours will be 1-6pm, year round. You can also look forward to many more materials to copy the 20% discount coupon for gift choose from as we have restored our book budget and increased it by nearly 40%. items in the shop. As we enter the new year, we reflect on yet another busy year at the library. Once again, our Finally, we hope you mark your circulation surpassed 2 million items; more than 1.8 million visitors came to our website; we calendar for March 31, the next Sit served the library needs of 102,788 cardholders; over 35,000 people attended library programs; and Knit Day, and spend the day and our Library Link program delivered nearly 20,000 requested items to students at Westerville with other fiber and needle art schools. enthusiasts. Details can be found on the librarys website. Our library is once again rated one of America’s finest libraries, thanks to your support in 2011. We are humbled by our past success and are excited about our future. – Arlene Roeder, President Friends of the Library rry Out Ca Winter reading program serves up tasty tales Readers ages 18+ are being served good reads and great prizes during Carry Out a Good Book, this winters adult reading program. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Friends of the Library and local businesses, participants can win free meals, tasty desserts and books. Sign Its in the green bag a k up at the library or online through February 18 and start logging titles to G oo In conjunction with the recent passage d Boo enter the weekly and grand prize drawings. of the levy, our mission is to raise funds to help expand the opportunities our library offers.Writing contest winners will see their stories published Last year, the Foundation providedChildren and adults of every age are invited the newspaper and online. Adult and youth funds for fabric bags enabling Outreachto enter the 6th annual Celebrate the Arts finalists will be the honored readers at age- Services to transport books more easilyWriting Contest sponsored by the Arts Council targeted receptions April 14. to residents in nursing homes andof Westerville, the library and the Westerville senior citizen apartment complexes.News and Public Opinion. The contest deadline For contest guidelines, call the library atis March 6. 882-7277, ext. 2164 or visit the library’s Projects need our attention. You can website. help by contributing to our AnnualFirst place winners from five age categories Appeal online at see their writing and photo published in foundation or calling ext. 2140, library administration.
  3. 3. Local Local History HistoryHot Titles Center CenterBooks and Movies coming soon Westerville soldiers in World War II The time following the attack on Pearl Books Harbor was one of uncertainty for the people of Westerville as they prepared to send sons Believing the Lie by Elizabeth George (Jan.) off to war and worried about those already Inspector Thomas is surprised when called on to investigate an apparent acci- in service overseas. dental drowning. He soon learns the Fairclough clan has many secrets, lies and motives. In the Philippines, Need You Now by James Grippando (Jan.) Edwin Gorsuch, When Abe Cushman, the genius behind a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme, Westerville class of kills himself and takes his secrets to the grave, there are unexpected and deadly 1938, was stationed repercussions. at Nichols Field as a machine gunner. On House I Loved by Tatiana de Rosnay (Feb.) Sunday, December In Paris during the 1860’s, Emperor Napoleon III orders houses to be destroyed for the modern city. Rose flees to her basement, unwilling to give in to change, and 14, one week after Pearl Harbor, he was comes to terms with a 30-year-old secret. killed in action. Meanwhile, John Rowland, class of 1935, had arrived at nearby Clark Left for Dead by Judith A. Jance (Feb.) Field on November 20. Clark Field was A police academy classmate of Ali Reynolds appears to be an innocent victim of attacked at the same the Arizona border drug wars. After visiting him at the hospital, she and Sister time as Pearl Harbor. John Anseim confront the evils of the drug cartels. survived that attack, was Cinnamon Roll Murder by Joanne Fluke (Mar.) captured, endured the The bus bringing the Cinnamon Roll Six jazz band to the town festival overturns, Bataan Death March, and killing the bus driver. Intrigue heightens when a second band member dies from eventually ended up at a injuries and has a bogus name. labor camp in Manchuria as a POW. So Pretty It Hurts: A Bailey Weggins Mystery by Kate White (Mar.) True crime journalist Bailey Weggins welcomes the invitation to a music mogul’s Recently the Local house in upstate New York. Enjoy the action as her getaway turns into an Agatha History Center received a Christie whodunit. scrapbook of information and photographs (seen here) of John Rowland’s unit. Movies Moneyball (PG-13), Courageous (PG-13), Abduction (PG-13), Drive (R) (Jan.) – compiled by Beth Weinhardt Local History Coordinator – compiled by Belinda Mortensen, Collection Development Coordinator Did you know the library offers . . . eReader test drives? Money-saving power monitors? Debating which eReader is right for you? Solve the The library and City of Westerville have joined forces mystery by sampling some tablets and other handheld to help you gauge how efficient your appliances are. electronics at the Ask Here desk on the 2nd floor. Well Kill-A-Watt electricity usage monitors purchased by the show you how devices including the Nook, Kindle and City are available for check-out. Simply plug in your iPad work with our free, downloadable eBooks, eAudio- freezer or space heater and the large LCD will display books and movies. the power consumption.
  4. 4. Events for Adults Register online at or call ext. 5004 Resume Critiques Tea History and Preparation Mondays, Feb. 13 & 27, Mar. 12 & 26, Thursday, Feb. 23 7-8pm Apr. 9 & 23 Try a sample of tea and hear about the Sessions available between 4:30 & 6:30pmWormwood: history of the drink as Teavana’s Rob Sign up for a 15-minute, one-on-one Ryder talks about different types of teaHigh Crimes session to have your resume reviewed and how to prepare the perfect cup.and a Bunch of and evaluated by expert Bernard Noel. Meeting Room A.Misdemeanors Registration required.Wednesday, Jan. 251-2pm Introduction to eBay Ethics of Power Monday, Feb. 13 7-8:30pm Monday, Mar. 26 9:30am-12:30pmFormer Westerville resident andauthor Robert Van Kirk will share his What is power? Bradford College Find out how to buy and sell like anovel Wormwood, a comical murder professor John Puckett will discuss how pro as certified eBay trainer Katie Huxmystery tale set in the Ohio Valley. individuals come to power in business, demonstrates the ins and outs of theCopies of the book will be available government and relationships, and popular auction site. Meeting Room A.for purchase and signing during the how that power is used ethically and Registration required.visit. Meeting Rooms. unethically in the world today. Meeting Room B. Registration required. A Home of Their A Escape into Nature: Own Thursday, Mar. 29 Winter Birding 101 7-8pm Thursday, Feb. 16 7-8:30pm Hear about the 125- Learn birdwatching basics as a year history of the Ohio Soldiers and How to Download eBooks & Sharon Woods Metro Park naturalist Sailors Orphans Home as William eAudiobooks discusses binoculars, field guides, Chavanne talks about his childhood Mondays, Feb. 13 & Mar. 12 7-8pm and local species identification. in the Home and the people that Meeting Room A. lived there. Copies of the book by Ed Do you have an eReader, MP3 Registration required. player or a computer? Learn how to Lentz will be available. browse and download thousands Registration required. of free titles from the library in this introductory class. Meeting Room A. Registration required. Meet the Authors: eBook and eAudiobook Celebrating National Poetry Tutorial for Smartphones Month and Tablets Tuesday, Apr. 17 7-8:30pm Mondays, Feb. 27 & Mar. 19 Picnik Photo Editing Wednesday, Feb. 22 2-4pm Celebrate National Poetry Month as four 7-8:30pm published poets from the Westerville Learn to use your smartphone Perfect your pictures with Picnik, a free Poetry Group share their work. An open or tablet PC to access our online online photo editor, in this hands-on mic gathering and discussion will follow collection and download titles. class. Picnik offers a wide variety of the readings. Meeting Room B. Meeting Room A. Registration artistic effects, digital stickers and tools required. to touch up and improve your photos. Registration required. Find more events and programs on the calendar at
  5. 5. Events for YouthRegister online at or call ext. 5006 Bookworms Book Club Wednesdays, Feb. 8 & Mar. 14 Glider 4-4:45pm Fly-Off! Read, dance, chant and craft in this Tuesday, Feb. 28 4-5pm book club designed just for pre-readers. Ages 8-11 Parents take part in the fun! Ages 4-6. Join in the folding fun as we learn to Activity Center. Registration required. make paper gliders and then test our creations. How far can you make your glider fly? Activity Center. Columbus Crew Book Open Chess Club Reading & Soccer Demo Saturdays, Feb. 18 & Make a Drink Pouch Tuesday, Jan. 24 4-4:45pm Mar. 17 3-4pm Ages 6+ Change Purse Ages 6+ Saturday, Mar. 10 3-4pm A member of the Columbus Crew Attention, chess players Ages 8-11 will share books, demonstrate cool wanting competition! Keep your skills sharp with an hour- Dont throw that drink pouch away! soccer moves and talk about Major long session of free play. Basic chess Stop in for more up-cycling fun as League Soccer during this sporty knowledge required. Activity Center. we turn used drink pouches into cool storytime. Meeting Rooms. change purses. Registration required.Stories & Signs Storytubes Totally Terrific Film NightSaturday, Feb. 4, Mar. 3 Tuesday, Feb. 25 2-4pm Tuesdays, Mar. 20 & 27 7-8:30pm& Apr. 7 11-11:30am All ages All agesAll ages Bring your pillows and popcorn to Stop by to make a short two-minuteBreak out of the Saturday video using our cameras, computers, watch these family movies on the bigmorning cartoon routine with this puppets and props. Then, enter your screen. Activity Center.monthly storytime presented with video in the national Storytubes contest Mar. 20 Cars 2 (G)American Sign Language interpretation. at to win cool prizes. Mar. 27 Sleeping Beauty (G)Activity Center. Tail Waggin Tutors Saturdays, Feb. 25 & Mar. 17 12-1pm ARC! The Hunger Games Movie Ages 6+ Advance Release Party New reader? Just need practice? Friday, Mar. 23 4-5:30pm Readers Readers can sign up for ten minutes of Ages 12-18 Club read-aloud time with Burgh, a gentle Teen (ages 12-18) certified therapy dog. Activity Center. Before you hit the theater, join us Fridays, Feb. 10 & Mar. 9 4-5pm Registration required. as we explore Panem through food, ‘Tween (grades 4 & 5) fashion and fun. Which district will Thursdays, Feb. 16 & Mar. 15 you represent? Will you survive the 4-4:45pm Arena? Costumes are Register your encouraged, and Want to read books before they child for may the odds are published? Grab an advance storytimes! be ever in your copy of a book to take home, read favor! it, and tell us what you think at the Winter II Registration Activity Center. meeting! Registration required. opens Feb. 8 Spring Registration opens Mar. 20
  6. 6. 126 South State Street Westerville, OH 43081-2095Between the Pages Friends of the Westerville Public Library Vol. 23 No. 1 Membership ApplicationBetween the Pages is published quarterly and is available in the library Name __________________________________________________and sites throughout Westerville. For questions and comments about the Phone _________________________________________________newsletter, please call (614) 882-7277 ext. 2164. Address ________________________________________________Board of Trustees Library HoursMichael Fultz Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm City _______________________________ Zip _____________Kay Hedges Friday and Saturday 9am-6pmDeanna McDaniel Sunday (starting Mar. 4) 1-6pm Renewal New MemberKaren PetersenJoshua Platt TelephoneKaren Scholl (614) 882-7277 Individual 1 year $10 Individual Life $75Jack Shinnock Customer Services ext. 5001 Adult Services ext. 5004 Family 1 year $15 Family Life $100Don Barlow, Director Youth Services ext. 5006 Sustaining 1 year $25 Corporate 1 year $125 Media Services ext. 5008Board Meetings Donation $ ____________The Library Board of Trusteesmeets at 7pm on the fourth I would like to volunteer as a Friend:Tuesday of each month. Thepublic is welcome to attend. 126 South State Street Friends Shoppe Sorting/Shelving used books Westerville, OH 43081 You may leave your completed application and check payable to the Friends ofNewsletter Staff the Westerville Public Library at the Friends Shoppe or the circulation desk, orLinda Wilkins, Editor you may mail it to: Friends Shoppe, 126 S. State St., Westerville, OH 43081. Follow us Like usJesse Henning, Designer