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Monday, June 28, 2010

To Read or Not to Read?

A Soliloquy to Summer Reading
(apologies Bill)

Image retrieved June 28 from stantonssheetmusic.wordpress.com/2009/04/

To read, or not to read: is that the question?
Whether 'tis nobler for the child’s mind to suffer
and slide as though going backward,
Or to take books against a sea of troubles,
And by reading end the slide? To read: to dream;
They are the same. Then let us read!
The adventures and the thousand nature books,
The mysteries just waiting to be read;
'Tis a journey devoutly to be wish'd.
To read: perchance to dream: ay, there's the hope;
For in that reading what dreams may come…

Research and information on the importance of summer reading and the learning loss described as the "summer slide" can be found at the sites below:

http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/summer/research.htm
Summer Reading @ New York State Libraries is funded through the Federal Library Services and Technology Act with funds awarded to the NYS Libraries by the Federal Institute of Museums and Library Services.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Summer Reading Sign-Up Starts Today!!!

OF ALL AGES!!!

Today the first official day of Summer AND the first day that you can sign up for the Summer Reading Program @ Arcade Free Library!






Do you want to know more? Try these sites:

http://www.cslpreads.org/ - -The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) is a grassroots consortium ...

http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/summer/ - -Summer Reading at New York Libraries program

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/summerreading - - 2010 Barnes & Noble Summer Reading - Earn a FREE BOOK when you read 8 books.



"Make A Splash - READ" this summer!
"Make Waves @ Your Library"!
Summer Reading @ New York State Libraries is funded through the Federal Library Services and Technology Act, with funds awarded to the NYS Libraries by the Federal Institute of Museums and Library Services.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Monday's News

CORRECTION!!!!

This entry from our listing of Summer Activities: "Every Wednesday from 9:00 to 9:30 A.M.: "Rock and Read" for children ages 12 mos." should read: "Every Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:00 A.M.: "Rock and Read" for children ages 12 mos. - 4 years."


GOT BOOKS???

Our 'Friends of the Arcade Free Library' Annual Summer Book Sale is fast approaching...

......which means that we are accepting donations of your "certified", "previously owned" (a.k.a. "used") books for "reprocessing"...

......which means that you can finish up Spring cleaning and get those books* that need a new home into bags or boxes and drop them off @ 365 West Main Street anytime we are open!
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Mark your calendar!
Annual Summer Book Sale
Saturday, July 10th
9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

*Sorry. We cannot accept textbooks, encyclopedias, Reader's Digest Condensed books, or damaged items.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Long-Time No Write!!!

You are asking...what's happening this Summer at the Library?

Here is a quick list that will be added to as more events and activities are planned:

Tuesdays in July from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M.: "Make A Splash - READ!!!" Summer Reading Program for children entering Grades K - 3 in the Fall.

Every Wednesday from 9:00 to 9:30 A.M.: "Rock and Read" for children ages 12 mos.-

Thursdays in July from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M.: "Make Waves @ Your Library" Summer Reading Program for children entering Grades 4 - 6 in the Fall.

Every Friday from 9:30 - 10:15 A.M.: Pre-school Story Hour
(No progam on July 2, 9 or August 13)

Saturday, July 10: Friends of the Library Annual Summer Book Sale. Donations being accepted now! Please: no textbooks, encylopedias, magazines or Readers Digest Condensed Books.

Wednesday, July 21: Workshop with artist Michael Albert 10:00 A.M. 'til noon.

Saturday, July 24: Books-to-Movies Night for teens and tweens.
Come and see "Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief"!

Tuesday, July 27 and every fourth Tuesday from 7:00 to 7:45 P.M.: Writers' Group for all writers and wannabe-writers ages 10 to adult. Goal of group is to meet needs of members including but not limited to: reading/critiquing each others' work, exploring how to get one's writings published, dedicated quiet writing time, etc.

Saturday, August 21: Books-to-Movies Night for teens and tweens. Featured film "Twilight"!

Watch for Teen Advisory Group activities for teens and tweens.