Fall 2005 Archived Library Page
Student volunteers 10 years or older are invited to meet on the FIRST or LAST Saturday of the month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. to prepare craft projects for our weekly story time. If you would like to participate, fill out an application at the desk. Once you are signed up as a volunteer, you can attend any craft session without having to register. Just come on by - we'll always have a project for you to work on. So far six volunteers have registered.
The hours Kari and Sam Peterson, Phoebe Hall and Erika Cincotta's spent volunteering are a wonderful gift to the library and the Deer Park Community. With our volunteer craft coordinator, Sara, unavailable for the summer, our ability to offer a weekly craft project for story time hour was in serious trouble. With their help, these four students allowed us to continue as usual.
Upcoming story time themes are:
August 31 - Circus
September 7 - Big and Grey
September 14 - Rabbits
September 21 - Cats & Mice
Septmber 28 - Apples
October 5 - Pumpkins
October 12 - Spiders
October 19 - Autumn
October 26 - Bats
November 3 - School Bus
November 9 - Fruits and Vegetables
November 16 - Moose
November 23 - No story time
November 30 - Alphabet
December 7 - Christmas
December 14 - Christmas
December 21 - Christmas
December 28 - Birds
January 4 - Birthdays
January 11 - Dinosaurs
January 18 - Traveling
January 25 - Buildings
February 1 - Balloons
TNS is Coming
In early October, TNS (Telephone Notification System) will be implemented. Included with the software we use at the circulation desk, TNS will automatically dial a patron's phone number and leave a recorded message when interlibrary loan items are available for pick-up at the library or if there is an item overdue. The average number of holds for interlibrary loan delivery has increased 40% over the past three years at Deer Park PL. Implementing TNS will help us improve our efficiency by reducing our workload and allowing us to provide better customer service to patrons visiting the library. Any phone calls the TNS system did not successfully make are reviewed by staff the next day and another attempt is made to contact you.
Chess, checkers or backgammon
A game board for chess, checkers or backgammon is now available for use in the library. Anyone interested in starting an informal chess club to meet at the library?
A Quilted Toastie Mitten
Weekly Knitting Workshops
Knitting students who attended Marion Gust's classes this past fall and summer have asked for a weekly “Knitting Workshop” on Tuesdays from 6:00 to 7:45 p.m. Anyone needing help with a project you've already started or would like to begin are invited. There is a $5.00 charge per visit. If you are interested, visit or call the library to register for your first workshop. No need to register for any workshops after that – just bring your knitting.
A Quilted Toastie Mitten Class is starting on Thursday, October 6, from 6-8 p.m. in the library Community Room. The class, taught by Yvonne Cabella, is free. Students must have basic sewing experience. During the first class, students will purchase a pattern or a kit, review instructions and the list of additional supplies that might be needed to finish the mittens. At the second and third sessions on October 13th and 20th, students must bring a portable sewing machine and basic sewing equipment. The class is limited to 12 students. Call or stop by the library to register.
Showing off some of our new books are (left to right) Joey Lueck, and the Hartshorns: David, Elana, Autumn, Heidi, Shoshanna, and Ben.
Thanks to the Libri Foundation in Eugene Oregon, Niceli Engineering of Deer Park, and the Deer Park History Committee, we have over 60 new juvenile and young adult books.
The Libri Foundation was established in 1989 for the sole purpose of helping rural libraries acquire new, quality, hardcover children's books they could not otherwise afford to buy. If you would like to learn more about this foundation, you can visit their website at: www.librifoundation.org.
Pictured from left to right: Lily, Crystal, Gavin and Gus Voth with Shirley Perkins, Library Director.
With the assistance of a matching grant from the Pierce-St. Croix County Chapter 30917 Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Pastor Daniel Voth's family from St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Deer Park are enjoying new juvenile books recently purchased for the Deer Park Public Library. The grant was matched from funds raised at the Library's Pancake Breakfast held earlier this spring to purchase new Christian and juvenile materials.
Library activity at the Deer Park Library is on the rise. Thank you for your support! Total checkouts in 2004 were 9,218 -- 1,610 more items than 2003. Local checkouts are up by 1,585. Our preschool story time/craft hour continues to delight young readers every Wednesday morning starting at 10:15 a.m.
November 17, 2005