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CALENDAR OF EVENTS




April 2017: National Library Week: April 9-15, 2017
Join us for National Library Week. A great time to celebrate all kinds of libraries. Find a good book and enjoy a cupcake, too.

Spring Mahjong Lessons
Wendy Dougherty has agreed to again give Mahjong lessons here at the library. She will be available on Fridays in April and May between 10:30-12:30. If you are interested, please call the library (609 486-6265). We need your name, phone number and email address so that Wendy can contact you. The lessons will be free for Schiavo Library members and $4 for non-members. Wendy says that beginners should figure on at least two 2-hour lessons to feel comfortable at open games.

Earth Day (April 22) and Recycling
Here at the Schiavo Library, we’re really great at recycling! We constantly recycle books. We’ve been taking in used book donations all winter and our next sale will start right before Memorial Day weekend – May 25 and probably last at least 3 weeks! Save the dates and get your recycled books here!



February 2017: Take Your Child to the Library Day – Feb. 4 -
There’s an official day for everything – so, don’t miss a chance to take a child to the library on February 4th or any day of the year. Libraries are very special places. Or if you’re looking for a great February book for your child or grandchild, check out the website: www.the-best-childrens-books.org They have comprehensive lists for every occasion. For Valentine’s Day I recommend Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli and The Day It Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond. We have them right here in the library.

Love Your Pet Day – Feb. 20
If you would like to read a novel or memoir about pets, stop in to the library and try one of these:



January 2017: National Hot Tea Month
January is the perfect choice for National Hot Tea Month. So, we’re celebrating with a little contest: Coffee versus Tea. What’s your preference? Come in and tell us what you like and you’ll have a chance to win a prize.



Food Collection Box
We are still collecting food for the local food banks. Please take a moment to go through your pantry and see what you can contribute. Thanks!

January 19th – Popcorn Day
Another fun fact: January 19th is Popcorn Day. We’ll be popping up some fresh popcorn that day – stop in and warm up.

Game Day
Like board games or card games? Let us know and we will set up a day of the week for games in the library. You don’t want to play alone – so, talk your friends into participating, too. Bring along a favorite game – Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Rummy, Poker, etc. We’ll provide a cozy and warm place this winter.


December 2016: Holiday Merchandise Sale
We are having a 50% off sale on our short sleeve t-shirts. Normally priced at $12; we are selling them for $6. We have children and adult sizes. Come in early for the best selection.

Friday Movie Matinees (1:00pm)
December 2: Family Thanksgiving
December 9: A Christmas Wish
December 16 : Last Holiday
December 23: Mixed Nuts

Free DVD Rental
For the month of December, we are offering a free DVD rental. And you may check it out for 2 weeks. Treat yourself to a good movie.

Holiday Hours
Our schedule for the holidays:
Open Dec. 23
Closed from Dec. 24 to January 2
Reopen January 3, 2017

November 2016: Vote Here: Nov. 8
This year voters in Strathmere will be using the library instead of the fire hall. Voting is here from 6 am to 8 pm. Regular library business will be conducted between 10-4pm.

Revised Check-out Periods
For the winter we will extend check-out periods for books (and audiobooks) to 30 days and for DVDs to 14 days. Don’t forget: you can always renew by phone or email.

Thanksgiving The library will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday and Friday. Melissa will be here on Saturday with normal hours.




October 2016: Mah Jongg
Mah Jongg continues here at the library, but days and hours vary. Everyone welcome; just call the library to get up-to-date information.


September 2016: Used Book Sale
Our seventh annual end of summer book sale is happening now! Don’t be discouraged by the road work going on in front of the library. We’re still OPEN! The sale goes until September 24th.

September: National Preparedness Month
The theme this year is “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.” Here at the shore we realize the importance of being prepared for emergencies. Whether it’s just moving deck furniture or making a plan for evacuation. It’s always good to PLAN ahead even when it turns out not to be necessary (like when a hurricane changes direction and drifts around in the ocean). So, make your plan today! For more information: www.ready.gov/september

September News
September is “Amnesty Month.” NO FINES are collected for overdue books!
September returns to normal off season hours – NO Thursday evening hours.
Mah Jongg continues here on Fridays around 12:00pm. Come in and join the players



August 2016: Children’s Activities
We still have a couple more weeks of our children’s activities for the summer; please join us for:
• Story Time – Tuesday 10:30 – 11:00am
• LEGO Club – Tuesday 11:00-11:30am
• Kid’s Crafts with Melissa – Wednesday 10:30-11:30am


End of Summer Used Book Sale
Save the dates: Sept. 1 – Sept. 24th. We have tons of books to sell. Stop in and find a bargain.

July 2016: Summer Programs for Kids 
Here’s our lineup:
• Story Time (ages 3-5) Tuesday 10:30-11:00am
• LEGO Club (ages 5-12) Tuesday 11:00-11:30am
• Kids’ Craft with Melissa (age 5-12) Wednesday 10:30-11:30am
• Summer Reading Program “Be A Smart Cookie” (all summer – sign up at the library)
• Kids’ Drawing Contest “At the Beach” (all summer - sign up at the library)


The Turtles are coming!!


 Special Family Events
• Wetlands “Terrapin Release” Program July 14 6:00pm (in the parking lot)
• Pirate Day July 20 – all day
• Family BINGO night July 28 6:00pm
• Team Scavenger Hunt August 4 7:00pm (sign up at the library)

Summer Adult Programs
• Adult Coloring Thursday 10:30-11:30am
• Art Exhibits by Jane Golas and Priscilla Bohlen June 24 – July 31

Raffle Drawing
We have a really cute “Family Fun Basket” this summer. Come in and see! Just $1.00 a ticket. Drawing on August 5. Good Luck!


June 2016: Used Book Sale
Our SEVENTH annual “Welcome Summer” Used Book Sale is still going strong. The sale continues until at least June 17th. Stop in; we have TONS of books left!

Lucky Seventh Anniversary
We are celebrating 7 great years here at the Schiavo Library! Stop in on June 30th – we will be open 10 – 8pm and celebrating with cupcakes and balloons.

Summer Programs & Events Preview
Our summer programs will begin on July 5th. The schedule is very similar to last year. Some new programs include: Adult Coloring on Thursday morning, Two Art Exhibits, a Family Art Project for our Anniversary and a Family Bingo Night. Brochures will be available in a few days & more details in the July newsletter.


May 2016: Used Book Sale
Our SEVENTH annual “Welcome Summer” Used Book Sale is scheduled for May 26 – June 17th. We have so many donated books, our closets are overflowing. It looks like a great sale.

Our hours are 10 - 4pm Tuesday – Saturday.
Everything very reasonably priced ($.25 to $1.00).
For more information, call the library: (609) 486-6265
Or email us: info@strathmerelibrary.org



April 2016: National Library Week: April 10-16, 2016
This year the theme is “Libraries Transform” and Gene Luen Yang will serve as Honorary Chair. He is an award-winning graphic novelist. This is the perfect time to celebrate libraries everywhere!


April Book Lovers Raffle
So, in honor of National Library Week, let’s celebrate with a raffle. Check out a book in April and you will be automatically entered. Prize: A Schiavo tote bag filled with goodies. Drawing will be held on May 6, 2016.

Art at the Library Update
Cecelia Quigley, Director of the Children’s Country Place School, brought in the students art work. We set the canvases out all over the library. When the parents came in with their children, they had to hunt for their own canvas. That way they got to see all of the library. It was a fun activity – we had 7 families visit and then Cecelia brought the whole class in on March 31st. The art work (based on Van Gogh’s Starry Night) will be here for a few more weeks. Stop in if you can; it’s definitely worth a peek!







Save the date
Our Seventh annual Memorial Day Used Book Sale is scheduled for May 26 – June 17th. Used books are filling up the library. Put the dates on your calendar!


March 2016: Art at the Library
The Schiavo Library will be the exclusive stop for a special traveling art show. The students at Childrens Country Place have created their own masterpieces in the Van Gogh style. Their canvases will be on display here between March 14 and March 31. Stop in and enjoy them!


January 2016: Winter Schedule:
Melissa will be covering the library this winter while I vacation in Florida. Her hours are usually 8:45 – 2:45pm. We will again close for the first two weeks in February: from Feb. 2 – Feb. 15. Reopening on Feb. 16. I’ll be back March 2. Any questions, please call (609) 486-6265 or email: info@strathmerelibrary.org

Food Collection Box:
We are still collecting food for the local food banks. Please take a moment to go through your pantry and see what you can contribute. Thanks!

Movie Matinees –
Thursday 1:00pm Our Movie Matinees will continue throughout the winter on Thursday afternoons. Brave the cold and join us for:
January 7: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
January 14: Still Alice
January 21: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
January 28: Becoming Jane
February 18: Evening
February 25: This Is Where I Leave You

Mah Jongg:
A group of ladies continue to meet here for Mah Jongg. The schedule varies, so please call the library for day and time. Also, Wendy Dougherty will be giving lessons – call for day and time.





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