Shop at Nori's Village Market, 65 Main St., on Sunday, Aug. 14, and help your library! The second Sunday of the month is Donation Day at Nori's Village Market. Nori's will donate 10 percent of proceeds from Sunday to the Saranac Lake Free Library.
Summer Reading Program
SUMMER READING PROGRAM LEADERS AND ASSISTANTS?— Back row from left, Melinda Walton, Linda Beairsto, Molly Orman, Sean Orman, Peggy Orman, Kate Hensley. Front row from left, Rebecca Buerkett, Autumn Buerkett, Ayla Buerkett, Stevie Phelabaum, and Katie Marcinko.
(Photo — Pat Wiley)
Our very successful Mary MacIntyre Summer Reading Program with its theme, "One World, Many Stories @ Your Library," had around 75 children participate, running July 13, 20 and 27. Preschoolers through fourth-graders enjoyed stories, craft projects, activities, special guests and, on the final day, an ice cream social.
Thank you to the dedicated leaders who did such careful planning for the lively series. Rebecca Buerkett and Linda Beairsto led the third- and fourth-grade group. Katie Marcinko and Heidi Pedersen were in charge of the first- and second-graders while Melinda Walton and Kate Hensley led the preschoolers. Assistants were Molly and Sean Orman, Autumn and Ayla Buerkett, and Stevie Phelabaum. Joy Harvey was in charge of the ice cream social.
We greatly appreciate special programs presented by Johnna MacDougall and the Soma Beats, Amber McKearnan and Michelle Hannon. Thank you to Grand Union for donating juice and crackers and to Stewart's Shops for make-your-own sundae supplies.
Tuesday Evening Story Hour
Tuesday evening story hour will be held the third Tuesday of the month on Aug. 16, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Elinor B. Preis Children's Room with presenters Barbe Skiff and Terrie Perkins. Other story hour programs will resume in the fall.
The Saranac Lake Free Library fielded two teams, "The Wright Guys" and "The Bookeaters," at the sixth annual Take A Bite Out of Books Trivia Challenge held at the Champlain Centre Mall on Saturday, July 16. This "Jeopardy"-style competition pits teams from libraries located throughout the Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System and features questions on six books that all the teams have read.
Peggy Orman, youth programming coordinator, served as coach for both teams with assistance from junior coach Amelia McDonnell.
"Both teams performed really well and had a lot of fun," says Orman. "They were fast on the buzzers and quick with their answers. The Wright Guys progressed to the quarterfinals, while the Bookeaters made it to the final match, ending in second place. I'm really proud of all of them!"
Come to the Fair
Thank you to all the outstanding volunteers who donated so much time and energy to this popular annual event. A fuller report will be available for the September Notes.
Have you seen?
Works by Saundra Villafane-Laramee will be on exhibit in the Cantwell Community Room from Aug. 16 to Sept. 9. Meet the Artist at the Third Thursday Art Walk, 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 18.
Melinda Walton is displaying "Dolls from Around the World" in the Esther T. Mirick Memorial Case in the Children's Room.
Adirondack Research Room news
"Axton Landing" (Holtzman), "Crafting a Personal Family History: A Guide Plus a Case Study: Three Generations of the Hinds Family in New York's Adirondack Mountains (Hinds) and "Canaras 2011: SLHS Life" have recently been added to the collection.
Many patrons have commented on the attractive and comfortable furniture recently added to the upstairs Reading Room. A Library Board committee selected the seven tables (with four chairs each) and two couches. The furniture is American-made and was purchased locally with donations to the library. The old tables and chairs dated back to the '60s and were in very bad condition.
The library will be closed Saturday to Monday, Sept. 3 to 5, for Labor Day weekend. Winter hours will then resume with the library open from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. On Tuesday and Thursday, hours are 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.
The SLFL has added to its collection a number of nonfiction children's books made possible by Patron Grant Program Funds (2009-10) from Elizabeth O.C. Little, senator, 45th District. Subjects include computers, mythology, the Underground Railroad, the Haiti earthquake, snowboarding and biographies.
Fiction: "Carte Blanche" (Deaver), "Smokin' Seventeen" (Evanovich), "Now You See Her" (Patterson)
Nonfiction: "Inside Scientology" (Reitman), "Area 51" (Jacobsen), "Don't Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money" (Johnson)
Large print: "Against All Enemies" (Clancy), "When Passion Rules" (Lindsey), "The Devil's Light" (R.N. Patterson)
Picture books: "My Side of the Car" (Feiffer), "Grandpa's Tractor" (Garland), "Star in the Sea" (Halfmann)
CDs: "Wish You Well" (Baldacci), "Smokin' Seventeen" (Evanovich) and "The Informant" (Perry).