Fall 2006 - Tiverton Public Library



Fall 2006 - Tiverton Public Library
Friends of Tiverton Libraries
Fall 2006
Friend to Friend
For more information, to read this newsletter online or to contact us go to www.tivertonlibrary.org and click the Friends link
Friends Of Tiverton Libraries
Annual Meeting & Benefit Dinner
Sunday ~ September 24
$25 Per Person
A portion of the proceeds will help rebuild libraries in the Gulf
Sakonnet Fish Company
Seafood Grille & Raw Bar
657 Park Avenue ~ Portsmouth RI
5pm Friends' Annual Meeting & Election
5pm Cocktails ~ 6pm Dinner
Dessert Presentation
American Library Association Impact
on Post Katrina New Orleans
Cheryl Abouelaziz & Marian Kendricks
Teens enjoy activities as part of the Creature
Feature Summer Reading Program
132 Participants read for 2271 hours. Thanks to all
our sponsors, volunteers, parents, and Essex Teen
Council who made this possible.
Creature Feature Pictures.........1
Annual Meeting Invitation..........1
Staff Spotlight ..........................2
Staff & Book Club Picks ..........2
Storytimes Registration............2
Friends' News .........................3
Libraries Build Community .....4
©2006 Friends Of Tiverton Libraries, Inc.
Children and teens can continue to enjoy activities
and homework help at the library during the school
year. Visit us in person or see what's happening on
the web at www.tivertonlibrary.org
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Tiverton Library Calendar
Sep 7 7:00pm RI A Genial History
Sep 11 6:30pm Geneology: Richard Joslin
Sep 24 5:00pm FOTL Dinner Meeting
Oct 12 7:00pm Tom D'Agostino: Haunted RI
Oct 16 6:30pm Geneology: Richard Joslin
Over 3,700 Books Read by Children's Summer
Reading Club Members
Essex Library sure was busy this summer as
children took the time to paws to read in our 2006
summer reading program “Paws, Claws, Scales and
Tales!” We surpassed 2005 numbers in all regards.
430 children participated in our program.
In addition, our six special events -- a storyteller,
ocean animals exhibit, animal experiences program,
birds of prey program, a musician and a magician -were attended by record numbers. 1,126 children and
their families enjoyed our events this summer. All free
to the public.
Thanks to our sponsors and the Moms, Dads and
caregivers that took time this summer to bring
children to the library. You made reading an important
Thanks To Supporters Of Summer Reading
AC Moore
Allied Floor Covering
Amica Mutual Insurance Company
Barnes and Noble Booksellers
Dartmouth Mall, MA
Friends of the Arts in Tiverton
Friends of Tiverton Libraries
Girls' Friendly Society of Rhode Island
Gray's Ice Cream
Holiday Lanes of Westport, MA
Humphrey's Building Supply
IEEE – Providence Chapter
Institute of Museum & Library Services
Knights of Columbus
Lazer Gate, MA
McDonald's Restaurants of RI
Newport County YMCA
RI Office of Library and Information Services
Rite Oil Company
Sakonnet Boathouse
Sakonnet Purls
Subway Sandwich, MA
Tiverton Police Department
Tiverton School Department
Trinity Repertory Company
The Villages on Mount Hope Bay
Staff Spotlight: How Do the Books Get on the Shelves?
Through a lot of work and expertise by John Fitzgerald...
Book processing and cataloging are only a couple of aspects of John's job. He is
also Head of Circulation. This means he enforces CLAN policies, troubleshoots,and
assists staff and public with a smile. He patiently coordinates staff schedules,
answers phones, keeps the copier copying, and assists patrons with computers. He
empties the book and video drops, and does repairs on anything and everything. He
requests materials for all who need them through state, national, and international
inter-library loan systems.
Last year, John and his staff retrieved, packed and sent 35,106 items
to and from other CLAN libraries. Last year 78,495 books and materials circulated
through Tiverton's library system serving the needs of our community. Between July
2005 and June 2006, 65,140 people visited the library.
Storytimes Registration
September 18-23 is registration week for toddler and preschool
storytimes. Toddler storytimes are ½ hour and are intended for children
aged 24-36 months. Preschool storytimes are ¾ hour and are designed
for children 3-5 years old.
Two 45 minutes pre-school groups are forming: Mondays 11am and
Wednesdays at 1:30pm. Monday September 25 and Wednesday
September 27 are the startup dates for the first six-week session.
Toddler Tales & Tunes will be held at 10:30am and 1:30pm beginning
October 5.
Schedules will be available in the childrens' department beginning
September 25.
Staff Picks
Sheila: Lincoln’s Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a
President and Fueled his Greatness by Joshua Wolf Shenk (nonfiction)
Caroline: The North South Trail: A Guide for Traveling Across
Rhode Island for Hikers, Equestrians and Mountain Bikers by Cliff
Vanover (non-fiction)
John: Places in Between by Rosy Stewart; and, Brutal Journey:
The Epic Story of the First Crossing of North America by Paul
Schneider (non-fiction)
Janet: Digging to America by Anne Tyler (fiction)
Dorrie: The Sledding Hill by Chris Crutcher (young adult fiction –
2007 RI Teen Book Award nominee)
Heather: Midnighters by Scott Westerfeld (young adult fiction
Marion: Pegasus Descending by James Lee Burke (audio book)
Essex Book Group Picks September: Sudden Sea
Union Book Group Pick September: Any Title By P.D James
Book discussion focus is determined one month in advance by participants
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Thanks for Making the 5th Annual Friends
Library Street Fair A Success
Friends Needed
On our first raindate, the Friends of Tiverton Libraries
held our most successful Library Street Fair ever!
With huge support from the community, including
over 30 volunteers who supported setup, sorting,
making and posting signs, storytelling, children's
activities, a flea market, baked goods, and a book
sale, the Friends earned nearly $1800 to support the
Teen Summer Reading Program.
The Senior Center participated for a second year,
and the Police Department was on hand to show
children how those flashy lights work. Public Works
supplied horses to block off Middle Avenue.
The newly formed Essex Teen Council coordinated a
Kids Carnival for the first time. Rhode Island
Storytellers in Concert enthralled families with tales.
Paul Bernard returned with his popular pony cart
rides, and his wife Collette returned with children's
crafts and facepainting.
It was the first year for a membership table, and
many donated to support the Friends in their efforts
on behalf of the Libraries in Tiverton. Art Berluti of
WADK was especially helpful in spreading the word
about the raindate. Barbara Pelletier donated a
handsome banner for the corner of Souza and Main
Roads. Coastal Roasters donated coffee,
WishingStone Farm donated 2 weeks of produce at
their CSA [Community Supported Agriculture].
Old Stone Church loaned tables and accepted unsold
items for their annual festival. The Union Library
Association accepted books for their paperback and
annual book sale. RI Red Antiques assisted with the
oversight of donations of goods and Book Appraiser
Richard Joslin reviewed books.
Neighbors were again--good neighbors!
It was a magnificent show of community support for
the library and its staff as we move toward our goals
of program support and a state mandated new
building to provide even better service.
Thank you all who helped in so many ways!!!
Staff News
An exhibit of hand-painted canvas floor-cloth
game boards by local artist and staff member,
Maureen Leite, is being held at the Barrington
Library throughout September.
Maureen, best known for her weaving, led
classes in weaving and knitting forj the past 2
summers as part of the Tiverton Teen Reading
Summer Program.
Beginning in September, the
Friends of Tiverton Libraries
has openings on its Board
Put yourself in the picture!
The time commitment is
small, but the benefit to
Tiverton Libraries is
huge. It’s a great time
to be involved. Meetings
are the 4th Wednesday
of each month.
maintains records
and clippings
takes minutes of
monthly meetings
Press release
Events coordinator
Contact: Kathy Ryan, President,
Friends of Tiverton Libraries through Essex Library,
438 Highland Rd, 401-625-6796
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renew your annual
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Join The Friends Of Tiverton Libraries
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Mail to: FOTL, 238 Highland Road, Tiverton RI 02878
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On Libraries Building Community
The American Library Association recently completed its annual conference,
themed “Libraries Build Community”--the first to be held in New Orleans
since hurricanes Katrina and Rita. www.ala.org
From Tiverton's libraries, circulation assistant Marian Kendricks
accompanied Director Cheryl Abouelaziz, who spoke for the second year at
the conference. A powerpoint presentation of her address on services to
Muslim populations is available for viewing at the libraries' website:
Kendricks has family ties to New Orleans. She is one of twelve recipients of
the University of Rhode Island's Prism Plus Fellowship, which provide tuition
to complete her Masters degree in Library and Information Science,
stipends, experience, and internship, as well as attendance at the American
Library Association Annual Conference and the 2006 Joint Conference of
Librarians of Color.
Kendricks and Abouelaziz were among hundreds of librarians who
volunteered in a variety of venues rebuilding community for those who
survived the hurricanes. They felt they received more than they gave. The
message they brought home was of people thanking them for coming, for not
forgetting, for not letting them disappear. Hear their stories at the FOTL
Annual Meeting, September 24. [See notice on page 1]
As has much of the Gulf area, libraries have been devastated. There is a
factsheet at the Tiverton libraries describing challenges, steps to recovery
underway, and needs, as well as ways to help the New Orleans Public
Library. www.nutrias.org, www.folusa.org.
The Library Community
Extends Its Sympathy To The
Family Of
Rosamond M. (McVey)
Thanks to her family for requesting
that donations be made to the new
building fund in her memory.
Thank you to Martha Hutchinson and
Marshall Kadin for their generous
donation to the new library building
fund in celebration of a friend's
Essex Library
Union Library
238 Highland Road, Tiverton RI 02878
(401) 625-6796
Monday to Thursday 10am to 8pm
Friday 10am to 5pm ~ Saturday 10am to 4pm
3832 Main Road, Tiverton RI 02878
(401) 625-6799
Tuesday 10am to 5pm
Saturday 10am to 1pm
Friends Of Tiverton Libraries
238 Highland Road
Tiverton, RI 02878

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