Heyworth Public Library District

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Weekly Newsletter ~ August 22, 2012

Public libraries are required by law to file an annual report with its governing body and the state.  The report gives an accounting of the past year’s work…materials circulated, materials purchased, etc…  Here are some statistics from our fiscal year 11-12 report.

The Heyworth Public Library serves a district population of 5,506 and of this number 2,522 are registered patrons.  We have no out of district families purchasing library cards.  31,788 titles are currently available. The library is open 47 hours a week, with two evenings in the summer and three in the winter.

Materials loaned last year totaled: 31,293, and of that 21,157 were adult materials and 10,136 were teen/children’s materials.

  • Books:          21,241
  • DVD:            4,171
  • AudioBk/Music      701
  • Magazines       4,666
  • Other formats      514

We significantly increased our programing this past year, and much of this was due to volunteer presenters and organizations.  We are so very grateful for their time and talent! 

Programs offered:

  • 15 adult programs         with a total attendance of   274
  •  4 young adult programs   with a total attendance of    60
  • 87 children’s programs    with a total attendance of 1,273

Upcoming programs:

Toddler Time  9/6 @ 6 pm – 6:20 pm, every Thursday in Sept/Oct/Nov. 

Storytime  9/6 @ 6:30 pm – 7 pm, every Thursday in Sept/Oct/Nov.

Pen & Ink Class  Presented by the McLean Co Arts Center: 9/20/12 @ 3:45–5:45 pm.

LEGO Time!  8/27 @ 3:20 pm; Fourth – Tuesdays of each Month. 

Canine Reading Buddies Program  9/13; Every Second Thursday of the Month @ 6 pm, 6:20 pm, and 6:40 pm.  Sign up today.

Mother Daughter Book Club  8/25 @ 11 am; Last Saturday of each Month; Who:  All girls 9- 13 with a female adult.  Our first book will be Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George.  Stop by the library to reserve your copy today, and begin a fun journey with your daughter or grand-daughter.

Monday Evening Book Club  8/27 @ 6:30 pm; The Fourth Monday of the Month; Join us as we read a wide selection of books and discuss what we liked and didn’t like.  Aug 27: Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern; Sept. 24: Divergent by Veronica Roth.  Stop by and reserve your copy.

Friday Afterschool Movies  Every Friday @ 3:20 pm.

The Society for Creative Destruction  9/1 @ 10 am; Every first Saturday.

Monthly Genealogy and Local History meeting

Wed., September 19 at 10 am.  All are welcome to help preserve Randolph Township history.  Come join us as we organize the historical records, collect materials, and begin an oral history project.  If you have local history or genealogical items to donate please see Alice or Beth. You can view the current title holdings on our website under the Local History and Genealogy link.

PARENTS!! Don’t forget to pick up your children’s summer reading prizes!! They have worked hard for these, and some of the prizes have deadlines to redeem them.  We will only be holding the prizes till August 31.

The Heyworth Library will be closed on Labor Day, 9.3.12

New Material on shelves:

DVD Movie titles:

Bernie and The Hunger Games are available this week. Our NEW DVD movies can be loaned for three nights for $1.00. All others are available for 7 nights for $1.00. 

Adult: Feast Day of Fools by James Lee Burke; It’s the Middle Class Stupid by James Carville; Never Say Pie by Carol Culver; Night Watch by Linda Fairstein; Odd Apocalypse by Dean Koontz; Operation Trinity by Clifford Riley; You Don’t Want to Know by Lisa Jackson.

Teens: Don’t Sit on the Baby: The Ultimate Guide to Babysitting by Halley Bondy; Rift (Nightshade Prequel #1) by Andrea Cremer; Hide and Seek (The Lying Game, #4) by Sara Shepard.

Children: Chloe by Peter McCarty; Go Go Grapes a Fruit Chant by April Pulley Sayre; Foxy by Emma Dodd; Big Adventure of the Smalls by Helen Stephens; Fly Guy meets Fly Girl by Tedd Arnold.


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