Heyworth Public Library District

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Newsletter ~ May 7, 2015

We will be getting our Read to the Rhythm groove on this month as we get excited for summer reading! The library is partnering with the Heyworth Grade School to provide a fun family evening of reading activities on May 19th from 6 pm – 8 pm at the library. National research from Dominican University finds that students who participate in public library summer reading programs scored higher on reading achievement tests at the beginning of the next school year than those who did not participate. So get out your student’s most valuable card to summer fun and learning: their Heyworth Public Library Card! Stop in to get yours today.

Plan to join us Tuesday, May 19th with your grade school student to experience three of four different activities which will include Dr. Mike Lockett, The Normal Storyteller, telling some tall musical tales. The Zoo Lady Crew will be on hand early in the evening to face paint, too! This is not a drop off event. A parent or guardian will need to be present while their student participates. No sign up necessary, just make plans to join the fun on May 19th.

Read to the Rhythm 2015 is almost ready to roll as we convert the library into the “House of Blues” with cool tunes and hot reads! So get these dates on your calendar today, and prepare to Read to the Rhythm all summer long!

  • May 19
    • Sign up for summer programs begins
  • June 5
    • Friday Morning Movies, 10:30 am, June – July
  • June 6 – July 18
    • Begin reading for prizes – All Ages 3 and up!
  • June 9
    • 10:30 am1st Tue am summer reading program -The Rhythm of the Forest
  • June 11
    • 6:15 pmFamily Story-time kicks off -Dr. Lockett – The Normal Storyteller

Calling all youth volunteers to help with summer reading programming! Do you like to work with younger children, or would you like more solitary jobs working with books (book wranglers)? We could use your help! Under the “How Do I…” section of our website (heyworthlibrary.com), we list all volunteer opportunities available. You can read a brief description, and if interested: download, fill out, and turn in. It’s that easy.

If you have any of these items in your CRAFT cubbies and would like to donate for our summer reading crafts – we would love it!

Crafts/Supplies we are looking for:

  • pipe cleaners/chenille stems (multi colors)
  • wiggle eyes (at least 10mm)
  • stick on gems
  • markers
  • Elmer’s glue
  • pie tins
  • oatmeal containers (empty)
  • large metal/plastic round coffee containers
  • wax paper
  • dry beans/rice (any size shape)
  • toilet paper/paper towel tubes
  • rubber bands
  • washi tape
  • electrical tape
  • duct tape (funky colors are great!)
  • plastic spoons
  • colored plastic wrap (no clear)
  • blue food dye
  • 2 gallons of food grade soy oil (we will not be eating it!)
  • 1 bag of beach sand
  • sea shells
  • sea creature charms (plastic or metal)
  • clear packing tape
  • plastic blue roll of table cloth

Items we collect for our community:

  • Coupons for military families overseas
  • Gently used Heyworth Hornet Shirts/Sweatshirts and branded athletic gear
  • Box Tops for Education coupons/Campbell soup labels/Tyson Chicken product labels
  • Coca-Cola product bottle caps and reward coupons off of cases of Coca-Cola products
  • HP ink cartridges

Upcoming Programs:

Knitting for Beginners, We will be taking a break this summer and start up again in September. However, knitters who would still like to meet and socialize in the library every 1st and 3rd Monday from 6:30 pm -7:30 pm are welcome all year long.

  • May 18 is the last Knitting for Beginners night until Sept 2015.

Monday Evening Book Club, 4th Mondays at 6:30 pm. Would you like to start your own book club with a group of friends?  We can help with book selection, and loan the books you will need for your group.  Stop by today and ask for details.

  • May 18:  Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • (Notice date is not the 4th Monday due to library closure on May 25.) 

Friday Afterschool movies, 3:20 pm every Friday through May 29th. We will start up again Fall 2015 to kick off next school year. For a listing of titles being shown please stop by the library for a flyer. Bring your own snack and drinks with a screw cap lid.

Heyworth History Club, 4th Wednesday mornings at 10:30 am. All are welcome to join us in collecting and preserving Randolph Township history.

  • May 27 

For all programs and more, see our website at heyworthlibrary.com. If you would like to attend a program please call the library at: 473-2313.

Heyworth Public Library early closures* and closures for May:

  • May 25, Monday Memorial Day, Library Closed
  • May 28, Thursday, Library Open 10-5 pm*
  • May 30, Saturday, Library Open 10-12*


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