Thursday, May 17, 2012

Library Five-O

Happy 50th birthday to the Library! On August 8th, 2012, the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library will be fifty years old. We’ve certainly changed a lot in those fifty years, and so has the rest of the world. To celebrate, the adult summer reading program, “Library Five-O,” is chock full of programs that span from hands-on crafts to engaging talks to presentations that will awaken the foodie in you. You may start reading on May 24th, and register and start logging your books on June 1st through July 28th. Check out the adult programs on the calendar during June and July, and be sure to register a seat in the programs that interest you. Oh, and don’t forget about the annual Sherlock Holmes Film Festival on August 4th, presented by the Illustrious Clients of Indianapolis. Popcorn, candy and beverages will be provided.

After you read and log your first book, stop by the Library to choose a free Library tote bag or a candy bar. I’ve been busy the past several months talking with local merchants who have again generously donated valuable coupons as prizes for reading and logging your books. In fact, even more merchants are participating this year, so don’t forget to log the books you read so that you will be eligible for great coupons. This year, the coupons will be divided into four levels: there is a selection of coupons for reading and logging 5 books, 10 books, 15 books and 20 books. At each tier you reach, you may choose one of the coupons in it or the tiers below it. All coupons are “while supplies last.” I am very appreciative of our local merchants for supporting the Library and the adult summer reading program– and the best way to thank them is to redeem their coupons. Following are the merchants who are part of “Library Five-O”:

Big Dave's Deli     Black Dog Books     Cobblestone Grill     Confectioneiress 
Eagle Creek Coffee Company     The Friendly Tavern     Ghyslain     Grapevine Cottage
Kern Brothers Shoes     Kristeens     Le Dolce Vita Patisserie     My Sugar Pie     Nana Market
Noah Grant's     Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt     Patrick's Kitchen     Plum's Upper Room
Stone Creek Dining Company     To The Last Drop     Village Yarn Shop

Eight weekly giveaway prizes will be displayed in the window in the Sixth Street entrance soon. Every book you log online earns you a raffle ticket that you may fill out and drop in the raffle box at the second floor reference desk. You may scatter your tickets throughout the weeks or save them up for a particular prize, the choice is yours. Everyone who logs at least one book is eligible for the second and grand prize drawn at summer’s end. The second prize is a Coleman 6-person tent. As for the grand prize, well, you may recall that last year, one of the weekly giveaway prizes was a heart-shaped waffle maker. I’ve never seen the raffle box stuffed as full as it was that week! One lucky winner took the waffle maker home, but I didn’t forget the interest in it and so this year, the grand prize is a KitchenAid Pro Line Waffle Iron. Sure, the waffles won’t be heart-shaped, but that won’t matter to your stomach.

Remember, reading audio books and ebooks counts, so whatever the format of the books you read, log them online and earn your chances to win. And don’t forget the sunblock.

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