Read It Here - Degenstein Community Library

 Friends Newsletter
February 2015
Friends of
Degenstein Community
PO Box 145, Sunbury, PA
Next meeting,
Thursday, February 12
6 PM
Note: the early start time. We will
be preparing the auction mailing and
we need your help!
Future meetings will be May 14,
August 13 and November 5.
Recent Events
We have the best “Friends” ever!
Thanks to all who helped in anyway
with the November yard sale. We
raised $1,630.
Great news!! Our gift wrapping
stand at the Susquehanna Valley
Mall was a huge success raising
$940 on December 23rd. Thanks to
everyone who donated their time and
gift wrapping supplies for this
wonderful project.
All this hard work allowed us to
present a $4000 check to Gail in
December bringing our total for 2014
to $21,000, our best year ever!!!
Our total donations to the library
since 1996 have reached $247,992.
Keep up the great work!!! The library
needs our support!
Volunteers have style. They’re
fiercely independent. If you have
to ask how much they cost, you
can’t afford them. They are the
only human beings on the face of
this earth who reflect the nation’s
compassion, unselfishness, caring,
patience, need and just plain
loving one another.
(Erma Bombeck)
Time to Renew
Friends’ membership renewal for
2015 is in progress. Dues are still
$10.00. Send your renewal plus any
address, e-mail, or phone number
changes to Lana Gulden at 255
Honey Locust Lane
Northumberland, PA 17857 and her
email is
Book Sale
Auction 2015
Come on a Jungle Safari on
Saturday, March 21. The cost
remains at $20.00 per person to
cover the costs of refreshments.
Our 16th Annual Book Sale is
coming up in April 16, 17 and 18.
1 pm to 9 pm,
10 am to 6 pm
9 am to noon .
We have more than 15,000 books.
Books are sorted and there is
something for everyone
Cost will be $20 per bag (bags
provided) and $3 per “grocery” bag
for children’s books.
Book Club
Here are the book club selections
and dates through May. The group
meets at 7:00 pm on the dates listed
at the library. All are welcome.
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak January 26
The Husbands Secret by Liane
Moriarty - February 23
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte March 30
Burquas, Baseball, and Apple Pie by
Ranya Tabari Idliby - April 27
Fried Green Tomatoes by Fannie
Flag - May 18
Donations Of used books in good
condition are always welcome and
can be left at the library during
business hours. Put them by the
“Friends’ Room” door and notify a
staff member.
We will need volunteers to help set
up for the book sale and during the
sale. If you can help or if you have
any questions regarding the sale
please call Julie Trometter at 570
898-8642 or email her at
JoAnn Long, President
570 286-6683
Lana Gulden, Vice president
and membership chair
570 473-8705
Judi Sloditskie, Secretary
L. Sue Cunningham, Treasurer
Once again, you’ve blessed Degenstein Community Library with your
wonderful support. We hope you know that the library board and staff realize
how fortunate we are to have you working on our behalf and are so very
grateful for it!
Friends President Jo Ann and other Friends representatives visited the library
at the end of December and presented a check for $4,000. That brought your
2014 donations to the library to $21,000 and your total library giving is now
$247,992! You should be tremendously proud of the difference you’ve made
for our library!
As the cold winter continues, don’t forget, we have downloadable audio and
eBooks now. Ask Library Staff for detailed instruction sheets to get started on
the Overdrive service with a wide variety of devices. Always log in first for
the best selection!! Log in using PL2361 directly followed by your 6 digit
library card number.
Please visit the library often and benefit from all the resources and services
you help us provide. Encourage others to come, too.
Thanks again, so much. Stay warm and READ!!
Librarian Gail
PRESCHOOL STORY TIME takes place Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. in
the Community Room. Children ages 3 – 5 are welcome to attend.
Each story time includes stories and activities. No registration
required. Story time starts on February 18th.
TODDLER STORY TIME is Fridays at 10:00 a.m. This program
for one and two year olds and their care givers combines music and
movement, book sharing and play. No registration required. Story time starts
on February 20th.
LEGOS CLUB FOR KIDS! For elementary school children, our Legos Club
meets every other Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. in the Community Room.
Upcoming sessions are 2/4, 2/18, 3/4, 3/18, 4/1, 4/15, 4/29. Bring your
children so they can explore the wonderful world of Legos, which are provided.
DEGEN-TWEENS – This group for girls ages 9-12 meets every other Thursday
from 4pm-6pm. Come join us for a variety of crafts and activities! The next
meetings will be held on 1/29, 2/12, 2/26, 3/12, 3/26, 4/9 and 4/23.
THERAPY DOGS! Children accompanied by an adult will get the opportunity
to read, visit and play with some therapy dogs. This event will be held in the
Community Room. Check back in February for upcoming dates.
FAMILY PLACE WORKSHOPS give parents and children (ages 15 months
through 3 years old) the opportunity to play and interact while community
resource specialists are available to offer advice and information on topics
such as reading, speech and language, hearing, nutrition and music and
movement. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-11:15 a.m., beginning March 3rd. Registration
required. Program is limited to 12 kids.
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT—Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good,
Very Bad Day -- The Library will host its first family movie night Thursday,
February 19th, at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room. Come in your pajamas
or bring pillows and blankets and enjoy the film adaption of Judith Viorst's
acclaimed children's book that recounts a day in the life of a grumpy young
boy who has everything go wrong, all in one day. There will be popcorn and
TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THE LIBRARY DAY- Join us on Saturday, February
7th, at 1:00 p.m. in our Community Room to celebrate the importance of
libraries and reading. We will have stories, games and crafts. Plus every child
who attends the program will receive a free book!
DR. SEUSS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION! - Come see the Cat in the Hat at the
library on March 2nd! There will be Dr. Seuss stories, games, crafts and
refreshments! More information will be available in February.
THE EWE AND I KNITTING CIRCLE. Want to learn to knit?
Already know how to knit but would like to meet others who
enjoy knitting too? Then join THE EWE AND I KNITTING
CIRCLE which resumes meeting every Thursday evening at 7
p.m. in the library. If you’re new to knitting, bring a pair of size 8
(ten inch) knitting needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn.
If you’re experienced, bring your latest project. We look
forward to meeting you!