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Check out nonfiction display at Beach Library

June 1, 2011
By Dr. Leroy Hommerding

Weekly Activities

Preschool Story Hour starts at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1.

Knitting & Needlecraft group meets Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.

Construction Activities

Progress was made this week on preparations for the incoming underground utilities. FPL has ordered the needed transformer.

The two storm water catch basins in Bay Road are clogged and the contractor is in contact with the Town Hall for assistance in getting them cleaned.

Our engineer has submitted the drawing for temporary stairs and ramp so hopefully that permit will be coming forth after Memorial Day.


A display in front of the circulation desk near the front desk features a wide array of non-fiction titles. Many of these have received high praise for the content or way in which information is imparted. Take some time and sift through the titles and check out at least one for your summer enrichment. Many subjects are covered so it’s likely you’ll find one to savor.

Titled Cared For

Thank you for bringing books or DVDs that you purchased or received as a gift to the library. We are particularly grateful for those that are new or like new as these become excellent candidates to replace titles that we have in our collection and have already seen a fair amount of wear & tear. We are able to exchange such works with donated ones and that leaves the collection and titles looking inviting and current.

Thanks also to those who check out materials and take care of them with vigilance. This means a lot, especially in ensuring that no stains marks or water spots or anything else gets on pages. It’s also helpful when DVDs are only handled at the edges so no scratches and marks appear on the disc. Such caring lengthens its life and ultimately means we can spend money on additional titles instead of having to deal with the waste or damage by inconsiderate users.


One finds regular references to how valuable libraries are, even with e-books, the Internet, and all. Of course, libraries are important. What the discussion, bottom-line, substantiates is that libraries are so valuable that they attract voracious new competition with every technological advance. The impact of change is often uneven because libraries deliver value in so many ways.

Catch Up Title

Last week I mentioned a catch up title for summer reading consideration. This week, consider “The Napoleon of New York,” by H. Paul Jeffers (921 LAG) which provides a broad stroke as Jeffers tells the story of Fiorello LaGuardia. If you like a biography that paints a big-picture overview rather than including endless minutiae, then this is the work to enjoy. Jeffers has a reputation for offering readers with a passion for history an easy to read and entertaining journey, and this work fits that tradition well.

Library Hours

Don’t remember library hours? When we are closed, a recorder gives the hours of operation, either on 765-8162 or on 765-8163. Except for holidays, we are open Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9 to 5; and Saturday 9 to 1. We look forward to seeing you.



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