FRIENDS OF THE Baldwin City Library

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1 September 2006 FRIENDS OF HE Baldwin City Library HE EVOLVING BOOKSHELVES A HE LIBRARY n 2005 the Baldwin City Library added 1,566 new books I and 144 audio items to its shelves. his process requires the efforts of the entire staff and help from the visiting public. Librarian Kathy Johnston said many sources are used when selecting new titles. he first, and most heavily used, is the magazine Booklist, published by the American Library Association. his periodical contains reviews for nearly 4,000 new books for adults, 2,500 titles for children, 500 reference books and electronic reference tools, and 1,000 other audiovisual materials. he staff members read it and mark titles they would recommend to purchase. We each have our own areas that we look for, said Johnston, and everyone makes notes on an issue indicating which books they would suggest be purchased. Other sources include a monthly magazine Forecast from publications supply house Baker and aylor and countless publishing house catalogs. Johnston said that there are also sales representatives for children books and large print publications from whom the library staff purchases items. he library staff notes book reviews in newspapers, magazines, radio and television. Plus there are the visitors to the library who have ideas about new books they would like to see. If a library patron wants to suggest a book they think the library should buy, they need to tell someone at the circulation desk, Johnston said. She said some suggestions have proven to be too specific within a certain area. he staff tries to fill that need by ordering the book for the patron to borrow through an interlibrary loan system. But if the book suggested is of general interest to the public, and especially if more than one person suggests the title, the book goes onto the purchase list. Unfortunately, due to limited space, these new purchases result in older volumes being pulled off the bookshelf and out of circulation. Johnston said, We have to weed out almost as many as we buy because we don t have the shelf space. Cynthia Beall BRING HOME AUUMN COLORS FROM HE FRIENDS ANNUAL MUM SALE! he Friends of the Library will hold their annual Mum Sale on Friday, September 22, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday, September 23, from 8 a.m. to Noon. he sale will be on the front lawn of the library at Seventh and High Streets (800 Seventh Street). You can purchase these bright, hardy chrysanthemums for $5 each or buy nine and get the 10 th for free. Shop early for the best selection. Put a few pots on your front porch and add some brilliant fall color to your landscaping before Maple Leaf. If you would like to volunteer to help with the sale, a sign-up sheet will be located in the lobby of the library. he Friends of the Library would like to thank Baldwin Junction Greenhouse for providing these flowers! A 2006 CIY-WIDE GARAGE SALE beautiful day welcomed bargain hunters to the 19th Annual citywide garage sale June 3. he Friends of the Baldwin City Library would like to thank everyone that registered your sales, placed business ads in the directory and volunteered to hand out signs and directories. Your support allowed the Friends to raise over $1,000 which will assist on-going library projects.

2 Page 2 FALL BOOKALK SERIES Barbara Bailey he books in this series explore issues encountered in adolescent and pre-adolescent life as well as in adulthood. hrough diverse characters, the authors illustrate common themes that transcend the boundaries of ethnicity, gender, nationality, and reli- gious differences. hree books for the fall are: September 14, 2006, 7:00 P.M he Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini Discussion leader: homas Prasch, Ph.D. Washburn Univerisity his is a novel about Afghanistan in the early 1970 s and the friendship of two young boys, one of whom flees to America with his father. We see him also as an adult when he returns to Afghanistan after it is under aliban rule. A book you can t put down. October 12, 2006, 7:00 P.M. My Last Days as Roy Rogers by Pat Cunningham Devoto Discussion leader: Gene. Chavez, Kansas City, Ks. Consultant on diversity November 9, 2006, 7:00 P.M. he Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd Discussion leader: Ann Birney, Ph.D. student in American Studies Books for the first discussion will be available around September 1, and may be picked up at the Baldwin City Library. Refreshments will be served at each program. his series is sponsored by Baldwin City Friends of the Library and the Kansas Humanities Council. Friends of the Library 2006 Board of Directors Dan Rosenthal, President Susan Baker, Past President Peggy Baker, Secretary Coleen Burgess, reasurer Kathy Johnston, Librarian Membership - Renee Linder * Book ALK - Barbara Bailey Volunteer Coordinator - Cynthia Beall * Publicity - Barbara Pressgrove Newsletter - Mary Lee Norris & Michelle Willard SPRING PLAN SALE he Friends would like to thank everyone who purchased their plants at our annual plant sale. A special thanks goes to the plant suppliers: Baldwin Junction Greenhouse, Blooming Arts, and Vinland Valley Nursery. heir excellent selection of plants enabled the group to add over $600 to our funds to continue our worthwhile projects this year. HISORICAL NOES Richard Wellman, historical volunteer he opportunity for historical research continues at the library, though we miss the 96 years of experience that Miss Katharine brought with her. he wonderful additions of the microfilm printer and map-storage cabinet were purchased in her memory. Kansas census records of Douglas Co. are available at the library, on microfilm for the years 1875, 1885, 1895 and Federal census records are also available on microfilm, but with a Kansas Library Card, available through the Baldwin library, the Federal census records can also be searched and viewed on line via the Internet. If you'd like some personal assistance with searching census records, use the address below or just let the librarians know and I will get back to you. he library is more a repository of information than a museum of historical artifacts. However, we do have some original documents, maps, etc. We prefer to have unique items copied so that the information would not be lost if the item was destroyed through usage. One item that often helps with research in determining when a family lived in Baldwin is the phone book collection that resides in the library. We are missing several years that would be wonderful additions if you know of any copies in existence. A copy could be made and the original returned to you if desired. We need: 1955, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1990, anything before 1951 (with exception of 1945 & 1938, which we have), and the recent ones for 2001, 2002, & In keeping with the change in technology, we are receiving more queries via . If you have questions or suggestions regarding the historical collection, I would welcome your input. he library address is:

3 Page 3 NEW A HE LIBRARY! Peggy Baker If you re a fan of mysteries, check out these new cases from your favorite literary detectives: Mary Daheim s Bed & Breakfast series: Saks & Violins Judith Flynn s B&B hosts a tempermental violinist and death Maggie Sefton s Knitting series: Needled to Death Death on an alpaca ranch Kathy Lynn Emerson s medieval Lady Appleton series: Face Down Beside St. Anne s Well Ancient Roman baths, Mary Queen of Scots, murder most vile Jo Dereske s librarian series: Bookmarked to Die Local authors confab turns deadly Donna Andrews Meg Langslow series: No Nest for the Wicket Would you believe Extreme Croquet? For those who prefer listening Louis L Amour s western adventures (often tinged with romance) are being released on CD. BOOKMARK ($5 to $9) Stacy Anderson Lucille Engwall Mindy Holmes Jean Lawson Phyllis Mapes Deborah Mietchen Judy Smrha & John Monroe om Mundinger Robert & Judy Myers ammy Ojanguren Janice Rake Pat Routh Cindy Schmidt BOOKSHELF ($10 to $14) Loren & Judy Anderson Alison Bauer Family Krystal Butell J.. & Sandra Cardens Calvin & Jo Cink Ken & Lilly Coultis Jim & Janet Craig Paula Donohue Danette Gregg Sean & Jana Hare Dan & Peggy Harris Jim & Kay Hartzell John & Kim Heckathorne Lewis & Gloria Hinshaw Joyce Hobson Laura Huggins Leslie Jackman Family John & Anne Jackson 2006 Membership List HANKS O OUR 2006 MEMBERS (as of 8/9/06) Harold & Wincel Jehle Robert & Sandra Johnson Brian & Nanette Kraus Lloyd & Joy Lam Barbara McIntire Danny & Becky McMillen Georgiana Monninger Cindy O'Bryhim Lisa Pattrick Orrin & Pat Potter Ruth Scott Sarah Snedger Ruth oot Dan & Heather Wallsmith Richard & Joy Wellman Charles & Claire Wismer BOOKEND ($15 to $24) Baldwin Junction Veterinary Clinic Bernadine Broers Margaret Counts Cindy Cullumber Hestia Study Club Bert & Delma Hitchcock Jay & Gretchen Hundley Ivan & Bonnie Huntoon Dorthea Jackson Marvin, Norma & Kathy Jardon Chuck & Janet Jehle Donna Masoner B & J Matthews Family Jane Miller Mildred Purvis Ralph & Judith anner Julie aylor Gary & Margi Walbridge Anita & Roger White Gwen Whitehead BOOKSORE ($25 to $49) Nancy Arnold Walt & Barbara Bailey Raymond & Cynthia Beall Phyllis Braun Betty Bullock Walter & Coleen Burgess Carl & Susan Butell Clay & Carol Chapman Bob & Marlene Courtney JoAnne DeGraffenreid Rick & Diane Deitz Cal & Ruth Dickinson Frank & Judy Foye Myra Glover Rick & Christie Haigh Kit & Sarah Harris racy Harrison Jon & Becky Hayes Claudia Hey Ivy Hey om & Joyce Hobson Gary & Lisa Howard June Jewett Kathy Johnston om & Sue Ann Kleist Candy Layton Inzer Leisure Hour Club Pam Madl Joe & Betty Simunac Rodney & Gale roth Jeff & Robbyn VanHorn Merle & Janet Venable Mylinda Wilhite BOOKCOLLECOR ($50 or more) A & H Air Conditioning & Heating Peggy Baker John & Kathy Beins Diana Boyd Sandy Chappelle Rebecca Dick John & Evonne English Kirby & Pinkey Hayes JoAnn Krekel Brett & Renee Linder Debbie Morgan ~ Stephens Real Estate Joanne B. Morgan Don Mueller Don & Ruth Ann Nutt Larry & Kay Parkin Ruth Payne Barbara Pressgrove Prime Construction Inc. Roberts Drug Store Dan & Ann Rosenthal Seaboard Corporation Ron & Merrie Skaggs Mary Swan uesday Reading Club Patti Broyles Watkins Michelle Willard

4 Page 4 Presorted - SD U.S. Postage PAID Baldwin City, KS Permit No. 30 LIBRARY HOURS Monday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. uesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. hursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday 9 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to Noon You can visit the library online at New Vice-President Barbara Pressgrove is now the Vice-President of the Friends board. (his position was previously vacant.) Recently retired, she brings unique skills as former librarian at Perry-Lecompton high school, and former president of Business and Professional Women in Kansas, where she continues as a board member. Additionally, Barbara is current president of Baldwin City Business and Professional Women. We value her professional library experience and continuing community service, and are grateful she is willing to serve. New Member of the Board John English is a new member of the Friends board. He will focus on long-term development strategies and special projects. Now retired, he was Professor of History at Baker University. John, in period costume, portrayed John Wesley, founder of the Methodist Church, at an Ives Chapel event at the Midland Railway. We value his sense of history and welcome his interest and involvement. Summer Reading Program he Friends provided silicone rubber gel bracelets to children who completed the program. Smaller bracelets were debossed with the word "Read" in eight different languages. Larger bracelets were debossed with the slogan "Free to Read." A total of 251 children completed the program. Friends' Book Bags Friends' book bags have been popular among our new and renewing members. Generously sized, with zipper closure, they are given in appreciation to all who join or renew their membership at the $25 level. hese bags are on display at the library. If you are a current Friends of the Library member who donated $25 or more and you haven t picked up your book bag, please stop by the library with your membership card. I am thankful for everyone who supports our library. Dan Rosenthal

5 JOIN US! Please fill out this form and return it with payment to: Friends of the Baldwin City Library, General Delivery, Baldwin City, KS Name: Address: City: State: Zip Code: Membership (circle one): New Membership Level: (circle one): Renewal Bookmark (individual) $5 to $9 Bookshelf (family) $10 to $14 Bookend (support clubs/small businesses) $15 to $24 Bookstore (institutions, large businesses) $25 to $49 Book Collector (patrons) $50 or more I am interested in helping with the following volunteer activities: Night of a thousand stars (read a storybook to children) (April) Spring plant sale (May) City-wide garage sale (June) Fall mum sale (September) Newsletter (quarterly) Book talk a book discussion program (monthly) Board membership (monthly meetings)