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April 2013 Library News

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April 2013 Library News

From the Gustavus Public Library
Where Volunteers are Our Foundation

The library is open 6 days a week!

Weekdays 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.    Mon.  & Wed. nights 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.                Thurs. 10:00 a.m. - noon   Saturdays 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Welcome to Kate Boesser!  She is the new Public Relations Librarian.  Kate held the position before me so I know I am leaving it in good hands.  Thanks to everyone for your support these last few years.  I will still be at the Library often as a volunteer, so I will see you then!

April Programs and Activities:

-Best Beginnings Infant Play group is every Tuesday from 9:00am to noon for parents and children 0-3 years.

-Ukulele for 6th through 12th grades and adults on Tuesday evenings at 5:30-7:00 pm.


-Knitting, Spinning & Fiber Arts on Thursdays from 10am-noon.  Experienced knitters are there for guidance or to help you get started and to offer encouragement!

-Adult Beginner band with Kate and Ellie is on Thursdays, 5:30-7:00 pm. (Note-new starting time.)

-Little One’s Reading Time is on Monday morning, 10:00-11:00 am. Children should come with an adult.

-Intermediate level Yoga is on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-7 pm.

-Beginning Yoga is on Saturday morning from 9:45-11am.

Please call us or come by if you would like to schedule a program or an event.

Beginning May 1st we are asking all ILL (Inter-Library Loan) users to pay $3.00 to cover the return postage of their items.  Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Thanks to all of our desk sitters and volunteers: Allison Banks, Heather Sellards, Karie Tuaau, Kate Boesser, Fran Kelso, Rita Savage, Christina Shook, Emma Johnson, Dianne Sullivan, Carole Baker, Karen Sargent, and Kim Warren. 

Thanks to our Library Board Members for the time they put in; Rita Savage, Artemis Bona Dea, Lynne Jensen, Karen Sargent, and new Board member Dianne Sullivan!

MARCH LIBRARY STATISTICS:  During March 2013, we had 834 visitors (adults, school children, preschoolers, junior/senior high, in-house computer users, and library computer users), checked out 155 books, 3 CDs, and 360 movies; for a total of 518 items.  Programs included: city meetings, yoga, music lessons, Beginning Band, Best Beginnings Playtime, Video-conferences, Program on Paddling in the Amazon, Easter Story Hour and Egg Hunt, Little Ones’ Reading Time, classroom visits, Writers’ Group, tutoring sessions, and internet use (both inside the building and out).

New McNaughtons:

Wolf Hall by H. Mantel

Eye of the World by R. Jordan

A Memory of Light by R. Jordan

A Fatal Fleece by S. Goldenbaum

Adult Fiction Books:

Eleven on Top by J. Evanovich

Puss ‘n Cahoots by R. Brown

The Night Manager by J. Le Carre

Silas Marner by G. Eliot

Cape Perdido by M. Muller

Love Finds You in Glacier Bay, Alaska by T. Goyer

The Love of Stones by T. Hill

The Seamstress by F. Peebles

Adult Non-Fiction Books:

Queen Bees & Wannabes by R. Wiseman

Rover, Don’t Roll Over by J. Rosengarten

Ukrainian Design Books 1 & 2 by N. Perchyshyn

The Dance of Connection by H. Lerner

Black Cowboys of the Old West by T. Wagner

Roof Frames by H. Siegele

The Yellowstone Story by A. Haines

Rowing to Latitude by J. Fredson

The Last Sailors by N. Hollander

Younger Next Year by C. Crowley

Growing and Propagating Wild Flowers by H. Phillips

Stories from the Rest of the World by S. Walker

The Complete Book of Knitting by B. Abbey

Women and Money by S. Orman

Drift by R. Maddow

The Island at the Center of the World by R. Shorto

A Higher Call by A. Makos

Images of Earth and Spirit

Loving What Is by K. Byron


Beneath the Surface by B. Saleeby

Alaska Park Science: Connections to Natural and Cultural Resources

Indian Studies: Juneau Alaska

Glacier Bay Icy Wilderness by P. Rennick

Alaska Backcountry Skiing by M. Kinney


Buddy, rated PG

Heroes Behind the Badge

Clint Eastwood-Dirty Harry Collection- 4 DVDs

New VHS Movies:

Wagon Train, I and II

New Graphic Novel:

The Eye of the World by R. Jordan

We also have 31 new children’s books. Come check them out!

A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.  ~Chinese Proverb


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