Altamont Library Notes for Thursday, May 29, 2014

In recent years, one of the Altamont Free Library’s most stalwart supporters has been volunteer Elfriede Erickson. She lives on the Berne Altamont Road and twice a week, every week, she comes down the hill on Monday and Friday mornings. 

She enjoys her tasks.

 “I like to do whatever comes my way,” she says.

But she does admit to a special spark concerning the story time crafts. Each week a craft is selected for the Wednesday morning children’s program. It is Erickson’s job to make a prototype version of the craft. This gives the children the opportunity to see what their project should look like, and also uncovers possible problems, and solutions, for the younger fingers.

 “I enjoy making crafts for the little toddlers,” Erickson explains happily.

New addition

We’re happy to report the addition of a new projection screen in our community room. Jeff Gregory was very helpful with this project, and we thank him.  To celebrate the new toy, we’ll be providing coverage of the World Cup on June 12,, at 3:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.  Fans, however, are not allowed to hit, or otherwise cause damage to, fans of opposing teams.

Book clubs

Looking for something to read?  Looking for the opportunity to discuss what you’ve read with others?  A book club may be the answer.  Two groups will meet in the month of June, at the library. We have copies of the selected books. Why not try one out?

The first book discussion will be The Lowland, by Jhumpa Lahiri  on June 2, at noon, and the second one is With or Without You, by Domenica Ruta on June 23, 7 p.m.

Adult crafting

June’s Adult Crafting Hour is scheduled for Monday, June 2, at 7 p.m. We’ll be making book wreaths – large wall hangings composed of the innards of recycled books. It’s always a fun, social time.  Check it out.