The Whistle Stop News
Serving the people of North Baltimore for 95 years
Volume 14 Issue 5 We Fly “Old Glory” proudly May 2014
The Children's Department would like the following materials for Summer Reading projects: plastic 2 liter bottles, plastic lids - coffee can size & smaller.
Also, for a science project program, needed are small appliances - radios, clocks, old desktop computers, old vacuums.
But please NO TVs. Thank You!
The Library’s Children’s Department is pleased to host LEGO® HOUR on Tuesday, May 13th and 27th.
We encourage imagination in children and LEGOS® give them a good way to use their imagination as well as work on fine motor skills in a fun way.
We often display the creations of the children in our Main Lobby in one of the display cases.
The Children’s Department is in the process of building a collection of LEGOS® for use by the children. If you have a stockpile of LEGOS® not being used at your house, please consider donating them to the Library. They will be used and enjoyed for years to come.
Spring Cleaning and Moving Furniture
The Staff has made lots of changes and improvements in the Library.
We were able to purchase a new TV and several items of furniture for the Teen area thanks to a generous donation from the N. B. American Legion Post #539.
We enlarged the area and added another book shelf to allow for more YA books to be added.
The old reference area was taken out and the newspapers were moved to the front of the Library with comfortable chairs to relax in while you peruse the papers.
The former newspaper area is now a quiet sitting / reading area. The sectional couch is there to provide a relaxing area to rest and read.
The two PCs in the reference area were moved to the quiet study area in the rear of the building by the windows. The 4 PCs in this area are for quiet research and homework.
Also in this area is a table to work on and a café-type table if you like taller chairs. Both are near electric outlets if you need to plug in your laptop or tablet.
The Library will be closed
Monday, May 26th in observation of Memorial Day.
May’s name comes from the Latin Maius mensis – meaning Month of Maia.
Maia (meaning "the great one") is the Italic goddess of spring, the daughter of Faunus, and wife of Vulcan.
May has always had 31 days.
May’s Birthstone is the emerald, which is a vivid green gemstone.
May’s Flower is the Lily of the Valley, which symbolizes humility.
May’s Full Moon is called the Flower Moon.
May's abundant blooms give its full moon the name flower moon in many cultures.
Other names include the Hare moon, the Corn Planting moon, and the Milk moon.
This Full Moon with be on May 14th.
May 26th is the day we will observe Memorial Day. It is a day established to honor the men and women who lost their lives fighting for their country and their homes.
There are many ways to observe Memorial Day, by visiting cemeteries and placing flags or flowers on the graves of our fallen heroes, by visiting memorials, and by flying the U.S. Flag at half-staff until noon.
May is . . . . Better Sleep Month, National Good Car Care Month, National Photo Month, National Salad Month, National Egg Month, National Barbecue Month, Revise Your Work Schedule Month, Date Your Mate Month, National Hamburger Month, and Fungal Infection Awareness Month
May 1 is . . . . . Mother Goose Day
May 2 is . . . . . Fire Day
May 3 is . . . . . Lumpy Rug Day
May 4 is . . . . . Predict the Weather Day
May 5 is . . . . . Hoagie Day
May 6 is . . . . . Beverage Day
May 7 is . . . . . Be a Tourist Day
May 8 is . . . . . Go Without Socks Day
May 9 is . . . . . Lost Sock Memorial Day
May 10 is . . . . Clean Up Your Room Day
May 11 is . . . . Twilight Zone Day
May 12 is . . . . Limerick Day
May 13 is . . . . Leprechaun Day
May 14 is . . . . Dance Like A Chicken Day
May 15 is . . . . Chocolate Chip Day
May 16 is . . . . Thank a Service Man Day
May 17 is . . . . Pack Rat Day
May 18 is . . . Museum Day
May 19 is . . . Frog Jumping Jubilee Day
May 20 is . . . . Carb Awareness Day
May 21 is . . . . Memo Day
May 22 is . . . . Buy-A-Musical- Instrument Day
May 23 is . . . . Penny Day
May 24 is . . . Morse Code Day
May 25 is . . . Tap Dance Day
May 26 is . . . . Grey Day
May 27 is . . . . Body Painting Arts Festival
May 28 is . . . . Hamburger Day
May 29 is . . . . What Can You Do For Your Country Day
May 30 is . . . . Ice Cream Day
May 31 is . . . . Go Ahead and Make My Day Day (Clint Eastwood’s Birthday)
May Fictional Characters Birthdays
Sponge Bob Square Pants: May 1, 1999
Kermit the Frog (Sesame Street): May 9th, 1959
Homer Simpson: May 10, 1955
Mickey Mouse: May 15 1928
Minnie Mouse: May 15 1928
Archie Bunker: May 20th, 1924
Goofy: May 25, 1932
Batman: May, 1939
Children’s News & Notes
AFTER SCHOOL STORY MISSION
Wednesdays from 3-3:45 pm - grade K-4
Special May Events:
Tuesday, May 13 & 27 from 3-4 pm
Tuesday, May 20 from 3-4 pm
J 4 T - Just for Tweens (grades 5-8)
Thurs., May 15 from 3:30-4:30 pm
Join us for Games & Snacks!
MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU!
National Library Week Pete the Cat Contest Winners –
4th grade & under –
Khaleb Tucker - Landon Murray
Dominic Sheeks - Kayden Livingston
Olyvia Amburgey - Nellie Murray
Alivia Patterson - Isabel Rhinehart
Casey Mowery - Quinn Cook-Walker
Aralyn Lanham - Zander Grant
Kyra McCurry - Bryson Tate
Maddy Mae Jensen
5th grade & above –
Jazmin Bland - Chloe Lamb
Leah Lee - Wyatt Mowery
SUMMER READING BEGINS ON JUNE 4!
SPECIAL GUEST – MR. MOLECULE @ 6:30 PM!!!
Look for complete Summer Information by the end of May!
BIRTHDAY CLUB - May 2014
May 1 – Mason Byrd – age 12
May 3 – Lewis P. J. Ciminillo – age 5
May 5 – Kennedy Baldwin – age 8
May 5 – Jacob Whitaker – age 9
May 6 – Dayton Berry – age 2
May 10 – Izaiah Zierk – age 4
May 17 – Sydney Sherick – age 9
May 19 – Noah Reichenbach – age 2
May 19 – Owen Seedorf – age 8
May 21 – Cheyenna King – age 11
May 22 – Annalyn Sheridan – age 4
May 22 – Chloe Thayer – age 11
May 22 – Lexie Williams – age 11
May 23 – Zachary Trout – age 8
May 24 – Alea Miller – age 1
May 25 – Ryland Ernest – age 10
May 26 – Karlee Livingston – age 5
May 27 – Ariana Loera – age 9
May 28 – Grady Miller – age 6
May 28 – Logan Keller – age 10
May 29 – Landen Naus – age 7
May 30 – Blake Salyers – age 2
May 30 – Mariah McNett – age 8
May 30 – Shayanne Hemminger – age 12
May 30 – Tyler Weber – age 12
You can request items from other Libraries at home on the Internet using our on-line catalog. Just go to our website at: http://nbpubliclibrary.org and click on the Catalog button. You will need your Library card to log-in.
House too small to fit all the visiting relatives?
The Wolfe Community Room is perfect for your family holiday get together. The room can be rented for $35.00 for one day's use.
(There is a refundable $25 deposit on keys.)
There is a kitchen with a refrigerator and microwave.
The room use is first come - first served.
Dedicating a Memorial book or other item in memory of a loved one is a great way to honor their memory. A memorial is a great way to remember a beloved pet also.
Ask at the Main desk for details about how to arrange a memorial.
Don’t have a Library card? Sign up today
Check out the website for the North Baltimore Area Historical Society. It’s at: http://northbaltimorehistory.org/.
Come visit us on Facebook at:
Check out our new Pinterest page
The Library has a small collection of Wii games, Xbox 360 / Kinect games, and PlayStation PS3 games.
If you own one of these systems, come in and check out the games.
Also look on the on-line catalog to see what games the other Libraries have.
We offer free Wi-Fi throughout the Library building.
Monday through Thursday: 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM / Sunday: Closed
Connie Phillips – Director
Lori Kaufman – Ass't Director & Cataloging
Stacey Phillips - Treasurer & Secretary
Cheryl Heilman - Youth Services Coordinator
Stephen Cram - Facilities Coordinator
Holly Emahiser – Processing & Memorials
Deb Zimmerman -Ass’t Children's Librarian
Chelcie Berger - InterLibrary Loans
Diana Patterson - Circulation Clerk
Library Board Members:
President: Mr. Rick Van Mooy
Vice President: Mr. James Miller
Mrs. Beverly Greene / Mrs. Martha Hamlin
Mr. Dennis Miller / Mrs. Ginger Povenmire
Dr. Ralph H. Wolfe
The Board meets on the Third Monday of each month at 5:30 PM. All meetings are open to the public.
The North Baltimore Public Library
230 N. Main St.
North Baltimore, OH45872
Phone: (419) 257-3621
Fax: (419) 257-3859
The Whistle Stop News
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