by Kay Zaharis
The automation project is still moving at high
speed. Dozens of
volunteers are helping the staff with the numerous tasks.
Nearly 50% of our collection can now be seen in the Finger
Lakes Library System online catalog.
Several additional projects have resulted from the review of
our material. Many of the children’s books now have spine labels;
and the adult mystery books are being moved downstairs for easier
access. Some people have commented that when they came in to find a
book, it had been moved to another location. However, they found books
which they didn’t know were here!
If you don’t see what you need, please ask. In the meantime,
enjoy looking around the stacks; you never know what you may find.
Children's Room Notes
Can you believe
our annual summer reading program will be beginning soon? The “Tune In @
Your Library” program runs from Monday, June 27, through Saturday, August 6.
Children may register beginning June 27.
Reading 10 books entitles participants to 1 prize; 20 books to 2
prizes. We will have a variety of
prizes from local businesses and special prizes will be raffled off after the
are 1:00 p.m. on Wednesdays in July:
July 6 - Musician
Jim McCarthy will bring his “Celebrate Summer Reading” program
July 13 - Aaron
Isaacs (our big hit from last year) returns with his “I Love to Read”
July 20 - fun day
with face painting, crafts, and a mystery guest
July 27 -
Rosamond Gifford Zoo brings its “Zoo to You” program
welcome to join us!
If you have been in the Children’s Room lately, you
may have noticed that the public computers have been moved to the front of the
room. We are very excited about this change!
from previous column…
Both computers are now Internet
accessible and print to a printer in the Children’s Room.
No more walking upstairs to make sure your report
The Children’s Room book club continues to meet at
7:00 p.m. on the last Thursday night of each month. In June, we will be discussing Roald Dahl’s “The BFG.”
Parents are more than welcome to stay, and we would
love to have more young people attend our meetings.
a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
works in a library? and
do they do?
Director – selects the books,
supervises the staff, makes decisions on library operations
Librarian – organizes and
makes the library’s information available for users
Clerk – orders the books, help
patrons find material, assist patrons with use of equipment,
prepare magazines, check material in and out, prepare
Interlibrary loan and reserve material, maintain various
Technical services – prepares
books for patrons by attaching cover, card, pocket, labels,
and library identification stamp.
Page – shelves books in proper
place so they can be located by patron
– pays bills, solves invoicing problems, prepares catalog
cards, orders supplies
Library will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at
5:30 p.m. from July 5 through August 30.
Children Room will be open Monday and Thursday evenings
until 8:30 p.m. during July and August.
are planning a Sale
of the Arts some
time in June. The
sale will include cookbooks, gardening books, craft books,
copies of Antiques Magazines, and also images of world
reknown paintings, architecture, pictures, etc., suitable
for collages, decoupage and other crafts.
Please call the library for date and time.
Do you know what’s here?
We receive a different collection of 40
large type books from the Finger Lakes Library System every
3 months. They are located in the aisle near the copy machine.
We receive a different collection of 40
videos from the Finger Lakes Library System every 3 months.
They are located on the bookcase attached to the
circulation desk. Only adults may borrow videos.
We receive a different collection of 30
audio books from the Finger Lakes Library System every 3
are located in front of the circulation desk.
We have begun purchasing books on CD.
We also have a small collection of music CDs.
They are located behind the circulation desk. There
is a list on the counter of music/books on CD; please ask
for the item you wish to borrow.
Reminder – When we borrow
items from the Finger Lakes Library System and we are not
able to return them, not only do other patrons miss out on
these items, but we must pay for them. We have already experienced several videos and CDs not being
remember to return all of your items to the library.
from ‘Publishers Weekly’ April 18, 2005, p. 30-31)
“A mystery is any fictional work in
which a crime or the threat of a crime is integral to the
theme.” There are detective stories, private eye stories, and
hard-boiled detective stories. Then there are police
procedural stories which feature official police work
(examples are authors Ed McBain, James Ellroy, John
Sandford, and Michael Connelly); crime stories, which rarely
have happy endings (examples are authors Elmore Leonard,
James M Cain, and Cornell Woolrich); thrillers, which in
England could mean any mystery, but in the U.S. means a tale
of espionage, international intrigue, political, religious
or medical adventure (examples are authors Tom Clancy, John
Grisham, David Morrell, Clive Cussler, and James Patterson);
and cozy stories, which feature murders generally committed
off-camera (examples are authors Agatha Christie, Dorothy L.
Sayers, Laurie B. King and Alexander McCall Smith).
When is a crime story not a mystery? When the
criminal is telling the tale.
Although these writers are the usual
‘suspects’, many distinguished writers of the past 100
years were left out of the article. Some other mystery
writers were: William Faulkner (Sanctuary,
Intruder in the Dust), Norman Mailer (Tough
Guys Don’t Dance), Ernest Hemingway (To
have and Have Not), and Joseph Conrad (The
What type of mystery do you enjoy?