LIBRARY NOTES – September 2013

apl library-thumbnailBy Barbara Mellon

What a bustling summer we had here at the Andes Public Library! From children selecting books, playing with puzzles or listening to stories to vacationers using our computers and WiFi to check their email and keep in touch with the world, we’ve had a constant stream of visitors to our little home away from home.  Even the four-legged variety was showing up so often we felt the need to keep a jar of dog treats on the desk!

On a lovely Monday evening in August, our back deck was the site of some dirt-coated fun as retired Forest Ranger and naturalist Patti Rudge invited youngsters to dig into her wormbox and discover the mysteries within. They learned much about the life cycle of worms and their castings as well as the process of composting, using the remains of their watermelon snack to restock the box.

Our word game aficionados and novices continue to meet monthly to enjoy a bit of friendly competition while sharing each other’s favorites. Stop by at 7 pm on the second Tuesday of the month to see if you’re up to the challenge!

We’ve just received a new delivery of 45 audiobooks through the Audio Circuit program from Four County Library System. Among this quarter’s titles are The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani, The Red Pony by John Steinbeck, I’m Dreaming of a Black Christmas by Lewis Black and Change We Can Believe In by Barack Obama. If you enjoy listening to books while driving, working out, cooking or just relaxing with the beverage of your choice, stop in to see what else is available.

A nice crowd showed up for the showing of 42: The Jackie Robinson Story.  All agreed it was a wonderful movie; it’s available at the Library. Check in with us to find out what movie we’ll be showing in September, and be sure to give us your email address so you can get regular updates about Movie Night and other programs.

Are you looking for a particular book or movie? Remember that our affiliation with the Four County Library System allows patrons to borrow items from all the libraries in the system. If we don’t have something you’re looking for, there is a good chance we can find it anyway. You can place orders yourself at by using your library card number and pin, or call us for assistance. We’re always glad to help! ~


Above right – naturalist Patti Rudge leads the group in exploring the contents of her wormbox