2009-06-17 / Community



A new Christian homeschool co-op callout meeting will be held on July 1 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Burlington Community Library. This new co-op is looking for families interested in a creative learning environment with Christian fellowship.

Camp Read-A-Lot Summer Reading Program begins next week and runs Monday through Thursday, June 22- 25. Children preschool age through first grade will meet from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Children second through fifth grades will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Register at the library or by calling (765) 566-3166.


One June 10, 39 children attended Storytime at the Camden-Jackson Twp. Public Library. After hearing stories about music and bands the children formed their own band. Each child had a musical instrument and marched inside and outside of the library playing their instruments as loud as they could. Each child also made an instrument to take home with them.

"Get Creative @ the Library" summer reading program t-shirts were handed out to the children planning on attending next week's field trip to Lafayette. Children will tour McGuire Music's store and then Arthur Murray Dance Studio to learn a ballroom dance. They will conclude their day at the Pottery Shoppe to hear a Father's Day story and to make a piece of pottery for their fathers. The group will be eating lunch together at a restaurant. Forty-five children and nine adults plan to attend the June 17 field trip.


Folk artist Al Stelk received his first guitar in the seventh grade. He started guitar lessons but after three practice sessions trying to play right-handed, he quit the lessons and reversed the strings to play left handed. Music instantly became his passion as well as his release. Stelk writes deeply moving lyrics, being primarily influenced by James Taylor, Crosby Stills Nash and Young and Cat Stevens. His music mimics his life and milieu.

Come to the Delphi Public Library for Coffee Beat June 20 at 7 p.m. to enjoy an evening of great music. Guests should enter the library through the Indiana St. entrance and proceed to the third floor mezzanine.

Flora-Monroe Twp.

Cool off and relax in the library while you watch, "The Tale of Desperaux," on Thursday, June 25. "The Tale of Desperaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread," is a 2003 Newbery Medal winning children's fantasy book written by Kate DiCamillo. It tells the story of a mouse, named Despereaux, on a quest to rescue a beautiful human princess. The book was adapted into an animated film in 2008.

What will you do with all your summer vacation photos? Attend the library's first Scrapbooking Crop, on Saturday June 27, for lots of creative ideas. To veteran scrappers the word crop is just common scrap lingo. However, when you announce in front of non-scrappers that you are going to a "crop" they look at you like you are nuts!

So what exactly is a crop? Crops are designed to allow you to meet new friends in a group setting while working on your scrapbooks. So bring your photos, supplies (there will also be some available) and inspiration!

These programs are part of the library's summer reading club. There is still plenty of time to participate in summer reading; it runs through July 24. Programming for "Be Creative at Your Library" is provided by a generous donation by the Beta Alpha Chapter of Psi Iota Xi. Flora Lions Club provided the funding for the final teen/adult reading prize.

The theme for the next storytime is "colors." Storytime is Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. Call Dial-a-Story anytime, 967-3814.

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