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JULY 29, 2005

The last few weeks have been very busy here at the Library. We have celebrated the Great Wellsville Balloon Rally, opened our annual book sale, enjoyed the adult and childrenís summer reading programs and endured the roaring heat of summer. Needless to say it has been exciting. However, the summer is not yet over. One week still remains of the summer reading programs. The book sale will continue until Friday, August 26 and the Library will be offering a creative writing workshop by fiction author and poet, Susannah Risley.

It is hard to believe that the sixth and final week of the summer reading programs is upon us. The number of participants in both the adult and childrenís programs has been fantastic. In the adult program, we have had three more winners for the weekly prize drawings. Charlene White, Barbara Savins and Paul Honti have all claimed gift certificates to local businesses. The library would like to thank Tamiís Floral Expressions, Beef Haus Restaurant and Hamilton Shoes for their generous gifts.

In the childrenís program we have had 253 participants. Ninety-six participants have been listeners that attend the library for story hour and activities. One hundred twenty-nine participants have been readers that check out books to read at home and twenty-eight participants have been young adults from Wellsville High School. It is very moving and rewarding to see how much the youth of Wellsville enjoys reading. Lois Bulger, our childrenís librarian states, "We feel that the program was a great success and applaud both the children and their parents or caretakers for a job well done."

This "Spotlight on the Library" article was written by Brian Hildreth, the David A. Howe Public Library director. Articles are written and published monthly in the Wellsville Daily Reporter.

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The Libraryís annual book sale has been extended to Friday, August 26. Patrons may purchase used books from the sale during regular library hours. Hardcover books are one dollar and paperback books are fifty cents. Beginning Monday, August 15 book sale customers may take as many books as they can carry for one dollar. We have an abundant amount of books we must sell this summer, so please hurry in and buy, buy, buy!

A creative writing workshop, WRITING FROM YOUR MEMORIES, will held at the Library on Friday, August 26 at 6 pm. Susannah Risley, a fiction writer and poet from Schenectady, will facilitate the two-hour program. She will read a short piece of her work, discuss memoir writing, and give a fun exercise geared to access a specific early memory. Participants will use their recollection to write. Everyone is invited to attend this free workshop. You do not need writing experience.

Ms. Risley has had short stories published in national magazines and is the recipient of a James A. Mitchener Award for a novel in progress. She has taught workshops in Libraries across the state, community centers and homeless shelters. She also works in arts-in-education in schools. This workshop is funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from the NY State Council on the Arts.


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The David A. Howe Public Library is open: Monday and Thursday 10 am to 8 pm, Tuesday and Friday 10 am to 5 pm; closed Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday. Please call the library at (585) 593-3410 for information pertaining to any Library events.

This page was last updated January 09, 2006.

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