New Oxford

122 North Peter Street New Oxford, PA 17350
phone: (717) 624-2182

Saturday, December 28, 2013

January and February schedule of activities.

 Get Caught Reading with KPETS
Children come and read to a pet one-on-one!
Jan. 13th Monday 3:30pm       Jan. 23rd Thursday 6:30pm
                                        (Bedtime Story Night)
Feb. 10th Monday 3:30pm       Feb. 27th Thursday 6:30pm

Kindergarten Here I ComeStorytime
Thursday mornings at 11:00AM - 12Noon
Preschool children ages 3-5
We will have stories, handouts and activities from the Kindergarten Here I Come calendar.
20 minutes of stories and activities-
20 minutes for parent’s social time.
This storytime will continue all year.
No registration necessary

Fiber Art Fantasy Knit with Mary Lou

Monday Morning    10:30AM– 12Noon  Adults
Monday evening    6:30PM –7:30   Adults 
Thursday  Evening    AS Scheduled    6:00PM—7:00PM  Children ages 8-12
Registration required
Washcloths, gloves, scarves, cuffs, hats, and more..
    Want more info? Call the Library  

Computer Classes
 Basic computer classes will be scheduled
Monday Morning 11:00AM  by appointment
Register –call 717-624-2182 Contact the librarian to schedule your class.
Windows 7       Word 2007 or 2010 
   Cut-copy and paste
Searching the Internet   Basic Email

THE READER’S FORUM  Adult Reader's group
2nd Thursday of the month  9:00-10:00 AM

January 9, 2014  Among the Mad  by Jacqueline Winspear
February 13, 2014  A Rogue of My Own by Johanna Lindsay

Monday, December 9, 2013

Winter weather is upon us!  Please listen to WGET (1320 AM radio), watch WGAL TV 8,
 or check the SNOWSCAN portion of for any library delays and closings.
  Always drive carefully in ice and snow.  HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
BE ADVISED THAT the New Oxford Area  Library 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Volunteers at the New Oxford Area Library

There are many activities that are ongoing each month for all ages. We provide 2 Book discussions for Adults, computer classes as scheduled and 3 Knitting classes. We also provide 3 storytimes for preschool children and the KPET therapy dogs are here twice a month helping our kids become better readers.
We have a wonderful group of volunteers to help the staff and patrons in the library. A wife, mother and my friend who has been volunteering for over 16 years - Thank you Janet Kozlowski for all you do.
Mary Ellen Berwager, a retired Reading teacher, has been the reader for the Thursday Morning  Storytime for toddler and preschool children for 7 years.  Her love of reading with children and volunteering at the library is really appreciated.
Mary Lou Berg, also a retired teacher, is sharing her love of teaching and knitting in 3 classes a week. She has been volunteering at the library for 3 years and it is such a pleasure to see the different socks and scarves and hats and other items our knitters have created.
Meeko, Cullen, Sailor, Gwendolyn and Cassie are our KPETS Therapy Dog volunteers.
Our KPETS started visiting in 2009, and the goal of helping students become better readers and enjoy the dogs is a win- win situation. Over 150 students have participated and this year we started a “Get Caught Reading” program with trading cards of each dog.
This library has a “Friends” group who help by raising funds for materials and they provide volunteer help as needed to assist the staff with programs, events and public relations.  Eileen Krichten began volunteering with the Friends of the New Oxford Area Library in 1989. She is the treasurer of the Friends of the New Oxford Area Library and she sends the yearly membership newsletter. Thank you for volunteering -Eileen Krichten.  Danielle Dondero is busy putting together our gift boxes for children and adults.  Sharon Sieg Renoll helps to sort the book donations for the Book Sale. Thank you for your interest and creativity.
I have had the pleasure of training and working with student volunteers for many years.  Whether it is for Community Service for school or an interest in the library our students assist the staff and patrons at the circulation desk as well as helping patrons use the computers and the Internet. Samantha, Cody and Cynthia, are just a few of these students who have volunteered at the library.
Come to one of our programs, use the computers and get the next Best Seller by your favorite author, or sit and read the paper.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

November at the library

Call to schedule a Basic computer class over the winter months.  If you need to learn Word, Cut-copy and paste, Searching the Internet, or Email- contact the librarian to schedule your class.
 Join us for the Readers Forum-an Adult Book Discussion group on Thurs, December 12th at 9:00AM . We will read and discuss, In the Presence of the Enemy by Elizabeth George. Newcomers are welcome. Registration is required and the library will provide the books.
Kindergarten Here I Come Storytime on Thursdays at 11:00AM will be held every week except for November 28 and Dec 26th. No registration is necessary. Please call if you will have extra children who may be visiting for the holidays.
Fiber Art Fantasy -  Knit with Mary Lou at the library.  We have two classes for adults and a class for families.  Bring your knitting to work on or learn to knit washcloths, gloves, scarves, cuffs, hats, and more...
Monday Morning 10:30AM– 12Noon  for Adults and Monday evening  6:30PM –7:30 for  Adults.  The Thursday  Evening class from  6:00PM—7:00PM  is for Children ages 8-12- As Scheduled.  There will not be a knitting class on Thursday, November 28.
Last but not least the kids can “Get Caught Reading” with the KPETS Therapy dogs on Thursday, November 7th at 6:30PM and Monday, November 25th at 3:30PM after school. What could be better at the library than reading out loud and receiving trading cards of the dogs.
The library will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday 28th of November. We will have our usual hours on Friday 11AM-5PM and Saturday 10AM – 4PM.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Reading Programs at the library

     Kindergarten Here I Come Storytime  at the New Oxford Area Library
     We will have stories, handouts and activities from the Kindergarten Here I Come calendar for Preschool children ages 3-5.
     The Office of Child Development and Early Learning has developed four calendars packed with fun activities that also help develop all the skills young children need to success. Each month has a theme and includes four weeks of activities based on the theme. Each activity is also linked to a "learning area" – the type of development that you are encouraging. These learning areas are connected to Pennsylvania's Early Learning Standards.
Thursday mornings at 11:00AM - 12Noon - we will have about 20 minutes of stories and activities- 20 minutes for parent’s social time. This storytime will continue all year. No registration necessary.
            “Get Caught Reading” with the KPETS at the library.  We are beginning a new Reading program in Sept. How does it work:  From September through June kids can come into the library at least once a month and get caught reading with any one of the 5 KPETS dogs. Read to a dog and receive a trading card for that dog.   Collect all 5 trading cards and receive a special book PAWtographed by all 5 dogs! Continue reading once a month until the end of May and receive a bookmark with pictures of all 5 dogs.  
     Reading aloud to dogs: Increases enthusiasm for reading, develops reading skills, teaches children how to interact with animals and promotes confidence.  We have had a reading program with the KPETS dogs for 4 years and over 100 kids each year have been reading to our therapy dogs.         
     So far, in 2013 , we have had 93 kids coming to our KPETS afterschool reading time and our Books to KPETS on Thursday evenings and to the special Summer Reading programs with the dogs.  The past two summers we have had programs on Pet Safety and Pet Care with our KPETS dogs.
Come to read on:
Monday- After School@3:30PM on Sept. 9th, Oct. 21st, Nov. 25th, Dec. 9th.
Thursday, @ 6:30PM on Sept. 19th, Oct 10th, Nov. 7th, Dec. 19th.
The New Oxford Area Library is a Branch of the Adams County Library System
Located at 122 N. Peter St. New Oxford, PA