The Friends hope you have a summer reading goal! Come visit our summer sale on July 14th and 16th to keep your stock of reading materials plentiful.
Drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you are reading this summer.
This is a busy time at the library. A MUSIC PROGRAM on July 2nd at 7 p.m., our BOOK SALE July 14th & 16th, and the very popular SUMMER READING PROGRAM for children.
As always, the Friends thank our volunteers for their dedicated work and support and also to the numerous individuals who donate materials for resale to our organization. The amount and variety of materials that come through our door is simply amazing.
– Ann Wolf, President
* Visit our Daily Book Sale. Mon – Sat 10:30 to 4.
* Visit https://hamiltonnjplfotl.wordpress.com/
for the news, updates, program and sales dates.
Our board meetings are noted below. We meet on the lower level of the library. Please feel free to join us.
July 10th 5:00
October 9th 5:00
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – OCT 23RD
Our next general membership meeting will be Tuesday, October 23rd at 7:00 pm on the lower level of the library. Mark your calendar!
LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Hamilton Township’s library board of trustees meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 5:00 pm in the library. All are welcome to attend as a general member of the public. The Friends liaison to these meetings is Lois Majorowitz. (Thank you, Lois!)
2018 FRIENDS MEMBERSHIP
We currently have 172 members. Thank you to all those who have joined and who help support our library. The Friends are successful because of you.
FROM THE LIBRARY DIRECTOR
Begin your Fourth of July holiday celebration early with a night of music heard by American’s Founders.
On Monday, July 2nd at 7 p.m., join the Ministers of Apollo for a performance of instrumental pieces and period songs enjoyed on our first Independence Day. Special thanks to our Friends of the Library for their sponsor- ship of this program, which is free and open to the public.
The library is happy to announce the recent addition of the Eastern State Penitentiary to our Museum Pass Program.
– Scott Chianese, Director
2018 LARGE BOOK SALE DATES
Hamilton Library, Lower Level, Rooms 3 & 4
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
July 14 and 16
September 15 and 17
November 3 and 5
Saturday sale hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday sale hours are 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
CHRISTMAS IN JULY
Don’t miss the CHRISTMAS IN JULY corner in the children section at the July Book Sale. Look for it!
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS – LIBRARIES ROCK!
“The Children’s Department is registering readers for the 2018 Summer Reading Program, “Libraries ROCK!” Many fun activities are planned, – story times, crafts, Fun with Food, creative writing, and movies.
We thank the Friends also for their sponsorship for several exciting, large programs: the summer reading kick-off party with DJ Mickey G.; professional storyteller Don Dougherty, who personalizes stories to feature the kids who attend; magician and comedian Brian Richards; a “mad scientist” from Mad Science New Jersey who will present “Spin, Pop, BOOM!” and musician Alex & the Kaleidoscope. Kids can check our website and visit the children’s room for more information or register for activities.
We’re so grateful for the hard work and generosity of the Friends of the Library. You truly make our summer programming possible!”
– Elaine Pollak, Children’s Librarian
RECIPIENTS OF OUR OUTREACH
Because of our supporters, the Friends continue to donate selected materials to various charitable organizations and educational institutions:
* 3 boxes to the Hamilton Senior Center
* 1 box to the Attic at Fort Dix
* 1 box to the Hamilton Hospital book cart
* 1 box to the Bromley Center YMCA kids
* 5 boxes to Project Freedom in Hamilton
* 1 bag of paperbacks to Pennington Library
* 2 boxes to St Francis Hospital
* 1 box to Wilson school library
* 1 box to Big Brother / Big Sister organizations
* 1 ½ boxes of kids’ books to Kenya
* 3 boxes of kids’ books to Ghana
* 1 box to the Greenwood School book box
* 1 box to the Center for Child and Family Achievement in Trenton
* 2 boxes to Homestead in Burlington
* 4 boxes to Project Freedom in Pennington
* 2 boxes to Good Stuff Thrift
* 1 box for the neighborhood Vacation Bible School.
BEING ON THE LOOKOUT! HELP!
We are always looking for places/organizations which would appreciate a donation of our excess / unsold books. Send us an e–mail or give one of the sales staff Friends the information.
Also! Instead of throwing away your shopping bags – paper or plastic – give them instead to us. We use them at the Book Sales. Thank you, thank you!
We always seem to sell out of DVDs and books-on-tape. Please consider donating yours to us!
THE GREAT AMERICAN READ
The Great American Read presents a list of American’s 100 most-loved books. Explore the list and vote for your favorite. Go to: http://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/books
THE FRIENDS PROGRAM IN APRIL
What a treat! Rochelle Christopher of Victorian Vanities presented a dynamite program on major historical events that barely made the history books. The audience participation was enthusiastic. Thanks to Jerry Iacona for another good choice.
AND RAVE REVIEWS
Welcome to our new SUPER worker volunteer Darryl Vigh. And cheers to Henry Wurfel as he racks up the on-line books sales. He and Theresa are looking for someone else who would like to do this from home. (BTW, thanks always to Theresa!)
THE BOOK CLUB
The Hamilton Library has a Book Club.
Meetings are the third Wednesday,
from 6:45 to 8:30 pm in the main floor
Teen Room. Books are a variety of
genres, including historical fiction,
mystery, and memoir.
To see the line-up for 2018, go to the library website http://hamiltonnjpl.org/ and click on the link for the Book Club. Upcoming books are:
* July 18th: “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood
* August 15th: “The Painted Drum” by Louise Erdich
* September 19th: “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr
PROGRAMS AT THE LIBRARY
On the main floor of the library, there is a table / BULLETIN BOARD of a variety of programs/ brochures/classes at the library. Hobbies, workshops, clubs, how-to classes. Check them out!
The library is a drop-off point for cell phones for soldiers. There’s a clothing bin in the parking lot for the Rescue Mission of Trenton. And inside the library, there’s an ongoing Food Drive (nonperishable food items) that go to several charitable organizations (Catholic Charities, Homefront, Mount Carmel Guild, Pearson Memorial United Methodist Church, the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, and Womanspace, Inc.) And, don’t forget the Socks in the Box Drive.
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST
The envelope carrying this newsletter also holds an insert with the Book Sales dates on one side and a membership form on the other. You will then have handy, not only a list of Sales dates, but also a membership form to pass on.