Monday, April 15, 2013

Hello Friends of Schoharie Free Library!

We have two exciting Earth Day events on tap, and we are calling on you for your support!

Help the library help Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield, MA.  Since 2009 Schoharie Free Library has been collecting pull tabs to help the Cyprus Shrine Shepherd's Club.  The aluminum in the pull tabs is redeemed, and the resulting monies are used to maintain and run vans which transport patients to and from their appointments and procedures at Shriners Hospital in Springfield, MA free of charge.

As part of our Earth Day programming, we are having a pull tab drive during both our Storytime! on Friday,  April 19th with Mrs. Jill Sholtes  from 10:00-11:00am and on Monday, April 22nd when we celebrate Earth Day TAB NIGHT!  from 6:00pm-8:00pm.   Jubilee Schmid, a resident of Howes Cave, who is also a lower limb amputee and Shriners patient, will be on hand to personally thank you for your donation and share her story of how Shriners Hospital for Children has made a difference in her life.

It is also our hope to discover for current and former patients as well as drivers to join us to share your stories and give them a place to meet for support and encouragement. Bring your tabs,  put a face to your conservation efforts, and be inspired!

Encourage your friends and neighbors to come out for this wonderful cause.  Pull tabs can come from soda, soup, meat, or cat food cans, or any can you can think of.  As long as the tab does not stick to a magnet we can take it.   Also, keep your eyes open in the Times Journal for an article on the upcoming events!  Patsy Nicosia joined Jubilee at the library last Friday to learn about the tab program first hand!

Looking forward to seeing you!


Friday, April 5, 2013

Movie Night at the Library!

Come join us this week for two great movies!

Monday, April 8th is Holocaust Remembrance Day.  Join us at 6:30 for a screening of the film Paper Clips. “It began as a lesson about prejudice...What happened next was a MIRACLE.” Paper Clips is a wonderful way to introduce the horrors of the Holocaust to younger viewers. Recommended viewing age is eleven and older, but we suggest that you go online and review this movie as it may be appropriate for younger audiences. One review site is:

Thursday, April 11th come celebrate Drop Everything and Read Day "Eve" with a 6:30 showing of Ramona & Beezus! Follow the zany adventures of Ramona Quimby, age 8, and her sister Beezus. "A little sister goes a long way!"  This movie stars Joey King and Selena Gomez.  Rated G.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Ponies, Ponies, Ponies!

Wow!  That is all I can say!  Ponies, Ponies, Ponies! was a MINIATURE success!  Our thanks goes out to Meghan Sigtermans from Good Hands Horsemanship and Fella for stopping by to play with their cart!  What a fantastic way to end Spring Break!

If you didn't get a chance to stop by and visit Fella you will have another chance during our Summer Reading Program as he asked me to come back and visit all of his friends again as we Dig into Reading!  And for a sneak peek check out the pix on our Flickr site!

For those of you who loved eating horse food today and asked here is the recipe for Horse Oats:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees

1 Large container of Old Fashioned Oats
1 Cup Oil (I use canola)
1 Cup Honey (agave nectar, maple syrup or other liquid syrup)
1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar (or other crystalline sugar)
Pinch of Salt

Place Oats in a large bowl.  Place remaining ingredients in saucepan and bring to a boil until all crystalline sugar is melted.  Pour over oats and mix until coated.  Place oats on a greased jellyroll pan(s) or cassarole dish.  Bake for 20-30 minutes until golden brown.  Stir once during baking.  Cool on wire racks.  Break into pieces and store in an air tight container.  For more options you can add to your oats: coconut, cinnamon, nutmeg, nuts, etc.  I recommend not to add raisins or dried berries until after cooking.  ENJOY!