Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Friday, August 20, 2010

Thank you for helping with library program

To the Editor:

You have heard "It takes a village to raise a child." Well, I would like to change that to "It takes a community to raise a reader" and thanks to the wonderful community we live in we had a great reading program this summer.

We had the schools who encouraged: Class visit, field trips, promotional displays at the schools, and Mrs. Gaines who let her African albino frog vacation with us to promote the "Make a Splash" theme.

Parents, grandparents, and sitters made the effort to get children to the programs and to support the reading club activities at home.

Dee Robinson brought us monarch caterpillars to hatch, and her grandsons Brett and Drew made sure we had plenty of milkweed leaves for them to eat.

Staff went above and beyond, filling tons of water balloons, feeding caterpillars, care and cleaning of the frog, catching tadpoles, cleaning the tadpole tank, getting soaked at the Water Show, back-up photographers, extra pair of hands at storytimes, helping with the Luaus, donating prizes, support for all of our crazy ideas and generally pitching in where needed.

We had over 400 children registered for the reading club, over 120 children received free books and many went on to receive other prizes. We had good attendance at the storytimes and the Magic Show and Water Show drew big crowds. Scavenger hunts in the library had participation of between 50-100 children each week. Crafty Kids drew 15-30 on Mondays in July.

Thank You to these groups:

Friends of the Library


Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce

Bloomfield Manufacturing

Bloomfield State Bank

Bloomfield Dairy Queen

Big Slash Adventure Water Park

Conner Prairie


Farmers and Mechanic

Graves Plumbing

Greene County Daily World

Hasler Junction

Holiday World/Splashing Safari

Indiana Fish and Wildlife

Indiana State Fair

Indiana State Museum

Indianapolis Indians

Kappa Kappa Kappa

Knights of Columbus

Linton Miniature Golf

Linton McDonald's

Linton Wendy's

Main Source Bank

Marengo Cave


Psi Iota's


Scholastic Literacy Partnership

Smithville Telephone

Steak and Shake

Theta Gamma

And anyone we accidentally missed.

Thank you again to everyone who made this a great summer for our children.

Linda Peterson

Children's Department

Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library

Many helped make movie night a success

To the Editor:

Debby Davis Worthy Matron Newberry Eastern Star and Reese Booher, Worshipful Master Newberry Masonic Lodge would like to thank the 75-plus people for making our first movie night a success.

We would also like to thank, Shorty and Marion York, Mike and Rita Hennette, Nick Schneider, Brent Townsend and Preacher Steve Dunkel.

Reece Booher

Worshipful Master, Newberry

Masonic Lodge 166

Debby Davis, Worthy Matron,

Newberry Eastern Star 198