June Newsletter

Columbia Public Library Newsletter – June 2019

June is a busy time:  graduations, weddings, vacations, and the kids are out of school.  And of course we must have summer beach reads!

Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand

The Summer Guests by Mary Alice Monroe

The Summer of Sunshine and Margot by Susan Mallery

Lost and Found by Danielle Steel

The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda

Unsolved by James Patterson

Paranoid by Lisa Jackson

The Favorite Daughter by Patti Callahan Henry

The Friends We Keep by Jane Green


New DVDs for June:

Captain Marvel

Wonder Park

Five Feet Apart


Our community program for June features my former elementary school principal!  Dr. Bob Frick will present a program on “Lancaster’s Merchants:  Watt & Shand and Woolworth’s”.  Many of you remember the Woolworth’s here in Columbia and of course traveling to Lancaster to visit Watt & Shand.  From buying 45 rpm records to Santa landing on the roof to window displays, these Lancaster icons bring back fond memories.  Join us on Monday, June 3, at 6 PM.  Light refreshments on the terrace.

Summer Reading program registration packs may be picked up beginning June 1.  This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories”.  Again, there will be four levels:  Read Aloud (ages four and younger), Junior (ages five to nine), Tween (ages 10 to 12), and Teen (ages 13 through 19).  If your child(ren) are at the preschool or junior levels of SRP, be sure to check your packet for a special challenge from Hank the Health Hero of Children’s Dental Health Services.

Thanks to Kelsey Bucks of Park & Taylor for her assistance with promotion, to Renee Christiansen for all of her hard work in scheduling and set-up, to Mr. Tom Strickler and the Columbia School Board for allowing the use of school facilities for programs, to our presenters for their time and expertise, to Jack Gamby and the Lions Club for allowing us to use the gazebo for concerts, and of course to our sponsors:  McDonald’s, Strasburg Rail Road, Country Barn, Lancaster Barnstormers, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Rita’s Ice, Leisure Lanes, Lancaster Ice Rink, the Comic Store, Bounce Kraze (formerly That Bounce House), Skyzone Trampoline Park, Refreshing Mountain Ziplines,  Dutch Wonderland, Water’s Edge Miniature Golf, and the Laser Dome.  Welcome to our new sponsor:  Bird In Hand Bakery and Café.

Our first summer program is the first day of Summer Vacation for Columbia students – “Phredd” McNaughton will be presenting a live concert in the Gazebo at 10:30 AM!  All ages are welcome, please bring lawn chairs or blankets!  We will have treats on the terrace and there will be a prize drawing for both children and adults.  Meet Tommy, our Reading Education Assistance Dog, too!  This is a perfect time to sign up for Summer Reading logs and prizes if you haven’t already done so! All ages welcome.  Tuesday, June 4, at 10:30 AM.

Library Summer Reading programs are now held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with a few afternoon exceptions.  We want to be sure children can also participate in the fun of “The Edible Classroom” by growing (and eating) their own healthy foods!  Edible Classroom runs Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays beginning at 9 AM.  Library Summer Reading is Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning at 10 AM.

There will be no programs the week of June 10, due to the new Summer Drama Camp.

The Pout Pout Fish costume character will be joining the Thunder On the River Car Show at 10:30 AM on Saturday, June 15.  Come to the library terrace at 10:30 to meet the Pout Pout Fish!  Even though the fish appearance will not last the duration of the car show, Miss Lisa will be reading stories on the terrace through the day.  Come out and join the fun at the Thunder on the River Car Show on Saturday, June 15, 10 AM to 2 PM.

Neill Hartley portrays Charles Lindbergh in The Spirit of Lindbergh, an exciting adventure based on his historic 1927 flight across the Atlantic Ocean.  See “Lucky Lindy” planning his trip, navigating in the cockpit, and arriving in Paris. Experience first hand the incredible journey that riveted the world and transformed aviation forever!  This trip is designed for ages 7 and older.  Tuesday, June 18, at 10 AM – Park gym.

Lancaster County Parks’ Lisa Sanchez will present “Thirteen Moons on Turtle’s Back: a Native American Year”.  After reading the book by by Joseph Bruchac and Jonathan London, we will learn more about the full moons of the year. Turtle shells and their unique features will also be explored. We will end with making a turtle shell craft calendar.   Ages 5 and older.  Thursday, June 20, at 10 AM – Park gym.

“Miss Maggie Sings a Universe of Songs and Stories”.  Miss Maggie is back with Spaghetti Head Fred and more crazy fun as we celebrate the wonder of our solar system.  Lots of silliness, dancing, and audience participation.  For all ages.  Monday, June 24, at 1 PM (note time change).  Gazebo (Park gym if rain or heat)

“That Fabulous Franklin” by Family Stages is a delightful presentation of the wit and wisdom of the American icon Benjamin Franklin. Two actors recreate important moments in Ben’s story. They also bring to life some of the characters that Ben created in his writings, like Poor Richard Saunders and Silence Dogood. There is great fun for audiences of all ages in this sparkling, forty-five minute program!  Tuesday, June 25, at 10 AM – Park gym.

Ryan Bridge, the “Bugman”.  The bugs are back!  Join Ryan for this educational and informative program about how important insects are to our world.  Those who choose to will have the opportunity to hold live insects.  One of our most popular programs!  For all ages.  Thursday, June 27, at 10 AM – Park gym.

Crochet class dates:  Tuesdays, June 4, 11, and 25 at 6:30 PM.  We are continuing our Swiffer cover project!  No class on June 18.

Knitting dates are Thursdays at 7 PM:  June 6, 13, and 27.  No class June 20.

Thank you to all who supported the library by purchasing Giant reusable bags.  We much appreciate your support!

The last Saturday of June – June 29 – brings us the annual Antique and Craft show in Locust Street Park – and also our largest book sale of the year!  Please join us here at the library between 8 AM and 2 PM (note time change) for some great deals!  “Multi Media Madness” includes books, music CDs, DVDs, video games, and more.  Having the entire sale outdoors allows all with limited mobility to enjoy browsing and also will draw the crowd from the Antique, Art, and Craft Show.