wpcl newsletter March/13

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Walker’s Point Community Library March 2013

The longer days and the bright sunshine are luring us into thinking spring is here despite the continuing cold.
Your library is using these quiet winter days to improve the library and thus the quality of service that will be here for you this year.
First of all is the report on the success of the past year and the Township of Muskoka Lakes council agreement to match the dollars raised by our community library. The dollars  matched were  $5782. This does accomplish the goal of assuring current sustainability of the library.
Our thanks to all of you who showed your support for the community library in this way. Our thanks also to the members of our council who recognized the contribution this library service makes to Muskoka Lakes. The members of the board and all the volunteers are determined to continue to earn your support.
Your library now has a website. You will find it at “Walker’s Point Library.com”. This is new and still in the development stage so all comments and suggestions are welcome.

A program has been installed that will assist the board in cataloguing the collection. This will enable us to tell you when a book is out and when it will be returned. We are also exploring ways to increase service to members of our community particularly those seniors who might benefit from support the library service could provide.

It is the time of year to start adding new books to the collection. Any input from you, our members is welcome. If you have a genre that you would like to see increased, an author , or just any new books you would like to have when you come here this summer, please let us know. Our email at “walkerspointlibrary@gmail” is checked regularly and we love to hear from you.

Meanwhile the new books this week are:
419      by Will Ferguson (winner of this years’ Giller Prize) a story about the worlds most insidious internet Scam and how it involved people around the world.

March   by Geraldine Brooks   Based on the Louisa May Alcott book Little Women the story of the father who was away at war.

The Blue Castles   by L.M. Montgomery   written when the author and her family spent a summer holiday inBala in 1926. Her first book written aimed at an adult audience.

Sent on behalf of the board —  Adele Fairfield