Many thanks to all who attended “Books and Brews” at Mentone Market in April! We sold a good many books, and everyone enjoyed socializing together. Thanks to the Mentone Market for generously donating $1 for each beer and wine purchase. All together, we raised almost $400.
Huge thanks to Kerry Breithaupt, who led a class on dot mandala rock painting which was attended by 38 people, including many children. Kerry donated her time and supplies, and suggested to participants that they offer a donation to the library. On that one morning, we raised $389.
These are significant funds for our little library and they go a long way towards our ability to continue to purchase relevant books and movies for our patrons.
We also deeply appreciate our “Friends of the Library” for their annual contributions at various levels: Susan Noel, David Darr, and Jennifer Booker (Individuals); Norm & Liz Baker, Chris & Tracey Davenport, Dianne Gamble, Gay & Ron Godbois, Ruth Hathorn, Terry & Dorma Hutcheson, Mary MacMichael, Frank Mason, Anne McLeod & Don Highfield, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Runnells, Dennis & Sheila Traylor (Couple/Family); Margie Brown, John Carr, Francis & Elisabeth Cline, Amelia Kirk Lolli, Anthony & Eleanor Teverino, Jill Whitten (Patrons); Jane Faile & Wayne Gautreau, Mike Houghland, Clifford & Josie LaGuerre, Cynthia & Mickey Luck, Craig & Elizabeth Sheldon, Mellanie Tuttle & Penny Lyday; Ben & Mary Shurrett, Sue Schwarz, Jan Wilkinson (Angels). If youd like to “Be a Friend,” drop by the library or click here.
Research proves that reading is good for all ages, from birth to old age. It affects cognitive skills, as well as empathy and understanding. Children are exposed to 50% more words through reading than by watching TV, according to one study, and older readers have significantly less cognitive decline than non-readers. Did you know that one study shows that reading reduces stress by 68%, more so than listening to music, having a cup of tea, or taking a walk? Many people claim “lack of time” is the main reason they don't read, but another study claims that Americans spend 10 times more time watching TV than reading. The statistics are impressive. Reading is good for you!
We have a wonderful collection of both books and movies, so stop by and see what's new.
Moon Lake Community Library is open to everyone, and library cards are issued free of charge. The use of laptop computers and wireless internet are available free of charge. Copies and prints cost 10 cents each.
– Kelly Leavitt