October 2023 Newsletter

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October Storytimes

We have some fun storytimes scheduled this month! Our storytimes will begin at 1pm on the dates below.

On Friday, October 13th, Mrs. Rose will be leading storytime, and we’ll be celebrating fall and pumpkins! I don’t want to give away any surprises, but I know she is planning some fun “extras” to go along with the books!

Be sure to come back on Friday, October 27th – Mrs. Sarah will be our guest for storytime. She is a musician and is planning a fun afternoon with books and music! It is definitely not one to be missed!

New Hours for October!

One big change for October is updated hours for Cornerstone Living Library! We sent an email about this last week, but in case you missed it, here are our updated hours:

  • Tuesdays, by appointment only (email library@cbclilburn.org to arrange)
  • Fridays, 12pm to 3pm (drop-in – no appointment needed)
  • Sundays, 30 minutes following the service (roughly 12pm to 12:30pm)

As always, you can also put books on hold using our online catalog. We will let you know when they’re ready, and you can arrange to pick them up any weekday by calling the church office. All members should have received their online login information via email – contact Ashley at library@cbclilburn.org if you have any problems.

Behind the Scenes: Spine Labels

What’s going on behind the scenes at the library, you ask? The answer is – a lot! We have a team of volunteers who have worked very hard to get the library up and running, but the reality is there is still much to be done! 

The biggest change you will see is we have started to put spine labels on all the books! As you likely have noticed, our books are organized by subject/genre. However, within those subjects, there is not currently any order which does make finding books a little difficult. The spine labels being added to the books will show us the book’s call number, which is like the address where it lives. That will allow us to more easily keep everything in order! 

This is a huge task, though. We currently have 7,800 books that will all need spine labels – and it takes about 1.5 hours for every hundred books, provided we are able to work steadily. One of the biggest things that slows us down is in deciding what call number each book should have – and being consistent with those decisions. Some books fit into multiple sections, and we have to think like our patrons – “Where would they be most likely to look for this book?” However, in the end, it is very satisfying to see a whole shelf of finished books. 

You’ll have to let us know what you think at your next visit!

Clive’s Corner: Celebrating Fall!

Enjoy these monthly recommendations from our library mascot, Clive

The weather has turned cooler and the leaves are starting to change – it’s finally fall! While I prefer my diet of small critters, being a Library Owl has exposed me to other delicacies like apples! I pulled out a few books about apples to share with my patrons this month. They are especially good paired with a nice apple snack!

  • The Life and Times of the Appleby Charles Micucci – If you want to know more about apples, this is the book for you! It’s packed full of interesting facts and information, along with colorful illustrations.
  • The Apple Pie Treeby Zoe Hall – Beautiful, simple illustrations accompany this sweet story of a tree through the seasons as it grows first blossoms then apples. Includes an apple pie recipe at the end!
  • Apple Fractionsby Jerry Pallotta – Explaining math topics using apples! This is a fun way to bring in the season to all the subjects.
  • How to Make an Apple Pie and See the Worldby Marjorie Priceman – One of my favorites. A book that uses apple pie ingredients to travel the world.
  • Apple Picking Timeby Michele Benoit Slawson – Apple picking can be a family activity! Beautiful pictures show a girl and her family picking apples all day.
  • The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Treeby Gail Gibbons – Follow Arnold as he watches his apple tree change through the seasons.