Tuesday, November 5, 2013
The Peru Public Library will be hosting our annual Christmas Party.
Entertainment will be Professional Comedian/Magician Don Miller will entertain children and Adults in this holiday show. Join us for some free entertainment
There will be a Christmas craft, some singing and maybe (wink, wink) a special visitor.
You need to sign up for this event. You can do so either online, just click on the correct date, or on the children's floor. Sign up begins November 15th.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
The Fall Party that the Peru Public Library hosted on Saturday, October 26th, was a great success. There were a little more than 174 people in attendance. The children, as well as the adults, had fun playing the different games and having lunch with us as well.
We want to thank those that helped us, we couldn’t do it without our sponsors and helpers.
A special thank you goes to the Peru High School’s Golden Guard. Six of their members came to help run the games for us. They are: Abby Laudenschlager, Cordelia Cole, Mallory Struble, Isaac Badry, Hope Claus, and Mojade Adejokun. They did a great job.
We also wish to thank Sharon Edwards, Seth Perry, Katie Perry, Angie Gross, and Cooper Wolfe for their help with the games and activities and serving of the food.
J. B. Ladd’s generosity for donating the pumpkins, Joe Gross, he personally hand picked the pumpkins by himself, and Doud Orchard for the apples that we gave to the children.
The hardest part was the tearing down, clean up, and putting away of the games, tables, etc.
A special thanks goes to Pamela Perry, Seth Perry, Katie Perry, Jackson Perry, Mike Farnham and Tom Hall.
To our staff that without them, it wouldn’t have happened. Maryann Farnham, Terri Hall, Eileen Gross, Carla Murtha, and Cody Rasberry.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
You can now 'Like" The Friends of the Library (FOL) on Facebook.
Keep up to date with what they're doing, books sales, fundraising events, and other activities.
You need never wonder again when the next event will be.
We're having our Friends of the Library membership drive the week of Oct. 28 thru Dec. 1st. Check the FOL facebook page periodically to find out when and which floor they'll be on.
You'll receive a Friends of the Library T-shirt with the purchase of membership
Please select membership category
(2 adults + 1 child) = $30.00
(additional shirts may be purchased for $6.00 each with payment of membership)
Select size and color of T-shirt (s)
Adults ( ) S ( )M ( ) L ( )XL ( ) XXL
Youth ( ) S ( ) M ( ) L ( ) XL
OR if you're not into T-Shirts, we'll have bags available.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Here's your chance to show off your talented skills and help YOUR library at the same time.
Decorate a wreath for Christmas, and donate it to the library. We will have a silent auction, and the wreaths will be judged. The top 3 winners will receive a gift certificate from The Siding Restaurant and a Friends of the Library T-Shirt. The 1st place winner will also receive a free, 1-year membership to the Friends of the Library.
The wreaths are to be no bigger than 18 inch diameter.
The wreaths are to be brought in between Nov. 4th - 8th. They will be on display until Dec. 5th.
at which time they will be judged. The lucky winners will be able to take them home on Friday, Dec. 6th. Plenty of time to decorate your homes and enjoy them for Christmas.
The wreaths will be on display in the Reference Room/Computer Lab; bids may be placed at the Reference desk. We're excited to see what beautiful and clever wreaths you come up with.
Thank you for your support!
But first, we need members. We are having FOL T-Shirts made that will be sold, but those that become members get theirs as part of the membership fee. Actually, you'll get to choose between a T-Shirt or a bag.
"What exactly is the Friends of the Library, and what do they do?" you may ask. The FOL is a membership that provides support and is an advocate to the Public Library. They provide many services and are a valued part of any library.
They help get the books sorted and ready for the books sales, but so much more.
They have the opportunity to help serve food at different functions, sometimes prepare it as well, and of course, attend the function.
Be a presence at different programs and functions, enabling the staff or guests to be able to do what is necessary, instead of passing out brochures, keeping an eye out for the kiddies, attending the various needful things that always needs doing.
Be involved in the programs for the kids. Sometimes take an active part, like be the 'group leader' for a team. Sometimes, being there to direct people to the right location.
What are the benefits?
Members always get to come to the early viewing of the book sales, which means of course, they get first choice on the books for sale.
They get to meet new people, make new friends, and sometimes, discover new hobbies. You never know when a program may spark an interest.
In the event we have a program that there will be a charge to attend, if you are a volunteer, you can attend for free.
We need people to show their support and share their ideas. Come next week and find out more. More will be posted later on this.
Saturday, October 26th, will be our annual Fall Party. This year we have about 8 or 9 games to play and a Bounce House. Come to the parking lot of the Peru Public Library at 3:00 for the fun to begin.
We plan on this fun time to last 2 hours. The children will get to go and play the different games as many times as they wish, receiving candy each time they play.
Toward the end of the program, we'll be serving hot dogs, chips, and a drink. We'll have enough food to feed 200 people.
When the children come, they'll need to get a raffle ticket. We'll have a few prizes that will be drawn for, plus the child will need their raffle ticket to get their hot dog.
We ask that the children DO NOT wear costumes. The parking lot will be a busy place, with much activity going on. We don't want their to be a risk of a child getting injured or their costume torn or dirtied.
This event is free. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
"The Art of Beautiful Handwriting"
Uses letters of the written language to create a visual impact unlike any other art form.
Adult Beginning Italic Classes
Wednesday night 6-week classes beginning
September 25, 2013 to October 30, 2013
6:15 to 7:45 pm (library closes at 8pm)
Peru Public Library
102 E. Main St.
6-week session $68 (Materials included)
Class size is limited
To register, call Tana at 765-473-5151 (please leave message)
For over 30 years, Tana has been using letters in such a way that
is not only appropriate to the text but also enhances the meaning of
the message and gives writing a more aesthetic appeal.
A seasoned and award-winning artist, Tana has honed her gift through years of experience and has had the privilege of studying
with masters of the art form. Logos, certificates, wedding
invitations, cherished quotations, and even specialty envelopes
have become keepsakes under her hands.
Tana can teach you to create the one-of-a-kind,
unique work of art. In a digital world, many may be able to
imitate the fonts, but nothing compares to the spirit and soul created
through pen to paper.
Call today to register!