April, May, June 2015

FROM THE PRESIDENT

Our recent book sale was a huge success!

Thanks to the many wonderful people who made set up and take down run so smoothly.

A super big thank you to those who ran the sales table. We are all very busy people, so it is fun to take some time to visit and get to know each other a little better. Also, talking to Friends and meeting new Friends who came to the library to buy books is a real plus.

I also wish to thank those whose donations of books and tapes make our book sales possible. We are always accepting gently used materials for our book sales. You can bring them by anytime during library hours.

Because of our book sale fundraiser, our Summer Reading Programs are going to be the best ever.

Candy Jo Keserick v

SWEET BEST WISHES

At the April Friends of the Library Board of Directors meeting, Mary Lou Robillard advised us that she and Ron were going to start acting like retired folks; rocking chairs, sunsets, travel, with not a care in the world! No real news there, eh? But even if those activities were all that were on her plate, Mary Lou was stepping down from her Director’s role with Friends of the Joshua Tree Library. Mary Lou had performed as the chairperson of our See’s Candy Fundraiser for the past several years; therefore, parting will truly be such sweet sorrow. So whenever you see a See’s Candy or one of our See’s reminders, think a good thought for Mary Lou and Ron as they navigate their way on to the next step in life. Blessings on them, and Thanks for all their good works for our Library! Come back and see us any time.

The Board v

FROM THE LIBRARIAN

Hello Friends!

In addition to the lovely Spring weather we enjoyed a number of successful Friends events at the JT Library. The Spring See’s Candy fundraiser was a yummy success and the April book sale was equally successful. I would like to thank all the Friends members, especially the Board members, whose time and talents contributed to the success of these events. Most of the funds that were raised support children’s programs at the library. The Eggstravaganza held in April was a fun filled day!

About seventy-five children and their families spent several hours coloring eggs, assembling crafts and having lots of fun winning prizes in our Cake Walk. Thanks to the generosity of our Friends we awarded sixteen Easter baskets and sixty prizes to our young attendees! No child left empty handed or without a smile on their face! Kudos to Candy Jo and Sandy for their invaluable assistance at the prize table, to Mary Lou for manning the See’s candy sales, and to Gladys for Bunny Hopping our children through the day!!

It is always a privilege to enjoy beautiful art and to meet and learn about the artist. Special thanks to Susan Abbott whose Artist Reception was fascinating! You can see Susan’s art at the library through July. Special thanks also to the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council and Janis Commentz for their generous efforts in sponsoring and curating Art Above the Shelves!

It’s HERE!!! Time for our biggest program event of the year: the Summer Reading Program!!! This year we are inviting readers of all ages: children-teens-adults, to join the Galactic Forces to have an out of this world adventure through reading! All ages can earn tickets to special drawings just by reading!!!

Our SRP schedule is as follows: Saturday, June 13th, 9:00am-3:00pm, is Registration Kick Off Day

SRP performers will appear Tuesdays at 1:00pm, beginning June 16th, when Franklin Haynes will return with his very popular marionettes. Magic, cool science, live animals, Ronald McDonald and a prize drawing will all be just part of the SRP this summer. Wednesday’s at 11:00am our youngest forces will meet for our Preschool Story Time. We are very excited to announce our local Joshua Tree Branch Library Grand Prize winners will receive 4 complimentary Disneyland 1 Day Park Hopper passes!!!!!!

Thank you for all you do to support keeping children of our community reading throughout the summer which supports their literacy year round. The importance of literacy as a key factor in school success has long been established….be a good example and let your children, (and for some of us-grandchildren), see YOU reading. We look forward to seeing all of our Friends at the library this summer!!!!!

Penny Mason v

ART ABOVE THE SHELVES

Special thanks to Susan Abbott whose Artist Reception was fascinating! You can see Susan’s art at the library through July.

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SPRING AUCTION AND BOOK SALE

A big thanks to Tom & Greg Kenny, and Clay Gibert too for their help with the sale. We welcome all of those who became new Friends at the book sale.

Plus, a big thanks to all who bought books at our sale, the Little Engine That Could, DID!!!

Support the JT Library by donating gently used books and tapes for our next book sale which will be held this fall.

Gladys Kovaleff, Membership Charperson v

FRIENDS WEB SITE

Click here to find out about Friends membership details, current and upcoming events at the library, artist display and reception, browse the DVD collection Thanks to Phil Gohr for creating our website, and special thanks to webmaster Dan Stork whose invaluable assistance helps to keep our website current.

DATES TO REMEMBER!

Preschool Story Time age 3-5yrs - Wednesday’s at 11:00am.

Summer Reading Program - Saturday, June 13th, 9:00am-3:00pm, Registration Kick Off Day

SRP Performers will appear Tuesday’s at 1:00pm, beginning June 16th

Artist Display and Reception -- watch for our next artist coming in August.

FOJTL monthly board meetings are held the 4th Thursday of each month at 8:30am. Members and guests are welcome.

Annual General Membership Meeting-prior to the June meeting, the Annual General Membership meeting will be held. At that time we will vote for board members and officers for the coming year.

 

 

 

Our Mission:

to build a partnership between the library and the community and to advocate for quality library service for all the people of Joshua Tree.

 

Board of Directors


Board of Directors, 2013-2014
President:Candy Jo Keserick
Vice President:
Treasurer:Fred Klintworth
Recording Secretary:Diane Klintworth
Corresponding Secretary:Gladys Kovaleff
DirectorGinny Lilly
Director:Mary Lou Robillard
Director:Sandra Kaye
Director, Newsletter Editor:Pam Robles

 

 

 


Joshua Tree Branch Library
6465 Park Blvd.
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
(760) 366-8615

Hours:
Monday - Wednesday.......11am - 7pm
Thursday...................10am - 6pm
Friday.....................Closed
Saturday...................10am - 2pm
Sunday.....................Closed

 

 

 


From the Editor

Please let us know if you would like to receive the newsletter by email.
Comments are always welcome. Any corrections should be sent to the
Joshua Tree Library,
6465 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252,
Attn: Pam Robles, FOJTL newsletter,
or email:pamrobles@roadrunner.com

January, February, March 2015

FROM THE PRESIDENT

January rains bring spring flowers. It also brings spring cleaning. Please keep our library in mind when you are through with your gently used books and tapes. We will gratefully accept your donations.

So many fun things are planned at our library this year, and for all ages. Please remember to join us for our Spring program to be held Saturday, April 4th.

Thank you for supporting our See’s Candy fundraiser. Super big thanks to Jayne, Maryanne, and Penny for their help at the library during the See’s sales. We also wish to thank Vons and Petco for allowing us to setup and sell at their businesses, and our Friends of the Library teams who manned the sales tables. The Friday we set up at Petco, it was raining “cats & dogs”. Petco not only invited us in, they provided a table, tablecloth and padded chairs. The team was overjoyed to man the table that day.

Finally, we wish to thank those (you know who you are), for continuing to give weekly to our library.

Happy reading to all!

Candy Jo Keserick v

SEE’S SPRING CANDY FUNDRAISER

The FOJTL had one of the most successful Holiday See’s Candy programs we’ve ever experienced. We had a table at Vons Grocery and one at Petco, but most candy sales were made through the JT Library. We wish to thank all of the Friends and library personnel who helped to make this sale so successful. We also had candy bars and lollypops for sale with a Valentine theme. Now the Spring Sale is upon us. Candy has been ordered and should be available for sale by the 12th of March. In addition to the 1lb boxes, we will offer the individual Easter Eggs in 3 different flavors and a Chick gift box. We are keeping the price down to $6.00 for the Eggs, Please remember to stop by the Library to pre-order and purchase from our Spring See’s Candy Fundraiser. 100% of the profits go to help fund the Summer Reading Program.

MaryLou Robillard, See's Chairperson v

ARTIST DISPLAY

Our current artist is Noreen Lawlor whose work is on display through April. Noreen gave an interesting talk on January 17th.

Our next artist display will be the work of Susan Abbott. Susan will give her talk on April 25th.

The artist exhibition is part of a continuing series of art shows sponsored by the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library. The exhibitions are curated by the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council.

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SPRING AUCTION AND BOOK SALE

The Friends spring silent auction and book sale will be held Thursday(members only day), April 16th, from 3pm to 7pm, through Wednesday(2 bucks a bag day), April 22nd, from 11am to 5pm, Friday, the library is closed. Saturday sale hours are from 9am to 5pm. Monday and Tuesday sale hours are from 11am to 7pm.

Are your library shelves overflowing? Do you own books that you are unlikely to read, or read again? If so, you can make some space in your library and support the JT Library by donating gently used books and tapes for our upcoming spring book sale.

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FROM THE LIBRARIAN

Hello Friends!

Although it’s early in the year it almost seems like Spring already!

We have experienced a couple of staff changes at the library. Many of you know our page Jayne by her friendly helpful smile. Unfortunately for us Jayne has resigned, but she did so in order to complete her education. Although we will all miss her I know we all wish her well in completing her educational goals.

We have gained a new youth services staff member. Bianca Stoker, aka, Miss Bianca, is the bright, energetic and friendly new leader of our children’s services at the branch. Ms. Stoker graduated from Azusa Pacific University and studied abroad before returning back home to the Morongo Basin. Please take a moment to stop and welcome her the next time you are in the branch!

The upcoming youth programs will include:

Preschool Story Time, for children ages 3-5 years old at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesdays through June 2nd. Amazing stories meet songs, puppets and more. This program promotes a love of reading, encourages letter recognition and listening skills and also provides an opportunity for socialization.

On Wednesdays from March 1st to April 11th we will be offering two sessions of our very popular toddler program, Toddler Boot Camp. Due to the high demand for this fun, high energy program we will offer this program at 11:00 am and at 1:00 pm. Toddler Boot Camp has an emphasis on music and movement while still promoting literacy.

This year our Spring Egg-stravaganza will be on April 4th. This fun, free (courtesy of the Friends!!) holiday program features holiday themed crafts, egg coloring and a good old fashioned Cake Walk for prizes, including some Easter Baskets!

Please invite any families with children you know to attend our children’s programs!

Remember to look for information in this newsletter on our See’s Spring Candy fundraiser!!!

Best wishes for a wonderful Spring!!

Penny Mason v

MEMBERSHIP

Thanks to all Friends for their continued support.

Gladys kovaleff, Membership v

DATES TO REMEMBER!

Preschool Story Time age 3-5yrs -Tuesdays at 11:00am through June 2nd.

Toddler Boot Camp – two sessions on Wednesdays from March 1st to April 11th. First session is 11am and 2nd session is 1pm.

Cover to Cover ages 4 to 12 – March 7th – April 18th. Children check out and read books to earn certificates for a burger or grilled cheese from In-n-Out.

Spring Egg-stravaganza- Saturday, April 4th from1030 to noon.

Silent Auction and Book Sale- April 16th – April 22nd.

Artist Reception – Saturday, April 25th.

FOJTL monthly board meetings are held the 4th Thursday of each month at 8:30am. Members and guests are welcome to attend.

FRIENDS WEB SITE

Click here to find out about Friends membership details, current and upcoming events at the library, artist display and reception, browse the DVD collection Thanks to Phil Gohr for creating our website, and special thanks to webmaster Dan Stork whose invaluable assistance helps to keep our website current.

 

 

 

Our Mission:

to build a partnership between the library and the community and to advocate for quality library service for all the people of Joshua Tree.

 

Board of Directors


Board of Directors, 2013-2014
President:Candy Jo Keserick
Vice President:
Treasurer:Fred Klintworth
Recording Secretary:Diane Klintworth
Corresponding Secretary:Gladys Kovaleff
DirectorGinny Lilly
Director:Mary Lou Robillard
Director:Sandra Kaye
Director, Newsletter Editor:Pam Robles

 

 

 


Joshua Tree Branch Library
6465 Park Blvd.
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
(760) 366-8615

Hours:
Monday - Wednesday.......11am - 7pm
Thursday...................10am - 6pm
Friday.....................Closed
Saturday...................10am - 2pm
Sunday.....................Closed

 

 

 


From the Editor

Please let us know if you would like to receive the newsletter by email.
Comments are always welcome. Any corrections should be sent to the
Joshua Tree Library,
6465 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252,
Attn: Pam Robles, FOJTL newsletter,
or email:pamrobles@roadrunner.com

October, November, December, 2014

FROM THE PRESIDENT

Happy Holidays to our Friends!

It has been a very busy time at our library.

We had a very enjoyable and successful book sale and auction. Thank you to all who supported and/or volunteered their time and items for the sale.

October has been a busy month as I have said, and November starts our holiday activities.

Check our calendar for our programs and their dates, and come celebrate the season with our library.

Here’s to a wonderful holiday season for us all!

Candy Jo Keserick v

SEE’S CANDY FALL FUNDRAISER

See’s candy is back! It is currently for sale at the JT library. Also, orders may still be placed until the beginning of December.

MaryLou Robillard, See's Chairperson v

ARTIST DISPLAY

Janis Commentz is our current artist on display at the Joshua Tree library. Janis gave a wonderful talk about her art, which is on display until Dec. 30th.

Our next artist will be Noreen Lawlor whose art will go up at the end of the year. Noreen will give her talk on January 17th, 2015.

The artist exhibition is part of a continuing series of art shows sponsored by the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library. The exhibitions are curated by the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council.

The artist exhibition is part of a continuing series of art shows sponsored by the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library. The exhibitions are curated by the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council.

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FROM THE LIBRARIAN

Hello Friends!

It’s the time of year when we are counting our blessings and giving thanks. The Friends of the Library is the biggest blessing of the Joshua Tree library. I am very thankful for all the Friends do for the library all year, every year.

Many thanks go out to all of the Friends whose hard work and dedication was the main factor that contributed to the Fall book sale being a great success. I am always proud and encouraged that the Friends in Joshua Tree are able to fundraise so successfully in our comparatively small community! Thank you to all of our Friends who patronize the book sale as well. You are all a blessing!

Thanks to our fundraising chair Mary Lou Robillard who has been working for months to prepare for our biggest fundraiser of the year, the See’s Holiday Candy Sale! How can you, as a Friend of the Library help? Spread the word!!!! Tell your family, friends, neighbors, and other groups you participate in that the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library are again offering See’s Candy for sale at the library. Many See’s items are available at the library and any item that is offered by See’s in their fundraising program can be special ordered for pick up in December. Call the library or visit www.joshuatreefol.org/events.htm for more information!

December children’s programs offered will include: Preschool Story Time, for children ages 3-5 years old at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday’s through December 16th. Amazing stories meet songs, puppets and more. This program promotes a love of reading, encourages letter recognition and listening skills and also provides an opportunity for socialization.

Santa’s Workshop is back this December! A fun day of holiday stories, crafts and pictures with Santa all for FREE courtesy of the Friends!! Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season!

Penny Mason v

MEMBERSHIP

Thanks to our Friends members for their continued support. Because of you we were able to give $14,000.00 to our library for new computers and a new system that includes wi-fi. Again a huge thank you to all.

Gladys kovaleff, Pam Robles Membership v

DATES TO REMEMBER!

Santa’s Workshop and pictures with Santa-Saturday, December 13th, from 1pm to 3pm.

Preschool Story Time age 3-5yrs -Tuesdays at 11:00am through December 16th.

Artist talk & reception-Saturday, January 17th, 2015

FOJTL monthly board meetings are held the 4th Thursday of each month at 8:30am. Members and guests are welcome to attend.

For more information on library activities, please call or come by the library.

FRIENDS WEB SITE

Click here to find out about Friends membership details, current and upcoming events at the library, artist display and reception, browse the DVD collection Thanks to Phil Gohr for creating our website, and special thanks to webmaster Dan Stork whose invaluable assistance helps to keep our website current.

 

 

 

Our Mission:

to build a partnership between the library and the community and to advocate for quality library service for all the people of Joshua Tree.

 

Board of Directors


Board of Directors, 2013-2014
President:Candy Jo Keserick
Vice President:
Treasurer:Fred Klintworth
Recording Secretary:Diane Klintworth
Corresponding Secretary:Gladys Kovaleff
DirectorGinny Lilly
Director:Mary Lou Robillard
Director:Sandra Kaye
Director, Newsletter Editor:Pam Robles

 

 

 


Joshua Tree Branch Library
6465 Park Blvd.
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
(760) 366-8615

Hours:
Monday - Wednesday.......11am - 7pm
Thursday...................10am - 6pm
Friday.....................Closed
Saturday...................10am - 2pm
Sunday.....................Closed

 

 

 


From the Editor

Please let us know if you would like to receive the newsletter by email.
Comments are always welcome. Any corrections should be sent to the
Joshua Tree Library,
6465 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252,
Attn: Pam Robles, FOJTL newsletter,
or email:pamrobles@roadrunner.com

July, August, September, 2014

FROM THE PRESIDENT

They are here! Have you seen them? Our new computers are here. Also, we now have wi-fi available. Our new computers are pretty and fast! Be sure to come by the library and try them out.

With the heat of summer mostly past, we can get ready for a busy fall.

Our fall book sale is right around the corner. Friends of the Joshua Tree Library would welcome your gently used books and related items. We would appreciate your help with the sale if you or someone you know is available.

Our See’s Candy holiday pre-sale order forms will soon be at the library. We should also have some candy on hand during the book sale.

As my granddaughter McKenna told me, there are only 15 more Fridays before Christmas.

Happy reading to all,

Candy Jo Keserick v

FALL BOOK SALE AND SILENT AUCTION

Our silent auction is now in progress and will close on Saturday, October 4th at 12:00pm.

Book Sale dates: Thursday, October 2nd from 3-6pm, Friends members only. Friday-library closed. Saturday through Wednesday, the book sale is open to the public. Saturday, October 4th 9am to 5pm. Monday & Tuesday, October 6th & 7th, 11am to 7pm. Wednesday, October 8th, 11am to 5pm, 2 bucks a bag all day.

We are continuing to offer our Friends members a coupon for a free book valued up to $5.00. The coupon is attached to this newsletter and will also be available at the book sale.

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FROM THE LIBRARIAN

Hello Friends!

In the last newsletter I spoke about the time ahead being our busiest of the year. Summer reading program 2014 was again a super summer success! Over 150 participants signed up for the summer reading program and over 700 attended the family program performances! Our average attendance at programs was just under 100! Many thanks to all of the Friends for the support you give to help provide fun and educational activities in Joshua Tree for many children and families.

October 11th at 12:30pm Friends will host an artist talk with local artist Janis Commentz. Janis’ lovely images will be on display at the library Sept 30th to Dec 30th. The artist talk and reception is an opportunity for the public to hear directly from the artist about their methods and development and to speak with them while their art is on exhibit at the branch. I encourage you to mark your calendar for this program.

Fall children’s programs offered will include:

Kids on the Move-Wednesday mornings at 11:00 a.m. through September 24tt and from October 15th through November 19th. Ages 0-5 years. Join us as we jump, clap and shake our way through each class. Through fun songs and active stories we strive to model a fun yet healthy exercise routine for your little ones. Parents are encouraged to participate.

Preschool Story Time, for children ages 3-5 years, is held at 11:00 a.m., on Tuesdays, through December 17th. Hear amazing stories, songs, meet puppets and more. This program promotes a love of reading, encourages letter recognition and listening skills, and also provides an opportunity for socialization.

Our adult book club will return on Tuesdays beginning October 14th and will continue through November 18th. The adult book club is led by Library Assistant Mary Anne Eason.

Best wishes for a wonderful Fall!

Penny Mason v

SEE’S CANDY FALL FUNDRAISER

For those of you who are looking forward to the annual See's candy sales for the holidays, we will soon have the order forms available at the library. Early orders will be available for Thanksgiving, good for giving and having at family gatherings. Also, at the Book Sale, a limited number of See's candy bars, lollipops and 1# boxes will be available to purchase and enjoy during the fall season.

MaryLou Robillard, See’s Chairperson v

ARTIST DISPLAY

On Saturday, October 11th, at 1230pm, local artist Janis Commentz will give a talk about her art, which will be on display at the library from September 30th through December 30th. Information regarding Janis and her work is on the Friends web site.

The artist exhibition is part of a continuing series of art shows sponsored by the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library. The exhibitions are curated by the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council.

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MEMBERSHIP

Thanks to our Friends members for their continued support. Because of you we were able to give $14,000.00 to our library for new computers and a new system that includes wi-fi. Again a huge thank you to all.

Gladys kovaleff, Pam Robles Membership v

DATES TO REMEMBER!

Silent Auction and Book Sale - October 2nd-October 8th-see article for details.

October 11th, Saturday at 1230pm - Artist talk and reception with Janis Commentz, light refreshments.

October 15th through November 19th - Kids On The Move 0-5yrs

Preschool Story Time-Tuesdays at 11:00am through December 17th

FOJTL monthly board meetings are held the 4th Thursday of each month at 8:30am. Members and guests are welcome to attend.

FRIENDS WEB SITE

Click here to find out about Friends membership details, current and upcoming events at the library, artist display and reception, browse the DVD collection Thanks to Phil Gohr for creating our website, and special thanks to webmaster Dan Stork whose invaluable assistance helps to keep our website current.

 

 

 

Our Mission:

to build a partnership between the library and the community and to advocate for quality library service for all the people of Joshua Tree.

 

Board of Directors


Board of Directors, 2013-2014
President:Candy Jo Keserick
Vice President:
Treasurer:Fred Klintworth
Recording Secretary:Diane Klintworth
Corresponding Secretary:Gladys Kovaleff
DirectorGinny Lilly
Director:Mary Lou Robillard
Director:Sandra Kaye
Director, Newsletter Editor:Pam Robles

 

 

 


Joshua Tree Branch Library
6465 Park Blvd.
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
(760) 366-8615

Hours:
Monday - Wednesday.......11am - 7pm
Thursday...................10am - 6pm
Friday.....................Closed
Saturday...................10am - 2pm
Sunday.....................Closed

 

 

 


From the Editor

Please let us know if you would like to receive the newsletter by email.
Comments are always welcome. Any corrections should be sent to the
Joshua Tree Library,
6465 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252,
Attn: Pam Robles, FOJTL newsletter,
or email:pamrobles@roadrunner.com

April, May, June, 2014

FROM THE PRESIDENT

It was with deeply felt honor I represented all past Friends presidents on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

On that day, the FOJTL Board gave Penny, the Joshua Tree Librarian, a check for $14,000.00 to replace all 14 guest and staff computers! This included upgrading our antiquated system and offering WIFI to all library members. The projected installation date is June.

My thanks to the dedication of those who have given their time and support to the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library since 2005.

Through the See’s Candy sales, silent auctions, twice a year book sales, and other programs, the Friends will be able to help our local library meet its needs in the future.

Have a great summer and come visit our library often.

Sincerely yours,

Candy Jo Keserick v

SPRING BOOK SALE

Silent auction now in progress. Auction closes on Saturday, May 3rd at 12:00pm.

Book Sale dates: Thursday, May 1st from 3-6pm, Friends members only. Friday-library closed. Saturday through Wednesday, the book sale is open to the public. Saturday, May 3rd 9am to 5pm. Monday & Tuesday, May 5th & 6th, 11am to 7pm. Wednesday, May 7th, 11am to 5pm, 1 & 2 bucks a bag all day.

For the second year, we are offering our Friends members a coupon for a free book valued up to $5.00. The coupon is attached to this newsletter and will also be available at the book sale.

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FROM THE LIBRARIAN

Hello Friends!

Spring is really here, the wildflowers are blooming and summer is just around the corner! It’s our busiest time of year here at the library…

Our annual Eggstravaganza Easter program took place on April 19th. Over 100 children and their families attended this year! Thanks to the Friends for funding this much loved program!

Special thanks to all of our Friends who participated in and made our Spring See’s Fundraiser a success. I would like to especially thank our fundraising chairperson MaryLou Robillard!

May 1st from 3:00pm to 6:00pm will bring the Friends of the Library only preview book sale. Hope to see all of our Friends there for this special early opportunity for Friends to pick some of the best books! The book sale will continue through May 7th. See more on book sale times and dates in this newsletter.

On May 10th at 3:00pm we are excited to be hosting Jamie Haney who will speak on and present photos of her recent hike of the entire Pacific Crest Trail. Jamie has worked in the environmental field for years and will have a unique and interesting perspective to share on her journey. It promises to be well attended so you’ll want to arrive early for this program!

May 17th at 12:30pm the Friends will host an artist talk with local artist Deane Locke. You can view her beautiful watercolor works now on exhibit at the library.

I am sad to report that Thomas, our youth services lead, recently resigned. He will be missed by the children and families. Our children’s program will continue and I will be providing Youth Services in the interim until a new Youth Services staff member can be brought on board. And we have lots going on!

Toddler Boot Camp will return on Wednesday mornings at 11:00 a.m. beginning April 30th and continue through June 4th. This program is designed for children ages 1-3 years old and features high energy songs with lots of movement to inspire healthy physical activity. This program also encourages the development of gross motor skills, following directions, stretching and being active. Come join the fun on Wednesdays!

Preschool Story Time, for children ages 3-5 years old will continue at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday’s through June 3rd. Beginning June 18th Preschool Story Time will move to Wednesday’s at 11:30a.m. Until August 1st for the summer reading program.

Our biggest children’s event of the year, Summer Reading Program, will begin with a registration Kick Off Day at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday June 17th. With the help of the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library we are happy to be able to again offer many fun family program performances this summer. There will be magic, juggling, puppets, animals and crafts. The first program will be Tuesday June 24th at 1:00 p.m. and will feature John Abrams Animals and Magic Show. John performed at the Joshua Tree branch a few years ago and always delivers an entertaining and fun show! Please tell any families you know about these fun programs that keep our children reading through the summer which helps children retain their reading skills while they are on summer vacation!

Happy summer and many thanks to the Friends for all your support of the Joshua Tree Library!

Penny Mason v

SEE’S CANDY SPRING FUNDRAISER

Thank you for your support of our See’s Candy fundraiser recently held by the Friends at the JT library.

MaryLou Robillard, See’s Chairperson v

ARTIST DISPLAY

Deane Locke is our current artist whose work is on display at the JT library. There will be an artist reception and talk with Ms. Locke on Saturday at 12:30pm, May 17th. Information regarding Deane and her work is on the Friends web site.

The artist exhibition is part of a continuing series of art shows sponsored by the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library. The exhibitions are curated by the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council.

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MEMBERSHIP

The membership chairmanship would like to thank all of you for your constant support of our little library, which reminds me of the book: The Little Engine That Could. WELL WE COULD and did! $14,000.00 for 14 new computers for the library.

Again a huge thank you.

Gladys kovaleff, Pam Robles Membership v

DATES TO REMEMBER!

Silent Auction and Book Sale-May 1st through May 7th-see article for details.

Apr 30th through June 4th Wednesdays at 11am-toddler boot camp, 2nd session

May 10th Saturday at 3pm-Jamie Haney talk on PCT, with light refreshments.

May 17th Saturday at 1230pm – Artist talk and reception with Deane Locke, light refreshments.

June 17th Tuesday at 100pm-Summer Reading Program registration. The first program will be on June 24th Tuesday at 100pm.

Preschool Story Time-Tuesdays at 11:00am through June 3rd, then on June 18th will move to Wednesdays at 1130am til Aug 1st.

FOJTL monthly board meetings are held the 4th Thursday of each month at 8:30am. Members and guests are welcome to attend.

FRIENDS WEB SITE

Click here to find out about Friends membership details, current and upcoming events at the library, artist display and reception, browse the DVD collection Thanks to Phil Gohr for creating our website, and special thanks to webmaster Dan Stork whose invaluable assistance helps to keep our website current.

 

 

 

Our Mission:

to build a partnership between the library and the community and to advocate for quality library service for all the people of Joshua Tree.

 

Board of Directors


Board of Directors, 2013-2014
President:Candy Jo Keserick
Vice President:
Treasurer:Fred Klintworth
Recording Secretary:Diane Klintworth
Corresponding Secretary:Gladys Kovaleff
Director:Mary Lou Robillard
Director, Newsletter Editor:Pam Robles
Director Emeritus:Ginny Lilly

 

 

 


Joshua Tree Branch Library
6465 Park Blvd.
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
(760) 366-8615

Hours:
Monday - Wednesday.......11am - 7pm
Thursday...................10am - 6pm
Friday.....................Closed
Saturday...................10am - 2pm
Sunday.....................Closed

 

 

 


From the Editor

Please let us know if you would like to receive the newsletter by email.
Comments are always welcome. Any corrections should be sent to the
Joshua Tree Library,
6465 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252,
Attn: Pam Robles, FOJTL newsletter,
or email:pamrobles@roadrunner.com

January, February, March, 2014

FROM THE PRESIDENT

With Spring comes change.

Unhappily, we had to say goodbye to President Marjorie Franklin due to her increased teaching commitments. We wish her and Alex well.

I, Candy Jo Keserich, Vice President of the FOJTL Board, have been voted to take over as President, and I have agreed to step forward and accept this office. Though I have been an active member of the Auxiliary to VFW Post 7264, Joshua Tree, for many years, the work done by the library board is new to me. I wish to thank the Board for their confidence in my abilities. I also wish to thank them, and Penny Mason, the JT Librarian, for their guidance as I learn the “ropes”. I look forward to serving as the Friends President.

Sincerely yours,

Candy Jo Keserick v

FROM THE LIBRARIAN

Hello Friends!

Although it is only February it already feels like Spring and we have lots of exciting new happenings at the library.

First, I would like to comment on the departure of Marjorie Franklin as the President of our Friends of the Library Board. Marjorie’s term as president was distinguished by her knowledgeable and dedicated leadership in FOL Board meetings, the curating of art exhibits, and successful oversight of book sales and See’s Candy fundraisers. Under Marjorie’s direction the Friends continued to support children’s programming, purchased new materials and DVD’s for the JT branch, and grew the Friends fund. Other pursuits have called her away from the Board but we will be forever grateful for her time as President and wish her well in her future endeavors.

For the first time, the library will host an Adult Book Club series of meetings. This program will be offered on Tuesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. beginning March 4th and will continue through April 8th. Library Assistant Mary Anne Eason is uniquely qualified to head this series as she holds a Master’s Degree in Anthropology. She will lead adults in reading six fiction and non-fiction titles, each with a focus on a different aspect of local history. Come explore our rich local history, from local homesteaders to native petroglyph art. The library will include information on suggested field trips to local sites related to the book topics.

Saturday March 1st at 1:00 p.m. the library will host a Dr. Seuss Birthday Party in conjunction with a national Dr. Seuss birthday/Read Across America event. Local sheriff’s deputies will be on hand to read Dr. Seuss stories and children will be invited to create crafts assisted by Nation Honor Society teen volunteers. The celebration will conclude with children singing Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss and enjoying Cat in the Hat Cake and Pink Yink Ink drink. Join us for this fun celebration and have your picture taken with The Cat in the Hat!

Thomas, our youth services lead, recently concluded a six week session of our very popular new children’s program, ‘Toddler Boot Camp’. If you missed the first six week session Toddler Boot Camp will return on Wednesday mornings at 11:00 a.m. beginning April 30th and continue through June 4th. This fun program is designed for children ages 1-3 years old and features high energy songs with lots of movement to inspire healthy physical activity. This program also encourages the development of gross motor skills, following directions, stretching and being active. Come join the fun on Wednesdays!

Look for information regarding our Spring/Easter See’s Candy Fundraiser in this newsletter!!

Penny Mason v

SEE’S CANDY SPRING FUNDRAISER

Friends of the Joshua Tree Library will once again be offering our See's Candy Spring Fund Raiser. The first order will go in March 10th, so check in with the Library now to get your pre-order form. See's candy is getting more and more popular here in the Morongo Basin, but please remember to make your purchases here at the JT Library as the money earned through this fund raiser goes to the library programs for our children, especially the summer reading programs. These programs are getting more and more popular with our families, we are proud to report. Thank you for your support and do enjoy some See's Candy.

MaryLou Robillard, See’s Chairperson v

ARTIST DISPLAY

Louise Marler is our current artist whose work is on display at the JT library. Information regarding Louise and her work is on the Friends web site. Our next artist will be Deane Locke. Mr. Locke will be showing his work at the library starting mid-March.

The artist exhibition is part of a continuing series of art shows sponsored by the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library. The exhibitions are curated by the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council.

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ODE TO MARJORIE

Let me count the ways to thank Marjorie Franklin for all that she has done for our FOJTL:
1. Always began our meetings with greetings to all.
2. Kept us focused when we tended to run amuck .
3. Her calm demeanor (I envied so much).
4. Her intelligence when we looked into a new building for our library.
5. Working with new artists for display in our library.
6. One of our biggest jobs, two book sales a year, lining up worker bees.
As for me, her sweet smile.
I am sure too, that she will miss us as much we will miss her.

Gladys Kovaleff, Corresponding sec. and membership co-chair v

MEMBERSHIP

For information on becoming a Friends member, contact the library or go on line to our website.

Gladys kovaleff, Membership Chairperson v

DATES TO REMEMBER!

See’s Candy at the JT Library – pre-orders now.

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration - Saturday, March 1st at 1pm.

Adult Book Club Series -Tuesdays at 6pm, from March 4th through April 8th.

Artist reception and talk-TBD. Please check with the library early March for dates.

Toddler Boot Camp (2nd session)-April 30th – June 4th, Wednesday mornings at 11:00am.

Preschool Story Time-Tuesdays at 11:00am.

FOJTL monthly board meetings are held the 4th Thursday of each month at 8:30am. Members and guests are welcome to attend.

FRIENDS WEB SITE

Click here to find out about Friends membership details, current and upcoming events at the library, artist display and reception, browse the DVD collection Thanks to Phil Gohr for creating our website, and special thanks to webmaster Dan Stork whose invaluable assistance helps to keep our website current.

 

 

 

Our Mission:

to build a partnership between the library and the community and to advocate for quality library service for all the people of Joshua Tree.

 

Board of Directors


Board of Directors, 2013-2014
President:Candy Jo Keserick
Vice President:
Treasurer:Fred Klintworth
Recording Secretary:Diane Klintworth
Corresponding Secretary:Gladys Kovaleff
Director:Mary Lou Robillard
Director, Newsletter Editor:Pam Robles
Director Emeritus:Ginny Lilly

 

 

 


Joshua Tree Branch Library
6465 Park Blvd.
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
(760) 366-8615

Hours:
Monday - Wednesday.......11am - 7pm
Thursday...................10am - 6pm
Friday.....................Closed
Saturday...................10am - 2pm
Sunday.....................Closed

 

 

 


From the Editor

Please let us know if you would like to receive the newsletter by email.
Comments are always welcome. Any corrections should be sent to the
Joshua Tree Library,
6465 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252,
Attn: Pam Robles, FOJTL newsletter,
or email:pamrobles@roadrunner.com

October, November, December 2013

FROM THE PRESIDENT

The book sale and auction are behind us, as is Bingo Night at the Sportsman's Club. I'm happy to say that those events were very successful in raising money for the library. I would like to thank the wonderful board of the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library for their unflagging energy and commitment to these fundraisers as well as the important contributions of Clay Gilbert and Christian Delich during the back-breaking setup of the book sale. I would also like to thank all of you who donated your books to the sale and/or came around and bought more! A very grateful thank you goes to the Sportsman's Club for their sponsorship of Friends of the Joshua Tree Library Bingo Night on October 20th. These fundraising activities, as well as the See's Candy Holiday Fundraiser going on now are mainstays of our commitment to fund the children's summer reading program and the other ways we support the library. You may have noticed all the new books, both children's and adult, we have in the library. This is the result of the Friends giving $350 per month to the library for book purchases. Without your support it wouldn't happen.

Thank you again to Esther Shaw for her lovely paintings that have been on display in the library. David McChesney, photographer extraordinaire, will display his work in the library during November and December. Friends will host a reception for David and he will talk about his work on Tuesday, November 19th, from 5:00pm to 6:30pm.

I wish you all a Happy and Safe holiday season!

Marjorie Franklin v

FROM THE LIBRARIAN

Fall means Christmas See’s Candy time at the library! We have already begun taking orders for our first pre-sale in case you plan to serve some See’s Candy for dessert or to take with you as a special thank you to a Thanksgiving dinner. You can order by calling or coming in the branch. We have all your favorite yummy See’s selections as last year.

The library has recently received a donation of thirty-four new large print books from the Elsinore Machris Gilliland Fund! This trust fund was established by Mrs. Gilliland to benefit area seniors. The Fund board has generously donated between thirty and thirty-five new large print books several times a year to the Joshua Tree library. To date they have donated thousands of books!! Barbara Mosley, the Fund board’s secretary, always pleases readers with her great selection of new authors and favorite authors.

Mark Tuesday, November 19th on your calendar for a special afternoon/evening Artist Talk and Reception with David McChesney. If you have never met David I especially encourage you to join us. If you’ve met David you already know what a treat it is to see him perform and view his amazing images. He is making this special time in his whirlwind schedule to visit the library and share his latest works.

Saturday, December 14th,will see Santa return to the library for our annual Pictures with Santa and our Santa’s Workshop children’s craft program. Children are welcome to meet Santa, make Christmas themed crafts and enjoy holiday treats.

2014 will bring an exciting new children’s program to our library. Thomas, our youth services lead, will present the ‘Toddler Boot Camp’ program on Wednesday mornings at 11am. This fun program is designed for children ages 1-3 years, and features high energy songs with lots of movement to inspire healthy physical activity. This program also encourages the development of gross motor skills, following directions, stretching and being active. There will be two six week sessions of this program, the first session is January 7th to February 12th and the second session will be April 30th through June 4th.

Spring 2014 will also bring a six week adult book group discussion led by Library Assistant Mary Anne Eason. This group will meet at the library on Tuesday evenings beginning March 4th through April 8th and we hope to have a fun field trip at the end of the program. Watch our next newsletter for more details.

Wishing all of our Friends and their families a happy holiday season however you celebrate!

Penny Mason v

SEE’S CANDY HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER

The Friends See’s candy winter fundraiser has begun. Forms for pre-order boxes of candy are now available at the library. The first order will be received at the library and available for pickup before Thanksgiving. The library will have a stock of candy for sale on or about November 21st. We also plan to send in another order in December, so if you have a special request not on the form, we should be able to accommodate your needs. The See’s brochure should be on the Friends web site soon.

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ARTIST DISPLAY

David McChesney is our current artist whose work is on display at the JT library. Please stop by to view this artist’s extraordinary photographs. Friends will host an artist talk and reception for David November 19th. Light refreshments will be served. Information regarding David and his work will be posted on the Friends web site soon.

The artist exhibition is part of a continuing series of art shows sponsored by the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library. The exhibitions are curated by the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council.

Marjorie Franklin v

SPORTSMAN’S CLUB FOL BINGO NIGHT A HUGE SUCCESS

Our fundraiser at the Sportsman’s Club on Oct. 20th was not only a lot of fun, but we also received a check for $750 from the Sportsman’s Club! Our raffle was a good part of the fundraising, so our total for the fun evening came out to $1,038.00! Thanks so much to the JT Sportsman’s Club and to all who participated.

MaryLou Robillard, Event Chairperson v

MEMBERSHIP

For information on becoming a Friends member, contact the library or go on line to our website.

Gladys kovaleff, Membership Chairperson v

DATES TO REMEMBER!

See’s Candy at the JT Library – pre orders now.

Artist reception and talk-Tuesday, November 19th 5:00pm to 6:30pm.

Santa’s Workshop and pictures with Santa – Saturday, December 14th, 1:00pm-3:00pm.

Toddler Boot Camp (first session)-January 7th – February 12th, Wednesday mornings at 11:00am.

Preschool Story Time-Tuesdays at 11:00am.

FOJTL monthly board meetings are held the 4th Thursday of each month at 8:30am. Members and guests are welcome to attend.

For more information on programs, please contact the JT library.

FRIENDS WEB SITE

Click here to find out about Friends membership details, current and upcoming events at the library, artist display and reception, browse the DVD collection Thanks to Phil Gohr for creating our website, and special thanks to webmaster Dan Stork whose invaluable assistance helps to keep our website current.

 

 

 

Our Mission:

to build a partnership between the library and the community and to advocate for quality library service for all the people of Joshua Tree.

 

Board of Directors


Board of Directors, 2013-2014
President:Marjorie Franklin
Vice President:Candy Jo Keserick
Treasurer:Fred Klintworth
Recording Secretary:Diane Klintworth
Corresponding Secretary:Gladys Kovaleff
Director:Mary Lou Robillard
Director, Newsletter Editor:Pam Robles
Director Emeritus:Ginny Lilly

 

 

 


Joshua Tree Branch Library
6465 Park Blvd.
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
(760) 366-8615

Hours:
Monday - Wednesday.......11am - 7pm
Thursday...................10am - 6pm
Friday.....................Closed
Saturday...................10am - 2pm
Sunday.....................Closed

 

 

 


From the Editor

Please let us know if you would like to receive the newsletter by email.
Comments are always welcome. Any corrections should be sent to the
Joshua Tree Library,
6465 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252,
Attn: Pam Robles, FOJTL newsletter,
or email:pamrobles@roadrunner.com

July, August, September 2013

FROM THE PRESIDENT

The heat has slackened off a bit and the autumnal equinox is behind us. It must be time for the fall auction and book sale. Putting on this sale entails an immense amount of work - carrying boxes from storage, sorting them, setting up tables in the library and arranging the books. We undertake this task twice a year to support the children's summer reading program and to buy $350 worth of books for the library every month. I wish to thank those who have generously donated their books to the sale. I also thank those Friends and board members who have volunteered their time and strength to make this book sale a reality and success.

On Sunday, October 20th, the JT Sportsman's Club bingo night will benefit the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library. Come for an evening of fun! If you are able to attend, please mention that you are there for the Joshua Tree Library.

You may have noticed the new art at the library. I wish to thank Esther Shaw for her beautiful display of paintings which will be up until mid-November. Esther's reception and artist talk will be held early November, the exact date to be announced soon.

Have a wonderful autumn!

Marjorie Franklin v

FROM THE LIBRARIAN

Hello Friends!

Fall is almost upon us with our days getting cooler and the sun setting earlier at night. The library staff is also in transition from summer to fall activities and programs

This year seventy-five children and their families enjoyed programs and activities at the library’s Summer Reading Program. Over seven-hundred patrons attended the library’s eight program performances!! Our favorite moment was when a boy who is eight, that has been coming to the library since he was a baby, was announced as our Grand Prize winner of a boy’s bicycle. His mom says he has been wishing to win a bicycle for about 5 years and this year his wish came true. He was beyond thrilled and his parents expressed much gratitude to the Friends!

We welcomed a new Youth Services staff member to the library this summer. Thomas Riesgo grew up in Yucca Valley, attended college out of the area, and recently returned to the Morongo Basin. He has been employed providing services to young people for a number of years and we are excited to have him on the team at Joshua Tree. Please say hello to Thomas the next time you are at the branch.

Moving on to fall…our Friends Fall Silent Auction is underway and closes October 5th at noon. I invite all Friends to drop in the library to view the items up for auction which include books on history, photography, automobiles, trains and also features several antique books.

Be sure to look in this newsletter for more information on the Fall Book Sale which will begin with a Friends Members Only Pre-Sale on October 3rd. Please call the branch if you are interested in having fun and meeting new Friends by helping out with the book sale!

I wanted to say a special THANK YOU to the Friends for their support this summer.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy fall

Penny Mason v

FALL BOOK SALE AND SILENT AUCTION

It’s time once again for the Friends mostly silent auction and book sale. As Penny mentioned in her article, the silent auction is now in progress and there are some wonderful books available, including some antiques, so please stop by to place your bid.

The book sale kicks off October 3rd, with a pre-sale event exclusively for Friends of the JT Library. The sale is open to the public from October 5th through October 9th. Wednesday (the last day of the sale) will be 2 bucks a bag all day. See “Dates To Remember” section in this newsletter for details on dates and times. As a bonus, the last page of this newsletter provides a coupon you can redeem for a free book!

We feel we have a great selection of books, tapes, and CDs for this sale. See’s candy will be available for purchase during the book sale.

Remember, the library accepts donations of gently used materials during library hours all year long.

v

FOL BINGO AT JT SPORTSMAN’S CLUB

Bingo! Join your fellow Friends for a fun night of bingo on Sunday, October 20th from 430pm to 9pm at the Sportsman’s Club in Joshua Tree. Friends will be there selling tickets for some nice raffle items. The Sportsman’s Club is honoring the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library for the evening, so the better the turn out the more funds will be donated to Friends for library programs. Food and drinks are available for purchase. For more information contact the JT library or go on line at www.jtsportsmansclub.com.

MaryLou Robillard, Event Chairperson v

ARTIST DISPLAY

Esther Shaw is our current artist whose work is on display at the JT library. You are invited to stop by the library to consider this artist’s amazing paintings. Check back for date and time of Ms. Shaw’s reception and talk. For information regarding our current artist’s work, go to the Friends website, then click on the exhibit tab.

The artist exhibition is part of a continuing series of art shows sponsored by the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library. The exhibitions are curated by the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council.

Marjorie Franklin v

MEMBERSHIP

To new and renewing members, we thank you so very much for your support. Because of you we are able to offer our library a wide variety of programs for all ages. Benefits include an exclusive first look at our bi-annual book sale selection, and, a coupon for a free book during the sale

For information on becoming a Friends member, contact the library or go on line to our website.

Gladys kovaleff, Membership Chairperson v

DATES TO REMEMBER!

Silent auction-now to Saturday, October 5th, at noon

Book sale-Thursday, October 3rd 3pm-6pm for FOJTL members only.


Open to public: Saturday, October 5th, 9am to 5pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, October 7th-9th,
11am to 7pm (Wednesday is 2 bucks a bag all day).

JT Sportsman’s Club bingo night-Sunday, October 20th from 430pm to 9pm

Artist reception and talk-early November (tba)

Preschool Story Time-Tuesdays at 11:00am.

FOJTL monthly board meetings are held the 4th Thursday of each month at 8:30am. Members and guests are welcome.

FRIENDS WEB SITE

Click here to find out about Friends membership details, current and upcoming events at the library, artist display and reception, browse the DVD collection Thanks to Phil Gohr for creating our website, and special thanks to webmaster Dan Stork whose invaluable assistance helps to keep our website current.

 

 

 

Our Mission:

to build a partnership between the library and the community and to advocate for quality library service for all the people of Joshua Tree.

 

Board of Directors


Board of Directors, 2013-2014
President:Marjorie Franklin
Vice President:Candy Jo Keserick
Treasurer:Fred Klintworth
Recording Secretary:Diane Klintworth
Corresponding Secretary:Gladys Kovaleff
Director:Mary Lou Robillard
Director, Newsletter Editor:Pam Robles
Director Emeritus:Ginny Lilly

 

 

 


Joshua Tree Branch Library
6465 Park Blvd.
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
(760) 366-8615

Hours:
Monday - Wednesday.......11am - 7pm
Thursday...................10am - 6pm
Friday.....................Closed
Saturday...................10am - 2pm
Sunday.....................Closed

 

 

 


From the Editor

Please let us know if you would like to receive the newsletter by email.
Comments are always welcome. Any corrections should be sent to the
Joshua Tree Library,
6465 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252,
Attn: Pam Robles, FOJTL newsletter,
or email:pamrobles@roadrunner.com

April, May, June 2013

FROM THE PRESIDENT

The spring Sees Candy initiative and the May book sale are behind us. It's time to enjoy this lovely spring weather. I wish to thank those who made these two fundraising efforts a success. Clay Gibert, Clay Gibert Trenching, Christian Delich, Park Ranger Education, Susan Jordan, and Barry Mayron were of great help with the book sale, along with our wonderful Friends board members who, without exception, helped with both fundraisers. The proceeds will help fund the Summer Reading Programs and the Friends continuing purchase of adult and children's books for the library.

I also wish to thank Cheryl Kandel for her beautiful paintings that graced our walls until May 1st and welcome Snake Jagger, whimsical surrealist painter, whose work is now on display. Please be sure to check out Snake's paintings the next time you visit the library.

May all of you have a fun and safe summer.

Marjorie Franklin v

FROM THE LIBRARIAN

The heat is on and summer is without a doubt here! Summer is our busiest time at the library and we have been planning and preparing for the 2013 Summer Reading Program since last October. Sign-ups for the Joshua Tree Library Summer Reading Program will begin on Saturday June 15th, the first Saturday after the end of the school year. Summer Reading Program performances will be on Wednesday mornings at 11:30 a.m. with the first program scheduled for Wednesday June 19th. I know I would be ‘preaching to the choir’ to tell the Friends of the benefits children receive by attending a summer reading program; however, if you know a neighbor or relative who has school age children I thought I would include a few talking points from the American Library Association website regarding those benefits:

Why Public Library Summer Reading Programs Are Important
  • -- Numerous studies have shown that reading over the summer prevents “summer reading loss.”
  • -- Children living in poverty are more likely to lose reading skills over the summer than children whose families are more affluent. (A majority of children who attend Joshua Tree Elementary School qualify for the reduced or free lunch program)
  • -- Summer reading loss is cumulative. Children don’t “catch up” in fall because the other children are moving ahead with their skills. By the end of 6th grade children who lose reading skills over the summer are two years behind their classmates.
  • -- Studies indicate students who read recreationally out-perform those who don’t. Students read more when they can choose materials based on their own interests.
  • -- Regardless of income, parents indicate summer is the most difficult time to find productive things for their kids to do.
  • -- Summer reading programs in public libraries provide quality learning activities that are fun, and encourage some of the best techniques identified by research as being important to the reading process.

In addition to offering the benefits of reading, children and their families will have FUN with programs such as live animal presentations, magic and puppets shows, and more. I would like to extend a big thank you in advance for the essential support the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library provide that make the Joshua Tree Library Summer Reading Program a success an helps the library to serve the literacy needs of the children of our community! Be sure to tell all of the families with school age children you know about this great FREE program!

I would like to recognize all of the Friends who recently participated in making our Spring Book Sale another success. I am amazed and truly grateful for the Friends and all that they do, never more so than at the twice yearly book sales. In addition to sorting books and setting up the sale the Friends man a table throughout the week of the sale. Accepting payments, signing up new Friends and promoting the library are just some of the great things Friends do during this time. My hat is off to our Friends!!!! Thank you!! The revenues from the book sale translate into new books for our library. All new books purchased with Friends funds are labeled with book plates stating that the books were donated by the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library. If the book you have checked out and are reading has one of these labels (check in the very front of the book) it is thanks to the efforts of our Friends of the Joshua Tree Library!!

Penny Mason v

ARTIST DISPLAY

Snake Jagger is our current artist whose work is on display at the JT library. Snake gave a talk last Saturday, which was well received. Thank you, Snake. For detailed information regarding our current artist’s work, go to the Friends website, then click on the exhibit tab.

Our next artist and reception is to be announced.

The artist exhibition is part of a continuing series of art shows sponsored by the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library. The exhibitions are curated by the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council.

Marjorie Franklin v

MEMBERSHIP

Welcome to all our new Friends members that signed up during the book sale. To current members who renew each year, we thank you so very much for your support. Because of you we are able to offer our library many programs not provided by the county.

Gladys kovaleff, Membership Chairperson v

SEE’S CANDY SPRING SALE

Our spring See’s fundraiser was, once again, a success thanks to Friends and library patrons who made purchases. Watch for our holiday See’s fundraiser coming in November.

v

SPRING BOOK SALE AND SILENT AUCTION

Our recently held Friends spring book sale and silent auction was also a success. We were able to offer a wide variety of books and tapes, thanks mostly to donations from our members and the public.

Remember, the library accepts donations of gently used materials during library hours all year long.

v

DATES TO REMEMBER!

“Construction Zone” for 6-11 yr olds-Mondays 430pm-530pm, April 29th-June 3rd .

Summer Reading Program-sign up starting Saturday, June 15th. Programs on Wednesdays at 11:30 am beginning Wednesday June 19th.

Preschool Story Time-Tuesdays at 11:00am.

FOJTL monthly board meetings are held the 4th Thursday of each month at 8:30am. Members and guests are welcome.

FRIENDS WEB SITE

Click here to find out how to become a Friends member, happenings at the library, and browse the library’s DVD collection, all provided by the Friends. Thanks to Phil Gohr for creating our website, and special thanks to webmaster Dan Stork whose invaluable assistance helps to keep our website current.

 

 

 

Our Mission:

to build a partnership between the library and the community and to advocate for quality library service for all the people of Joshua Tree.

 

Board of Directors


Board of Directors, 2012-2013
President:Marjorie Franklin
Vice President:Candy Jo Keserick
Treasurer:Fred Klintworth
Recording Secretary:Diane Klintworth
Corresponding Secretary:Gladys Kovaleff
Director:Mary Lou Robillard
Director, Newsletter Editor:Pam Robles
Director Emeritus:Ginny Lilly

 

 

 


Joshua Tree Branch Library
6465 Park Blvd.
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
(760) 366-8615

Hours:
Monday - Wednesday.......11am - 7pm
Thursday...................10am - 6pm
Friday.....................Closed
Saturday...................10am - 2pm
Sunday.....................Closed

 

 

 


From the Editor

Please let us know if you would like to receive the newsletter by email.
Comments are always welcome. Any corrections should be sent to the
Joshua Tree Library,
6465 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252,
Attn: Pam Robles, FOJTL newsletter,
or email:pamrobles@roadrunner.com

January, February, March 2013

FROM THE PRESIDENT

Spring is bursting out all around us. This is a great year for joshua tree blooms. I'm enjoying the return of bird songs and luxuriating in the warmth.

Looking back, our holiday See’s sale was quite successful. A big thank you to the Friends and library staff who helped with the sale and all who supported the library with purchases. These fundraisers pay for children's programs, the summer reading program, and materials for the library.

It is with sadness that we note the resignation of Virginia Lilly from the Board of the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library. "Ginny" was instrumental in our becoming a 501c3 non-profit organization and has made significant contributions to the Friends and to the library for many years. She has supported us with her time, money, and knowledge of business and non-profits. Ginny, we will miss you and have voted you in as (our first) board member emeritus.

Marjorie Franklin v

FROM THE LIBRARIAN

It seems like such a short while ago when there was a chill in the air before the coming holidays. Now the chill is giving way to the warm days of spring and we are again in a busy time of holidays and events at the library.

Our annual spring Egg-stravaganza, the library’s first big children’s program of the year, is set for Saturday March 30th at 10:30 a.m. In the spirit of community we plan this Easter themed program to follow the Joshua Tree Park and Recreation’s Easter Egg Hunt at the Community Center in order that families can attend both events. What is the Egg-stravaganza?? It’s good old fashioned fun! This library program offers egg coloring, holiday themed crafts and a Cake Walk for prizes including cupcakes, books, stuffed animals and five spectacular Easter baskets! Our goal is that every child who attends has an opportunity to participate, create and have fun! This wonderful family program is made possible by the generous funding of the Friends!

The See’s Spring Easter Candy Friends Fundraiser is going on now and there are several ways to purchase:

Over the counter: See’s candy is available for purchase at the JT library. There are five varieties of one pound boxes. See’s Easter Eggs come in three yummy flavors and make an excellent centerpiece for Easter baskets, as do the 4 oz. Bunny & Carrot boxes. A reduction from last year’s prices make the Easter Eggs and Bunny boxes an even sweeter deal!

Preorder: Truffles, Peanut Brittle, gift certificates and other specialty selections are available by preorder. Orders can be placed in person or by calling the library. The last day to preorder is Tuesday, March 19th.

Check our events tab on the webpage for details on our upcoming children and teen programs. In addition to Story Time at 11am on Tuesdays the JT Branch is offering programs on Monday afternoons from 4:30pm to 5:30 pm for elementary age students and teens.

The events tab also has information about the Spring Silent Auction and Book Sale which is coming soon. Bargains and books - a great combination that you will find at the Friends Members Only Presale event Thursday May 2nd from 3pm to 6pm. Be the first to shop for the best of the selections of the book sale!

Until next time I wish you a Happy Spring!

Penny Mason v

SEE’S CANDY SPRING SALE

Once again See's Candy is now available for sale at the library through the holiday! Preorders can be made by calling or going by the library no later than Tuesday, March 19th. Preorders will be available for pick up Saturday March 23rd. Payment can be made when order is placed or picked up. The entire selection and prices can be seen on line at http://joshuatreefol.org then click on the events tab.

Our Christmas See's Candy drive in December was quite successful. We had tables at Stater Bros and Vons with candy available and forms for special orders. As a result, Penny and the staff had many more customers. Friends made approx. $1,600.00 for the library fund. We thank all who participated.

Mary Lou Robillard, See's Candy Chairperson v

ARTIST DISPLAY

Cheryl Kandel is our current artist whose work is on display at the JT library. Cheryl gave a talk on her various mediums of art, which was well received. Thank you, Cheryl. For detailed information regarding Cheryl’s work, go to the Friends website, then click on the exhibit tab.

Our next artist and reception is to be announced.

The artist exhibition is part of a continuing series of art shows sponsored by the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library. The exhibitions are curated by the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council.

Marjorie Franklin v

SPRING BOOK SALE AND SILENT AUCTION

The Friends semi-annual book sale begins with our silent auction from April 6th through May 4th, with the book sale running from May 2nd through May 8th.

Unique items are selected for the silent auction, and will be on view at the library. Our book sale has a wide variety of materials to choose from. Remember the Friends members only presale on Thursday.

MEMBERSHIP

2013 looks to be another great year for our library and we can thank all of our Friends for their support. Your membership makes so much happen.

Gladys Kovaleff, Membership Chairperson v

DATES TO REMEMBER!

See’s candy now on sale at the library-see the article in this newsletter or go to Friends website for details.

Egg-stravaganza-Saturday March 30th 1030am-noon.

"In and Out Cover to Cover Club"-see library for details.

"Game On" for teens-Mondays 430pm-530pm, March 4th - April 8th.

"Construction Zone" for 6-11 yr olds-Mondays 430pm-530pm, April 29th-June 3rd .

Silent Auction-Saturday, April 6th-Saturday, May 4th .

Book Sale-Thursday, May 2nd 3-6pm members only

Saturday, May 4th 9am-5pm.

Monday, Tuesday May 6th & 7th 11am-7pm.

Wednesday, May 8th 11am-5pm, 2 bucks a bag day.

Preschool Story Time-Tuesdays at 11:00am.

FOJTL monthly board meetings are held the 4th Thursday of each month at 8:30am. Members and guests are welcome.

FRIENDS WEB SITE

Click here to find out how to become a Friends member, happenings at the library, and browse the library’s DVD collection, all provided by the Friends. Thanks to Phil Gohr for creating our website, and special thanks to webmaster Dan Stork whose invaluable assistance helps to keep our website current.

 

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Our Mission:

to build a partnership between the library and the community and to advocate for quality library service for all the people of Joshua Tree.

 

Board of Directors


Board of Directors, 2011-2012
President:Marjorie Franklin
Vice President:Candy Jo Keserick
Treasurer:Fred Klintworth
Recording Secretary:Diane Klintworth
Corresponding Secretary:Gladys Kovaleff
Director:Mary Lou Robillard
Director, Newsletter Editor:Pam Robles
Director Emeritus:Ginny Lilly

 

 

 


Joshua Tree Branch Library
6465 Park Blvd.
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
(760) 366-8615

Hours:
Monday - Wednesday.......11am - 7pm
Thursday...................10am - 6pm
Friday.....................Closed
Saturday...................10am - 2pm
Sunday.....................Closed

 

 

 


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