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.

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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.

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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.

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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

 

 

 


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 2012

FROM THE PRESIDENT

The weather's turned cool, we're back on standard time and it's time to get ready for the holidays! But before the shopping begins, I wish to thank everyone who helped with our successful book sale in October. It could not have happened without the help of:

  • Clay Gibert, Clay Gibert Trenching
  • Christian Delich, Park Ranger Education
  • Susan Jordan
  • Barry Mayron
  • Clarissa Mitchell
  • Debbie Goff
  • Carrie Yeager
  • Mr. and Mrs. Klaus Skoupy
  • and, of course, our wonderful board members. The Children's Summer Reading Program, other reading programs throughout the year, and books needed for the Joshua Tree library have benefitted greatly from your work. Thank you!!!

    I also wish to thank Vera Topinka for the wonderful portrait photography in her unique, hand-made, desert frames now on display at the library. It's beautiful work. She gave a fascinating talk about her work and portrait photography in general. Thank you, Vera!

    May you all have a happy, peaceful and safe holiday season.

    Marjorie Franklin v

    FROM THE LIBRARIAN

    It finally feels like fall and the briskness in the air is getting the library staff geared up for the coming holiday season and events.

    The Friends See’s Holiday Candy Fundraiser is already underway. I wanted to explain the ways to take advantage of this fundraiser so all of our Friends will be able to ‘pass it on’. You can help this fundraiser by telling all of your family and friends in the area they can get their See’s Candy right here in Joshua Tree!

    Over the counter: after November 17th See’s Candy will be available for purchase at the library. Four different one pound box varieties (Milk, Dark, Assorted and Nuts & Chews) and the 4 oz. Mini Holiday and Snowman boxes will be available.

    Preorder: can be placed in person or by calling the library before December 6th, and will be available for pick up December 15th. Payment can be made when order is placed or when order is picked up. Sixteen different delicious See’s selections are available in this preorder. To see the scrumptious See’s selections drop by the library or go to the Friends webpage http://joshuatreefol.org/ and click on the events tab.

    December will bring our 3rd Annual Rockin’ Holiday Party on December 15th from 1-3:00p.m. Holiday themed stories, music, crafts, refreshments and pictures with Santa will be offered free to all school age children. Pictures with Santa are often presented as a fundraising event; however, in light of the economy and the strain the holidays can place on a budget, the Board has decided to continue to offer this program as a gift to our community’s children at Christmas.

    Thank you for your support this year to make programs and events such as this possible. The library staff wishes all of you wonderful holidays however you celebrate!!

    Penny Mason v

    ANNUAL SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY MEETING

    Penny Mason, JT Librarian, accompanied by Friends Board members Diane and Fred Klintworth, represented the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library at the annual Friends Recognition Meeting hosted by the San Bernardino County Library. Friends groups from Apple Valley, Hesperia, Fontana, Big Bear, Barstow, 29 Palms, Yucaipa, Crestline, Running Springs, Lucerne Valley, Phelan, and Rialto were in attendance.

    Ice Breaking was done via decorating a pumpkin, in keeping with the season, using materials provided by the County Library staff. There are some very creative craft types throughout the various Friends groups as represented. The session showed how hard our own staff works to make things fun for our children’s groups and the efforts taken to keep the library experience fresh and meaningful.

    Break-out sessions were held on a variety of topics, including Administration, Membership, and a segment entitled "What does your Friends group want most from the Library system?". Participation was lively and provided some good ideas from other Friends groups on the effectiveness of their groups in their home libraries.

    Each of the attendees had the opportunity to win marks of excellence during the entire day, and the grand prize (won by Crestline Friends) was a collection of nearly $6,000 worth of books!!!

    Competition was keen and kept the enthusiasm up throughout the session.

    It was a new and exciting experience. Hopefully, more Friends will be interested so that we are able to send a larger contingent to the next session.

    Fred Klintworth, Board Member v

    ARTIST DISPLAY

    Vera Topinka is our current artist whose work is now on display at the JT library.

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

    Marjorie Franklin v

    DATES TO REMEMBER!

    See’s candy now on sale at the library-see the Librarian’s article in this newsletter for details.

    3rd Annual Rockin’ Holiday Party-Saturday, December 15th from 1-3:00p.m.

    Artist Reception-date to be announced in our next newsletter.

    Preschool Story Time-Tuesdays at 11:30am

    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:Ginny Lilly
    Director:Mary Lou Robillard
    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 2012

    FROM THE PRESIDENT

    The heat has slackened off a bit, the autumn equinox is behind us, it's October, and 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. 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 October 3rd, we'll see new art at the library. I wish to thank Karine Swenson for her beautiful display of figurative work which we enjoyed over the summer . Vera Topinka is our next artist and I'm looking forward to seeing her photographs gracing the library walls.

    Have a wonderful autumn!

    Marjorie Franklin v

    FROM THE LIBRARIAN

    Fall is here and the Friends will be holding the fall book sale very soon. Book sales are key parts of the yearly fundraising so I encourage everyone to come out and support this effort. A silent auction is also held in conjunction with every book sale. The silent auction begins a month before the Saturday of the book sale. Silent (written) bids are accepted for 4 weeks. The current auction will conclude on Saturday, October 6th at 1:00pm. Some of the highlights of the auction include: a first edition of My Life on the Mojave by local author June LeMert Paxton, three separate auctions of large art volumes featuring the works of Rembrandt, Albert Bierstadt and the western art of Remington and Russell, Iron Horses the Illustrated History of the Tracks and Trains of North America, an illustrated 1943 edition of Wuthering Heights, an oversize interestingly illustrated edition of Freud the Psychoanalytical Adventure, a 1945 copy of Gone With the Wind, and more. Please invite everyone you know to support the library and the Friends by attending the book sale and bidding in the silent auction!

    Recently our two neighboring San Bernardino County branches have seen their long time branch managers retire. Many patrons use all three local branches and were familiar with the two wonderful ladies who have left. I know that Lynda Grove from Yucca Valley and Linda Muller from 29 Palms will be greatly missed. Debbie Medina has accepted the position of branch manager in 29 Palms. She is a long time 29 Palms resident and was previously on the staff of both the 29 Palms and Yucca Valley libraries before spending two years as the branch manager at the Barstow branch. Please welcome and congratulate Debbie Medina if you happen to be in the 29 Palms branch. The Yucca Valley branch will be appointing a new branch manager soon.

    Youth services librarian Julie Diliberto presents Preschool Story Time every week on Tuesday mornings at 11:00am. Using songs, finger plays, crafts and STORIES children learn to follow directions, increase their listening skills and have an opportunity to socialize with children their own age.

    Miss Julie also has some special programs planned for this Fall and Winter. The Harvest Party will take place on October 20th from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Children will be playing fall themed games and making similarly themed crafts. From Harvest Bingo to a Pumpkin Seed Spittin’ Contest, fun is sure to be had by all! Mark your calendars and we will see you there! Look for more information on our December Pictures with Santa program in the next newsletter.

    Have a lovely Fall and see you at the library!

    Penny Mason v

    FALL BOOK SALE AND SILENT AUCTION

    The Friends book sale will be held at the JT library from October 4th through October 10th. The auction will close on October 6th, at 1pm. The book sale hours are as follows:

    Thursday 3pm-6pm (members only pre-sale day).

    Saturday 9am-5pm (silent auction closes at 1pm).

    Tuesday and Wednesday 11am-7pm.

    Wednesday is $2 bucks a bag all day.

    Stop by the library to view and bid on our special collection of books for the silent auction.

    The library accepts donations of gently used books at any time, especially now for the book sale.

    We look forward to seeing you!

    Gladys Kovaleff, book sale Chairperson v

    SEE’S CANDY

    During the fall book sale at the Joshua Tree Library, pre-sale order forms for the Winter See's Candy Drive will be available for your consideration. The first order will be arriving just before Thanksgiving.

    Mary Lou Robillard, See’s Chairperson v

    ARTIST DISPLAY

    Vera Topinka is our latest artist whose work is currently on display. The artist reception and talk will be held Saturday, November 10th, from noon to 2pm. Refreshments will be served. 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 mission of the Friends is to build a partnership between the library and the community and to advocate for quality library service for all of the people of Joshua Tree.

    Marjorie Franklin v

    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.

    DATES TO REMEMBER!

    Fall Book Sale - see the article in this newsletter for dates and times.

    Harvest Party- Saturday, October 20th, 1pm-3pm.

    Artist Reception - Saturday, November 10th, noon-2pm

    Preschool Story Time Tuesdays at 11:30am

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

     

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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:Rick Beatty
    Director:Ginny Lilly
    Director:Mary Lou Robillard
    Director, 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 2012

    FROM THE PRESIDENT

    After enjoying one of the mildest winters in years, it's now spring and time for our Spring See’s fundraiser and our Spring Book Sale. These allow us to fund our Summer Reading Program and buy new printed and audio books for the library. It's time for those used-book donations to start coming in to the library. We also have a great need for volunteers to help with the book sale this year.

    We're well into summer and can view our library filled with children attending the Summer Reading Program.

    A huge "Thank You" is due to those who worked on fundraising (including the May book sale and the See’s Candy sales) for the Summer Reading Program, and also to those who sent in very welcome donations for this cause.

    May I take this opportunity to also thank the FOJTL Board members who are continuing on the Board for another year.

    In these continuing difficult times, may our library keep on providing books and reading programs for all of us in our community!

    Have a great summer!

    Marjorie Franklin v

    FROM THE LIBRARIAN

    Summer has arrived and the main event here at the library is the Summer Reading Program. Programs can be enjoyed by patrons of any age again this year.

    The children’s and family programs kicked off on June 20th with a puppet show featuring the very talented Swazzle Puppets. Throughout the summer, children can enjoy a craft day with face painting, wild animals, juggling, a rock climbing wall and a Lego building challenge thanks to the support provided by the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library. Teens will also be able to enjoy great programs including a magic show and lesson, a wild animal show and they will have an opportunity to experience rock climbing as well. Children who read at least 35 books and teens who read for at least 15 hours will be eligible for grand prizes which will be awarded at the celebration on August 8th. All children are welcome to participate, stop in to the library for more details.

    Adults are also invited to enter a library Summer Reading Program. For every library book checked out, adults will receive a ticket. Each week a ticket will be drawn and a prize bag of ‘book’ goodies plus a gift certificate to a local merchant will be awarded to the winner. There will be 5 weekly drawings and a grand prize drawing at the end of the summer.

    With the support of the Friends, the library staff is able to bring creative and educational experiences to the children of our community each summer. While these great programs bring the children in to the library, more importantly, participating in a summer reading program keeps the children of the community reading all summer. This helps children to retain the skills they gained during the school year. So while the Friends can be proud of the quality programs they fund in conjunction with the Summer Reading Program, they can also know they are helping children in our community maintain their literacy skills, the foundation for all other educational success.

    The Spring Book Sale, one of our two yearly and a very important fund raising activity, was a success again this year due to the hard work and dedication of the Friends and some very special book sale volunteers. I would like to express my thanks and gratitude to everyone who volunteered and made another book sale success possible!

    The countywide library system will be migrating to a new computer system. Beginning July 5th through July 16th we will experience a reduced level of service. Books will remain available for check out and public internet computers will be available. Specific account information will not be available and we will be unable to process payments for fines or other fees. This includes the fees for borrowing Friends’ DVDs and they will not be available for checkout during this time. Regular operations are scheduled to resume on Monday July 16th. If you have any questions or would like more information please call the library at (760) 366-8615 during regular business hours.

    Penny Mason v

    SPRING BOOK SALE

    A big thank you for one of the biggest jobs, setting up the sale, and lifting all the heavy boxes of books.

    Clay Gibert, Clay Gibert Trenching

    Christian Delich Park Ranger Education

    Susan Jordan

    Candy Jo Keserick

    Gladys Kovaleff

    Thank you also for taking down the sale, many heavy boxes going back to the storage container:

    Susan Jordan, Clay Gibert, and Richard Jewell.

    Also helping out during the sale -- sorting books, receiving money, etc.:

    Jennifer

    Ginny Lilly

    Syliva White

    Laraine Turk

    Candy Jo Keserick

    Gladys Kovaleff

    Marjorie Franklin, our board president, who was there every day!

    And, of course!!, Penny and the library staff, for setup, and take down of the sale.

    THANKS TO ALL OF YOU!! We made it happen.

    Gladys Kovaleff, book sale Chairperson v

    SEE’S CANDY

    Our See's candy sales for the Spring went well, thanks to all who participated. We ordered enough See's candy bars and See's suckers so that customers may enjoy them all summer. They are ready to purchase at the desk at the Library for $1.25 for the bars and 60 cents each for the suckers.

    Mary Lou Robillard, See’s Chairperson v

    ARTIST DISPLAY

    Vera Topinka will be our next artist with a display coming in September.

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

    Marjorie Franklin v

    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.

    DATES TO REMEMBER!

    End of SRP party August 8th at 11:30am

    Preschool Story Time Tuesdays at 11:30am

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

     

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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:Ginny Lilly
    Treasurer:Fred Klintworth
    Recording Secretary:Diane Klintworth
    Corresponding Secretary:Gladys Kovaleff
    Director:Rick Beatty
    Director:Candy Jo Keserick
    Director:Mary Lou Robillard
    Director, 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 2012

    FROM THE PRESIDENT

    After enjoying one of the mildest winters in years, it's now spring and time for our Spring See’s fundraiser and our Spring Book Sale. These allow us to fund our Summer Reading Program and buy new printed and audio books for the library. It's time for those used-book donations to start coming in to the library. We also have a great need for volunteers to help with the book sale this year.

    I am pleased to report that our annual See's Holiday Fundraiser last winter was a huge success. Thank you to the Friends committee volunteers, chair and board members, and all others who helped to make our success possible. And a special thank you to the Librarian and her staff for their overall effort in supporting the See's event. Lastly, thank you to our Friends members and those library patrons who supported us by purchasing See's from the JT Library. Thank you! Those proceeds are vital in funding our fabulous Summer Reading Program.

    Our Friends organization continues to grow stronger. Thank you for that also. I invite any and all of you who are interested in the Friends of the JT Library to attend a board meeting. The next one will be on Thursday, April 27th, at 8:30 a.m. at the library. We welcome your participation. As members of Friends, we all contribute various little bits and pieces to our success and, together we do make a difference. Thank you, again, for your support.

    Marjorie Franklin v

    FROM THE LIBRARIAN

    With Spring here we have many exciting events planned at the library.

    Friends of the JT Library will once again be providing delectable See’s Candy for purchase at the library. The Spring See’s selections include some great Easter basket fillers and treats for grown up chocolate lovers as well! Please check for the See’s Easter Fundraiser dates in this newsletter!

    On April 7th the library will be hosting the annual Eggs-stravaganza! This children’s program features an old fashioned Cake Walk for baskets and prizes, egg coloring and Easter themed crafts. Festivities begin at 10:30am.

    April is Child Abuse Prevention month and the library will be hosting an event on Saturday, April 21st at 3:00pm, with local author Charles Carroll, writer of the acclaimed book Hard Candy. A past Amazon bestseller and award winning book, Hard Candy is the true story of the tragic experiences of Mr. Carroll and his brother. From the cover: Ken Kesey wrote the book, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and drew on his experiences while working at a veterans hospital in Palo Alto, California, and set his satirical story at an unnamed state hospital in Oregon, but unlike Kesey’s book, HARD CANDY is absent fiction, is about what happened to my brother and me at the hands of trusted civil servants, and spotlights a hard look into the bleak world of secretive bureaucracies that continue to maintain its operations just short of the Stone Age of insanity; hence, HARD CANDY is A TRUE AMERICAN TRAGEDY, dispels the public myth that it doesn’t happen anymore, and is the book they never wanted written . Please join us for what is sure to be a remarkable and relevant presentation on an issue of local and national importance.

    April will also bring the return of the Silent Auction to the library. The Silent Auction will begin Saturday April 7th and continue through Saturday May 5th. The Silent Auction allows the Friends an opportunity to sell unique or higher value books in a way that garners a better worth than the regular book sale. The Silent Auction ends the first day the Spring Book Sale is open to the public. All Friends members are invited to shop ahead of the general public at the Friend’s Only Presale Thursday May 3rd, from 3pm-6pm.

    Look for information about the 2012 Summer Reading Program for Children, Teens and Adults in my next newsletter article, including details on an exciting photo contest for all photographers and artists!

    Happy Spring and thank you for your generous support of the library!

    Penny Mason v

    SEE’S CANDY

    Friends spring See’s candy fundraiser is now in progress. The JT library has a variety of See’s favorites available now while supplies last. Purchases can also be made at the JT Farmer’s Market this Saturday (March 31st) from 8am to 1pm.

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    SPRING BOOK SALE

    The JT Library’s book sale event begins with a silent auction starting next week, and continuing through the book sale, which begins in May (see “Dates to Remember” section on page 2). Stop by the library to view and bid on some unique editions.

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    FROM THE MEMBERSHIP CHAIRPERSON

    Want to enjoy books, receptions and artists talks, helping with our twice a year book sales, meeting a bunch of other great volunteers? Well, you can by becoming a member of Friends of the Joshua Tree Library. Please renew your membership and ask your friends and neighbors to join up too. Love to have you.

    Thank you.

    Gladys Kovaleff, Membership Co-Chair v

    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.

    DATES TO REMEMBER!

    See’s candy at JT Farmers Market one day only-Saturday, March 31st, 8:00am - 1:00pm

    Eggs-stravaganza-Saturday, April 7th, 10:30am

    Spring Book Sale-silent auction April 7th - May 5th.

    Presale day for Friends members only-Thursday,May 3rd, 3:00pm - 6:00pm.

    Saturday, May 5th, 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Monday & Tuesday, May 7th & 8th, 11:00am-7:00pm

    Wednesday May 9th, 11am-7pm ($2.00 a bag all day).

    Charles Carroll, author-Saturday, April 21st, 3:00pm

    Preschool Story Time-Tuesdays at 11:30am

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

     

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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:Ginny Lilly
    Treasurer:Fred Klintworth
    Recording Secretary:Diane Klintworth
    Corresponding Secretary:Gladys Kovaleff
    Director:Rick Beatty
    Director:Candy Jo Keserick
    Director:Mary Lou Robillard
    Director, 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
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