June 2020 Newsletter

New Adjusted Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-6:00 Saturday 9:00-1:00 301 N. Sandusky Ave. Upper Sandusky, OH 43351 419-294-1345 June 2020 Check out Kathleen’s suggestions for online resources, learning, and entertainment! We are surrounded. Surrounded by family and friends, neighbors and coworkers, responsibilities and opportunities. But if we look closer, we may realize that what we are really surrounded by are stories; beautiful, tragic, hilarious, triumphant stories. When you come into the library, there are books everywhere! But there are more stories than books. There’s the one about the man who was rejected so many times that he kept a journal called “A Record of Failure.” You may know him as the author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. How about the man who worked for Webster’s Dictionary and had to research and explain the words begin- ning with the letter “w”. I think that we are lucky that J.R.R. Tolkien didn’t call his trilogy The Word of the Wings. Or, do you know the one about the bus driving fiscal officer who moonlights as a glass artist or the intrepid, world traveling pro- gram director who explores glaciers with her daughter? You would probably recognize those stories by their name tags or when they’ve helped you at the front desk. Maybe your life story is a thrilling best seller, a classic detective story or a romantic paperback meant to be read by the pool. Even if your pag- es are dog eared or you feel like people have only ever bothered to read the back cover of your life, we all have a story to tell. We want to be part of yours. We have labored to bring our community to- gether through the love of read- ing. Although you are sure to no- tice some changes due to our efforts to ensure the safest envi- ronment possible, the Summer Reading Program will return June 1st. As always, there is something for everyone and we didn’t forget the prizes. (And you were worried!) Each activity has been designed to highlight the things I think we have all come to treasure just a little bit more recently…the need for each other. The need to learn and to share what we’ve learned. To give of ourselves and to receive knowledge of others. And most importantly, no matter where w are in our story, we must treas- ure th hope of turni g the pages of our lives with an expectation of a happy ending. In Memorial Evelyn Harper From Friends of the Library Becky Droll From Larry & Madilyn Webster Becky Droll From Sue & Paul Lamberjack Upper Sandusky Community Library Connect with us! www. usclibrary.org or uscl @seolibraries.org If you’ve never met a plant you couldn’t kill or greenhouses refuse to sell to you anymore because of plant neglect, don’t worry. We’re here to help. Crafternoon and the Adult Sum- mer Reading Program have teamed up to get your creative juices flowing with a Felt Succu- lent Take and Make craft kit. We’ve provided all the materials and simple instructions. You only need to supply the scissors and glue to get started on your felt masterpiece. Kits are available all month at the front desk. No watering required! Imagine Your Story Summer is for Succulents! USCL Pen Pals Do you love to write? Do you love to receive letters in the mail? Do you love to make new friends? If so, let Miss Holly match you with a pen pal! Just fill out an application and receive a “Pen Pal Packet” to get started. All ages are welcome! Call 419-294-1345 for more info or ask to fill out an application. usclibrary.org uscl@seolibraries.org

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