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Beach Library seeks volunteer greeters

January 28, 2015
By Dr. Leroy Hommerding , Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

This Week's Activities

Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 10:30 a.m. in Kid's Place

Quilting, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Landscapes & Wildlife throughout Florida, Wednesday, 1:30 p.m..

History of Fort Myers Beach, Thursday, Jan. 29, 10:30 a.m.

Hummels, Thursday, 1:30 p.m. Pre-register.

Container Gardening, Friday, Jan. 30, 10:30 a.m. Pre-register.

Photo Editing Workshop, Friday, 1:30 p.m. Pre-register.

Mound House Museum Director at Friends Annual Meeting, Saturday, Jan. 31, 11 a.m.

Garden Club, Monday, Feb. 2, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

101 True Stories about Law Enforcement, Monday, 10:30 a.m.

Drawing, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 10:30 a.m., Pre-register. In Com Rm B.

Photo Editing Workshop, Feb. 3, 10:30 a.m. In Com Rm A.

ABC's of Birding, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1:30 p.m.

Event Details

Photographer John Bennett shows visuals of landscapes and nature throughout Florida on Jan 28.

Join Russ Carter, long time resident, historian and lover of the Beach as he showcases events, culture and people of The Beach on Jan 29.

Dr. Martin Price shares ideas to make a winter garden in SW Florida possible on Jan 30.

If you're looking for ways to improve your photos and images, consider the Photo Editing Workshop with Dave Garney on Jan 30.

Museum Director Alison Giesen is the featured speaker at the Friends of the Library annual meeting on Jan 31.

Peter LeFavour shares adventures from his police career and the humor that can be part of the job and community outreach on Feb 2.

Also on Tuesday, join the Garden Club as they listen to speaker Raeann Wessel from S&C Conservation.

Get to know local birds and be able to identify them on Feb. 3 as Kristie Anders shares an introduction that is easy to follow and helpful.


We welcome donations of books. We also accept audio books and DVDs. The Friends' bookstore is also seeking puzzles. We appreciate when you bring these to the Staff Assistance Station on the first floor. Try not to put donations in the Materials Returns. There is often so much returned that the bins get filled, and if multiple donation titles are added, they get too crowded. By bringing them to the first floor, we can sort them and send them where they are best used, and is that not the purpose of donations--that they get use and remain needed?

Book Sale

We enjoyed seeing so many at the booksale on Jan. 17. The next booksale will be in the parking garage on February 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


These figurines are on display on the second floor. Hummels are collectibles produced by the Goebel Pozellanfabrik in Germany. These figurines are based on the drawings of M.I. Hummel and were first made available in 1935. Hummel figurines are widely regarded for their superior craftsmanship. A presentation on Jan 29 will look at trademarks, determining value, and possibilities in locating Hummel treasures. Those who pre-register for this presentation will receive handouts prepared for the session. Meanwhile, soak in some of the Hummels on display which range from the early Hummels in 1935 to ones just released in 2014.


We are seeking volunteers to assist in greeting library users. One advantage is that you get to know the library quite well, and also come to enjoy many of the library patrons and users. Check with Angie regarding available openings and days. It's a four hour slot one day a week. This can be done for just a few months if desired.


Memorials in the amount of $25, $50, $75, $100, etc. can be made in honor of a loved one or to commemorate a special event. Acknowledgements are sent to the donor and can also be sent to the person/family remembered or honored. If you are very satisfied with the library's services, try to leave a donation in the donation box in the foyer or on the top of the stairs on the second floor. Even coins are welcome, and multiple hands make a difference.

Book Care in the Library

If it's raining when you check out books, put them in a waterproof bag before taking it out of the library. If you don't have a bag, there are ones on each of the check-out stations on the first and second floors.

Moist books contribute to mold and we want to avoid that 100 percent of the time. Thanks for your extra care in this regard.

Book Care at Home

Do not write in a library book, not even in pencil. If you wish to mark sections for later reference, use scraps of paper as bookmarks or use removable tape flags or sticky notes. If the book includes a worksheet or questionnaire to fill in, make a photocopy of that page and write on the copy.

Think back to the last time you checked out a library book that had underlining or excess markings. Be courteous to your fellow patrons. It's not pleasant to read a book that has been "personalized" by someone else.

Library Hours

When you call 765-8162 or 765-8163 during closed hours, a message gives the open hours. Open hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday 9 to 7; and Saturday 9 to 1.



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