Friday, June 28, 2013

Knit Your Bit

Knit your bit with

The South Jefferson Public Library!

We have a couple on going Knit/Crochet Charity Projects that all are welcome to contribute to!

    1. We continue to take hats, scarves, gloves and other warm articles for the Jefferson County Community Ministries upcoming Winter Season!
    2. Join us for our Fall Edition of Sit and Stitch by starting your Prayer Shawl or Lap Robe for the Jefferson County Senior Center. (Official Event Date TBA)

We have Patterns and Yarn Available but feel free to use any!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Yay for Knitting!!

I am proud to say that this years Knit in Public Day was another success! Lots of friends, food and fun gathered at our library to make warm goods for the local community ministries!

I just wanted to take a minute to thank everyone who came out throughout the day! I also want to remind everyone that we will continue to take your donations of yarn or completed items. The library makes several donations to the community ministries throughout the year in some shape or form so we can definitely get it to them! They yarn donation will either go to the completion of items for the Ministry or our fall project which will be Prayer Shawls. Patterns for all of these items are available at the South Jefferson Public Library in Summit Point WV, but feel free to use your own!

We have not set a date for Sit and Stitch Fall Edition but we have decided to make Prayer Shawls and/or Lap Blankets for the local Senior Center. We are attempting to find out if there is interest in a once monthly sit and stitch at the library... If you would like to be included on this mailing list please message me with your email address at

Again thank you so much for your continued support!!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

World Wide Knit in Public Day is Coming!!!

Be like Andy and join us at the South Jefferson Public Library for Knit (and Crochet) in Public Day 2013!  Here at the library we will be meeting Saturday June 8th from 10-5. Please feel free to stop by anytime that day to sit, stitch, and chat while we work on items to be donated to charity! This year we will be making items to donate to the Jefferson County Community Ministries. We now have patterns at the library available for Mittens, Hats, and Scarves in Crochet and Knitting! These patterns aren't required, just for your convenience, but please feel free to use any pattern that you like!

As always we will have snacks, limited yarn, and fun available!!!
If you want to contribute but can't come feel free to drop off any yarn, or completed items at the library between now and June 10th!

And due to popular demand we will be actively planning our fall edition of the library sit and stitch. Our first "long term" project for this will be prayer shawls. We're excited to discuss this new additon on June 8th!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Happy Spring!

Happy Spring!! I am out of Blog Hibernation!!

I do have an ulterior motive though... As many of you know I am a Young Adult Librarian at our little library in Summit Point... as such I am always wracking my brain (or slamming it against the wall) for ways to get my age group more interested in library events especially Summer Reading!! To help with this the other library ladies and I have created an online YA Book Club/Blog.

The Stacks! Still in its construction stages, The Stacks is available at , please feel free to check it out (if you'll excuse the library pun) and leave your feedback. I'm hoping to have our first book posts up in May with the idea that 2 books a month will be suggested, each with their own post. You either read, have already read, or have no intention of reading these books, but either way you are invited to leave your (heavily moderated) comment.

Any feedback, either on this blog or directly at the Stacks blog would be greatly appreciated!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Book 1 (or 2) Down!!

I finished the first book off my Summer Reading list last night!! Ok, so it's really book 2 but it's the one I got in first!

I really wanted to read this trilogy because it's based on the inn that Nora Roberts restored in Boonsboro Maryland... (the Boonsboro Creamery anyone?!?) I'm really not into gushy romances...(you can't describe Fifty Shades as gushy) but the added ghost story makes these books doable.

In book two we didn't have all the introductions of characters and events like we did in book one, so that was a bonus. I still just can't get into this genre though. I need something more... love just isn't that perfect so there is no reason to read about it that way. I guess I need the whips and Fifty Shades... get it.

I got The Night Circus today so stay tuned for my review!!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Summer Reading List

So I'm going on the hunch that if I comit a book list to Blog then I will definitely complete it.... right?!?

So here goes, my summer reading list, in print. Based mostly on series I need to catch up on and books I've said I'll read but have ignored... I can do it...right? ... I'll definitely do it!!!

Book #1 The Night Circus by Eric Morgenstern

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.

Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.
Book #2 The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts (The Inn at Boonsboro Book 2)
Owen is the organizer of the Montgomery clan, running the family's construction business with an iron fist - and an even less flexible spreadsheet. And though his brothers bust on his compulsive list-making, the Inn BoonsBoro is about to open right on schedule. The only thing Owen didn't plan for was Avery McTavish

Avery's popular pizza place is right across the street from the inn, giving her a first-hand look at its amazing renovation - and a newfound appreciation for Owen. Since he was her first boyfriend when they were kids, Owen has never been far from Avery's thoughts. But the attraction she's feeling for him now is far from innocent.

As Avery and Owen cautiously take their relationship to another level, the opening of the inn gives the whole town of Boonsboro a reason to celebrate. But Owen's hard work has only begun. Getting Avery to let down her guard is going to take longer than he expected - and so will getting her to realize that her first boyfriend is going to be her last...

Book #3 Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson

Anyone who despairs of the individual’s power to change lives has to read the story of Greg Mortenson, a homeless mountaineer who, following a 1993 climb of Pakistan’s treacherous K2, was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers and promised to build them a school. Over the next decade he built fifty-five schools—especially for girls—that offer a balanced education in one of the most isolated and dangerous regions on earth. As it chronicles Mortenson’s quest, which has brought him into conflict with both enraged Islamists and uncomprehending Americans, Three Cups of Tea combines adventure with a celebration of the humanitarian spirit.

Book #4 The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining fertility, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now... Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid's Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and tour de force.

Book #5 The Lake of Dreams by Kim Edwards

With revelations that prove as captivating as the deceptions at the heart of her bestselling phenomenon The Memory Keeper's Daughter, Kim Edwards now gives us the story of a woman's homecoming, a family secret, and the old house that holds the key to the true legacy of a family.

At a crossroads in her life, Lucy Jarrett returns home from Japan, only to find herself haunted by her father's unresolved death a decade ago. Old longings stirred up by Keegan Fall, a local glass artist who was once her passionate first love, lead her into the unexpected. Late one night, as she paces the hallways of her family's rambling lakeside house, she discovers, locked in a window seat, a collection of objects that first appear to be useless curiosities, but soon reveal a deeper and more complex family past. As Lucy discovers and explores the traces of her lineage—from an heirloom tapestry and dusty political tracts to a web of allusions depicted in stained-glass windows throughout upstate New York—the family story she has always known is shattered, Lucy's quest for the truth reconfigures her family's history, links her to a unique slice of the suffragette movement, and yields dramatic insights that embolden her to live freely.

With surprises at every turn, brimming with vibrant detail, The Lake of Dreams is an arresting saga in which every element emerges as a carefully place piece of the puzzle that's sure to enthrall the millions of readers who loved The Memory Keeper's Daughter.

Ok, so there it is, 5 books that I need to read.... I'm sure the library will get new ones, or I'll see an article that will make some book top this list... but I really want/need to read these 5 books by August!!!!

2nd Annual South Jefferson Public Library World Wide Knit in Public Day!

I do hope to start updating my blog again regularly  for summer, and to get us started I wanted to share the library's first event of Summer Reading Program. As you may remember, last year we knitted helmet liners and socks for local service men! This year we are knitting baby hats for local hospitals! See the flyer for more info!