Volume 8, No. 6

BOOK SALE donations are still being accepted for the June 13-14 sale. Clean books, videotapes, and other materials may be brought to the north door of the library during open hours. The sale will be held in the air-conditioned comfort of the Youth Department on the lower level of the library. You may take home boxes of books, videotapes, computer disk storage cases and more for the price of a donation to the Friends of Thorntown Public Library. The Friends use their funds to help provide programs for youth and adults. Hours of the sale: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Friday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Saturday.

MULCH IS AVAILABLE for a donation to the Friends of the Library. The four tree stumps on the library’s property have been ground and raked into mulch piles by Bart and Jayne McCoy. For a donation to the Friends, you may haul away as much as you like. This is an honor system project--just walk in the library’s main door and make your donation--we don’t plan to weigh your buckets or truck. Please don’t drive in so far that you get stuck! A word of advice: as you use the mulch, add an all-purpose fertilizer to your beds. Most of this mulch will decompose and remove some nutrients from the soil as it does; fertilizer will compensate. Your editor used McCoy’s Mulch from a tree-felling project a few years ago, adding fertilizer as recommended. The mulch worked great, turning a soft brown color.

“ Building Our Future on the Foundation of the Past” is the theme for the library’s expansion from its 3,400 square foot 1914 building to its 14,000 square foot 2004 building. Thirteen potential bidders (contractors and subcontractors) attended a prebid meeting at the library on May 21. Bids will be received until 2:00 p.m., June 4, and awarded at the June 9 meeting of the Library Board. It is anticipated that construction will begin at the end of June and will be concluded in September 2004. We are thinking of asking Cliff and Nancy Beesley to sell seats on their front porch.

Speaking of construction, the specifications require that all contractors notify library staff forty-eight hours ahead of any power or water cutoff. However, we do ask your patience. We know that there will be times when the computers, lights, and restroom will be unavailable. Bear with us--the results will be worth the inconvenience.

A weeklong celebration is planned for November 8-13, 2004, to celebrate your finished library. The library held a weeklong celebration when the library opened almost ninety years ago. Let us know what special activities/music/food you would like!

"Planned Charitable Giving: The Benefits"
June 24, 7-8:00 p.m.
Learn from CPA Sam Oats (C.S. Oats Accountancy, Lebanon) and Amy Hay (Veedersburg office) the benefits of planned charitable giving as contrasted with checkbook philanthropy. The discussion on planned giving addresses several concerns: the amount of time required to plan, details and benefits, complexity and expense, and jeopardizing one's financial situation. Advantages and disadvantages of options for making planned gifts will be reviewed: bequests made through wills, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, private and community foundations, charitable annuities, donor-advised funds, and others.

June 3 to July 25
The youth department has planned summer reading and activities programs to celebrate the anniversary of the Lewis and Clark Expedition with the theme “Reading Expedition: Read and Explore”. Registration for summer programs has begun.

Two hundred years ago Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark embarked on a three-year journey to explore the uncharted West. They successfully completed the overland journey between the Missouri and Columbia River systems, thus opening the unknown West for future exploration and development. Their courageous exploration made great contributions to the history of our country and discovered our nation’s outstanding natural resources.

Read to Me - For preschool children who have not yet learned to read. Sign up in the Youth Department and receive a reading log. Keep track of the 20 books you read to your child. Before July 25th, bring the completed reading log to the Youth Department desk. You are invited to a celebration on July 25th from 9-11:00 a.m. at the Lion’s Park for crafts, games, prizes, and refreshments. Reading awards will be presented to those who have read 20 books.

Let’s Read Together - For children beginning to read or listen to stories on their own. Keep track of the 20 books you read together on a reading log you will receive at sign-up in the Youth Department. Join the celebration at the Lion’s Park on July 25th for crafts, refreshments, games, and prizes.

Read On My Own - For children who are enjoying reading on their own. Keep track of the 10 books you read on the reading log you receive at sign-up. You are invited to celebrate at the Lion’s Club from 9-11:00 on July 25th with games, food, crafts, and prizes.

Totally Teen - Read 300 pages and receive a prize and 3 reading bucks. For every 100 pages over the 300 pages read, you will receive a reading buck. You may use your reading bucks to select prizes.

Monday Movie Matinees: Movies will be shown Monday’s at 3:00 p.m. -- June 16, June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14, and July 21. For a listing, visit or call the library. Registration is helpful, but not required. Popcorn and Kool-aid will be served.
Explorers (Toddler Ages 2-3): Join us for stories, crafts, games, and snacks on Tuesday’s June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, July 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd at 10:00 a.m.
Adventurers (Preschool Group Ages 3-6): Enjoy a fun-filled hour listening to stories, playing games, making crafts, and having a snack with your friends. Join us at 1:00 p.m. on the following Tuesday’s: June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, July 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd or at 10:30 on the following Wednesday’s: June 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, July 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd.
Corps of Discovery (School-age Grades 1-3): Monday’s at 1:30-3:00 (Stay for the 3:00-5:00 Monday Movie Matinee.) The Corps of Discovery will meet on June 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, July 7th, 14th, and 21st. During the Lewis and Clark expedition, the Corps of Discovery made important contributions to zoology, botany, geography, ethnology, and literature. One of America’s greatest expeditions became one of our nation’s greatest periods of learning. Through hands-on activities we will learn about the skills the men needed to be chosen to join the Corps.

Interpreters Brown Bag Book Club (at Noon) (11:30-1:00) Grades 4-6: Bring a sack lunch on Thursday’s, June 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, July 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th. We will meet in the youth department or at the Lions’ Park, weather permitting. Dessert will be provided. Featured books are THE CAPTAIN’S DOG MY JOURNEY WITH THE LEWIS AND CLARK TRIBE, and GUTS: THE TRUE STORIES BEHIND HATCHET AND THE BRIAN BOOKS. (Look for information on the Secret Garden Book Club starting this fall)

BOOK BEAT TEAMS: Grades 4-6 and Grades 7-8: Choose your own team of 3-5 readers. Read 4-5 books over the summer and compete on the content of the books by playing “Name that Book” at the Battle of the Stars on Thursday, July 24th from 2:00-5:00 p.m. A Pizza Party with Games and a Movie will follow. Sign up now either as a team (3-5 people) or as an individual (we will find a team for you). The first meeting will be June 3 at 3:00 for Grades 4-6 and 4:00 for Grades 6-8. At this meeting you will form teams, name your team, and receive your books. Battle of the Stars will be held on July 23 from 2-5:00 p.m. for Grades 4-6; July 24th from 2-5:00 p.m. for Grades 6-8. For a list of the Young Hoosier Books we will be reading, call or visit the library.

A Summer Ceramics Camp with Instructor Susie Endres
Additional Activities by Shirley Hodgen and Morgan Dunbar
3 Day Summer Ceramic Workshops planned for June:
1st Session---June 4, 5, 6 - 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. each day
K-2nd Grade—Limit 10
Pre-Registration by May 26
7 finished projects per child (additional projects if time allows)
Cost per child: $20.00 for 3 days
2nd Session—June 11, 12, 13 - 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. each day
3rd Grade & Up—Limit 12
Pre-Registration by June 2
7 finished projects per child (additional projects if time allows)
Additional activities by Shirley Hodgen and Morgan Dunbar
Cost per child: $20.00 for 3 days
For more information contact Mrs. Hodgen at the
library, 765-436-7348

Donations of the following supplies needed for the Youth Department Summer Programs would be greatly appreciated:
· Brown paper grocery sacks
· Small tomato paste cans
· Empty baking-powder cans with lids
· Jars (approximately 12-16 oz. size) with lids
· 12-inch pieces of ½ inch wide elastic
· Heavy acetate cloth
· Brown wrapping paper 7 ft. in length
· Transparencies
· Plaster of Paris
· Clothespins
· Compressed sponges
· 1/8 inch wide red satin ribbon
· 3/8 inch wide red satin ribbon
· Cookies


When classes have filled, leave your name and phone; we’ll call you when we have scheduled the class again.

June 4, 8:00-10:00 a.m. Microsoft Word 2000 Beginners’ Class - Linda White, Technology Assistant at our library, will once again offer the basics for those of us who never knew or have forgotten how best to use Word 2000. Requirements for the class are basic knowledge of keyboarding and of using a mouse. Class size is limited to the first five who call: 436-7348.

June 16, 8-10:00 a. m. Getting Started on the World Wide Web – This class will cover Internet Explorer 6.*, how to access resources on the Web, navigating the Web, useful options on the Menu Bar, how to download, e-mail and print, components of the internet, Boolean searching on the internet, etc. Requirements for this class are basic knowledge of keyboarding and of using a mouse. Class is limited to 5.

June 30, 8-10:00 a.m. Intermediate Word – The class will cover using images, tables, columns etc. Requirements for class – Microsoft Word Basic. Class is limited to 5.

June 19th BOB SANDER SPECIAL at 4:00 p.m.

Bob Sander is well-known for his work as the resident storyteller for the Indianapolis Museum of Art, roster teller for Young Audiences and the Indiana Humanities Council and independent work at festivals, libraries and corporations. In 2001, Bob was among 50 Indianapolis artists whose work was publicly recognized and awarded a Creative Renewal Fellowship from The Arts Council of Indianapolis. He reaches out and captures the attention and participation of a wide age span. The Thorntown Public Library is pleased to be able to provide this entertainment as a special program to celebrate our 2003 Summer Reading Program. Registration preferred, but not required. THIS IS A PROGRAM FOR ALL AGES!

HISTORY WORMS will meet on June 18, 3-4:15 p.m. to celebrate the end of the worm year and also to celebrate Juneteenth. If you like history and have just finished grades 3-6, you are invited to participate. The Worms will resume in the fall.

AN ENTHUSIASTIC CROWD OF 71 ATTENDED the May 13 annual meeting of the Friends. A BIG THANKS to the Youth Council and sponsor Stacie Lewis-Crick, to the preschoolers and Children’s Librarian Shirley Hodgen, the History Worms and sponsor Jennifer Abbott, and to co-sponsor Mary Schmucker, who represented Youth Cooking, for providing the program…and cookies. Thanks to all who attended, who brought and swapped plants, and who assisted with cookies. Thanks, too, to the Friends Board and members who support our library and its staff.

VISIT THE LIBRARY’S WEB SITE and sign up to automatically receive monthly the calendar of programs. You may also elect to receive a weekly notice of the new materials that are available for checking out.

New Materials

Adult Books

Children of the Storm – E. Peters MYS FIC PET
Astro City; Life in the Big City – K. Busiek YA FIC BUS
The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien YA FIC DIX Graphic Novel
Fax from Sarajevo – J. Kubert YA 949.742 KUB Graphic Novel
The Big Book of Urban Legend – YA 398.209 BRU Graphic Novel
Manga Mania – C. Hart YA 741.5 HAR Graphic Novel
Mars- F. Soryo- YA FIC SOR Graphic Novel
911 September 11th 2001 YA 973.931 NIN Graphic Novel
Good-bye, Chunky Rice – C. Thompson YA FIC THO Graphic Novel
Pedro and Me – J. Winick YA 362.1 WIN Graphic Novel
Maus; A Survivor’s Tale; My Father Bleeds History – A. Spiegelman YA 940.53 SPI Graphic Novel
Maus II; A Survivor’s Tale; And Here My Troubles Began- A. Spiegelman- YA 940.53 SPI Graphic Novel
The Books of Magic – N. Gaiman YA FIC GAI Graphic Novel
Ultimate X Men – M. Millar YA FIC MIL Graphic Novel
Bone; Out From Boneville – J. Smith YA FIC SMI Graphic Novel
Marvels – K. Busiek YA FIC BUS Graphic Novel
Young Justice – P. David YA FIC DAV Graphic Novel
Meridian-Flying Solo – B. Kesel YA FIC KES Graphic Novel
Ultimate X Men; The Tomorrow People – M. Millar YA FIC MIL
Palestine – J. Sacco YA 956.053 SAC Graphic Novel
Black Panther – C. Priest YA FIC PRI Graphic Novel
The Devils Playground – J. G. Garrison CH FIC GAR
Merv; Making the Good Life Last – M. Griffin LP 920 GRI
Universe X – J. Krueger YA FIC KRU Graphic Novel
Lacrosse for Dummies – J. Hinkson 796.347 HIN
Beckett Baseball Card Price Guide 2003 Edition 769.497 BEC
The Long Road Home – L. Wick CH FIC WIC
A Gathering of Memories – L. Wick CJ FIC WIC
Secret Formula – F. Allen 388.7 ALL
Mistress of Dragons – M. Weis SCI FIC WEI
The Rest of Us – J. Mitchard 814.54 MIT
The Protector – D. Morrell FIC MOR
The Wandering Hill – L. McMurtry WES FIC MCM
Blue Horizon – W. Smith FIC SMI
Slander – A. Coulter 320.52
Do I Stand Alone? – J. Ventura 320. 973 VEM
Carl Rungius; Artist and Sportsman 759.11 CAR
The Crochet Yearbook- 746.434 CRO
Powder River- J. Ballas- LP FIC BAL
Devil’s Wind- D. Hirt- LP FIC HIR
On Wings of Magic- K. Hooper- LP FIC HOO
Tiger’s Eye- K. Robards- LP FIC ROB
The Legend of Sotoju Mountain- W. Henry- LP FIC HEN
Heart of a Lion- G. Morris- CH FIC MOR
Danger Ridge- T. McGuire- LP FIC MCG
California Eagles- J. McCord- LP FIC MCC
A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing- J. Johnston- LP FIC JOH
The World Factbook 2002- REF 327 WOR

Adult Videos

Ghost Ship – cc R VHS FIC GHO
The Other Side of Heaven – cc PG VHS FIC OTH
Big Trouble – cc PG-13 VHS FIC BIG
Pilates for every body – VHS 613.7 AUS
Inspector Gadget – cc PG VHS FIC INS
Four Rooms – cc R VHS FIC FOU
Little Big Man – cc PG13 DVD FIC LIT
The Hot Chick – cc PG13 DVD FIC HOT
The Time Machine – cc PG13 VHS FIC TIM
Analyze That – cc R VHS FIC ANA
Sorority Boys – cc R VHS FIC SOR

Recorded Books

Late for the Wedding – A. Quick CASS FIC QUI
A Cold Heart – J. Kellerman CASS FIC KEL
The Kalahari Typing School for Men – A. M. Smith CASS FIC SMI
The Young Wan – B. Brenda O’Carroll CD BOOK FIC OCA
Good Morning, Killer – A. Smith CD BOOK FIC SMI
Villa Incognito – T. Robbins CD BOOK FIC ROB
Armageddon – T. LaHaye CASS FIC LAH
Good Faith – J. Smiley CASS FIC SMI
The Quality of Life Report – M. Daum CASS FIC DAU
A Short History of Nearly Everything – B. Bryson CD BOOK 500 BRY

Adult DVD’s

Dinosaur cc PG-13 DVD FIC DIN
Maid In Manhattan DVD FIC MAI
White Oleander DVD FIC WHI
Little Big Man – cc PG13 DVD FIC LIT
The Hot Chick – cc PG13 DVD FIC HOT

Young Adult Fiction

Astro City; Life in the Big City – K. Busiek YA FIC BUS Graphic Novel
The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien YA FIC DIX Graphic Novel
Mars- F. Soryo- YA FIC SOR Graphic Novel
Good-bye, Chunky Rice – C. ThompsonYA FIC THO Graphic Novel
The Books of Magic – N. GaimanYA FIC GAI Graphic Novel
Ultimate X Men – M. MillarYA FIC MIL Graphic Novel
Bone; Out From Boneville – J. Smith YA FIC SMI Graphic Novel
Marvels – K. Busiek YA FIC BUS Graphic Novel
Young Justice – P. David YA FIC DAV Graphic Novel
Meridian-Flying Solo – B. Kesel YA FIC KES Graphic Novel
Black Panther – C. Priest YA FIC PRI Graphic Novel
Universe X – J. Krueger YA FIC KRU Graphic Novel
Ultimate X Men; The Tomorrow People – M. Millar YA FIC MIL

For a complete list of NEW MATERIALS, check out the library’s web site at:


Updated 27 May 2003 / llw