Saturday, August 23, 2008

Odds & Ends Book Sale

The book sale is under way and will continue until Saturday, September 13!

There are still hundreds of treasures to be found and everything is 25 cents! So stop in and browse through the selection which can be found in the basement.

The sale opens Mon - Fri at 10:00 am and closes a half hour before the library closes.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


The Annual Book Sale Preview Party will have a new twist this year.

All participants in the preview party will receive a shopping bag when they arrive. Fill your bag with bargain books found in the basement for a buck! Yes, you read that right... $1.00! After your bag is full, any additional purchases you make will be .25 cents.

The time to pre-register for the party has ended, but you can still pay at the door. Tickets are $20.00 per person. Checks should be made payable to the Ligonier Valley Library.

The preview party is Friday, August 22 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The book sale officially opens to the public on Saturday, August 23 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The Re-Readables Bookstore will be open during the preview party and sale. However, materials found in the bookstore are individually priced and are NOT part of the bag for a buck deal or sale. Re-Readables is open year round during normal library hours, offering a wonderful selection of gently-used books and more.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Class Reunion causes freak exercising routine to form

Ok, so my 20-year class reunion is only two months away, and I'm thinking now is the perfect time to get into shape! Right? I mean, why wait until the last minute? Thankfully, my YMCA membership is still current so I can work out in their gym a few days a week. But that started me thinking - what if I didn't have a Y Membership? Then what? Then it clicked, I would do what our library patrons would do... ask myself about some books or DVDs on getting physically fit!

Here's the end result:

Living well : 21 days to transform your life, supercharge your health, and feel spectacular by Montel Williams

Get wet, get fit : the complete guide to getting a swimmer's body by Megan Quann Jendrick

Walking for fitness : the beginner's handbook by Marnie Caron

Fitness instructor's handbook : a complete guide to health and fitness by Morc Coulson

Do you prefer working out with a DVD? If so, try one of these:

Cardio Salsa

Yoga Zone conditioning and stress release : beginners

Pilates workout for dummies

And for those who prefer to get their excerise from "The Great Outdoors":

Conditioning for outdoor fitness : functional exercise and nutrition for every body by David Musnick

60 hikes within 60 miles, Pittsburgh : including Allegheny and surrounding counties by Donna Ruff

This is just a sample of the books and DVDs that can be found in the Ligonier library's collection, not including the other 19 libraries in our system. To find more titles, browse the online catalog or stop in and ask us for help... and get into shape for your own special occasion.

(As with any exercise program, always remember to check with a physician before starting.)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Pet Photo Winners Posted

The winners of the Ligonier Valley Library's 3rd Annual Pet Photo Contest have been announced! The next time you're strolling around the Diamond, stop by the library's front display window to see the pictures. You can also view them on the library's website at

The top five winners in each category are listed. First place winners in each category received a $25 Ligonier Chamber of Commerce Gift Certificate and their pictures in the Ligonier Echo. The Grand Prize winner received a digital camera and will have her picture in the Echo, too.
Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all those who participated. A special thanks to Dr. Henry Croft of Loyalhanna Veterinary Clinic for sponsoring the contest!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Last Day To Vote For Your Favorite Pet!

Today is the last day to vote in the library's 3rd Annual Pet Photo Contest. If you haven't stopped in to look at the 131 contestants, you're missing some cute mugs.

You can vote for your faves in four categories: Dog, Cat, Pocket Pet, and Farm Animal. Votes will be tabulated and the winners will be announced Monday. The top five photos in each category will be on display in the library's front display window and on the library's website. The winners in each category will receive $25 Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce Gift Certificates and their pictures in the Ligonier Echo.

Sassy the Bathing Beauty (at right) was chosen as the Grand Prize Winner by a panel of seven judges, which included the popular vet Dr. Croft, who sponsored the contest. Sassy is owned by the Palmer family and actually enjoys dressing up like this. She purrs throughout her photo shoot and refuses to allow her outfits to be taken off! The judges thought the pic was colorful and well thought out. I particularly like how her left arm and leg are draped over her perfectly laid back body. She looks ready to hit the beach or hang out with Kenny Chesney!

If you'd like to see Sassy and the other cute pics in the 3rd Annual Pet Photo Contest, stop by the library and vote today! Or, you can drop by and see the winners next week--or check them out on our web page at