Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Joyful Wish From Your Library Staff

Twas the day before Christmas
And quiet as a mouse
The library was closed
All shut up like a house

The books were all safe
Upon their steel and wood shelves
The librarians had tucked them away
Like Santa's little elves

The Christmas trees had been decorated
The Christmas stories had been read
The cookies had been eaten
And the librarians were ready for bed

The packages were all delivered
New books anxiously awaited
To be cataloged and processed
Our joy could hardly be abated

The library patrons were all gone
Having taken their books and movies
Home to enjoy over their Christmas vacations
Along with their yum-oh hams and turkeys

Outside the snow fell
All pretty and white
Like a snow globe village
Our town all joyful and quiet

With a winkle and a whisper
sleigh bells jingled in the air
With a HO HO HO and a twinkle
Santa flew here and there

But other sounds joined in that night
Of Christmas bells and songs of joy
Of parents reading stories to little children
A sense of well-being and happy employ

We hope that no matter your religion or beliefs
You take a moment to reflect on those you hold dear
To be thankful for family and good friends
To find peace, love, joy and happiness through the year!

We hope you enjoy a safe and happy holiday season!!!

The Ligonier Valley Library will be closed December 24 & 25.
We will re-open at 10:00 am on Monday, December 27.

Friday, December 10, 2010

A Puzzling Request

Are you like most of us? At the end of the year, do you begin to ponder all of the "things" that are trying to take possession of your house? We can't help you with all of them, but we can help you find a good home for your puzzles.

About a month or so ago we began setting a puzzle out for the amusement of our patrons, and several of you have responded by stopping in almost daily to work on them. Unfortunately, we only have a limited number to offer.

So, if you have some puzzles gathering dust in your home, we will happily take them off of your hands and add them to our collection.

Even the seemingly small things help to make the library a fun place to stop by and stay for a while.

Currently there are puzzles in the adult section and down the Pennsylvania Room. So, stop in and stay awhile... it's cold outside!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Happings at the Ligonier Valley Library

December has arrived in full force, with snow falling and Christmas lights twinkling. The Ligonier library has some fun events for you to enjoy this month!

Mystery Book Discussion & Lunch - Our mystery/thriller book discussion group, Death in the Stacks, will meet on Friday, December 3, from 11:30 am to 12:50 pm for their discussion & lunch. We'll be discussing the book "Bone by Bone" by Carol O'Connell. Bring your own lunch, we'll provide drinks and a snack
and/or dessert.

Tree Decorating & Christmas Party - Join us to help decorate the library's Christmas tree. While we have hundreds of ornaments ready to go, participants are welcome to add to the collection. After the decorating, Mrs. Norris will read seasonal stories... and Santa may even stop by for a visit! Refreshments will be served.

Games Day - Our last one for the year, our next Games Day will be on Saturday, December 18, from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. Norm Flam of the Toy Soldier Gallery is hosting the Games Day series at the Ligonier Valley Library. Kids of various ages and experience levels play games such as Flames of War™ (a World War II miniature game) and Warhammer 40,000™ (a futuristic science fiction game). Bring your own lunch and snacks. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. Contact Norm at Toy Soldier Gallery with any questions, 724-238-0324.

Titles & Tea Book Discussion - Last month our discussion group read Little Women. December's discussion will be on March by Geraldine Brooks who tells the story of the absent father, March (from Little Women), who has gone off to war leaving his wife and daughters. The discussion will be held on Wednesday, December 15, at 3:00 pm.

The library will be closed on:
Friday, December 24, and Saturday, December 25; and
Friday, December 31, and Saturday, January 1

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Westmoreland Day of Giving, Dec 1, 6AM - 9PM

Westmoreland County is participating in its first every Day of Giving. This is your chance to help support a nonprofit organization in your area, including the Ligonier Valley Library Association.

You can make a difference!

What can you do? Visit and click on the Donate Now button. Fill in the form, select a nonprofit organization, and enter an amount you wish to donate (you can pick up to 5 organizations and the minimum donation is $25.00). Have your credit card handy. That's it... it is that easy.

But the Day of Giving is only today, Wednesday, Dec. 1st, from 6:00 am - 9:00 pm.

So act now! Help support your library.

We thank you.