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Tenth Annual Spelling Bee

Congratulations to

“Bee-Spoke”

Photos by H&H Photograpy

the winning team
of the 10th Annual Spelling Bee!

The Winning Word was: ‘pogonip
`pog-uh-nip,” a dense winter fog containing ice particles”, n, Shoshone

Donation Guidelines

Please note that we are not accepting book donations until November. We are at max capacity (hooray!) for our next book sale.

The Irvington Public Library appreciates donations of used books and audio-visual materials. Books which fulfill the requirements of the library’s acquisitions policy may be added to its holdings. Those not accepted for the collection may be sold, with the proceeds going directly to the library. Materials which are not sold may be donated to other non-profit organizations.

Before bringing any books to the library, please read the following guidelines carefully. If you have any questions,  send an email to the Friends at friends.booksale@gmail.com (please do not phone the library — thanks!)

We welcome all the following:

  • Hardcover fiction and nonfiction
  • Trade paperbacks
  • Mass-market paperbacks (“pocketbook” format)
  • Reference books
  • Textbooks
  • Specialized periodicals
  • Children’s Books – all formats, including board books
  • DVDs, Audio Books, Music CDs, LP

Please… be thoughtful and DO NOT bring us

  • Water damaged, mildewed, or soiled books
  • Books with missing covers or broken spines
  • Out-of-date computer books and instruction manuals

You may bring your donation to the front desk of the library any time the library is open. Books must not be left outside the library, in the vestibule, or in the book drop.
Space and manpower at the library is limited, so if you wish to donate more than two cartons of books, please contact us beforehand so we can arrange to receive them.

THANKS!

Eighth Annual Village-Wide Spelling Bee

THANK YOU TO ALL THE INTREPID SPELLERS who made THE 8TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY-WIDE SPELLING BEE such a tremendous success!

You all showed extraordinary grace under fire and unflagging good humor.

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Congratulations to the Wordly Women whose truly impressive orthographic proficiency won them the trophy for the fourth time!

Thank you to all who contributed their many skills and talents – enunciator, judges, scorekeepers, musicians, dancers, and technicians – to make the evening so entertaining.

And thanks, of course, to the generous sponsors and advertisers who showed their support for the Irvington Public Library and made this 8th Bee possible.

BezoarThe Winning Word

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The Winning Team

7th Annual Community-Wide Spelling Bee

The winning word: Agglutinate
The winning team: Other Wordly Women

Photos courtesy of Poppy Studio

Bee 5

The winning word: Ailurophobia
The winning team: Spellbinders of Downingwood

Lend a Hand

Many opportunities exist to contribute some time to our cause on a regular, sporadic, or even once-a-year basis. We’re especially seeking people with

  • children in the Irvington schools
  • connections with the PTSA, IEF, Chamber of Commerce, or other community groups
  • physical strength
  • graphic art skills
  • computer, database, or web skills
  • literary/publishing connections
  • experience selling on Amazon or eBay
  • experience fund-raising
  • public relations or marketing experience
  • legal or financial expertise

…but we welcome anyone and everyone who’d like to participate in our activities in any way at all. The best way to get in touch with us is by email: friends.irvington.library@gmail.com

Library Programs

One of the primary functions of The Friends of the Irvington Library is to allow the library to expand its cultural programming. We are proud to be the sponsors of many of the programs offered by the library, including activities for children, teenagers, and seniors; and we are grateful to the library staff for all the thought and time and effort invested in developing these great events and activities for us all to enjoy and learn from.

Upcoming programs are listed on the library’s website:

You can also view the library’s monthly calendar of events and /or sign up to receive a monthly newsletter with detailed information concerning the library’s programs.

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The winning word: Ageusia
The winning team: B Train

Bee 3

The winning word: Epergne
The winning team: Wordly Women

Volunteer at the Library

Ample opportunities exist for people of all ages to help out at the library on a regular basis. There are never enough people to repair and re-shelve all the books, both in the adult and children’s sections.

Working at the library is a great way for high school students to fulfill their Community Service requirement. In the summertime, especially, teens are needed to help with all the great children’s programs.

For further information, contact Pam Bernstein (591-7840) or at pbernstein@wlsmail.org.

2013 Summer Haiku Contest

The purpose of this summer’s contest was to promote literacy and the love of language by encouraging people to reflect on libraries, reading, books, or poetry and to express their feelings creatively in the form of haiku. Over 70 poems were entered in the contest, expressing a wide variety of sentiments, from wonder to joy, from gratitude to wistfulness, all of them fervent.

Winners: Youth Category

TIED FOR 1ST PLACE

Your favorite book
falls open like it wants you
to read it again

AND

In the beginning
you quickly gobble up words
but savor the last

2ND PLACE

kids room koala
in the room of excitement
perches with its kin

3RD PLACE

I like libraries
Because they bring happiness
Also they bring joy

Winners: Adult Category

1ST PLACE

Read to me tonight
Something from your childhood
Put my mind at ease

2ND PLACE

My memory is
Of a book whose title I
Can’t remember now

3RD PLACE

Rough Irish waters
Sea legs ride a rhythm wild
In the travel aisle

Winners: Youth Category

TIED FOR 1ST PLACE

Your favorite book
falls open like it wants you
to read it again

AND

In the beginning
you quickly gobble up words
but savor the last

2ND PLACE

kids room koala
in the room of excitement
perches with its kin

3RD PLACE

I like libraries
Because they bring happiness
Also they bring joy