Monthly Archives: May 2018

The Library Rocks Garden and TVs….


Kindness Rock @ Library

Future Home of Library Rocks Garden









With a simply smashing turnout of veteran and new TVs (Teen Volunteers) last night, Library Rocks Garden got it’s first boost of painting rocks and envisioning the target landscape.  TV information forms were handed out.  The tentative (almost there) summer schedule at the Library opportunities for volunteering was offered.  And, some basics about being a TV here at the Sandwich Public Library.  All good except not enough pizza had been ordered (due to -yikes- so many) but all persevered with half slices and got to painting the available beach stones.

Thank you to those who shared experiences of volunteering at the Library.  Thank you to those who were there to commit to volunteering.  Thank you to Daniela and Maxine who helped set up and to those same two and everyone else who helped tidy up after (Leah & Kara!!!! Thanks).

So, if you are at the beach, pick up a couple rocks …. preferably flatter, smooth and no larger than 3-4 inches long. Bring it to the Library.  Those stones will be stars in our upcoming Summer Reading registration drive in June.  Oh, and that tree? The future home of our Library Rocks Garden for Summer 2018.

Here Me Now….for FREE!


Great books, great listens. Great price.  Audio books can get you through a long drive, a long afternoon (or morning) and just get you through to the next whatever.  Personally, a good book on audio is a fascinating piece of audio theatre.  I hope – if you peek at this blog – that you can give AudioSync a try.  Here is the active link:

Obviously, the Groundhog has nothing to do with waking up to Spring….


So it is May, May 4th to be exact.  The lure of the SandwichTeenBookbites Blog hasn’t pulled me anywhere lately except now.  The Future is Summer! While for YA readers (6th-12th grades) there is no particular Summer Reading sign-on, there is STILL a theme and a Hope and a Need for Teen Volunteers (TVs).  The Summer Reads theme is………..

TaDa! Libraries Rock.  Summer Jobs, Camps, learning to drive, babysitting, swimming – WHAT! The Boardwalk is not open! for good reason, hanging with friends, traveling, trying to stay out of trouble, rock climbing (I hope.  It is great.), sleeping (Oh, yes, glorious sleeps to noon are ahead sometimes.) and more.  The Library will be OPEN and please come and find your mind perks here.

The First TV meeting will be Thursday, May 10, 5:30 -7 pm.  The first half an hour is introduction to the TV opportunities.  The moments between 6 and 7 are for getting a head start on the Library Rocks Project for our younger summer reading registration participants.  Please join us if you are interested.  We will be in Room 1 of the Library.

And now that the blog has awoken, more to come. Thanks.