March 31, 2009

April Audelia Library Update

To: LH Area HOAs
From: John Gould, Audelia Friends President
Re: April Library Update 2009
Audelia Library Friends Website…

See details below for information about:
Lynn Moore, new branch manager
New Audelia Library Friends Website
Earth Day
April Book Sale
Early Voting
Large Multi-Children’s Event
AARP Driver Safety Program
Basic Computer 1-Hour Course
For more events scheduled, check our website calendar.

Lynn Moore started last week as the new manager at both the Audelia and Skillman Branches. Lynn has 20 years experience in the Dallas Library System with positions at several different branches and at the Central library. She is a graduate of UT and has a Masters of Library Science from North Texas . We are looking forward to working with Lynn . She is replacing John Elfers who retired after 30 years with DPL.
The big news is that we now have an Audelia Friends website up and running thanks to Ed Ferguson. Ed volunteered to serve as our webmaster. When you have time please log on to It is easy to navigate to find information in any of four areas: Audelia Branch Library; Audelia Friends; Adult Programs; and Children’s Programs. Scroll down the Home Page to see a monthly calendar of activities that can be viewed chronologically or by individual category preference. If you click on any of the calendar dates more details about the events pop up. The website is available to anyone looking for up-to-date information about the library and activities. Our library is a great community resource for information whether its books, computer technology, AV media, reading or studying areas, job search, or public meetings.
The April Exhibit Case in the lobby features Puppets. An eye-catching display of puppets put together by Sue Willman, a Friends volunteer. This is a prelude to the Sunday, April 26th 1:00 to 4:30 pm program sponsored by the Texas Lone Star Puppetry Club. That afternoon there will be a workshop for children on puppet-making and a puppet show. In May the exhibit case in the lobby will feature patriotic memorabilia. If you have uniforms and photos you think may be of interest, please contact Sue Willman. She can be reached at
On Thursday, April 23rd, 3:30 to 6:00 pm an Earth Day Event for children will be sponsored by LH 4-H Club and Dallas Future Organic Farmers of America . For more details contact Friends volunteer Janice Fowler at
Our Sunday afternoon Book Sale on March 15th brought in $115.25 and many people went away happy with the books and AVs they were able to purchase at reasonable prices. Children’s books are always in demand. Any good used books may be deposited in the white plastic tub under the Friends exhibit table near the entrance. Our next book sale will be Sunday afternoon. April 19th, from 2:00 to 4:00.
When you check our Friends website calendar, note that Early Voting starts on Monday, April 27th in the Audelia Library auditorium.
A large Multi-Children’s Program is scheduled for Sunday, May 17th with Clifford, the Big Red Dog. There will be a Special Story Time, Crafts, and a lion hunt through the library with “Lyndale the Literary Lion”. TV and print media coverage is planned. Volunteers will be needed to help direct children and their parents to different events. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Carole Dengle, Children’s Librarian, at
An AARP Driver Safety Course will be held on Monday, April 20, 12:30 to 4:30. Register with librarian.
A One-Hour Basic Computer Course is scheduled for Saturday, April 18th, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Limited to 4 adults. Register with librarian.
Our Annual Friends Membership mail campaign is still underway. If you didn’t receive a letter or renewal form for some reason, you can find a form either at our Friends Exhibit Table or go to our website. Click on, Audelia Friends, and you’ll find a membership form that can be downloaded and printed out. Your continued support is important.
Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.