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Published by: Rowan Public Library on Jun 01, 2010
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author Mark de Castrique, author of mysteries set in western North
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Sponsored by the Friends of Rowan Public Library
June 2010
At their recent annual meeting, theFriends of Rowan Public Librarypresented the 2010 Friend of the YearAward to Dale Basinger, past Friendstreasurer, for his years of service to theFriends.Outgoing president Fran Burdinglisted accomplishments and activitiessponsored by the Friends over the pastyear, then called for election of officers. The Friends Board Officersfor 2010-12 include Dale Basinger,president; Dane Hartgrove, vicepresident; Carolyn Sadler, secretary;and Gavine Pitner, treasurer (
see photo. p.2
).The highlight of the evening wasthe appearance of North Carolina
Dale Basinger is Friend of the Year;Friends 2010 Officers Announced
Join the children’s staff fora fun filled summer of readingand programs for childrenages 12 months to rising 5
 graders. Our
Make a Splash
 arts and crafts Kick-off eventswill be held:
Thursday, June 10
 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.South Rowan Regional,China Grove
Friday, June 11
 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.East Branch, Rockwell
Saturday, June 12
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noonHeadquarters, Salisbury
Summer Reading Programs ForChildren and Teens Kick Off in June
RPL staff and professionalperformers will entertainsummer reading participantswith a variety of programsbeginning June 14
and runninguntil July 29. Check with yourlocal library for times anddates of all programs.
Teen Summer Programs
Starting June 14 and running throughJuly 29, all rising 6
to 12
graders areinvited to participate in many excitingevents happening this summer at theirlibrary.
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 Left to right: Friends of RPL outgoingPresident Fran Burding and Friend of theYear Dale Basinger listen as RPL Director Jeff Hall announces Basinger’saward.
Page 2
News, etc
RPL, Smart Start Rowan, andSalisbury-Rowan Reads aresponsoring reading workshops forparents of children ages 0-5.These free, interactive work-shops will help parents learn theskills to encourage a love of readingin their children. Presenters will useclassic and popular children’sbooks to model effective techniquesin teaching read aloud strategies toparents.
Registration is required andspace is limited
. Please call yourlocal branch to register or 704-216-8234 for more information. A freebook will be given to eachworkshop family.Dates for the workshops are:
Monday June 21
5:30 p.m.—6:30 p.m. South RowanRegional Library, China Grove
Wednesday June 23
 5:30 p.m. — 6:30 p.m.Headquarters, Salisbury
Monday June 28
 5:30 p.m.—6:30 p.m.Headquarters, Salisbury
Tuesday June 29th
5:30 p.m. — 6:30 p.m.East Branch, RockwellChild care is not provided.Please make arrangements for yourchildren.
 Learn Fun Ways to Read With Your Young Child
programs will be held:
Mondays, 5:30 p.m.—7:00 p.m.East Branch, Rockwell
Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m.—7:00 p.m.Headquarters, Salisbury
Thursdays, 3:30 p.m.—5:00
South Rowan Regional, ChinaGrove.
Beach Bash — Thursday,July 29, 5:30 p.m. —7:00 p.m
.South Rowan RegionalThe 6
annual community-wide Summer ReadingChallenge is back, and the theme this year is
The Art of  Being Human
. The four books selected reflect upon thehuman condition, what it means to be human, and howhumanity is changing.
by Mary Shelley
Written by Mary Shelley in 1818 when she was justeighteen,
was aninstant bestseller. The earliestscience fiction novel, Shelley’snovel examines both the potentialand the consequences of scienceand artificial life when Dr. Franken-stein finds the power to make hiscreation rise off the laboratory tableand walk among humans.
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Friends of RPL Board Officers, 2010-2012: Left to right: Dane Hartgove, vice president; Dale Basinger, president; Gavine Pitner, treasurer; and Carolyn Sadler, secretary
Carolina. After his talk, he answered questions fromaudience members and signed his books.The Friends provided refreshments.
Summer Reading For Adults Too!
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The Rowan Public LibraryFoundation was established in 1991for the purpose of developing anendowment fund to support theimprovement and expansion of public library resources andservices for the benefit of thecitizens of Rowan County. TheFoundation encourages communityinvestment through individual andcorporate giving.Currently, the Foundation’sprimary focus is to enhance thelibrary’s collection of books andother resources for public use.There are now 137 namedendowments, ranging from aminimum of $1,000 to over$100,000, which provide ongoingsupport for collection development.Endowments may be establishedin the name of the donor or inmemory or in honor of someone.Please consider making a long terminvestment in your public library byestablishing a named endowmentthrough the Foundation. Forinformation about setting up anendowment, please call Pam Nanceat 704-216-8231. The Foundationis a tax-exempt public 501(c)(3)foundation and all contributions arefully tax deductible to the extentallowed by law.The Foundation gratefullyacknowledges the many individualsand organizations that have alreadyestablished endowments.Following are some of the itemsacquired by Rowan Public Librarywith funds provided by theFoundation’s endowments.
Phillip K. BartonFoundation Executive Director 
A Gift That Keeps on Giving @ RPL
We gratefully acknowledge these recent gifts:
In Memory of 
Ann Boyd given by John and Jane Riley to the
Christian Reid Book Club Endowment
In Memory of 
Francis Luther given by Jean Luther andMr. and Mrs. John Luther to the
Francis M. Luther Endowment
Terry Gibbons Endowment established by Edna Gibbons,Rob and Amy Gibbons Frost, Julie Gibbons and David Gibbons
 JUNE 2010
Henry Pitts Hudson
 How Many Cats?
by Lauren Thompson
Mrs. Claude S. Morris
 Make Your Own Purses & Bags
by Anna-Marie D'Cruz
Byron C. & Jacqueline B. Taylor
World Atlas of Dog Breeds
by Dominique De Vito
Robert H. Reeves
 Black’s Law Dictionary
Bryan Garner, editor

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