Tag: SunBird Library

Footnotes from the library

  Nancy Smith Recently, I read a very new old book. Yes, it was both new AND old. It was Jack London’s The Call of the Wild, written in 1903. Admit it now, didn’t your school English teacher make it “required reading”? It had all the basics of a thrilling adventure: good guys, bad guys,…

Footnotes from the Library

  Nancy Smith The SunBird Library would like to remind everyone of the library changes that have been made. It may help you navigate the shelves, and hopefully update your information. We no longer have the following sections: Pets – We assume you will consult your veterinarian for the care and feeding of your pet.…

Footnotes from the Library

Lois Anderson The month of February is the shortest month of the year but it celebrates two important holidays: Valentine’s Day and President’s Day. The latter was once two separate holidays honoring the birthday of Lincoln (February 12) and the birthday of Washington (February 22). Of course, with all of those holidays, and February being…

Footnotes from the library

Marilyn Klooster Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the SunBird Library volunteers! As the holidays draw near, we gather with friends and family with love and good cheer. We are also planning our gift list for those we hold dear. The gift of a book is a popular choice. Perhaps you will receive one…

Footnotes from the Library

Nancy Smith Your SunBird Library has a good variety of donated magazines. The magazine rack (facing the lobby) will display a variety of magazines with dates as current as possible. We only have what you donate. Please only take a few. The newspapers (SanTan Sun News, etc.) are delivered by a different, independent company. We…

Library: Did you know?

Nancy Smith Did you know: 1. That 2,867 good used books were given to charities in 2016. 2. That many damaged books (coffee spills, water-soaked pages, animal chewing) were recycled. 3. That a cover without the book is nothing. 4. That there are 12 volunteers donating their time to shelve, every day of the week.…

Footnotes from the Library

Lois Anderson A few months ago, I was asked to be in charge of the Puzzle section of the SunBird Library. This is what I have discovered. Most people who like to do puzzles think that this activity exercises your brain while it helps use up a few minutes or hours. Those who don’t do…

Footnotes from the library

Nancy Smith Do you start the New Year with great resolutions? Easy plans for hopeful solutions? Do you wonder just what the New Year holds as each and every month unfolds? Here’s an idea- no strain, no stress, a trip to the Library for quiet success. Time is so precious, each day and each minute…

Footnotes from the Library

Marilyn Klooster As we transition into the holiday season with the celebration of Thanksgiving, let us remember that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, and every personal connection has meaning and give thanks. Let us not forget our thanks for our life in the community of SunBird. We are especially blessed as residents volunteer and…

Footnotes from the library

Lois Anderson Here are a few reminders for those who use the SunBird Library: Do donate any good new or used fiction or non-fiction or large print books, complete puzzles, children’s books or newer magazines. Don’t donate coverless, torn or otherwise damaged materials or pre-2000 health references or textbooks. Do take your donations to the…