The Dormann Library wrapped up a successful Summer Learning Program on August 20 and wants to thank all that participated. We offered many opportunities to our community to experience movie nights, crafting, cultural programming, and even learning circus arts from Benjamin Berry! We had 59 youth registered for the program and they did over 250 hours of reading which caused our Youth and Family Service Coordinator, Tara Didrence, to have to hold a very friendly tarantula (borrowed from Lisa’ Pet Place in Painted Post).

There were two Science Camps offered by the Science and Discovery Center in Corning, one Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) Kids Camp presented by SNAP-Ed New York Nutritionists from the Steuben County Cornell Cooperative Extension Program, and four weeks of programming provide by the John Southard Youth Recreation Commission (JSYRC) at the library. Lunches provided by the Bath School District kept bellies full while hands and minds were busy exploring.

The adults (and children) in our area enjoyed the free concerts that were provided by the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes and the nature show presented by Tanglewood Nature Center. The 57 adults that signed up for the program held their own by reading 276 books this summer.

Even with summer coming to an end, the Dormann Library has more things ready to kick-off the fall. On September 3rd, we will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive at the library from 11:30am to 4:30pm. We’re doing this blood drive in remembrance of the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Please consider making an appointment to donate. There is a crucial need for blood right now.

If the thought of receiving a Red Cross Campfire Mug is not enough of an enticement, maybe knowing that there will be a performance by a Harp and Cello Duo from the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes will make the difference!  The Treasure in a Dream Stories with Music program will be taking place at 12:30pm, also on September 3. We promise that there will be no tarantulas present during either program!