April Rogers has been chosen as the librarys Reader of the Month for April.
She enjoys such authors as Barbara Kingsolver, Alexander McCall Smith, Martha Grimes and Jodi Picoult. Currently she is reading Gentlemen and Players by JoAnne Harris.
Some of Aprils favorite books include Fair and Tender Ladies by Lee Smith; The Color Purple by Alice Walker; and The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend. April told us that what she likes best about the library is the free reading material.
Congratulations to April and thanks to everyone who uses their local library. If you are interested in reading any of Aprils favorites please stop by and well help you find it.
Book Sale coming May 18-21
The Friends of Paul Sawyier Public Library will be hosting a giant sale in the basement of the library May 18-21. In addition to books the sale will feature CDs, DVDs, software, videos and magazines.
Did You Know
April 30, 1789 George Washington was inaugurated at New York as the first president of the United States under the new Constitution. Robert R. Livingston administered the oath of office on the balcony of Federal Hall at the corner of Wall and Broad Streets.
April 30, 1803 one of the greatest real estate deals in history was completed this day when France turned over more than 820,000 square miles of the Louisiana Territory to the United States for $15 million. This almost doubled the size of the US, extending its western border to the Rocky Mountains.
April 30, 1938 Warner Brothers Wascally Wabbit first appeared on screen in the theatrical short Porkys Hare Hunt, directed by Ben Bugs Hardaway and released on this date. He was further developed into the character we now know in cartoons such as A Wild Hare (1940) in which Bugs asks Whats up, Doc? The rabbits noisy carrot munching was based on Clark Gables carrot chewing in the film It Happened One Night (1934).
The Paul Sawyier Library is located at 305 Wapping St. Regular hours are: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. After regular hours the bookdrop is available to return books and videos. For further information about the library or any of its programs, call 223-1658 or visit www.pspl.org. The Youth Service Department closes five minutes before the main library. Any changes in hours will be posted on the front doors.