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October 2021

Volume 11, Issue 12

A Newsletter of the Blue Mountain Community Library




Monday through Saturday

10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Monday and Thursday 

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


CURBSIDE SERVICES available during each shift



-Mask mandatory for all patrons 2 years and older

-All returned  items are cleaned and sanitized with a UV light

One computer will be open to the public, for a 30-minute time slot, via appointment only.  

No assistance will be provided by volunteers or staff.


We will be hosting a Silent Auction MONDAY, OCTOBER 4 through SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30

– All items are new and will be displayed in the library and on our Facebook page.

 – Items include the following:

Eco & Chef Enamel Cast Iron Saucepan              

Chef’s Counter Cast Iron Skillet

Chef’s Counter Cast Iron Grill Pan

Chef’s Counter Non-stick 2-quart Casserole with Lid

Jim Beam Cast Iron Skillet

Mr. Coffee Coffee Press

Eco Chef Enamel Cast Iron Baking Dish

Chef’s Counter Cast Iron Dutch Oven

Hamilton Beach Pizza Maker

Copper Lasagna Trio Pan

Eternal Kitchen Ideas Coffee Pitcher

Eternal Coffee Pod Holder

Vera New York Jetta Tote Bag

Vera New York Madeira Tote Bag

Mia K. Farrow Collection Bag

Key Finder

Kenneth Cole Reaction Cosmetic Bag

Amy Miller Plush Robe

Eternal Cozy Place Warm Room Heater

RING Video Doorbell

– Visit or call the library to place your bid.

– If calling, please provide your contact number and item number(s) along with your bid amount(s).

– There is no limit to the number of times you may bid on an item(s).

– The winning individuals will be contacted by telephone on Monday, November 1st.





We will meet at the Weona Park pavilion on the following Wednesday mornings:

October 13 and 27

November 10

Beginning at 10:30 am

This free program will consist of stories, singing with rhythm sticks, and a craft.

A craft kit will be provided for each REGISTERED child.

All participants MUST BE registered by the MONDAY prior to the program. Please do so by calling the library at:  610-863-3029.

Therapy dog Webster may join at some storytimes!


We have a new webpage coming soon!!!!


Annual  Christmas Tree Ornament Fundraiser:

November 1-December 31

Details coming soon!


The next board meeting will be October 19 at 6:30 pm in our parking lot, weather-permitting.


Thank you to all who have contributed recent book reviews for the newsletter!


An apple a day is good for your body.  A chapter a day is good for your mind.


The book group will meet on Tuesday, October 12 to discuss The Rent Collector by Camron Wright.

Please register by calling the library or emailing by October 11.

The group meets at 6:30 pm inside the library.  At this time, masks are required, regardless of vaccination status.

Future book discussions:

November 9 – The Social Graces by Renee Rosen

December – no meeting

January 11 – The Clover Girls by Viola Shipman

February 8 – A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum

March 8 – The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

April 12 – Unorthodox:  The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman

May 10 – The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray


Happy Fall


Book review:

West with Giraffes

book by Lynda Rutledge

review by Judy Piper

 Giraffes have always been my favorite animal and they are always a “must see” for me at any zoo.  So, it is not surprising that I would read this and love the story.

Based on true events, Rutledge tells the story of how in 1938 two young giraffes survive a hurricane as they come to America to be then transported to the San Diego Zoo.

Riley Jones, an animal keeper at the zoo, is charged with transporting the giraffes across the country.  After he fires his driver for a bad mishap, he is stuck with a seventeen-year old boy from the Texan panhandle.  Woody came east to find his cousin after his family died during the dust bowl.  Penniless he will do whatever to stay with the giraffes.

Along the way they face many obstacles including people wishing to steal the giraffes.  Most people, however, line the streets to get a look at animals they have never seen.

This story is told by a 105 year old man in a home for veterans, Woodrow Wilson Nickel.