Stoney Creek Current Volume XII issue 2 - June 2013 
In This Issue
Dig in to Your Library
Dig in to Reading
Download Free Magazines
Rebels Visit Basye-Orkney
Volunteers of Note
New Market Geology Program
Foundation Directory Online
June Bestsellers
Library Recognition Awards

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You can now place holds and renew DVDs at all six locations! Have a title you just can't wait to see? We can't always guarantee no waiting, but you can now hold your place in line.
Place holds online via our library catalog or give us a call at any of our six locations.

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Dig in to Your Library


This year's Summer program theme is "Dig in to Reading!" and we hope that this Summer you will dig in to everything the library has to offer.

Every year we offer activities and prizes to make reading fun for all ages. Reading over the summer months is the best way to make sure kids are prepared for the coming school year. It's also a great way to beat the heat, learn something new, or take your mind off the real world when you're away on vacation. Check out all of our offerings for all ages below and we hope you'll be a part of the fun.


But books aren't everything at the library these days. We're very pleased to announce access to the full content of 50 popular magazines via Zinio. These look great on a tablet, computer screen or even your smartphone! We will also be out at the Yard Crawl in August and are starting to accept collections for our annual sale. If you're looking to raise money for your organization, we've partnered with the Chamber of Commerce to offer in-house access to the Foundation Center's online grants directory.


Read more about how you can dig in to everything the Library has to offer below. We hope to see you at one of our six locations all summer long, and that you will find some way to use the library from home, even if you can't stop in. Thanks for reading!


-Sandy Whitesides, Library Director


Dig in to Reading! Summer Reading Kicks off in June


Be sure to check our program calendar for full activity listings at all six locations. Join us in Edinburg for our kickoff event at 2PM on June 18 with the Woodstock River Bandits!



Magazines on your Computer, Tablet or Phone!

We are pleased to announce the availability of 50 popular magazines, available free for your computer tablet or smartphone. All you need is a library card and a free account on Follow our free regsitration link to set up your username and password and start downloading. 
Full magazine content is available to view online in your browser, or via the Zinio app for your tablet or phone. Call, stop by, or email us if you need help getting started! Funding for this project was provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library of Virginia.
Dig into Baseball!


Join us at the Basye-Orkney Springs Library on Saturday, June 8 at 10 am as the New Market Rebels stop by to share stories and play ball! We'll have some baseball food for you to enjoy, and you'll even have a chance to win some great baseball prizes.  We hope to see you there! 

Volunteers of Note


Jane Miller - Please extend a huge thank you to Jane for spending nearly every Tuesday for the last 12 years choosing books and CDs for those senior library patrons who couldn't personally make the trip to the library. It has been decided the "Books-On-Wheels" partnership with the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging has run its course. In the near future, Jane will work with David Robinson, our Adult Services Librarian, to explore new partnerships to see that this underserved population receives the library materials they enjoy but are unable to seek out on their own. Thank you, Jane, for the extraordinary number of hours you have devoted to this project!

Donna Smith - Thanks to our 2013 Volunteer of the Year, the Library Booth at the annual Route 11 Yard Crawl on August 8-9-10 is once again off and running. Donna has made it her mission to collect year-round for this event, but a drop-off site is now open to all on Saturdays from 11 am to 2 pm at 212 North Main Street, Edinburg. Bring your good used items and then shop those things already on display! Donna's goal is to surpass last year's intake of over $3,000 that has been targeted for teen programs at the library.

Jan Hood - Yes, Jan is our regular Monday volunteer in the Shenandoah Room, but that is just one of her many hats. She also organized the Shenandoah Valley Appliqu� Society that meets every third Tuesday at the library and, in gratitude for their monthly meeting space, the group has finished a beautiful 55" x 55" hand appliqu�d quilt to be donated to the library for children's literacy programs. The Friends will soon be selling tickets, so look for more details on the library's Facebook page...and then be sure to stop by the library to see the stunning results in person and purchase your tickets!  

New Market Geological Program





 is pleased to host Randall Orndorff, Director of the Eastern Geology and Paleoclimate Science Center, for an informative talk on

Saturday, June 15 at 3:00 pm

. Mr. Orndorff discuss a variety of geological formations common to areas such as the Shenandoah Valley. This event is free, and no registration is required.
Foundation Directory Online - Available in Edinburg





If you are associated with a non-profit organization in search of funding, the Foundation Directory Online Professional database is for you! Foundation Directory Online Professional provides subscribers with access to an unprecedented wealth of timely, comprehensive information on grantmakers and their grants. This database can only be used onsite at the County Library in Edinburg. 


Funds for this resource have been made available through the Shenandoah County Library Foundation using funds given in memory of Dick Golden. Additional funding was contributed by non-profit members of the Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce. 

June Bestsellers

The June Bestsellers are starting to come in, and here's what you can expect throughout the month. You can even place a hold on them before they arrive! Books covers are listed below and you can access the full list of June titles in our online catalog. Place a hold with your library card and PIN number, or give us a call!


Library Receives Statewide Recognition




Shenandoah County Library Board Chairman Hank Zimmerman has been recognized as "Outstanding Library Trustee" for libraries serving a population of 24,000-49,999 by the Virginia Public Library Director's Association (VPLDA). The association also recognized the Library's outreach to residents of Dutch Haven, led by Adult Services Librarian David Robinson, as "Outstanding Program for Seniors."  


Congratulations to Hank and David! The Northern Virginia Daily profiled Hank in a recent article, and plans to highlight David's program in the coming weeks.