Golden K learns what’s offered at the library

From left are Megan Buck, director of Dickinson County Library; Emily Cummings, local history/adult programming and programming coordinator; and Judy Sielaff, Golden K chairperson.


For The Daily News

KINGSFORD — Early morning risers are greeted with blue skies, birds singing and the faint aroma of flowers opening their blossoms.

As Mr. Rogers put it: “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood.”

The Golden K seniors arrived May 13 at the First Presbyterian Church for the meeting full of happy chatter and excitement, sharing their weekend activities.

Chairperson Judy Sielaff rang the bell, giving everyone time to settle in and prepare.

Wasting no time, Alyce Derwinski readied herself at the piano while Lois Outcelt perused the song list. Singing “Ain’t She Sweet,” “Blue Skies,” and “You’re a Grand Old Flag” enhanced a feeling of contentment.

Welcomed guests included Megan Buck and Emily Cummings. Birthday wishes for the week go to Lois Outcelt and Gary Proudfit. Maxine Vaccarello happily collected the 50-50 winnings and Happy Dollars were bursting with residual joy from a wonderful Mother’s Day. Warmth and smiles greeted all as Gary Proudfit did some reminiscing through his class yearbook. There are many changes and wonderful memories to look back on.

Buck and Cummings shared the podium, dispersing a myriad of information about the Dickinson County Library. There’s a lot more going there besides just books. Patrons who haven’t visited the library lately will be surprised at the variety of learning tools and resources available for the asking. A fully qualified and helpful staff is available to assist the public.

The library staff prides itself on keeping up with available technologies and are ready to answer questions and direct patrons win their search. Public libraries provide something for everyone. They supplement school education and work with children as they navigate through their space.

Making the library comfortable and accessible is their goal. They offer Books By Mail free of charge for patrons unable to access the library.

Filling out a short form can open doors to a whole new world of materials. Returns are easily handled. One can call the library for concerns regarding books, audio books, movies and magazines.

Lap tops, computer labs, technical help, WiFi hot-spot, and even exercise bicycles are some of the resources available. Archives filled with local history and old newspapers are on hand for those wanting to look up happenings from years ago.

There is a Facebook page, website, and newsletter available. Throughout the year a variety of programs are presented. There is a monthly book club and sometimes guest authors are present for signings or lectures. The library of today is more than just books. Bring the family, ask questions, and check up coming programs. Library board meetings are open to the public.

Golden K will not meet Monday, as that is a holiday. The next meeting will be June 3, featuring Joe Rizzo from Marshfield Medical Center-Dickinson.


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