June 30, 2006

LE Library News 06/27/06

Little Elm Public Library news 06/27/06

I know they say a stitch in time saves nine but at the library a stitch on the second Saturday makes thirty by the end of the year. I know what you are thinking…what is she talking about? On the second Saturday of each month, the Little Elm Stitchin’ Bee group gets together and quilts in the lobby of town hall. Currently, the Little Elm Library, Little Elm Stitchin’ Bee group and the Little Elm Police Department are in a Comfort quilt project partnership. According to Sandy Chrismon, the Stitchin’ Bee group leader, “when the surrounding world becomes confusing and scary for children involved in car accidents, family violence, child abuse or other stressful situations, officers will soon be able to offer soft, colorful, homemade quilts to help comfort them. Some police cars have teddy bears or small toys, but there is nothing like a homemade quilt.” The mission of the group is to make enough quilts so each patrol car will have two quilts per car. The quilts are presented to the officers in a sealed bag to ensure they stay clean in the patrol cars.

The quilts are made from donations and scrap pieces provided by the Little Elm’s Stitchin Bee members but they could use more donations. Their goal is to make thirty quilts by the end of the year so if you are interested in joining the group to help make the quilts, donate scraps and materials, donate cash for them to buy what they need, or just come and cheer them on, their next meeting is Saturday, July 8th from 1pm-3pm. If you have any questions, ideas, comments, or project updates email Sandy at
lestitchinbee@yahoo.com or call the library at 214-975-0430 and ask for Tina.

Another quotation that comes to mind is an apple a day keeps the doctor away but I think health fairs are pretty effective too. Organizations and businesses in Little Elm are trying very hard to help keep the residents healthy and Capital One bank is no exception. On Saturday, July 15th from 10am-2pm you can visit the Little Elm branch on 2821 E. Eldorado Parkway to receive free health screenings for blood pressure, heart rate, glucose, bone density, cholesterol, vision, and hearing. There will be physicians on site, refreshments, bounce houses for the kids, and lots of free stuff. You can even register for an Ipod and other prizes. For more information call 214-544-4832.

Either before or after visiting the health fair, come to the Christmas in July library book sale that will benefit the Little Elm Public Library and the Little Elm Food Bank. Monetary donations will be accepted for book purchases. Beat the holiday rush and make a difference in the community. Buy a book and help feed the mind and body. Don’t forget the book sale will be held Saturday, July 15th, from 10am-2pm.

As a last reminder, I hope everyone has Saturday, July 1st marked on their calendar to attend the AWESOME Town of Little Elm July Jubilee celebration. There will be entertainment, children’s activities including bounce houses, food, a lot of vendor booths to visit and of course a spectacular fireworks show. The event starts at 4pm and goes until the last spark fizzles out. Shuttle services will be provided and 1,000 American car flags will be given out.

For more information about anything contact the library at 214-975-0430 or email
library@littleelm.org. Keep up with library happenings at www.littleelmtx.us and click on library.

Little Elm Public Library, the place where you belong so come grow with us page by page.

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