Balboa Library Adds A New Saturday Morning Story
Time To Its Agenda
Librarian Phyllis Scheffler has been with the Newport Beach
Library since 1990. She originally started at the Balboa Branch,
then in 1995 she was transferred to the Mariners Branch in Corona
Del Mar. Then last September she was transferred back to our
Balboa Branch where she has wasted no time getting children's
programs in order. Phyllis words it, "To get young children into
the library and get them used to reading at the library."
Balboa Branch Librarian,
In addition to the Tuesdays 10:30 am Story
Time, Phyllis has added a new Saturday 10:30 am Story Time because
as she says, "To catch the kids that are in school and their
families that can't come in during the week." According to
Phyllis, for each Story Time, "We think of a theme and plan our
Story Time books and actives around it. Reading books, finger
plays and small crafts. A variety of sources to tell the story. A
about 45 minutes. We have both mothers and nannies come in. It's a
Jill and Isabell Morris. Jill says, "She [Isabell] mostly likes
the reading and
she likes the crafts afterwards."
In addition to the new Saturday Story Time
Phyllis has added a new drop in kids crafts table with two crafts
a month. Phyllis says, "To encourage grade school children to use
the library. It's just continuous, they come any time, there's no
set time for it."
Rick Staffor with grandson Eric. Their
first Story Time. They come to the
library all the time.
Phyllis also notes, "I want people to use the
new library database, get to know what we have here. We have a lot
of stuff, people say, 'Wow, I didn't know you had this.' Right now
through April we have tax forms, that's important."
Molly McCance and Isabell Morris
using the crafts table
On Your U.S. Citizenship
Now get a job and pay taxes
like the rest of us.
The early bird may get the worm, but it's the second mouse that
gets the cheese.
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From Dick Vogel's
personal photo album.
That's my grandfather, John F. Vogel Sr., standing in the doorway
of his store that was located at 300 Main St., across the alley
from where the Post Office is now. The year was 1930.
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easing my way back home in about 6 months. Your website really
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grandmother Westy Wright on page 6 of the faces. Keep up the great
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Hi Jim- I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your web
page. I live in Carthage New York and my son just moved to Balboa
in July. He loves it there and I am hoping to get out for a visit.
I miss him very much and reading about Balboa on your web page
made me feel a little closer. Thank you. I even saw him in the
faces of Balboa. How nice of you to share your community.
I've been living in Balboa for over 10 years now and had a couple
of questions. There is a very strange modern house on the ocean
front at 13th street across from the school. What's the deal with
that house? It really looks out of place. Also, have you ever
considered or do you do walking tours of Balboa? Maybe start off
with a "drink" at Dillman's get a little history of the place then
move on around the peninsula then back to another local watering
hole with some history in it to end up the tour. I don't know,
just an idea. As a semi-long time resident, I'm always
interested in learning the history of the neighborhood. If you
can, email me at my home address which is
IrieDono@adelphia.net .Thank you for the time and the great website.