The new year of the Weir Public Library Board was kicked off with the election of Margaret Sullivan as president of the board for 2009. Trish Wyckoff was elected vice-president; Ronda Coltrane, secretary; Karen Thompson, treasurer and Roxy Blessant as system representative.

The board held the election during their regular board meeting March 12.

The library has “Taste of Home and “Creative Cook’s Kitchen” cookbooks for a donation of $1 a ticket or six for $5. The drawing will be held during Weir Homecoming on Sunday in the Park library bake sale. All proceeds will to purchase a new photocopier for the library.

Patrons to the library have learned that if pasta is cooked and is thrown against the shelves, if it sticks, it is done. Strange as it seems there is a piece of elbow macaroni stuck somewhere in the library. Young patrons can explore the library looking for the piece of pasta for a prize.

All patrons can cook up a number of how many pieces of pasta fill the guessing jar. The five closest  guesses will receive a “cheesy” prize at the end of April.

Some “place” different for author of the month. A variety of Christian fiction authors features a place or destination in the title are on display on the front table. Subjects include romance, adventure and mystery.

Buddy, the library dog, chose the youth author, Joseph Slate, who writes about Miss Bindergarten who teaches Kindergarten. Miss B is illustrated by Ashley Wolff.

Buddy gives Slate high paws for how Miss B teaches and handles her alphabetic class through different situations.

The Educational Service Center, Greenbush, has a toy chest of “lending toys” at the library for parents to use as a part of the Parents as Teachers Program.

A variety of toys ranging from sturdy books, pull/activity toys, puzzles, pop beads, and musical toys may be borrowed free of charge for two weeks.

New to the adult shelves, “2009 Quick Cooking Annual Recipes,’ from Tate of Home, “While My Sister Sleeps,” by Barbara Delinsky, “One Day At A Time” by Daniellle Steel, “Sing Softly To Me,” by Dorothy Garlock; “The Grand Finale,” by Janet Evanovich; “Promises in Death,” by J.D. Robb; “Lethal Legacy,” by Linda Fairstein; “Handle With Care,” by Jodi Picoult; 20 new Christian fiction books of romance, mystery and adventure.

New to the juvenile shelves:  “Bird,” by Kevin Henkes; “Eon, Dragoneye Reborn,” by Alison Goodman; “The Wimpy Kid Books,” by Jeff Kinny.