Stuck on You!

On this day in 1930, the 3M company began marketing Scotch Tape.  The brand name came about when Richard Drew was testing a sample of masking tape to determine how much to use. The body shop painter soon became frustrated and told the company representative to take it back to his "Scotch bosses and tell them it did not stick."  Scotch was a  derogatory term used in the 1920's and 30's to denote stingy.   The name stuck and soon all 3M tapes were known as Scotch tapes.  Scotch Brand and Scotch Tape are registered trademarks of the 3M company and while we often use them in a generic way, the company employs a department of attorneys to defend its brand name.

Sticking with Peninsula Community Library opens up a world of possibilities.  Check out a book, large print materials, music, movies, use a computer, entertain your kids with crafts and toys or just relax with a magazine or newspaper.  We are the adhesive that holds the community together!

It is the end of the month and we have a WINNER to our mystery photo contest run in Old Mission Living, The Old Mission Gazette and here in my emails. David Kern offered the first and most detailed  description.  He shares:

"My family has been going to Neahtawanta since the 1890s, and as soon as I saw the Old Mission Gazette item about the location of Lover’s Leap, I was sure my mom (Katy Stilwell Kern) would know.  This lead to a round of Saturday night texting, and after some confusion over the difference between Lover’s Lane and Lover’s Leap (the former being in Neah) she made it clear that the latter is in Old Mission.  Before cars, people would walk from Neah to Old Mission, and go to Lover’s Leap. According to my mom, Lover’s Leap is on the north side of Old Mission Harbor, down the two track and past the Old Mission cottages.  Vestiges of an old wooden vessel rest in the water near the bottom of the leap. I do not know the status of the vestiges. My mom knows this because her mother, Frances Hunt Stilwell told her.  And, my mother herself also 'rode there in the Oldsmobile' with her grandmother, Fannie Mendenhall Hunt. My Dad has also chimed in and said 'I was there. We then went down the bluff and stuck our toes in the water and climbed back up.'   So that is the location of Lover’s Leap."  

David may pick up a lovely bottle of 2 LADS Chardonnay, donated by winery partner, Chris Baldyga. Many thanks to Chris, Helen Vogel who donated the mystery photo to PCL's Historical Collection and all who suggested locations for Lover's Leap!


Bring your little ones to Story Stew on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 9:30 AM. Gentle Yoga is offered by Tina Livingston on Wednesdays at 9:30 AM for a small fee. Come in to sign your infant through preschooler up for the DIY program, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. The idea is simple, but the rewards are priceless.  Reading even one book a night adds up to 365 books in a year. Check your progress off on one of the charts in your kit and bring it in every 100 books for a small prize for your child!  Kits are available at the circulation desk.  

PCL will be closed Monday February 20th so that the staff may attend an inservice at the Traverse Area District Library.  Many thanks to TADL for all it allows PCL as a small library to offer our patrons!  PCL and TADL have a great partnership!

SAVE THE DATE!  Books at the Boathouse happens Tuesday, March 14th this year and it will be an extra special IRISH Ceilidh with appetizers, wine, dinner, dessert and Irish music on the concertina and fiddle provided by Jane Arney and Hillar Bergman.  Our silent auction will kickoff with items ranging from an original seat from Wrigley Stadium to a stay at the Mission Point Lighthouse. Learn the latest about our building project. Tickets are $150 per person with funds going to PCL's Building Fund.  $100 of the ticket price is tax deductible.  Note that silent auction items will be available for bidding at the library for one week after the Boathouse event, ending with a Mocktail Party at the library on March 21st, sponsored by the Friends of Peninsula Community Library.  Many thanks to Doug Kosch of the Boathouse Restaurant, our musicians, silent auction donors and our great Friends group.  Tickets for Books at the Boathouse go on sale Monday!  Get yours soon and help us build a library!  

We use a lot of adhesive tape here at PCL for crafts, book repairs, the transparent protective covers that go on all our books and more. Tape always reminds me of a young boy in my son's kindergarten class many years ago.  I no longer remember his name, but I do recall that he LOVED tape, Scotch Brand or otherwise.  One day, Miss Candy (yes that was her real  name and the kids loved it) came in and turned on the faucet in the classroom sink and the spray went everywhere.  Upon closer inspection, she realized that the opening on the faucet had been wrapped in half a role of tape.  She quickly figured out who the culprit was, but in the end, decided not to give him the satisfaction of knowing he had gotten her all wet.  The boy's mom shared with us later that Santa was bringing him a boxful of tape for Christmas.  I am not sure if that was a good idea or not.

Hope that wherever you are stuck tonight, you are in a good place!  See you soon at the library!

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