[Updated: September 14, 2015] This website is where you will find information about the Community Library in InWorldz. The mission of the Community Library is to be a “community” resource for all residents of InWorldz.
Locations and Dates
When Prax Maryjasz (PhD) and Alexina Proctor (MLIS), started building the Community Library in Summer 2011, this was the only general resource and book collection library in InWorldz.
- February 25, 2012: Opened Community Library on 1/4-region on Delphi
- January 11, 2014: Opened Community Library and Art Plaza on the full-region of Sendalonde in Elf Clan; closed Delphi Community Library. Sendalonde is a combination of two Quenya Elven words (senda = at peace; londe = haven) that translates roughly to “Peaceful Haven”.
- April 13, 2014: Opened Sendalonde Theatre with an entrance through the library’s first floor reading room.
- February 18, 2015: Moved Sendalonde to Magellan Sea area.
- March 28, 2015: Seanchai InWorldz opens with Storytelling on Sendalonde region
- August 12, 2015: Sendalonde Library expands to 2×2 and moves to a new location in Magellan area. It is now more accessible by air and boat from 100s of regions. NEW entrance to library: http://places.inworldz.com/Sendalonde/56/83/36
- August 2015: Sendalonde Theatre and Seanchai Library expand to new parcels on Delphi, right across from the library.
Sendalonde Community Library
Sendalonde is The library building designed and built by architect Strand Starsider takes up over half a region (sim). It has docks for visitors to arrive by boat and a Merfolk entrance. There are books, a reference desk with a call for assistance board, an Exhibition Hall, a storytelling area, a video room, a cafe, beautiful gardens and a Theatre. With hard work by the library board and consultants, we continue adding to our book collection and resources. Suggestions for books to add or other additions are welcome. Though we do not permit advertising, we do accept posters with LMs and notecards about upcoming InWorldz grid-wide events and we have a board of group joiners for major informational / social groups.
Library board of Directors and Consultants
The Community Library board of directors meets every few weeks to discuss new ideas and to update progress notes. On April 10, 2015, Amvans Lapiz (Marie Vans, PhD), took over the Directorship of the library and ownership of Sendalonde. Library co-founders Prax Maryjasz and Alexina Proctor will be special consultants to Amvans. As of April 2015 the library board of directors is comprised of Leanna Caerndow, Miso Susanowa and Moontan Valeeva. Our special project consultants are Alizarin Goldflake, Bavarin Fleetfoot, Ferrator Montoya, Ladyheart Muirin, Quadrapop Tree, Snoots Dwagon, Strand Starsider, Tiana Genesis and Wolf Hartnell.
Leanna Caerndow started a book discussion group called “The Reading Circle“. Moontan Valeeva created beautiful grounds with places to sit in peace surrounded by nature. Wolf Hartnell created the call for assistance board behind the reference desk. The library board plans the exhibitions, creates the books, posters and much of the furniture.
We are always looking for volunteers to help with things at the library and possibly eventually become library board members.
Ladyheart Muirin is the Theatre Administrator and Producer. The Sendalonde Players is a new group managed by Ladyheart Muirin, which you should join if you want to be involved or kept up-to-date on productions at the Sendalonde Theatre. The Sendalonde Theatre opened 13 April 2014. As of September 2015, the Sendalonde Theatre has a much larger area in a separate building on Delphi — one of the new 2×2 regions. Their new IZURL is http://places.inworldz.com/Delphi/164/169/36
The Seanchai Library in InWorldz is branch of Seanchai Libraries located in Second Life and Kitely. Shandon Loring and Caledonia Skytower produce storytelling events complete with set design at Seanchai Library. Their announcements group is “Seanchai Library”. In August 2015, they have a new parcel on the new library property Delphi. Their new IZURL is http://places.inworldz.com/Delphi/177/79/36 .
Friends of the Library
We are very grateful to our supporters who have given donations of Izzies, time, materials and loaned us items they created. Our very special Friends of the Library who have contributed significantly to our mission are named in the “Walk of Fame” plaques set in the floor on the ground floor. The people on the Walk of Fame in no specific order are Cataplexia Numbers, Mike Chase, Quadrapop Tree, Tiana Genesis, Tadhg Muirin, Wolf Hartnell, Strand Starsider, Snoots Dwagon, Moontan Valeeva, Leanna Caerndow, Ladyheart Muirin, Dawn Greymyst and Emily Seda.
Community Library Board of Directors
Board of Directors as of April 2015 are below.