January 21 through
February 27, 2014 March 27, 2014
To raise funds for books and other library collection materials.
ITEM FOR SALE
Antique 5-section Barrister’s Oak Bookcase, EXCELLENT CONDITION. The top 3 sections and the bottom section open and close by lifting and sliding in a slot and all work smoothly. The 4th section from the top (Globe-Wernicke Co.) works on crossed metal bands which need minor adjustment to work smoothly. The finish is excellent.
Labels inside the sections (on the back walls) read, top to bottom section:
Macey 910 / FINISH 2
The Globe-Wernicke Co.
BRANCHES OF AGENCIES EVERYWHERE.
Size D-10 1/4 Grade 299
The bookcase is available for inspection at the library:
Bids are due in writing, either hand-delivered to the Library before 8 p.m. Thursday, March
Feb. 27, 2014, or postmarked by March Feb. 27, 2014. Include bidder’s contact information (name, address, phone number(s), email, etc.) and the amount of the bid. Winner will be announced and notified April March 3, 2014.
Minimum bid accepted: $1,500. Cash only; buyer must pick up the bookcase at the library. Receipt for winning bid’s amount over the minimum will be for tax-deductible contribution to the library.
Good news for our young readers. We’ve received a BOOKS FOR CHILDREN grant from the Libri Foundation. Because the Woman’s Club is donating $350 toward the grant, the Libri Foundation is matching it 2-to-1, for a total of $1,050.00 toward books. We will be able to choose about 70 hardback books, all with excellent ratings. Many are Newberry Medal winners, ALA notables, IRA-CBC choices, etc.
We’re picking out the books from the Libri lists now and will post our first and second choices as soon as we have made them.
Thank you, Libri Foundation!
If I can do this with Photosynth, Teens, you can do it, too — only BETTER! Here are my first two tries:
spin from librarian’s desk
walk from the stacks to the children’s room
All you need is a digital camera — the one on your phone will do. Then you sign up for a Microsoft account at https://signup.live.com/. You can use your current email address to do this. Remember your signup information. You’ll need it to sign in at http://photosynth.net/preview — which is free to use and a lot of fun. Watch the previews there and you’ll be ready to take your photos — after which you’ll need to upload them to your new account.
If you don’t have a way to upload the photos on your own, bring your camera or phone to the library (make sure I’m going to be there) and I’ll help you do it. Of course, you don’t have to just make library tours. You can choose your own subject. Post links to your creations on Youtube or Instagram or Facebook.
By the way, here’s how to iew and interact with a synth:
Synths follow a specific path. Swipe (or click and drag with your mouse) horizontally or vertically to navigate along the synth path. You can also pinch (or double click) to zoom in on a specific image to get a closer look. Once you are zoomed in, zoom all the way out to continue navigating the synth.
The first 7 books in Jeff Smith’s Bone series for young readers are now on the Series shelves in the Young Readers’ Room:
- Quest for the Spark
- The Great Cow Race
- Eyes of the Storm
- The Dragonslayer
- Rock Jaw, Master of the Eastern Border
- Old Man’s Cave
- Ghost Circles
Yes, we have tax forms from the IRS — 1040EZ, 1040, and 1040A. We also have the books that go with the forms. If you need a form, drop in and pick one up. They are in the clear racks attached to the window end of the fiction bookshelves in the main room.
As yet we do NOT have any Nebraska Tax forms.
The officers of the Valparaiso Public Library Board of Trustees for the coming year are Sheila Isaacson, President; Floyd Maresh, Treasurer; and Cathy McCauley, Secretary.
Just added and available on the SERIES shelves in the Young Readers’ Room:
The “I SURVIVED” series by Lauren Tarshis
The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 (#1)
The Shark Attacks of 1916 (#2)
Hurricane Katrina, 2005 (#3)
The Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 (#4)
The San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 (#5)
The Attacks of September 11, 2001 (#6)
The Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 (#7)
The Japanese Tsunami, 2011 (#8)
We’ll let you know when #9 arrives.
New HERITAGE Items
Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen, by Bob Greene
The Nebraska State Capitol: Restoring a Landmark
One Nebraska, One Nation: The Nelson Years, 2011-2013
Nationally Distinguished Nebraskana, 1854-2012
Nebraska, Kansas Czech Settlers, 1891-1895, compiled by Margie Sobotka
Just added to the “NEW BOOKS” carrosel:
Lisa Jackson’s suspense novel, Chosen to Die
Valparaiso NE and surrounding area residents: We need to know what YOU think Valparaiso needs so we can find ways to help make life in the Valley of Paradise even better. Please take the Valparaiso Community Survey! On FACEBOOK (Valparaiso NE Public Library) just click on the “SurveyMonkey” box and fill in the answers. OR click this link and complete the survey on Survey Monkey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/M5WJMKP
The regular February meeting of the Valparaiso Public Library Board of Trustees will be in the Library basement tomorrow at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. The agenda includes election of officers and consderation of proposed Policy changes and additions.
This meeting was postponed from Feb. 4, because of winter weather.