Board Meeting Wednesday February 3

The regular meeting of the Library Board of Trustees will be at the Library at 7:00 p.m. Feb. 3, 2016. This and all regular meeting are open meetings. The public is welcome. If you have an item you want included on the Agenda, contact a Trustee or a library staff member.

Trustees meet regularly on the 1st Wednesday of each even-numbered month.

New Books For Kids

We’ve added more new books for children grades 1-3 and Grades 3-6.

New Books for Young Readers (Grades 1-3)

  • The Most Wonderful Thing in the World, by Vivian French
  • The Bear Report, by Thyra Heder
  • Zen Socks, by Jon J Muth
  • Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Soccer Mania, by Jane O’Connor
  • Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book #7: Amelia Bedelia Sets Sail, by Herman Parish
  • Piper Green and the Fairy Tree, by Ellen Potter
  • Nerdy Birdy, by Aaron Reynolds
  • Lenny & Lucy, by Philip C. Stead
  • Orion and the Dark, by Emma Yarlett
  • The Whisper, by Pamela Zagarenski

New Books for Kids Grades 3-6

  • The Lego Ideas Book, by Daniel Lipkowitz
  • Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh, by Sally Walker
  • Crenshaw, by Katherine Applegate,    J-FIC APP
  • The War that Saved My Life, by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • Book Scavenger, by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
  • The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, by Jacqueline Kelly
  • The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate, by Jacqueline Kelly
  • Baba Yaga’s Assistant, by Marika McCoola (a graphic novel)
  • Curiosity House: The Shrunken Head, Oliver, by Lauren

New Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Parents, bring your youngest children to the library and check out some books to read to them. We’ve added a few they’re sure to like.

New Board Books for Toddlers

  • Llama Llama Sand and Sun, by Ann, Dewdney
  • Kiss, Kiss, Pout-Pout Fish, by Deborah Diesen,
  • Go! Go! Go! Stop!, Harper, by Mericle Charise

 New Books for Preschoolers

  • Waiting, by Kevin Henkes
  • The Wonderful Things You Will Be, by Emily Winfield Martin
  • I Can Dance, by Betsy Snyder
  • Who Done It? , by Olivier Tallec
  • The Story of Diva and Flea, by Mo Willems
  • Pete the Cat: Scuba Cat, by James Dean
  • Pete the Cat’s Groovy Guide to Love, by James Dean

New Movies on DVD are HERE!

These new movies have arrived:

  • Echo
  • Home
  • Inside Out
  • Minions

New Fiction for Adult Readers

Our recent orders of adult fiction are in the library! Many of the books got on the shopping list as requests. Come to the library and borrow a new book!

  • Depraved Heart: A Scarpetta Novel, by Patricia Cornwell
  • Tricky Twenty-Two, Stephanie Plum Novel, by Janet Evanovich
  • Playing with Fire: A Novel, by Tess Gerritsen,
  • Ashley Bell: A Novel, by Dean Koontz
  • Innocence, by Dean Koontz
  • Number One Ladies Detective Agency Series 1-8, by Alexander McCall Smith
  • The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine: No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (16), by Alexander McCall Smith
  • Confessions: The Murder of an Angel, by James Patterson
  • Border Lords and Armstrong’s War: A Western Double Feature, by Lee Pierce
  • Corrupted: A Rosato & DiNunzio Novel, by Lisa Scottoline
  • Early Warning: A Novel, (Last Hundred Years Trilogy), by Jane Smiley
  • Golden Age: A novel (Last Hundred Years Trilogy), by Jane Smiley
  • Some Luck, (Last Hundred Years Trilogy), by Jane Smiley

Thanks from the Retiring Director – and Welcome, New Director

Yes, I am retiring as Library Director on December 31. Many, many thanks from me to all of you who have supported the Library as patrons and as volunteers, and very special thanks to the Valparaiso Woman’s Club for the wonderful work you do raising funds for the library every year. I have enjoyed being Director since March 2009, but I am happy to be leaving the Library in good shape and in good hands and I am looking forward to helping out as a volunteer – and to spending much time with friends, on horseback, in the garden, reading (of course), and traveling.

The new Director is Lori Springer. She has an Associate Degree in Computer Programming from Gateway Electronics Institute and has lived in the Village since 1986. She and Gordon have 4 kids (grade school and high school), and she stays involved in the community in many ways. Her brother Dallas Fletcher also lives in Valparaiso.

Lori has served on the Raymond Central School Board since 2014, is on the Raymond Central Backpack Committee, in PTO, volunteers at school, coaches a Lincoln softball team for kids ages 10 and under, is a team parent for the Extreme Flames soccer team, and is on the Valparaiso Parks and Recreation Board. If you live in Val, you probably know her already. Lori’s the one with enough energy left over to also participate in the Nebraska Lineman’s Rodeo every year, and I think she’s going to do an excellent job as Valparaiso Public Library Director.

 

Sincerely,

Maria Cadwallader

Board Meeting Wednesday December 2

The regular meeting of the Library Board of Trustees will be at the Library at 7:00 p.m. December 2. This and all regular meeting are open meetings. The public is welcome. If you have an item you want included on the Agenda, contact a Trustee or a library staff member.

Trustees meet regularly on the 1st Wednesday of each even-numbered month.

Board Meeting Wednesday October 7

The regular meeting of the Library Board of Trustees will be at the Library at 7:00 p.m. October 7. This and all regular meeting are open meetings. The public is welcome. If you have an item you want included on the Agenda, contact a Trustee or a library staff member.

Trustees meet regularly on the 1st Wednesday of each even-numbered month.

Board Meeting Wednesday August 5

The regular meeting of the Library Board of Trustees will be at the Library at 7:00 p.m. August 5. This and all regular meeting are open meetings. The public is welcome. If you have an item you want included on the Agenda, contact a Trustee or a library staff member.

Trustees meet regularly on the 1st Wednesday of each even-numbered month.

Remember, TOMORROW is Kids’ Movie Party at the Library

Remember tomorrow’s SATURDAY KIDS’ MOVIE PARTY, 9:30 to noon July 11 at Valparaiso Public Library. Kids age 3 up and parents and other family members are welcome! Enjoy a summer game activity, popcorn, and a movie together!

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