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Sink Your Teeth Into Reading Fundraiser

The 2018 Ainsworth Public Library Fall Fundraiser will be the “Sink Your Teeth Into Reading” event.

Watch to see where the SINK appears around town starting on Monday, October 15th. Give a donation to pass the SINK on to another business/friend. The lucky people chosen to host the SINK will all receive vampire teeth. Upload your photo of the sink and/or teeth and tag the library. We want to share the fun with others on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Ainsworthlibrary/) and show the progress of funds being raised.

The goal is to raise $3000 in one week to go towards library improvements/Makerspace equipment. If you need more information, please contact Marsha Fuchs at 402-760-0956 or the Ainsworth Public Library at 402-387-2032.

Will the SINK being stopping at your home or business?????? You will find out next week!!!!!

P.S. (Please note that we will not be holding our Book Basket Auction this fall. We plan to hold the auction every other year.)

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Sink Your Teeth Into Reading

Coming soon: To your home or business!
“Sink Your Teeth Into Reading” fundraising event will soon be here.
Be watching for more information!

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Book Discussion Group

The Ainsworth Public Library will be holding Book Discussions again this year. The Book Discussion Group will meet on the third Monday of each month at 2 p.m. All readers are welcome!

The first meeting will be on September 17th at 2 p.m. Please come prepared to share information on a good book you read this summer. The group will also vote on titles for future discussions.

The October book selection of “Empire Falls” by Richard Russo will be handed out at this time. This title was the winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction in the year of 2002. In this book, Russo delves deep into the blue-collar heart of America in a work that in full of hilarity, heartache, and grace. Miles has been slinging burgers at the Empire Grill for 20 years, a job that cost him his college education and much of his self-respect. What keeps him there? It could be his bright, sensitive daughter Tick, who needs all his help surviving the local high school. Or maybe it Janine, Miles’ soon-to-be ex-wife, who’s taken up with a noxiously vain health-club proprietor. Or perhaps it’s the imperious Francine, who owns everything in town-and seems to believe that “everything” includes Miles himself. We will meet to share thoughts on this book on October 15th.

Please join in the reading fun!

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Local Homes Featured in Library Garden Walk

The Ainsworth Public Library held a Garden Walk on July 17th. We had over fifty people attend the event. They all gathered at the Library for some great tasting food. The group enjoyed the flower photography by Jan Vogelsand that was on display at the Library. Nine people won door prizes. Maps were handed out of places to tour.

We featured five yards/gardens within Ainsworth this week. They included the homes of Randy Rau, Scott & Nancy Steinhauser, Tony & Wendy Allen, Larry & Rose Mary Saner, and Corey & Lisa Schroedl. Each place had something different to highlight and was very beautiful. You can view photos from each house on the Library’s FaceBook page.

The event raised a total of $555 which will go towards the purchase of Makerspace equipment. Thank you to Marsha Fuchs for organizing the Walk. Thanks to the Library Board, Library Foundation Board, and Library Staff for providing the food. Thank you Jan Vogelsang for sharing your lovely photographs and to the home owners for letting us tour their yards and gardens.

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Garden Walk to be held on July 17th

The Garden Walk will be held on July 17th. Food will be served from 5:30-6 p.m. Jan Vogelsang’s photography will be on display for you to enjoy. A map of the five homes to visit will be handed out at the Library. You will have from 6-9 p.m. to tour the gardens and yards. Tickets cost $10 through July 14th. $15 after that or at the door. All proceeds will go towards the purchase of Makerspace equipment. Hope that you can join us!

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Library Board Agenda for June Meeting

AINSWORTH LIBRARY BOARD MEETING
June 6, 2018 at 5 p.m.
AGENDA
1. Call meeting to order

2. Notice of the posting of the Open Meeting Act

3. Roll call

4. Approve minutes

5. Approve claims for payment/Budget spending review

6. Monthly Library Report/List of Titles Purchased

7. Makerspace
a. Purchase of Button Maker
b. List of Local Trainers for Library Commission on the Library Innovation Studio Grant

8. Summer Reading Program “Libraries Rock”
a. Registration numbers for different groups
b. LEGO Guy Programing-June 8th at 2 p.m.
c. Coloring Contest

9. 2018 State Aide Award Letter

10. Fax Machine

11. Library Three Year Plan/Library Accreditation

12. 2018-2019 Budget Request

13. Workshops/Meetings:
a. Library Foundation Board Meeting-May 17th
b. Board Continuing Education

14. Correspondence:
a. Thank you card from Elkhornetts Club
b. Thank you from Ashley Titus
c. Thank you from Little Paws Preschool
d. Articles of interest from library journals and newsletters

15. Set next meeting date/time

16. Adjournment

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On-Line Registration Form for the Summer Reading Program

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Makerspace Show Case at Ainsworth Library

The Library Innovation Studio (The Makerspace) has been at the Ainsworth Public Library for the last five months. We are getting near the end of the Studio’s duration at the library. The equipment will be leaving the week of April 9th and moving on to another location.

A special event called the Makerspace Show Case will be held on Monday, April 2nd from 6-8 p.m. We invite the public to share the projects that they have completed on the Makerspace at this time. We will also be collecting stories on how STEM (Making) activities have changed lives in our community. Refreshments will be served.

We will be asking for the community to complete a short Makerspace Survey to see if there is any interest in having a permanent local studio in the area or just certain pieces to have at the library for the public to use. If you cannot attend the Show Case, this survey will be available online starting April 2nd on our Library website at http://libraries.ne.gov/ainsworth. Your input will help us ensure that the services and resources provided by the Ainsworth Public Library continues to meet the needs and interests of our community.

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Ainsworth Library Board Agenda

AINSWORTH LIBRARY BOARD MEETING will be held on March 7, 2018 at 5 p.m. The public is welcome to attend!

AGENDA

1. Call meeting to order

2. Notice of the Posting of the Open Meeting Act

3. Roll call

4. Approve minutes

5. Approve claims for payment/Review of budget spending

6. Monthly Library Report/List of Titles Purchased

7. Library Innovation Studio (The Makerspace)
a. Update on tours, training, and creating
b. Showcase
c. Survey on Makerspace and which pieces of equipment people would like our library to purchase
d. Leaves week of April 9th

8. Blind Date with a Book
a. Number of books checked out
b. Book Love Prize Drawing

9. Board member position opening up May 1st

10. Dr. Seuss Read Out Loud-March 2nd

11. OverDrive Survey

12. Meetings/Workshops
a. Big Talk from Small Libraries All-Day Conference-Feb. 23rd
b. Library Foundation Board Meeting-Feb. 26th
c. Nebraska State Library Advisory Committee Meeting-March 6th-Lincoln
d. Summer Reading Program Workshop-March 9th-Broken Bow

13. Correspondence:
a. Information on Institute of Museum and Library Services funding and letters from U.S. Senator’s Fisher and Smith
b. Articles of Interest from library journals and newsletters

14. Set next meeting date/time

15. Adjournment

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Celebrate Dr. Seuss

The Ainsworth Public Library will have a Dr. Seuss Read Out Loud time on Friday, March 2nd, to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Dr. Seuss stories will be read from 3:30 – 4 p.m.
Hope to see you there!

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