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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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March Book Discussion Title

The book title for the March 19th Book Discussion Group will be “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. Doctors took her cells without asking. Those cells never died. They launched a medical revolution and a multimillion-dollar industry. More than twenty years later, her children found out. Their lives would never be the same.

This should be a great read! Check out your copy today.

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Young Nebraska Scientists Organization Offers Camps Across The State For This Summer

Young Nebraska Scientists Organization offers camps across the state for this upcoming Summer.

Applications close April 15 for YNS camps including:

* CyberCamp, June 6-9 at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, for middle and high school students;

* Soil and Plants in Agriculture, June 11-15 day camp at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, for middle schoolers;

* Algae for Biofuels, June 17-21 at Doane University in Crete, for middle schoolers;

* Life Underground: the Unseen Power of Microbes, June 17-20 at UNL, for high schoolers;

* Biodiversity Field Science, June 17-23 at UNL Cedar Point Biological Station (Ogalalla), for high schoolers;

* Secret Life of Metals, an inorganic chemistry day camp, July 16-18 at Creighton University.

YNS is a way for Nebraska middle school and high school students to “try out” colleges while doing hands-on science. Conducted by Nebraska EPSCoR https://epscor.nebraska.edu/ with support from the National Science Foundation, need-based scholarships are available. For information and online applications, see http://yns.nebraska.edu. Questions about YNS should be directed to yns@nebraska.edu or 402-472-8944.

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February Book Discussion

The title “A Lantern In Her Hand” by Bess Streeter Aldrich is the February Book Discussion selection. The group will be meeting on Feb. 19th at 2 p.m. to share thoughts on the book.
You still have plenty of time to read this wonderful story. We have extra copies at the library! We would love to have you join the group.

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Blind Date with a Book

You shouldn’t always judge a book by its cover. Put your trust in fate and choose a book without knowing the title, maybe you will fall in love.

Check out one of our Blind Date books, take it home, and unwrap it. Show it your favorite spots to read, share your favorite snacks, or show it off to your friends. Who knows, maybe there’s a future for the two of you?

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