Happy Holidays!!!!

No, we haven’t forgotten our webpage! It has just been so busy at our library.

We have started a Young Friends of the library group and the teens that attend are awesome. We have done several activities with the group and we can’t even pick a favorite, because they have all been fun.

Currently the kids have been selling glass blocks they have made into Christmas lighted decorations. All the proceeds from this sale will go for new young adult services.

Our gazebo is all decorated for Christmas. Barb and Doris did a great job.

Our wish for you all is to have a VERY Merry Christmas and a VERY Happy New Year!!!!

Whats New At Our Library

Finishing the gazebo has been put on hold until spring. One of the volunteers has had to have shoulder surgery, therefore he needs time to recover. We sincerely appreciate everything our volunteers do for our library and realize their lives come first.

However, we will be working on the grounds of the lot the gazebo sits on. A local nursery owner has generously drawn up a landscaping plan for us and within the month she will be planting trees and other flowering plants on the lot. She will be donating all of the plants and her time for planting everything!!

We are so lucky to have such generous people in our village that do these things for our library.

The library has gotten lots of new reading material and some new canning and preserving books for you to check out. Stop in and see if they are anything you “need” to take home for a couple of weeks.

End of Summer is Near

Tonight is our Story Hour Cookout, which we have had to move indoors , because we are getting a nice slow¬†rain now. We will still have grilled hotdogs, chips, juice and cupcakes. Afterward the kids get to use their “Dino Bucks” to buy items from the “Store”. The kids earned their dino bucks by keeping track of all the books they have read since story hour started.

Last weekend was Meadow Grove’s “Corn Daze” and the library had a float in the parade, which we got a trophy for third place. The kids on the float were very excited!!!

Work on the gazebo has halted this week, but hopefully will start up soon. We still need the benches on the inside of it built. The volunteers have been really great working on it. Guess the trees and plants will wait until next spring.

Of course the next thing on our agenda is budget and then accreditation for the library. Two big items I can’t wait to get done.

 

Amazing People!

What a way to start a weekend, with a nice and cool morning!!

I just want to let everyone know that volunteers will start on the gazebo this morning! We are so excited!!!! Also, we now have a bike rack that we have been wishing for, for a long time. Dave and Dawn Beltz of Meadow Grove found a wonderful one for us and even delivered it!! How great is that?!

We have some very wonderful people in our small community, that are willing to give up their time to work on our projects!! Our library wouldn’t be what it is without them.

Summer At the Library

The missing librarian is back!!! I apologize for not posting for awhile, but we have had many irons in the fire here.

We have had new cupboards & a counter installed to give us a nice work area and much needed storage space. Last week we had a new sidewalk in front of the library installed, courtesy of the Don & Joan Mozer family. The village replaced the rest of the sidewalk to second street.

Hopefully, next week our last outside project will start. We are putting up a gazebo on the lot east of the library. There will also be pathways to the gazebo, trees and grasses planted. This project is courtesy of the Monsanto funds we received the first of the year.

Today was the start of our Summer Story Hour. We had 24 children attending and sharing the fun. They dug for treasures, looked for bugs, made sand art, started sweet potato plants and had snacks.

The biggest surprise of all for them was an exhibit from Ashfall State Park, which consisted of a rhino head and picture boards. It was so much fun to see the expressions on their faces when they saw it for the first time.

Our First Snowstorm

There for awhile I was beginning to wonder if the weather bureau had made a booboo wth our forcast, but unfortunately it started to snow about 1:30 this afternoon. We have had a few brave souls come in since then.

Our little library has been very lucky this month. One of our faithful patrons won a drawing with the Monsanto company and the prize was a sizeable donation to the organization of their choice. Yes, the chose the library!!! Monsanto representatives will be attending our board meeting next week and we will receive the money then. Now we have the BIG decision as to what to do with this money. A couple things come to mind so keep visiting our website to hear what new things we will be doing here.

 

Sewing Class for Young Adults!!

Would you like to take a sewing class and create something for your mom or for your room?

On Saturday, February the 23rd, 9am-12pm, we will be hosting a sewing class at the Community Building in Meadow Grove.

You will be learning how to make a “10 Minute Table Runner.”

We will have fabric kits available for you to buy for $10. There will be no charge for the class. You must bring your own sewing machine to use.

Stop in at the library to sign up for the class so we can put you on the “sewing” list.

2013

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Years.

Now it is back to everyday life and it’s daily routines.

We have our Christmas decorations down and put away for next year. Doris and I did some weeding in the adult fiction section. Our shelves were to the point of bulging so we knew it had to be done. Now we have quite a few books on our ongoing booksale. If you are interested stop and check out the good buys. We also have movie on vhs tapes for sale. They are only a $1 for a grocery sack full of movies!

Ann is no longer working at the library. She found a job with in Norfolk with more hours available for her. She seems to be happy with the change.

We have lots of new books and dvds for check-out so stop and see us about them.

 

School has started and things have slowed down at the library. We are still suffering from the terrible heat in our area.

The 5th and 6th of this month I am attending a 2-day BTOP workshop in Norfolk. I am looking forward to all of the new info.

We have lots of VHS tapes for sale. We weeded them from our collection since they were not being checked out anymore. We are selling them for really CHEAP prices. The more you buy the cheaper they are. Of course we also have books for sale too.

We have lots of new books and DVDs ready for checkout, so stop in and see if any are you style.

Busy Summer

Whoa, I just can’t believe the start of the school year is just around the corner. We have been busy this summer with story hour in June and July (which by the way, we had super turn outs)! Ann did a wonder job with story hour this year. She used our new BTOP equipment to show outdoor movies for the kids and had great activities!

We had a combination bake and book sale in June. All of our bake goods were sold and a lot of books were sold too.

We have one more activity this coming week for the kids. It is a sewing class and we will be making a 10 minute table runner. Boys and girls can participate. All you need is a sewing machine and we will furnish the fabric kits for you to purchase. Yes, girls I have several horse kits to choose from and some good ones for the boys too. These classes will be August 7th and 9th at the Com. Building 9am-11am. Cost of the kits is $10.00. Hope to see a lot of sewers.

We have had lots of good reading material for our patrons this summer and the newest DVD’s too. These have all had good use with the hot weather we have been having. Nobody wanted to go out in it.

Enjoy your last days of summer vacation and have a good start of the new school year kids.

Mardell