Labor Day Weekend

This is our last long weekend off for a while. Hope everyone has great plans for it. Maybe you are just staying home and relaxing. You know where to come for good books and movies!!

We have exciting news at the Meadow Grove Library. We now have 6 Flip recorders that are available for check out. You may use these for school projects, special family events, trips and etc. When you stop in to check them out you will have to make a $25 deposit on them-which will be returned to you if recorder is brought back in great condition. There will be other rules to follow too, but we will go over them with you when you check them out.

New movies are: Limitless, The Lincoln Lawyer, Arthur, Marly & Me-Puppy Years, Hoodwinked Too, Unknown, Insidious Season of the Witch, and The Adjustment Bureau.

New books are:Thirst 4, Bloodlines, The Secrets of Rosa Lee, The Language of Flowers, The Paris Wife and the following kid books: Abe’s Fish,Spot the Plot and the That Book Woman.

As usual, if these items are not in when you come to check them out we can reserve them for you when they are returned.

Have a good, lazy weekend!!!!!

School Days

It is hard to believe our summer is over and school started today. I think most of the kids was ready for their first day.

Our interns have finished their time with us this week. We are all going to miss them very much. They were very nice young ladies and worked very hard. I wish them well in the coming school year.

Last week was our first budget meeting with the Village Board. They are dealing with cuts too so it gets harder every year to determine “who do we cut this time?”

August 22 and 23 I will be attending workshops for the BTOP grant. I am excited about this because we will be getting more info on the ADA computer. Which, we shouldn’t have much longer to wait for our new computers and other equipment. We have our desks and chairs, so the computers are next.

Until next week!

Mardell

Summer Activities

Last Wednesday was the last day of Summer Story Hour. The two interns did such a good job this year. Their activities were awesome and the kids loved the stories they read.

We are very fortunate to have had these interns this summer. Their time with us is just about up too. We have all enjoyed them very much.

Most of our new desks from the BTOP grant arrived last week. We are hoping this means our computers and equipement willing be following soon.

Keep cool and we will be “speaking” to you soon.

Mardell

 

New Happenings at the Library

Lots have been happening in the library world these past few months! We are part of a large technology grant with the Nebraska Library Commission, which includes new computers, software, & hardware. Also new desks and chairs.

We received an intern grant this summer. The library now has two interns working with staff. The girls are Emily Rood and Crystal Nyman.

The library is getting some new outside improvements. These have been needed for so long. The Library Foundation is funding these.

Last but not least, the Library’s summer story hour is now occurring on Wednesday evenings in July. There is one session remaining-July 27th.

Long Time No Hear From!!

Sorry you haven’t heard from me for awhile, but it has been a hectic summer for us.

In July we had Story Hour at the library every Wednesday evening.

In August we had a beginning sewing class for girls age 8-13. We had 7 girls sign up for the class, which was held three Monday afternoons.

The girls made a pot holder and a “Hot Dog” pillowcase out of funky material. Pat Petersen from Tilden taught the class. The girls had a lot of fun.

Then I had to send in a renewal for the library’s accreditation, and the next thing I new it was budget time.

Well, those are all behind us now and it is time to start weeding books at the library. We need to make room for all of the new stuff we have gotten this year.

I will try and not take so long to write another post.

Happy Fall

Mardell

Corn Daze Celebration

This weekend will be a very busy time for our library and village. We will be celebrating “Corn Daze”.

Alumni for Meadow Grove High will be attending their dinner Friday night.

The library is hosting it’s annual “Silent Auction” Saturday June 26 in the Village Clerk’s office on Main Street. The hours are 10am to 8pm. The theme for this year’s auction is “The Barnyard and The Pond”. It will be fun as usual to see what our patrons bring to bid on and to see everyone scurrying in during the last minutes of the auction to make sure their bids are secure.

Come and join the fun and help the library at the same time.

Also,don’t forget the bathtub races, the barbeque, the parade and all of the other activities the Booster Club has planned!!!

May Showers Gone Amuk!!!!!

The second week in June and we are still dealing with “May” showers. A little more sunshine like today would be great!!

We have been very fortunate this week and received a generous cash donation from the “Meadow  Lark Club”  of Meadow Grove,  a tub of Disney films in very nice condition from Gene and Clara Marshall of Norfolk and two huge boxes of books by authors our patrons love, from Barbara Leapley of Meadow Grove.

Doris, Ann and I have been busy exchanging our old books and movies with the newer copies just given to us. There was also items the library did not have.

A big thanks to all of our donors!!!!

Welcome Library Friends!!!

Can you believe Meadow Grove Public Library now has a web page?! We are really excited about this! Now you will be able to check the site to see what new items are in the library and what new events are coming up.

We have the newest books from the following authors: Debbie Macomber, Nora Roberts, Lori Wilde, Kim Vogel Sawyer, Iris Johanson, Carol Higgins Clark, PC Cast, John Sanford and many more.

The latest DVDs to hit our shelves are: The Lovely Bones, Crazy Heart, Brothers, Avatar, Planet 51 and Old Dogs. These are are all currently checked out, but you shouldn’t have to wait long to get your chance. You may give us a call to reserve one of the new books or DVDs also, we would be happy to do that.

What's up again!!!

Last week was very productive around here.

Got our web site up, sent in an Internship Grant, in the process of finishing the Libri grant and accessioned a bunch of new books.

Another box of new books arrived this am.

This weather really needs to warm up once!!!!!

Oh, our party Friday night had to be moved indoors and hotdogs cooked on the stove. It was so cold and windy. It was fun though-the kids are excited about the new books they can now check out.

What's new!!

A big thanks to Jessica from Columbus for helping me set up this web page! It wasn’t as hard as I thought!!

Friday is the library’s “Read Around the Campfire” event for the kids, from 7pm-8:30pm. We will barbeque hotdogs and read some of the new Libri Foundation books the library received in March. They are all ready to be checked out now!

Mardell