Military and Vintage Children’s Books Sale

We received a LARGE donation of military history books (especially WWII and Air Force related), along with vintage children’s books.

No charge, but we do encourage you to leave a donation for our Friends of the Library if you can. Friends of the Library helps us with special events, children’s programming, and more!

Come between now and the end of the month, or until they’re gone!

 

Agenda for Library Board Meeting July 12th

MEETING NOTICE

Valley Public Library Board Meeting

DATE AND PLACE OF MEETING :        Thursday, July 12th 2018
                                                                   Valley Public Library
                                                                   232 N Spruce St.

STARTING TIME OF MEETING:  6:30pm

CHAIR OF MEETING:                    Cole Buffington, President

This meeting’s agenda will be kept continually current and available for public inspection on the bulletin board in the library’s entryway and on the library’s website at http://libraries.ne.gov/valley/.

AGENDA

  1. Call to Order
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Roll Call (K. Held, T. Mejstrik, C. Buffington, B. Smith, J. Swahn)
  4. Proof of Posting / Open Meetings Act Poster
  5. Approval of Agenda [ACTION]
  6. Recognition of Visitors/Correspondence
  7. Public Comment – Limited to 3 minutes per speaker and 30 minutes total. When recognized by the chairperson, please state your name and address for the record.
  8. Approval of prior meeting’s minutes [ACTION]
  9. Reports
  10. Board President
  11. Library Director
  12. Friends of the Library
  13. Foundation
  14. Old Business
  15. [None]
  16. New Business
  17. Select a budget committee for FY 2018/2019 [ACTION]
  18. Closed Session – The President may entertain a motion to enter into closed session in accordance with the Nebraska Open Meetings Act. [ACTION]
  19. Comments and Announcements by Board Members
  20. Adjournment

Flute and Oboe Duo Performance

Flute and Oboe Duo

On June 14th, at 6:00 p.m., we’ll be having flute and oboe duets at the library. Free and open to the public. See below for the program.

Alyssa Griggs, flute
Heather Baxter, oboe

Trois Pieces for flute and oboe [Mvt. 3] Eugene Bozza

Danza Pastorale from “Spring- The Four Seasons” Antonio Vivaldi

Oboe Solo TBD

Trois Pieces for flute and oboe [Mvt. 1 & 2] Eugene Bozza

When I Am Laid In Earth from Dido and Aeneas Henry Purcell

Hornpipe from The Water Music George Frederick Handel
Piece for solo flute Jacques Ibert

Themes from Scheherazade Nicholas Rimsky- Korsakov

Rondeau from Sinfonies de Fanafares John Joseph Mouret

Amazing Grace Early American Melody

Bubble Geometry

This Tuesday, May 22nd, Garren will be showing you how to use straws and pipe cleaners to shape bubbles in new ways! We will also be having a bookmark design contest. We’ll make copies of the winning design for the bookmark basket at the circulation desk.

Tuesday AfterSchool is offered in partnership with Twin Rivers YMCA and is open to all area elementary school children (under age 8 with supervision). Beginning right after school, the afternoon includes a snack, homework time, programs/activities and unstructured time for reading and play. Formal programming ends before 6 p.m.

A Trip to Mars

Ms. Sydney is on vacation for the next two weeks of Tuesday After-school. For May 15, Garren will be leading a Mars and space themed program! Kids will watch the recent rocket launch of the InSight Mars lander and try landing on Mars in a Scratch computer game simulation. We’ll have space-themed coloring sheets, official NASA activity fun pads to take home, and a showcasing of new books about Zita the Spacegirl and Galaxy Zach!

Tuesday AfterSchool is offered in partnership with Twin Rivers YMCA and is open to all area elementary school children (under age 8 with supervision). Beginning right after school, the afternoon includes a snack, homework time, programs/activities and unstructured time for reading and play. Formal programming ends before 6 p.m.

May 3, 2018 Valley Public Library Board of Trustees Minutes

[draft minutes]

Call to Order:  President Bernice Smith called the May 3, 2018 Board Meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

Pledge of Allegiance:  The pledge of allegiance was recited.

Roll Call:  Trustees answering roll call:  Bernie Smith, Teresa Mejstrik, Cole Buffington, Joan Swahn.  Library Director Garren Hochstetler was in attendance.

Proof of Posting / Open Meetings Act Poster:  The meeting was held in accordance with the Nebraska Open Meetings Law, with meeting notice posted in the post office, City Hall, and the library bulletin board.  Continuously updated copies of the agenda were maintained on the library’s bulletin board and the library’s website.  President Bernice Smith pointed out the Open Meetings Act poster on the wall of the meeting room.

Approval of Agenda:  Motion to approve by C. Buffington, second by T. Mejstrik.  Yeas:  Smith, Swahn, Mejstrik, Buffington.  Nays:  None.  Motion carried 4-0.  There were no consent agenda items which required approval.

Recognition of Visitors/Correspondence:  Phyllis Preble, President of Friends of the Library was recognized.  No others in attendance.

Public Comment:  President B. Smith asked for public comment.  None was given.

Approval of Prior Meeting’s Minutes:  Motion to approve the minutes as presented was made by J. Swahn, second by C. Buffington.  Yeas:  Smith, Mejstrik, Buffington, and Swahn.  Nays:  None.  Motion carried 4-0.

REPORTS

Board President:  No report.

Library Director:  G. Hochstetler handed out a written document of the Librarian’s Report which he went over verbally and answered questions from the Board.  No issues were raised.

Friends of the Library:  Phyllis Preble read the minutes from the last Friends meeting.  An electronic copy was sent to Joan following the meeting.

Foundation:  No representatives were present.  Garren informed the Board that the new furniture had arrived, and the chairs they were sitting in were given by the Foundation.

Old Business

None

New Business

The Board proceeded with the process of nominating new officers for the upcoming year.

A motion for Cole Buffington to be President was made by T. Mejstrik, with nomination to take effect end of May 3rd meeting.  No other nominations were made.  Motion seconded by J. Swahn.  Yeas:  Smith, Mejstrik, Buffington, and Swahn.  Nays:  None.  Motion carried.

Motion for Joan Swahn to continue in the position of Secretary was made by T. Mejstrik, seconded by C. Buffington.  Yeas:  Smith, Mejstrik, Buffington, and Swahn.  Nays:  None.  Motion carried.

Discussion held on next meeting date to allow review of the recommendations for the new budget.  Board decided on second Thursday of July since the usual first Thursday was close to the holiday.

Comments and Announcements by Board Members: 

None.

Meeting Adjournment was announced by outgoing President Bernice Smith at 7:12 p.m.  Next meeting will be Thursday, July 12th at 6:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Joan Swahn, Secretary

Book Club on the Fourth Tuesday This Month!

Book Club this month will be on the fourth Tuesday, rather than the usual third Tuesday.

May 22nd at 6:30pm at Valley Public Library.

Our book is Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths by Bruce Feiler. We have plenty of book kit copies available for checkout at the circulation desk.

All are welcome, even if you haven’t read the book!

Agenda for Library Board Meeting May 3

MEETING NOTICE

Valley Public Library Board Meeting

DATE AND PLACE OF MEETING        :        Thursday, May 3rd 2018
                                                                   Valley Public Library
                                                                   232 N Spruce St.
STARTING TIME OF MEETING: 6:30pm
CHAIR OF MEETING:                             Bernice Smith, President

This meeting’s agenda will be kept continually current and available for public inspection on the bulletin board in the library’s entryway and on the library’s website at http://libraries.ne.gov/valley/.

AGENDA

  1. Call to Order
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Roll Call (K. Held, T. Mejstrik, C. Buffington, B. Smith, J. Swahn)
  4. Proof of Posting / Open Meetings Act Poster
  5. Approval of Agenda [ACTION]
  6. Recognition of Visitors/Correspondence
  7. Public Comment – Limited to 3 minutes per speaker and 30 minutes total. When recognized by the chairperson, please state your name and address for the record.
  8. Approval of prior meeting’s minutes [ACTION]
  9. Reports
  10. Board President
  11. Library Director
  12. Friends of the Library
  13. Foundation
  14. Old Business
  15. [None]
  16. New Business
  17. Select officers to take effect before July’s meeting [ACTION]
  18. Closed Session – The President may entertain a motion to enter into closed session in accordance with the Nebraska Open Meetings Act. [ACTION]
  19. Comments and Announcements by Board Members
  20. Adjournment