Q: Why are magazines so sad?

A: They have too many issues!

In this issue of After-School (Moved to January 30th due to snow days the previous two weeks), we’ll be cutting up magazines to make booklets of our own design. We could spell out names/different words or come up with our own creations. In my example, I’ve spelled out the word “Happy.” It’s my own little happy booklet! Shown is one of the “p” pages.

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.

Library Closed January 11, 2018

DC West will be closed tomorrow, January 11th. Per policy, Valley Public Library is automatically closed too. (The Library Board Meeting for tomorrow evening is also postponed. Updated information will be posted ahead of time.)

Stay warm and cozy. If this causes any of your items to be overdue, don’t worry: we’ll make accommodations Friday and Saturday.

There’s snow easy way to say it…

Tuesday, December 19th, will be the last time the After School program meets until after winter break. We will resume this weekly program when school is in session.
To kick off the students’ break a bit early, we will be having an indoor “snowball” fight! Using paper and coffee filters, the students will battle it out, throwing crumpled balls back and forth until a timer runs out—the team with less “snow” on their side wins!
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.

Color me happy: Third Saturday Story Time

Join us Saturday, December 16th, at 10:30 for our Third Saturday Story Time, featuring colors! As always, we will have books, songs, and a snack. This month, our “craft” will be making play-dough! Your little ones can pick what color they’d like and mix their own. As a bonus, we will also try our hand at some sign language (pun intended).

Agenda for Library Board Meeting January 18th

MEETING NOTICE
Valley Public Library Board Meeting

DATE AND PLACE OF MEETING : Thursday, Jan. 18th 2018
Valley Public Library
232 N Spruce St.

[Meeting rescheduled from 11th to 18th due to winter weather closing.]

STARTING TIME OF MEETING: 6:30pm
CHAIR OF MEETING: Nicole Schneider, 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, N. Schneider, 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
a. Board President
b. Library Director
c. Friends of the Library
d. Foundation
10. Old Business
a. [None]
11. New Business
a. Removal of “New adult books” category from policy [ACTION]
b. Lower fines for movies in response to the recent lengthening of checkout
times [ACTION]
c. Adding a tabletop games and puzzles circulation policy [ACTION]
d. Assignment of officer positions, following a board membership change [ACTION]
e. Make board membership recommendation to city council [ACTION]
12. Closed Session – The President may entertain a motion to enter into closed session in accordance with the Nebraska Open Meetings Act. [ACTION]
13. Comments and Announcements by Board Members
14. Adjournment

What’s the deal?

Tuesday, December 12th, the After School program is breaking out the cards. We will be playing War and Garbage, and students will be able to use the cards for their own games, too.

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.

Cookies, Cocoa and Cramming

Stressed about upcoming tests? Come to the library for cookies, hot chocolate, study/stress management tips, and resources to help you study!

Thursday, December 7th (Today) from 3:30-7:30
Friday, December 8th from 2:00-4:30
Thursday, December 14th from 3:30-7:30