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Nintendo DS Games!

Did you know the Henrietta Public Library now has Nintendo DS games?  Visit the Children's Room to see our growing collection of games available for check out. 

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Issuing Library Cards at RIT

Yesterday, Dacy and I went to RIT's Wallace Library to issue public library cards to students and staff. A few months ago, RIT librarian Lara Nicosia contacted me with the idea of having a library card sign up day at their library. Since their library's focus is academic materials, there isn't as much available to students looking for recreational…

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Library Card Collection

Last week, Tim Maloney contacted me to ask if I'd send him a library card to add to his collection. Tim lives in Kentucky and currently has cards from over 800 libraries in the United States and even abroad. The photo below is his collection on display at his local public library, which he visits several times a week. His…

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Minerva Campbell Literary Contest

The Minerva Campbell Awards are presented to students exhibiting literary ability. This annual prose and poetry competition is conducted for Middle School and Senior High School students attending Rush-Henrietta Central Schools and students who reside in Henrietta and attend school elsewhere.

Entries are to be submitted to the school librarian of either Rush-Henrietta  Middle School, the Rush-Henrietta Senior High School,…

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Girl Scouts' Knowledge of Trees on Display

Exhibited in our display case are projects completed by the Girl Scout Cadettes of Troop 60683 to earn a badge about trees. Stop in to see their awesome exhibit in the Display Case near the Circulation Desk!  Read on to find out from Cadette Riley Gastin what the scouts learned about trees and their impact on our lives.

"We are…

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Remembering Tom

This past week, we've been mourning the death of another of our dedicated volunteers, Tom Witt. Tom spent a few hours at HPL every morning, Monday through Friday, bright and early. He did the hard work of unloading our delivery totes, which involves a lot of bending and lifting, and he also mended damaged books. He was the first person…

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Jr. Book Club

On Tuesday, February 12th at 4:15pm we'll be holding our monthy Jr. Book Club.  The program is designed for kids in grades K - 3.  We read a book, discuss it, and make a craft!  This month we'll be reading Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock by Eric Kimmel.  Space is limited.  Register here

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Library Board Agenda Wednesday, February 13 at 6:15 pm

APPROVAL OF MINUTES –  January 9, 2012 

CORRESPONDENCE

DIRECTOR’S REPORT 

FINANCES

Expense Control Report Revenue Report Payment Library Bills Trustee Gift Fund Trustee Endowment Friends Account Statement/Book Sale Report

COMMITTEE REPORTS

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Kristen Shepherd, Library Clerk Strategic Planning Benefits for Part-Time Staff Minerva Campbell Literary Contest Review ADA Compliance Review Incident/Injury Procedure  CD Maturing 3/7/13

NEW BUSINESS

FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

Review Personnel Policy Goals-Discuss for coming year Evaluate Long-Range Plan Banning Policy

FUTURE ACTIVITIES 

NEXT MEETING – March 13, 2013

ADJOURN

 

 

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Award-Winning Children's Books

Yesterday morning, the American Library Association held a press conference to announce the winners of some of the most prestigious children's book prizes of the year, including the Caldecott and Newbery Medals.

The Caldecott is a prize for illustration. This year's medal goes to an HPL staff favorite, Jon Klassen, for his picture book This is Not My Hat.…

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