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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

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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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HPL's Board of Trustees Elects New Officers

At their January 9 meeting, our Board of Trustees elected a new slate of officers for 2013. Melanie Phillips is serving as President, Anna Jannes is serving as Secretary, David McNitt is continuing to serve as Vice President, and Virdell Robbins is continuing to serve as Treasurer. Our outgoing President, Martina Thompson, will remain on the Board, and Janet Zinck…

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Remembering Kay

This past week, we were saddened to hear of the passing of one of our long-time volunteers, Kay Brandt. Kay was 90 years old at the time of her death. She'd been volunteering at the library for 28 years, most recently spending a few hours with us every Tuesday morning doing odds and ends around the back office--folding brochures, making…

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E-Books at Your Library

Hopefully, the word is getting out that the Monroe County Public Library System provides FREE downloadable e-books. The public libraries in the county submit orders individually, which then become one big collection, all of which is available to all cardholders. Even though digital files are infinitely reproducible, we must use the paper book model of one borrower at a time…

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