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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 




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



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



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


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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