Board meetings are usually held at 7:00 p.m. on the first Monday of every month. The public is welcome.
UPCOMING BOARD MEETINGS:
Monday, September 8, 2014 Click here for agenda
Monday, May 5, 2014 Click here for agenda
Monday, April 7, 2014 Click here for agenda
Monday, March 3, 2014 Click here for agenda
Monday, January 6, 2014 Click here for agenda
Monday, December 2, 2013 Click here for agenda
Monday, October 7, 2013 Click here for agenda
Monday, September 9, 2013 Click here for agenda
Monday, July 8, 2013 Click here for agenda
The summer sun is beaming through my window as I write this greeting. We are enjoying your daily visits and hearing about your vacation adventures. Here, we continue to welcome hundreds of schoolchildren in the Children’s Library as we prepare for the upcoming school year.
Spring has evolved into summer, and the blooms in our beautiful gardens are reaching for the sun. During the easy breezy days of summer, I think about how easy it now is to access, locate, and borrow library materials.
On April 8, community members turned out to elect three new library trustees and approve the operating budget with a significant 3:1 margin of support. This vote of confidence means so much, both to the volunteers on our board of trustees, and to the employees who work daily to provide the very best resources and services.
Volatility, unpredictability, the weather, market forces, the impact of technology: through all of these moments, your library is a constant, reliable resource. Sure, we have adopted and adapted to technology when it serves your likes and needs. eBooks, online resources, a website, a mobile application, and 24/7 access to programs and resources are standard business practices today. But, so are friendliness, a comfortable chair by the fireplace on a cold day, and a plethora of good books, movies, and magazines to discover and enjoy.
What’s next? My New Year’s resolutions include the usual: lose 10 pounds, exercise, eat healthier, spend time with family, learn a language, write handwritten letters, and, of course, make time to read more. The turning of the calendar from one year to the next gives us a moment to reflect, remember, and recognize our accomplishments and the resolutions left behind. We resolve to do better, begin our diet on Monday, and exercise in the morning.
The trend is clear: our lifestyles have shifted from stationary to mobile; from home and hearth to wheels and web. Your librarians see this change as a terrific opportunity to extend our programs and resources in new ways. On November 1, we launched our first Apple and Android-compatible app. From your phone, tablet, or other mobile device you will have easy access to collections, downloads, program registration, room bookings, and so much more.