Linton Public Library programs off to good start

Monday, June 22, 2009

Linton Public Library Director Shelley Williams commented enthusiastically about the library's summer programs at Thursday night's board meeting.

She said, "The programs are absolutely great. The kid's programs are averaging 50 plus at each one and the Young Adults (YAs) have about three times as many as usual. The staff is excited about how smoothly it is going. The programs have had three pages working who have prior experience."

Readers may check out the library's Web site for photos that cover a range of activities from handmade puppets, a puppet show, to sidewalk Picassos.

The 2009 budget is currently in the rough draft form. Williams will attend a workshop in the near future where she will receive the numbers needed to complete the budget. The board will meet on July 23 to finalize and the budget will then be published.

Williams requested permission to investigate the Indiana Library Federation health insurance program for all fulltime staff members. She shared that the library will be closed July 4.

Williams also informed the board that the library will collaborate with the Carnegie Center in a writing class. The class runs from July 29-Aug 4. One day will be delegated to each county school to instruct students how to be a successful writers during the ISTEP tests. Classes run from 10 a.m. to noon, 2-4 p.m., and 6-8 p.m. at the Carnegie Center -- the old library.

Students will be traveling to the library to use the computer lab and the interactive white boards.

The vicinity for the informative billboard was changed. It is located at State Road 45 and U.S. 231 near Crane. This is an underserved area and will reach people regarding information about Greene County libraries and their programs.

The next board meeting will be July 23 at 6 p.m.

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