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Roll Call – The meeting was called to order at 10:05 a.m. Those members present were Carrie Cline, Sheila Owens, Rachel Abercrombie, Ann Crowder-Sanders and Alice Snodgrass. Erlene Gideon was unable to attend.
Reading of Minutes – After reading and discussing the May minutes, Sheila made a motion to approve the minutes as written, Rachel seconded, and it carried unanimously.
- Carrie presented the statistics for May. They included the very first set of stats for the new Southwest City Library.
- Carrie asked the McDonald County Telephone Company for a free basic cable drop to the Pineville Library, as an additional means of providing ongoing and current information to the public, such as weather and news. They graciously agreed and it has now been installed.
- The Summer Reading Kick-Off was a great success, and the first program at Southwest City had over 60 attendees. The Pineville event on Thursday evening was the largest crowd ever, with 98 counted. Carrie is thankful for all of those at both libraries who are volunteering their time to make this such a huge success.
- Dalana Fuller will host an Adult Summer Reading program next Saturday, June 18th at 5 p.m. at the Pineville Library. A scrapbooking specialist will be presenting Basic Scrapbooking Techniques, and all are invited.
- Because of scheduling conflicts, the July meeting will be cancelled.
Continue reading Board of Trustees Minutes for June 11th, 2011
THIS YEAR the Summer Reading Program is for EVERYONE!
Program ends last week of July.
Why should the kids get to have all the fun? That’s right… Adults can now get in on the adventure!
This year’s time/activity logs are something special! As 2011 is the semicentenary (50th anniversary) of the secession of McDonald Territory, and co-incidentally, this year’s Summer Reading Program theme is TRAVEL, we decided to issue these novelty passports for use as our log books. There are different “passports” for the Children, Teens, and Adults… We think you and your whole family will really enjoy them!
The log books are FREE, and yours to keep, just for participating in the Summer Reading Program!
We hope you will come in to any of our library branches and enroll you and/or your children TODAY…
Don’t delay, because the SRP is happening June and July only!
Roll Call – The meeting was called to order at 10:00 a.m. Those members present were Carrie Cline, Alice Snodgrass, Sheila Owens, Ann Crowder-Sanders, Erlene Gideon and Rachel Abercrombie.
Reading of Minutes – After reading and discussing the April minutes, Ann made a motion to approve them as written, Sheila seconded, and the minutes were approved unanimously.
Carrie presented the statistics for April. The Noel library’s circulation keeps growing, and next month we will see Southwest City’s first statistics report.
- The library received $1000 donation from Wal-Mart which will be used for the 2011 Summer Reading Program.
- The Summer Reading Program kick-off event will be on Tuesday evening, May 31st at 6 p.m. behind the Pineville Library.
- The Grand Opening at the new Southwest City Library was a great success, and over 200 new patron cards have been issued to date.
Continue reading Board of Trustees Minutes for May 14th, 2011
We are thrilled to announce the GRAND OPENING for the Anne Croxdale Memorial Library in Southwest City was held on Saturday, May 7th, 2011 at 11 A.M. (exactly one year to the date of our groundbreaking).
Photos and videos of the Grand Opening are available on our Facebook page…
The library is now open to the public for regular hours:
Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The staff of the McDonald County Library is looking forward to welcoming many new patrons to our latest branch location… If you are already a library patron and use our libraries in Pineville or Noel, then you will NOT need to re-apply for a new library card, as your existing card may be used at all three locations.
If you do not yet have a library card, it is quick and easy to get one of your own! Click here to learn how.
Applying for your own library card is quick & simple!
Here’s what you’ll need to know:
If you are a resident of McDonald County, we will need to see a photo ID and something else with your current mailing address printed on it. (A check stub, utility or phone bill, etc…)
We have a very short & simple application card that you need to fill out, and then you’ll be ready to check out your first item!
[See examples of the Adult (16+) and Juvenile (under 16) application cards.]
It will be very helpful and time-saving if you bring the contact information (name, mailing address, and phone number) for your Alternate Contact with you. (This is for Adult applications only). This Alternate Contact must be someone that does not live at the same address as you, whom we may contact in case we need to reach you, and your own contact information has changed due to a move or new phone. A relative or longtime friend who lives nearby is preferred.
Please note: We do require that parents or legal guardians have a valid card with us before juveniles (under the age of 16) may apply for their own cards.
Out-of-county Patrons: If you do not live (or own property) in McDonald County, we have a small fee of $10 that will cover you and every family member in your home for an entire year.
(We also have a reciprocal agreement with the Newton County libraries, so if you have a valid Newton County Library card, we will waive the $10 fee.)
The McDonald County Library operates solely on the very small amount of property taxes our residents pay each year, and this is why we have these Non-Residence fees, to help operate the library and purchase new items, so every patron fairly shares the cost.
We trust you will enjoy our unique and useful libraries.
We thank you for your patronage, and are looking forward to meeting you soon!
Roll Call – The meeting was called to order at 10:00 a.m. Those members present were Carrie Cline, Alice Snodgrass, Sheila Owens, Ann Crowder-Sanders, and Rachel Abercrombie. Erlene Gideon was unable to attend.
Reading of Minutes – After reading and discussing the March minutes, Sheila made a motion to approve them as written, Ann seconded, and the minutes were approved unanimously.
- Carrie presented the statistics for March.
- The Summer Reading Program is fast approaching. Carrie has managed to visit almost every school, and will make sure that every student gets a take-home packet before the end of school.
- We have created wonderful Passports for each of our children’s, teen’s, and adult’s programs, and they are at the printers now.
- For the first time, there will be two story time events each week. In June, there will be a story time every Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. at the Southwest City library, and every Thursday evening at 6 p.m. at the Pineville library. In July, the days stay the same, only the times will be at 10 in the morning.
- Carrie will be meeting with the school librarians in a couple of weeks, to get a good idea of which librarians can work at the school libraries this summer as part of the grant, since there will be summer school.
- The books are being finished at Southwest City and shelved, and the last half of the books will be moved over this coming weekend. From now on, a team of librarians will be at the library every day possible to keep things moving along. Signage for the front of the building was discussed, as it does not say “Branch of the McDonald County Library.” It is important that the residents understand that their tax dollars are crucial to keeping their library open, and Carrie will raise this issue at the Southwest City Library Foundation meeting Tuesday evening.
- Noel has a lovely new floor, and their new shelves should be in transit now.
- Carrie did receive the new copier with the grant, and it has been delivered to the Southwest City library.
Continue reading Board of Trustees Minutes for April 9th, 2011
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Roll Call – The meeting was called to order at 10:20 a.m. Those members present were Carrie Cline, Sheila Owens, Rachel Abercrombie, Erlene Gideon and Ann Crowder-Sanders. Alice Snodgrass was unable to attend, and Megan Hill attended as a guest.
Reading of Minutes – After reading and discussing the February minutes, Ann made a motion to accept the minutes, Erlene seconded, and the minutes were approved as written.
- The February statistics were presented, and the stats for both libraries were a little down because of the 3 snowstorms in a row that closed both buildings for several days.
- Carrie is starting to attend evening family events at the McDonald County schools, to hand out information about the Summer Reading Program.
- The Noel library will have new flooring put in this month, which will mean the entire collection must be moved out into a moving van until the floor is installed. Also, the new shelves have been ordered with Equalization funds and will also be arriving this month.
- On Friday, March 11th, the entire staff closed the libraries from noon to 4 p.m. and had a county-wide staff meeting. The Southwest City library grand opening was discussed, as was the upcoming Summer Reading Program. Then the staff received training about our new OverDrive downloading system that we are able to make available to our patrons. We joined a state-wide consortium which made our fees manageable, and we can provide our patrons with downloadable ebooks and audio books.
- The Southwest City Library grand opening will be held on Saturday, May 7th and both Noel and Pineville will close their libraries that day so the entire staff can be in attendance.
Continue reading Board of Trustees Minutes for March 12th, 2011
No matter if you are snowed in at home, or traveling on the road, your Internet access allows you to easily access the library!
- See All the Items that are checked out on your account.
- Renew Items that are due soon.
- Reserve Items that is currently checked out. When the item is available we will notify you.
- Add an Item to your “Bookbag” – this is a great way to remember and re-locate books and DVD’s that you might want to check out in the future.
- And still more…
It is very easy… Here’s how: Continue reading Spotlight on: Accessing Your Account Online