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'Friday Night at the Library' starts in January

What a year! It is hard to believe that my first year as library director has already flown by. I am very proud of the accomplishments the library staff achieved in 2018 and am very excited about what we have planned for 2019. I am lucky to work with such amazing, enthusiastic people.

December was a very exciting month for the library. We received a private donation to be used toward the purchase of a new projector that patrons can check out. We also received a surprise private donation for the purchase of a 3D printer. The staff has been waiting patiently and wishing for a 3D printer for our MakerSpace, so this is very exciting news. Finally, we finished up the installation of our new HVAC system paid for by the Library Foundation. We have been enjoying warm and toasty heat this winter. On behalf of the library board and staff, I would like to say a huge thank you to all of our donors. Your contributions make the library a better place for all.

The New Year brings a change in our children’s programming. Mondays we still have Mother Goose at 10:30 a.m. and MakerSpace at 3:30 p.m. On Wednesdays, Wiggle Worms (formerly Story Time) will debut on Jan. 9 at 3:30 p.m. for kids 4-6 years old. Our Friday Fun Days will be held the first and third Friday of each month – the first Friday is movie day and the third Friday is game day starting on Jan. 18.

For adults, teens and families, we are launching “Friday Night at the Library” on the fourth Friday of each month with a movie and popcorn at 6 p.m. Movies will be rated PG or PG- 13. We will post the selections on our website.

Our “Friends of the Library” are holding a huge used book sale in the library meeting room on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. They will serve cookies, hot cocoa, coffee and tea while you shop. In conjunction, the library will have a display of posters available for sale that are part of the “Recovering the Classics” project taking place across the country. This project is a collection of new covers for 100 of the greatest works of fiction in the public domain. The library has 25 covers available as 12 x 18 inch posters. Stop by to see the beautiful artwork and pick up some good books.

The library is open Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. We will be closed on Jan. 10 for a staff development day and on Jan. 21 for Martin Luther King Jr. day.

Visit our new website: www., our Facebook page, or check the calendar section of the Valley Journal newspaper for updates on the happenings at the library.

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