Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Teen Program being Offered

We are planning on offering a Teen Program this year for all students in grades 5 - 12. There will be an organizational meeting following school on October 5, 2009 at 3:30. Possible activities included the Wii, movies and movies with book tie-ins. Please mark your calendars and plan on coming to the organizational meeting to determine when you want to meet, and what you would like to do. If you have questions, please contact us at 320-839-2494.

Media Center Surveys

We are currently conducting a survey of classes, etc. that people living in the Big Stone area might be interested in. Please stop by the library, EDA, City Office, Senior Center or the BSLA Chamber of Commerce to pick up a survey. Return the survey to any of these places. This will help us to determine what is needed or wanted in the area. Please help us to make this Media Center a success. We are also looking for people who would be willing to teach any class. You can also contact us if you are interested in doing that. Please call 320-839-2494 if you have questions.

Media Center Coordinator Wanted

The Ortonville Public Library is hiring a Media Center Coordinator. This is a contracted position with Pioneerland Library System. The person should be a self-starter who is organized, has a high school diploma, has general computer and technical skills and has a strong background withing with the general public. Duties may included coordinating classes, line up instructors, track media center usage, work with the instructors on evaluations of classes, set up room and equipment, publicity including news and brochurs and two reports for the grant. The position is for 20 hours per week at $20 per hour through 6-30-2010. There is a possibility the position could be extended. If you have questions, please contact Vicki at 320-839-2494.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Brenda Ehrmantraut

The author visit on October 10 with be done with the Ortonville Family Readiness Group. They will provide cookies and juice for all. There will also be a Halloween Party for the kids following the presentation by the author. Many families feel they can handle this on their own, we want to reach out and help in any way possible. If it is having an author who has written books on the subject, or hosting a party for the kids to enjoy, we want to do it. Mark your calendars and come to the Library on October 10th to enjoy a great author, children will do an activity and enjoy the party, and refreshments will be served.

Julie Kramer

Julie was a huge success on Saturday. We only had 17 people here but they were a lively bunch! They had so many questions and Julie had terrific answers. She answered questions about her books and also how she got started and her previous job with WCCO. She also answered questions for those who are writing a book. Questions such as, how, styles, how to get a publisher, etc. A very good presentation. Her books are available at the Ortonville Public Library. Stalking Susan and Missing Mark. Thanks to all who came and supported us.

Book Sale

The Ortonville Public Library is having a book sale from September 21 - 26. All books, etc. are on a free will basis. Take as much as you like, pay as much as you like. Support your local library.