TAB Agenda 4.16.13

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Montello Public Library Teen Advisory Board Agenda

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

4 pm


  1. Call to Order
  2. Approve Minutes
  3. Teen Read Books.  Talk about reviews—select book
  4. Discussion about material selection aides for ordering materials (books, DVD’s, etc.)
  5. Discuss TAB members giving presentations about the Summer Library Program/Teen Read in their classrooms
  6. Potpourri
  7. Next meeting
  8. Adjournment

Montello Public Library to Launch Teen Advisory Board in March

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A new year means a new initiative at the Montello Public Library.  We are pleased to announce the launch of a new Teen Advisory Board (TAB) that will engage teens, create a culture of ownership, and grow young civic-minded leaders.  The Teen Advisory Board will have a trial run from March-August of this year with bi-weekly meetings taking place.  Together, we’ll plan and implement the Teen Summer Reading program, gather collective input for teen collection development (yes, teens will have a say in what teen oriented materials the library purchases), and we’ll file an annual report after the trial run is complete in August.  We will also write a collective article for the Marquette County Tribune detailing our successes and challenges during the trial run.  TAB members will be required to help Jess during the Summer Library Program events.

While our Teen Advisory Board President has already been designated (Garrett K.), we are currently looking for two more TAB Board members—a Vice President and a Secretary.  If you are a teen and you are interested in either of these positions, please stop by the library and talk to Jess.  These are unpaid, voluntary positions that require regular attendance at meetings.  Teen participants will have a job description, and will be required to sign a contract indicating that they will be responsive and work to the best of their abilities to accomplish a goal. 

For more details about this new Teen Library Board initiative, or if you’re interesting in being an active participant, please stop by the library.

Kathleen McGwin Books for Sale: "Recipe for Community"; "Muir is Still Here"; "Abundant Harvest: The Hunting and Fishing Legacy of Marquette County"

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The Montello Public Library is pleased to announce we have a limited supply of Kathleen McGwin titles for sale at the library:

Recipe for Community

Muir is Still Here: A Marquette County Journal of Discovery by Daryl Christensen and Kathleen McGwin

Abundant Harvest: The Haunting and Fishing Legacy of Marquette County by Kathleen McGwin and Daryl Christensen

Each book is $20.

Silent Auction During the Holiday Trail Event on Saturday, November 17

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Dear Friends and Patrons:

Recently, at our Friends of the Library meeting, we made the decision to try something new with the Silent Auction this year. 

We are once again a part of the Holiday Trail event on Saturday, November 17th, featuring many stops at local businesses around town.  Maps will be available and if you stop and get a stamp at the designated number of stops; you will be eligible for door prizes (one prize will be donated by each participating vendor). This year, the Silent Auction will be held for ONE FULL DAY!

We will have the auction on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH FROM 9 AM TO 3 PM, during the Holiday Trail, with a special preview and bidding beginning on Friday, November 16th from 1 pm to 5 pm.

At 3pm on Saturday, November 17th, we will cut off the bidding and winning bids will be able to be picked up until 4 pm.  The winners who are not able to return for their items on that day, will have an opportunity to pick their items up the following Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, during library hours.  The library will be closed this year for the Thanksgiving Holiday on November 22, 23, and 24th (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday). 

Our hope with this big change is two-fold:

1)    That all of our visitors can more actively bid and have a chance to win their items and pick them up the same day.

2)    That we can accommodate those who are frequently out of town for the Thanksgiving Holiday and don't typically get to come back for final bidding the second Saturday. 

This is also a reminder for all who still want to donate items for the auction.  Please bring your items to the library and fill out a donor information sheet as soon as possible, so that we can begin processing everything.  If you have questions on the type of items to donate, please contact me or any Friends member.  Don’t forget - we are always looking for new members – please consider joining our fun, enthusiastic group!  Thanks, and I look forward to seeing you at the library. 

- Andrea


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