Library closed Monday, January 18

(January 14, 2010) The library will be closed Monday, January 18 for a day of leave without pay for all staff.  This closing is part of the library's plan to manage the expected reduction in library funding this year.  All staff will take leave without pay on January 18, February 15, October 11, and November 26 and 27.  In addition all staff have had their hours of work reduced by 10% for 2010 and the Library Director and Fiscal Officer have taken 10% cuts in their salaries.  The library's budget for purchasing new books, DVDs, and other materials for you to

Happy New Year!

(January 4, 2010) The Trustees and staff of the Minerva Public Library wish you a happy and prosperous new year.  Although the state funding outlook for 2010 is not good for public libraries, we believe that we can manage the library's limited resources in such a way as to continue to provide you with the services, programs, and materials that you expect from your local library.  Our hope is to provide you this year with more programs for adults and families than every before.  And although the library budget

Library Holiday Hours

(December 17, 2009) Happy Holidays from the Trustees and staff of the Minerva Public Library.  We wish you pleasant times with family and friends and safe travel.  The library will be closed from Wednesday, December 23 though Sunday, December 27, and from Thursday, December 31 through Sunday, January 3.  No library materials are due on days the library is closed.  The 12/23 and 12/26 closed days are mandatory days of leave without pay for all library staff.  This leave is part of the belt-tightening done by the library this year in order to make do with reduced funding.  We posted

Hat and Mitten Tree Success!

(December 17, 2009)  Thanks to everyone who donated hats, mittens, gloves, and scarves for the library's Hat and Mitten Tree this year.  Those items have been given to the Salvation Army to warm up Minerva area families this winter.  The Hat and Mitten Tree is an annual program of the library's Youth Services Department and relies on library patrons and staff for donations. As always, your generosity is appreciated.

Donating to the Library

(December 3, 2009)  Thank you for your support during the funding shortage this year.  We have made it even easier to donate needed books to the library or to make a cash donation for the purchase of new books.  The library has set up wish lists at  Amazon.com and would appreciate your help in purchasing materials for everyone to check out and enjoy.  There is also a donation button on the left side of this page that allows you to make a quick, secure, cash donation through Paypal. Because of the dramatic

Happy Thanksgiving

The Trustees and staff of the Minerva Public Library wish you all a pleasant holiday and safe travel.  The library will close at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, 11/25 and will remain closed through Sunday 11/29.  The library will re-open at its usual time of 10:00 am on Monday, 11/30.  Friday and Saturday of this week are mandatory days of leave without pay for all library staff.  This leave is part of the belt-tightening the library has done this year in order to make do with reduced funding. More information about how the library has managed

Star-gazing at the Library--This Tuesday.

(November 18, 2009) Because of clouds and rain predicted for  Thursday, 11/19, the astronomy program is postoned to its rain date of Tuesday, 11/24 7:00 pm.  Join us for a computer-assisted tour of the night sky. presented by Bob Sudomir.  Afterwards, weather permiting, we'll meet outside the library for star-gazing.  Telescopes and hot chocolate will be provided.  Arrive early, before 7:00 pm, and view

A Successful Book Sale!

(November 6, 2009)  The library's fall book sale came to a successful conclusion with the always-popular $1a bag spectacular.  Eager readers found many great buys among the books generously donated by library patrons or withdrawn from the library's collection.  The book sale raised $1341.70, all of which will be used to purchase new library materials this year for you to check out and enjoy.  Thanks for your continued support. 

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