It's Your Library; Check it Out!


Those of you who own a home or building know that it is important to keep it in good shape. It is my responsibility to keep an eye on the Library Building and work with the Village DPW to keep it in shape. At the same time, because we have such a small building, I am always pressed for space and have to get creative in order to make use of what space we have.
 
February was an incredibly busy month for us. Some of the following happened in the library building:
 
  • We had new LED lighting installed in the upper level (Thanks DPW).
  • We added 7 new shelving units…6 of which are in the basement and 1 which is upstairs to handle teen book overflow. (Thanks to Tom Kostopoulos for assembling them for us).
  • A Large rotating unit was moved into the Lower Level and all the music CDs went with it.
  • New Bulletin Boards were attached to the restroom doors (Thanks DPW).
  • My Staff and Volunteers have shifted, and shifted and shifted materials. Some items stayed on the Upper Level while others found a new home in the Lower Level.
  • Old furniture was either donated to others or removed from the building.
 
Now looking at the list above, I realize that it does not look very long…however it represents a lot of hard work from a number of people and I am incredibly thankful for all the help.
 
People have been asking when we would start to sell books again for the Friends of the Library and I’m happy to say we have started to do just that. You will note that as you walk into the Library, a table has been set up underneath the large bulletin board in the lobby. We will try to rotate books regularly and it will cost you $1.00 for each book…there is a blue cash box on the table.
 
Another quick reminder of a program we are hosting at the Heritage (3223 North Street): On Thursday April 2nd at 4:00pm, East Troy’s own Mariette Nowak will be giving a presentation called: Birds, Bees and Bouquets: Learn how native flora not only supports birds, butterflies and bees in the garden, but also provides beautiful and fragrant flowers for the vase. Mariette, author of “Birdscaping in the Midwest,” will discuss some of the best native plants to include in your landscape for cut flowers and foliage, as well as for wildlife.
 
People often come into the Library and ask if they can print from their mobile devices. In the past our answer was: “NO.” However, we can now say:”YES!” and we are now set to help people print. There are a few steps to do this, but it seems to be working well. If you want to give it a test run, stop by and ask for assistance.
 
So as the Spring slowly starts to churn into view (hopefully), lots more will be going on at the Library, stop in and see what we have to offer!