The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Opinion

September 5, 2013

YOUNGQUIST: Archivist joins library staff roster

The library welcomes a new staff member this week. Brad Wiles is an archivist and will be working in the Root Cellar. He will be cataloging and preserving the amazing contents of the Root Cellar, as well as aiding genealogists with their research. In the coming months, look for classes for beginning family researchers.

Young Adult Council: Previously known as TAB, the Young Adult Council will be starting up in September. YAC is a way for teens to communicate with staff what they would like to see at their library. The council meets with Kendra Evers on a monthly basis and chats about new books, things teens want to see and do at the library, and plans for events to be held. YAC is a great way for area teens to get involved in the community and have their voices heard. Newcomers are welcome at the table. The first meeting will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 3:30 p.m. Meetings range from 30 minutes to an hour.

Story time: The theme for next week is Tappin’ my Tootsies! Come in and enjoy stories about feet. Preschool story time will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 10 a.m. Toddler Time will be held on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m. If you have questions, please contact children’s librarian Tamie Bird at 242-8441.

Geek Reads book club: Our first Geek Reads book club for science fiction and fantasy readers will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 5:30 p.m. in the library board room on the second floor. The first read will be fantasy novel “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien. At this meeting we’ll pick our next read, which will be a science fiction selection. Interested readers may still sign up, Just contact the library. You can place holds on the book or read your own copy. Snacks will be provided for attendees.

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