February 2017 Member Meeting Highlights…

LIBRARY UPDATE: Leslie Clarke, Library Liaison, reported that 26 new tablets were purchased for circulation to preschoolers through second graders.  They have been loaded with ten programs and are available for a circulation period of one week and will be housed in the children’s department.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

AUTHOR TEA: Jennifer Shirk will be the featured author at the Author Tea. It will be held on May 4, 2017, at the Flanders Hotel beginning at 2:00. Tickets will be $30.00.

BABY BAGS: A thank you card with a photo of a mother and her newborn has been received.   The thoughtful note acknowledged, with gratitude, the contributions of the committee to the community.

BOOK ROOM/BOOK SALES: A book sale is scheduled for Saturday, March 11, from 10:00 to 2:00. The sale will include specially priced items, children’s and young adult books, DVDs, CDs, and videos.

HOSPITALITY: Members will be needed to man a table in the atrium for National Library Week, April 11 to 14.  Freebies provided by the library will be available for distribution to patrons.

The new member luncheon is scheduled for April 10, 2017.

READ ACROSS AMERICA: The Read Across America event will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017, from 8:30 to 9:40 at the Ocean City Primary School.  Members are needed in the Children’s Activity Room on February 23, 2017, from 10:00 to 12:00 to prepare bags for distribution to the children.

READING TREES: The Reading Trees have been relocated to the main part of the library to make room for a coat rack provided to the library as Andrew Leonetti’s Eagle Scout Project.  The trees this month are displaying the themes of patriotism and love.

SPECIAL PROJECTS: The display case features Rose Marie Ricci’s African Safari collection.  There is a need for tea related items for an April display.

OLD BUSINESS

The audit has been completed. A donation has been made to the Community Food Cupboard in recognition of the work of Dick Strang, for his efforts in preparation of the audit.

The OC CON Event is scheduled for April 1 and 2. The comic book and memorabilia program sponsored by the library will be held at the Music Pier and Civic Center. Members will be needed to staff various events and contests.

Assistance will also be needed for the Edible Book Contest, tentatively scheduled for April 4, 2017.

NEW BUSINESS

By-Law and Policy and Procedure revisions were presented for review and will be voted on at the next meeting.

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