Library Board Meeting
Monday, July 20, 2020
Meeting held at the LaValle Public Library
Call to order
Adoption of Agenda
Minutes of June 15, 2020 meeting
Report from Librarian
Discussion on hiring library director
Other business that may come before the board
Join the LaValle Library for their first Book Sale of the 2020 Season.
As a special treat, the Library will also be OPEN on this Saturday.
Please wear a mask or have a plan for social distancing.
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The Valentine Make and Take Event was a success from beginning to end as groups of children and parents came to share the recycled Card Stock, Construction Paper, Googley-eyes, Markers crayons and Glitter to make their very own Valentine's Day greetings and decorations.
Friends of the LaValle Public Library members: Heidi Geils, Amy Schneider and Pegg Conderman were on hand to help with ideas, supplies and creations!
CLOSED New Years Eve and New Years Day so staff can spend the holiday with their family!
See you in the New Year!
Hannah OTT - with her GUESS of 102 spice Drops in the Christmas tree. (There were actually 107 according to the piece of paper taped inside the tree).
Stop by anytime during library hours to pick up your prize!
Thank you all for a Wonderful 2019 Santa Visit!
Open Letter to the residents of LaValle:
On Saturday, December 14, La Valle came together to hold the Annual Santa Visit at the LaValle Public Library.
This event has been happening in La Valle for as long as anyone remembers. Sometimes it has been held at the Fire Station, sometimes at the Village Hall, sometimes other places around town. But Santa Claus has always visited La Valle in December. This year was no exception.
As I looked out over the crowd of young families, with their kids and their grandparents, I said to myself, “Self, this is what “COMMUNITY” looks like”.
So many organizations were involved in bringing together this event. La Valle Community Action Committee contacted Santa Claus to invite him and provided the treat bags. Staff and Friends of the La Valle Library set up the Cookie decorating stations. Sprinkles were provided by a world famous author, John Paul Mueller, who lives in our town. Toothbrushes and toothpaste were donated by Long Dental of WI Dells - a staff member lives in LaValle and thought they would make a welcome addition to the treat bags. On hand to help were representatives of the Town of LaValle Board, the Village of LaValle Board and the Revitalization Committee.
This is what COMMUNITY looks like. People getting together to do something. It looks like participating.
You are never too old or too young to reach out and help mold your community into the place that you want it to be. The oldest volunteer was over 80 and the youngest was an 11 year old “elf’ named Lila. She helped the little ones with their cookies, Santa with the treat bags and her grandma keep an eye on the kids area. She floated from place to place, seamlessly. She looked like she was having a great time!
I was just barely old enough when I heard the speech made by John F Kennedy when he challenged the nation, but I would repeat his words. “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your Country”.
If you want a great nation with a great future, you don’t have to travel very far or do anything extraordinary. You simply have to get together with your neighbors and decide to do something.
It really is more fun when we do it together.
Join the LaValle Public Library FRIENDS group.
The library board takes care of all library business but the FRIENDS is an auxiliary group that supports the library and helps in many ways such as volunteering, helping with programs, helping with bake sales and book sales a couple of times a year and supporting the library with their activities during the year.
FRIENDS meet at 7:15 PM following the library board meeting in October and December.
Our newly renovated library, a new library director and many interesting programs and activities going on makes the library an important focal point of the LaValle community.
Don't Miss out on this opportunity to help the LaValle Library!