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New knit and crochet group at Alva library


October 7, 2018

A new knit and crochet club is being formed at the Alva Public Library. The first meeting will be Monday, Oct. 8, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Those interested are invited to bring their projects to work on during the meeting. The library will not be providing materials, just a friendly place to meet.

The Let’s Talk About It book series began on Oct. 1. The library is also starting their after-school programs with alternating age groups each Tuesday. Mommy and Me has also resumed.

The annual book sale is going on now at the Alva Public Library. The sale offers a selection of books that include donated items and duplicate copies. The sale was expected to last only two weeks, but leftover books from the sale will still be available. In addition, the library has several youth department tables no longer needed. The round tables are topped with Formica. There are also some bookcases, chairs and a piano for sale.

Director Sandra Ott Hamilton reviewed library financials and statistics. She said adult checkouts were a little lower in August. The library usually sees a drop at the start of school as parents adjust to the new schedules. The library has added a new category, digital magazines, and had 16 downloaded in August.

Hamilton said the renovations on the auditorium have been finished including the new wiring of wall outlets. The next projects will be the youth library and the genealogy room.

The director said they are glad it is fall with the large air conditioning unit on the room out. Another one is also on its way out. The basement area has a twin unit that is operating at 20 percent and 48 percent capacity. She said they are looking at pricing for one unit and adding duct work for a more efficient system. The current systems were put in about 18 years ago.

Hamilton said she and her staff have been working on meeting room policies that will apply to rooms used by the public. The rooms must be used by not-for-profit civic groups of at least three persons. They can’t be used for commercial services or political rallies or campaigns. The meetings must also not interfere with library business and be open to the public. The library does not charge for the rooms although they accept donations. She said they hope to have a draft of the policies ready for the next library meeting.


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