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13Nov/19Off

WWI Poster Exhibit

IMG_4490 IMG_4491Veteran's Day is more than one day a year. Check out our World War I: Lessons and Legacies for Libraries Poster Exhibit provided by Smithsonian!

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9Nov/19Off

Happy Veterans’ Day!

_As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them._ -- John F. KennedyWe are closed November 11th in honor of Veterans' Day.

Have a safe and happy holiday and we'll see you on Tuesday!

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9Nov/19Off

Library Board Meeting

Millstadt Library

Board Meeting

11/16/2019

Village Meeting Room

9:00 a.m.

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4Nov/19Off

Book Club for November

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Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

In case you missed it, we discussed our October read, The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson. November's pick is  Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff. We'll be discussing it on December 7th. If you’d like to participate, let us know! If you have a Library card, we can order the book for you. If not, feel free to resource the book in the best way for you. And the final rule of Book Club: If this is your first time at Book Club, you have to read!

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23Oct/19Off

Special Board Meeting

Special

Millstadt Library Board Meeting

October 30th, 2019

7:00 p.m.

Village Meeting Room

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15Oct/19Off

Knitting Night and so much more on Tuesdays!

69880171_690053104807614_8830273269597732864_n Knitting NiteEvery Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. is Knitting Night.

With the cold weather coming, there's a need to make scarves and hats for those who are homeless.

If you know how to knit or crochet and would like to help, join us! If you'd like to learn, come on in! If you'd rather not do either but would like to donate yarn, it would be much appreciated!

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3Oct/19Off

Book Club on October 5th!

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Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

We’ll be discussing our current read, Wild by Cheryl Strayed. November’s pick will be The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson. If you’d like to participate, let us know! If you have a Library card, we can order the book for you. If not, feel free to resource the book in the best way for you. And the final rule of Book Club: If this is your first time at Book Club, you have to read!

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3Oct/19Off

Pre-School Reading Progam Wednesdays in October

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Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Join us every Wednesday in October at 10 a.m. for our Pre-School Reading Program! Children ages 2 - 5, accompanied by an adult, will enjoy an interactive story and craft.

The earlier your children start to read, the better their comprehension and communication skills will be later on in life. So why not stop by the Library and get started?

The program is free and a library card is not required to participate.

For any questions check out our Facebook page @MillstadtLibrary, give us a call at 476-1887, or stop by in person at 115 West Laurel Street, Millstadt Illinois.

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25Sep/19Off

Temp Librarian Position Available

Help-WantedThe Millstadt Library is looking to hire a temporary librarian to work from November to February, evenings (4 p.m. -8 p.m.), day availability, and on weekends. Applications can be picked up at the library.

Please include a resume. No applications will be taken after Monday, October 7th at 4 p.m.

Below, you can find the text for our job description or click the link.  Librarian Job Description

 

As a public library specializing in community engagement, the Millstadt Library is continually growing and expanding services and collection to fit the ever-changing needs of our community. Many of our patrons are parents, children, and seniors. Our collection’s focus is fiction entertainment that includes enough diversity to begin research or education on a plethora of subjects. The Library hosts several programs throughout the year including a story hour, an independent summer reading program, and a holiday open house.

As a librarian, you will manage advanced electronic resources, digital records, help patrons access a wide range of information, and maintain our library collection by managing books, media, and electronic resources. You will also carry out library administrative tasks and organize community events.

Librarian responsibilities and duties

  • Assist patrons with finding reference materials and leisure reading materials
  • Maintain library inventory and conduct periodic audits of the information on file
  • Help patrons navigate electronic records and periodicals
  • Create and implement new programs to attract patrons of different demographics, such as socials and author signings
  • Check books and other materials in and out of the library
  • Teach patrons how to use the electronic database and its functions
  • Manage the acquisition of new materials
  • Print, Copy, Scan, and Fax documents
  • Assist patrons with computer and internet
  • Assist other librarians as needed

Librarian knowledge and skills

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public library functions
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to develop and present library programs
  • Ability to develop and present public information materials to promote library use within the Library’s brand
  • Considerable ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, co-workers, and the general public
  • Experience working with electronic databases of library materials
  • Ability to work independently and self-start
  • Knowledge of computers and internet
  • A love of reading and educating

Requirements

  • Associates degree or more preferred (will count experience as requisite)
  • Ability to work flexibly, some weekends, and sometimes at short notice
  • Proficiency in computers and internet

Special working conditions

  • Duties are performed indoors in an office environment
  • Duties require extended periods of standing, walking, sitting, speaking, and listening
  • Duties require occasional periods of climbing or balancing, pulling/pushing items, lifting/carrying items, keyboarding, reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling
  • Weights up to 50 pounds are encountered
  • Vision requirements include close vision and ability to adjust focus
  • Must be able to do math at the algebraic level
  • Reading materials and verbal instructions require complex interpretation
  • Hazards are considered minor and controllable, but may include exposure to human error and angry/hostile humans
  • The noise level is usually moderate
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • May need to travel for specialized library classes

 

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20Sep/19Off

Knitting Night Every Tuesday!

70287729_408081726510488_1068467548325937152_n Knitting NiteDid you see that we've added Crochet to Knitting Night?

So if you know how to crochet, be sure to join us on Tuesdays anytime between 5:30 to 7:30. You can help create hats or scarves for the homeless, fidget sleeves for Alzheimer's patients, or bring your own yarn to create something for yourself!

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