Monday, September 21, 2009

Upton Branch Library Has Been Awarded A Libri Foundation Grant

The Upton Branch Library as been awarded a "Books For Children" grant from the Libri Foundation. The grant is a 3-to-1 grant. The Weston County Library Foundation will raise $350.00 for this grant and then the Upton Branch Library will receive $1,050.00 worth of children's books. We are also eligible for a bonus of an additional $350.00 worth of math and science books. In total the Upton Branch Library will receive $1,400.00 worth of children's books.

The Libri Foundation provides booklists for grant recipients to choose book titles from. All of the book title choices are award and honor winners and have been reviewed by the Libri Foundation review panel.

The Libri Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to donating quality children's book to rural public libraries.

The Upton Branch Library was also awarded Libri Foundation grants in 2000 and 2006. Qualifing libraries may apply for Libri Foundation grants every three years.

The Upton Branch Library and Weston County Library Foundation will be holding a used book sale October 19 - 23 and a bake sale on October 21 to assist in raising the $350.00 needed for this "Books For Children" Libri Foundation grant.

October Book Discussion Date Changed

The date for the October 15th Wyoming Council for the Humanities book discussion held at the Upton Branch Library has been changed.

The book discussion meeting will take place on October 29 at 7:00 p.m. in the library meeting room.

Please note this change on your calendars.

The book up for discussion is "Plainsong" by Kent Haruf. If you have not picked up your copy yet, there are still copies available at the Upton Branch Library.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Concrete Has Been Poured

For everyone who has been wondering when the concrete was going to be poured for the new memorial bench and bicycle rack area, you can stop wondering. The concrete was poured this morning and will look wonderful when it dries.

We have been gifted funds to purchase a bench in memory of the former Upton Branch Manager, MarJean Rinegar. After the concrete is cured we will be placing the bench and purchasing some signage for the memorial bench.

The bench is a wonderful additiion to the front of the Upton Branch Library. The bench was purchased by MarJean Rinegar's daughter in MarJean's memory. MarJean Rinegar was the Branch Manager from 1972 until 1989.