Special library http://savemynjlibrary.org/ Wed, 29 Sep 2021 23:38:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 Delhi village sets up special library for women preparing for competitions https://savemynjlibrary.org/delhi-village-sets-up-special-library-for-women-preparing-for-competitions/ Sun, 05 Sep 2021 15:09:00 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/delhi-village-sets-up-special-library-for-women-preparing-for-competitions/ In a one-of-a-kind project, the Delhi government has built a special library for women in the village of Karala in northwest Delhi. The women-only community library was created as part of a women’s empowerment project under the “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” program launched by the central government. The dedicated library will encourage aspiring women and […]]]>

In a one-of-a-kind project, the Delhi government has built a special library for women in the village of Karala in northwest Delhi. The women-only community library was created as part of a women’s empowerment project under the “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” program launched by the central government. The dedicated library will encourage aspiring women and help those who have started to prepare for competitions such as engineering, UPSC, medicine and many more.

The mission was undertaken by the SDM of Kanjhawala Saumya Sharma to prioritize young girls who wanted to be successful in their lives. Citing the example of a girl from Majri village, SDM Sharma told Indian Express that such talent needs a “platform where they can be better guided and trained.” She also hopes that having access to a library and information would help girls with the potential to move out of their homes for a better future.

The books in the library were suggested by Vision IAS, a Delhi center that trains aspirants for Indian administrative services. In order to stimulate female candidates, the North West Delhi district administration has also decided to set up guidance and counseling centers near villages, district magistrate Chestha Yadav told IndianExpress.

According to reports, the request to establish the library was proposed by the villagers of Karala, especially the men, said SDM Sharma. The interior of the library was built by the Vrikshit Foundation. The organization did a spectacular job adding decorative pieces that promoted learning and personal development. He also added murals and paintings that represented the power of knowledge.

More such initiatives in the future

The exclusive library is one of a kind at the initiative of the district administration. It will provide space and security for ambitious women eager to work hard. Authorities have sought to build more such community libraries in villages based on feedback from villagers, SDM told reporters. The library was inaugurated on the eve of the Teachers’ Day in the presence of District Magistrate Chestha Yadav, SDM Saumya Sharma and IAS Vishakha Yadav

Image: @ DMNorthWestDelhi / Twitter


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Danville Public Library offers special library card incentives https://savemynjlibrary.org/danville-public-library-offers-special-library-card-incentives/ Mon, 30 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/danville-public-library-offers-special-library-card-incentives/ DANVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) – Danville Public Library (DPL) is running a special Star Wars pay-per-view incentive program in September. Officials said the free library card gives people access to a large number of books, e-books, audiobooks, videos, DVDs, CDs and more. Cards are available to new cardholders and existing cardholders with accounts in good standing. […]]]>

DANVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) – Danville Public Library (DPL) is running a special Star Wars pay-per-view incentive program in September.

Officials said the free library card gives people access to a large number of books, e-books, audiobooks, videos, DVDs, CDs and more. Cards are available to new cardholders and existing cardholders with accounts in good standing. Those who receive this new card will be entered into a raffle to win Baby Yoda-themed prizes, including gift cards, a book signed by Star Wars author Timothy Zahn, and an animatronic Baby Yoda.

“We have 5,000 limited edition Baby Yoda / Grogu library cards available, and my personal goal is to have them all out by the end of September,” said Jennifer Hess, director of the DPL library.

According to officials, there are several options for a la carte registration:
– In person at the Danville Public Library
– Online at www.danvillepubliclibrary.org
– Withdrawal of an application at local businesses or at local events

Anyone interested must complete an application and provide proof of residence or ownership in Danville.

For more information, visit the Danville Public Library website or call 217-477-5220.


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Special Library Commission meeting focuses on needs of Southeast Warren – Macomb Daily https://savemynjlibrary.org/special-library-commission-meeting-focuses-on-needs-of-southeast-warren-macomb-daily/ Mon, 09 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/special-library-commission-meeting-focuses-on-needs-of-southeast-warren-macomb-daily/ The Warren Library Commission recently held a special meeting to discuss options for bringing library services to the city’s most southeastern corner. The neighborhood, which lies in the area of ​​Schoenherr and Toepfer roads, has been without a library for over 20 years, since the closure of the Edgar A. Guest Library on Stephens. Currently […]]]>

The Warren Library Commission recently held a special meeting to discuss options for bringing library services to the city’s most southeastern corner.

The neighborhood, which lies in the area of ​​Schoenherr and Toepfer roads, has been without a library for over 20 years, since the closure of the Edgar A. Guest Library on Stephens. Currently there is no library east of Van Dyke Avenue in the town of Warren. For several years, residents have been asking for the return of library services, including activities such as “story time” and crafts.

More recently, resident Vera Speagle pioneered the idea of ​​a book kiosk that could be located in Winters Park on St. Andrews Avenue and give residents 24 hour access to books and other items. library like DVDs. Currently, Library Director Oksana Urban is awaiting a response to a grant application that would fund a mobile library to serve the Speagle neighborhood as well as other areas of the city. Discussions between Van Dyke Schools Superintendent Piper Bognar and Mayor James Fouts regarding a possible library annex at McKinley Elementary School, which is adjacent to Winters Park, are ongoing.

Speagle joined Tuesday’s Zoom meeting and said she was open to any ideas and willing to work with anyone to bring a library to her neighborhood, but time is running out.

“I love all of the ideas that have been presented, but we really need a library now,” said Speagle. “We have been neglected for so long that we can’t wait for a library to be built or even an annex to be built. The Contextual Library is something we can do right now for those residents who have been excluded from the activities of the city for so long. We need something ASAP and something that draws people to the park and creates a community atmosphere.

Library Commission Chairman Frank Pasternak said he was open to new ideas and would like to hear more feedback from residents regarding their specific needs and asked them to write letters to the Library Commission and also discussed the possibility of holding a meeting at Winters Park. give residents the opportunity to voice their concerns.

“There have been discussions about using the parks for kiosks or for temporary structures like take-out reading centers, leave,” Pasternak said. “It’s kind of a temporary fix and it’s also a small part of the library and its resources would be very limited. I think the approach of using a bookmobile is more acceptable and I think it is the best opportunity to provide reading material and access to resources to people who need them.

Annette Majka, a member of the Libraries Commission, said that whatever other library services may be added in South East Warren, a mobile library is needed and is a priority for the whole city. Ultimately, she would like to see something more permanent in the Winters Park neighborhood, perhaps a kiosk to begin with, with the goal of working at a brick and mortar library.

“I think we need a bookmobile no matter what, but it cannot replace a fixed library,” said Majka. “Citizens need something that’s there all the time. I like the idea of ​​a popup, but I am concerned about vandalism. If we could find a solution with the idea of ​​the annex at McKinley, I think that would be the ideal situation. It would be permanent, there would be library staff there; for me it would be the ultimate. Can we afford all of this? It’s all about numbers. “

Pasternak said at the August 3 special meeting that the commission will gather feedback from residents and then develop an approach that takes into account the library’s budget, including grant opportunities, as well as the neighborhood’s most urgent needs.

“We have to get the ideas of the residents and then start to move forward and find the best way to approach this,” Pasternak said. “We are for anything that makes sense and will work as hard as possible to provide library services to residents. A book box is a step forward in providing resources, but it is limited. A bookmobile would be more in line with what I thought as it would have greater functionality and the idea of ​​having an annex in a school looks even more appealing if we could make it work.

Urban said she would contact the director of the Novi Library for information on that city’s Lakeshore Lending Library, which is featured as Michigan’s first self-service library kiosk on the novilibary.org website. This library kiosk was sponsored in part by the Community Financial Credit Union.

“I’m not really in favor of a popup, but if it’s the best we can do, we should do it,” said Majka. “It could be ideal until we can get something more permanent and I’m in favor of a bookmobile no matter what. “


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Faces of COVID victims on display as part of special library project https://savemynjlibrary.org/faces-of-covid-victims-on-display-as-part-of-special-library-project/ Sun, 01 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/faces-of-covid-victims-on-display-as-part-of-special-library-project/ A special exhibit at the William E. Durr branch of the Kenton County Public Library in Independence highlights the lives lost here during the COVID-19 pandemic. Christian Schmit, a programmer at the library who is also an artist, came up with the idea. The library reached out to its clients earlier this year and asked […]]]>

A special exhibit at the William E. Durr branch of the Kenton County Public Library in Independence highlights the lives lost here during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Christian Schmit, a programmer at the library who is also an artist, came up with the idea. The library reached out to its clients earlier this year and asked them to share a photo of a loved one who died from the virus along with a short biography.

The result is a series of portraits and stories now on display.

“Sometimes it seems so huge that you don’t even know who to turn to, with Covid and the pandemic,” said Katelyn Wolary, one of the 22 artists who turned pictures into portraits. “And that brings it down to a level that we can all understand. We can all feel that we are giving something beneficial and positive.”

There are twenty-four portraits drawn by the artists. People who responded were mostly from northern Kentucky, but library director Faith Mulberry said people responded from as far away as Italy.

All 24 portraits are on display at the Durr branch of the library until August 6.

The project had an impact on the people whose loved ones have passed away, as well as the artists who delved into the lines of the face, the smile, and the few phrases that defined the living and breathing person in the photograph.

“Art does something that numbers can’t do,” said Ron Prigat, another of the artists, “which is to give you a personal sense of loss and the experience of people.”

A short film was also made, documenting two of the people pictured among those hanging on the wall. The movie is called The Portrait Covid project.

Susan Kinsella wanted her husband Scott to be included. She mentioned that he had several bird feeders that he kept continually stocked. He loved to feed birds, she says, and she knows he misses birds. Kinsella said Scott was devoted to his family and was crazy about his sons.

Prigat was the artist who drew Scott’s portrait. He said he could see from his photo that Scott was smiling from the inside out, and there was so much he could say about that smile.

“Capturing the mind is very powerful,” said Prigat. “People say, for good reason, that the eyes are the window to the soul. So you want to have righteous eyes. But there is more than just a technique there, because intention is not is not necessarily, not for me personally, to reproduce a photograph, but to create something different and to capture something essential. “

Bonnie Yates described Jim Hunt as a companion, a grandfather known as Pop and someone who suffered from ALS in addition to Covid.

Wolary was the artist who drew the portrait of Jim.

“I can just say he was a good person,” she said. “Like, you can see it in the way he was smiling and the way they had their arms around each other. You can just feel that kind of positivity.”

“He never complained, he never said ‘poor about me’, or asked why this was happening to him,” Yates said. “He just took it day to day, that’s how we used to live.”

She said he was truly a wonderful man, and she thought he would be so surprised if his picture hung in the exhibit.

Robin Klaene, director of public relations and development at the library, said this project was carried out at no cost to participants to help those suffering from enormous loss.

“A photo is wonderful, but the portraits of the artists bring a whole new feeling to both the artist and the loved one,” she said. “Now, until the first week of August, all of the portraits are on display in a quiet salon in the Durr branch. Along with the art, there is a short biography about each person that takes you back to a happier time. . It really is an amazing project. “

See the images of the exhibition online here.

Written by Patricia A. Scheyer, RCN contributor

Picture: Raymond Wallace, as drawn by Marylin Wilson. Wallace died of COVID-19 in January. He lived in Covington for all of his 72 years, except for his time in the military.


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Director’s resignation accepted at a special library board meeting https://savemynjlibrary.org/directors-resignation-accepted-at-a-special-library-board-meeting/ Thu, 14 Feb 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/directors-resignation-accepted-at-a-special-library-board-meeting/ Board Chair Rebecca Miller listens and responds to public concerns. A “special” meeting of the Great Neck Library Board of Trustees was opened by incoming President Rebecca Miller on Monday February 4th. Motion number one, as read by Administrator Barry Smith, was to accept the resignation of Library Director Denise Corcoran. Acceptance of the resignation […]]]>
Board Chair Rebecca Miller listens and responds to public concerns.

A “special” meeting of the Great Neck Library Board of Trustees was opened by incoming President Rebecca Miller on Monday February 4th. Motion number one, as read by Administrator Barry Smith, was to accept the resignation of Library Director Denise Corcoran. Acceptance of the resignation was a postponed item on the agenda from the previous board meeting on January 29.

The second item on the agenda was the announcement of the board’s intention to form a director search committee. No details were discussed. A resident in attendance asked if those who had served on the former director search committee would be eligible to sit on that committee. The council did not receive a response.

As another agenda, the The board voted to put the assistant director of the library, Tracy Van Dyne, in a temporary position of interim director. Trustees were asked about the difference between an interim director and an interim director, and the council attorney weighed but the trustees and residents similarly could not pinpoint the similarity or difference between the two words.

During the discussion on the election of Van Dyne as interim manager, Rebecca Rosenblatt Gilliar stressed that this was not an emergency.

“You don’t think about it enough,” she told administrators. She also told the board that the director of retired Nassau Library System (NLS) library directors in Nassau County and Long Island with years of experience has made himself available. to help libraries in transition. A of them might be willing to come for six months as a consultant to run the library while the director search is in progress.

Michael Fuller, a former administrator, asked if the director’s job was so onerous that this job was too much to handle. This question was answered by a discussion on the controversial library issue reputation of the board of directors in micromanagement library directors, including Corcoran. According to Fuller, Corcoran was leading a estimated at 22 branches in Queens, but for a reason can’t run the Big Neck Library. General public opinion is that Corcoran was a very beautiful director and the community is sad to see her go.

The board also welcomed its own suggestion that the library hire a external consultant to come and analyze and see structural problems within the library. After hearing the public opinions on this, council voted three to six and the motion for a request for proposal (RFP) was not passed.

Another issue raised by the public was the inadequate education of the library trustees on their role. Miller responded that the trustees will be re-educated on what are their roles, even if she does not have specify how. Gilliar indicated that one of the services provided by NLS is a training course for trustees. Later she said that since the Great Neck Library refused to pay its annual membership fee to NLS, we had to check with NLS to find out whether the training program is still available for Great Neck Library administrators.

According to Marietta DiCamillo, a former director, when directors sit and deliberate at a board meeting, only then are they directors. Apart from their official functions, they are residents.

The short public meeting was preceded with a long executive session that lasted an hour and 15 minutes.


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Al Gannas Society Launches Special Library at Hunting & Falcons Expo https://savemynjlibrary.org/al-gannas-society-launches-special-library-at-hunting-falcons-expo/ Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:00:00 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/al-gannas-society-launches-special-library-at-hunting-falcons-expo/ The Al Gannas Company is launching the Company Library Project at the Katara (Suhail) International Hunting and Falcon Exhibition in its first edition, which begins tomorrow and runs through September 24. Al Gannas Company President Ali bin Khatem Al Mehshadi (pictured) said the library project includes more than 150 books on falconry and hunting in […]]]>

The Al Gannas Company is launching the Company Library Project at the Katara (Suhail) International Hunting and Falcon Exhibition in its first edition, which begins tomorrow and runs through September 24.

Al Gannas Company President Ali bin Khatem Al Mehshadi (pictured) said the library project includes more than 150 books on falconry and hunting in Qatar, the Arab world and the world in Arabic, in English and other languages ​​in order to preserve the heritage of falconry in Qatar and around the world, and to strengthen the efforts of Unesco, which recognized falconry as a World Heritage of Humanity in 2010.

He added that Al Gannas Society will work on showcasing future projects through its own wing at the exhibition, which includes everything related to the company and its achievements locally and internationally. He pointed out that the Suhail exhibition will be full of surprises such as the announcement of the launch of membership and the receipt of applications.

The applicant must be Qatari to complete the form and be over 18 years old. During the exhibition days, passports will be issued for the birds in cooperation with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment as well as the announcement of the competition schedule by the end of this year, notably the Qatar Championship 2017 , which runs from November 2-4, and the Al Gannas Company Championship runs from November 29 to December 2.



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