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News from the Peninsula Library

On April 2, the Peninsula Library board held a special meeting to award a contract for the renovation project. Sander Construction from Akron was awarded the contract to begin construction the week of April 15. The project has been divided in two phases. The first phase will involve the total rebuilding of the library`s restrooms as described in the last issue of this newsletter. Also, the kitchen will be seeing new storage and a lunch counter for staff to have a place to have a quiet meal. The former original office area, untouched since 1964, will be renovated into a space to handle the packing and unpacking of the nearly 60,000 items per year which make up the library`s inter-library loans. All of this work is scheduled to be completed by Memorial Day. Once that phase is completed, the project will shift to the construction of a new front entrance and vestibule. The original open-roofed area by the front door will be enclosed and become part of the library building. During the course of the renovations, we have been generously granted permission by the Boston Township Trustees to move all of our programs to the Trustees` meeting room on the lower level of the Township Hall (1775 Main St., on the northeast corner of Riverview and Rt. 303). There are a few instances where a library program falls on a time when the township will be using their room for a meeting. The library has arranged in those instances to use the smaller meeting room upstairs which is managed by the Boston Township Hall Committee. If you have any doubt about where a meeting will be held, please contact the library at (330) 657-2665. While we are striving to foresee all potential scheduling conflicts, please bear with us as we navigate this construction project. On a related note, there are still many opportunities to make a financial contribution to this renovation project which will cost approximately $250,000. If you would like to contribute to the project, please use the donation form in this newsletter or contact Randy Bergdorf, Director, for more information.

Peninsula Library Programs

Classic Movie Night - First Thursday at 6:30PM
May 2 — Waterloo Bridge. (1940, 108 minutes)
June 6 — Stalag 17. (1953, 120 minutes)

Summer Reading Club Sign up Day — Tuesday, May 28, 2019 10:30am-12pm Stop in the library to register for Summer Reading Club 2019 starting May 28. The theme this year for all ages is A Universe of Stories. Special registration activities for the kids will take place at 10:30am-Noon on Tuesday, May 28, but anyone may register for a Summer Reading Club Kit at any time during library hours starting May 28. Summer Reading Club is divided into three groups: Adults (18+), Tweens, (ages 12-17) and Children (ages 3-11).

Randy Bergdorf celebrated 40 years with the Peninsula Library
On April 1, 2019 Randy Bergdorf celebrated 40 years with the Peninsula Library. He and the staff celebrated with a cake and a card signed by many of his friends and library patrons. The diorama pictured above was made by the staff. It has actual photos of the circulation area. It is on display at the library.