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We’re Hiring-Custodial Services Contractor

The Library is hiring a Custodial Services Contractor!

This position is to complete the duties outlined in the links below on a weekly basis. The pay is $500/month for an independent contractor (will be given a 1099 form at the end of the year). Preferred schedule is Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings.

Click on the following links for more information:

Custodial Services Job Description

Custodian Contract

Custodial Services Duties

Storytime Announcement!

Storytime is starting again September 25th!

We now offer five storytimes a week!

Read below to learn our current theme and dates and see which times work for your family

Bookmark this page (viennapubliclibrary.org/kids/storytime) on our website to keep up to date on our Storytime sessions!

Session Themes and Dates:

September 24 – November 2

Early Concepts – Learn shapes, colors, numbers, ABC’s, and finish out this session celebrating Halloween!

Storytime Descriptions:

Toddlers: Tuesdays at 10:30 am and Wednesdays at 2:00 pm
Come read, laugh and play at Toddler Storytime (2-3 year olds). Books and activities focus on exploration, letter and number introduction, and socialization. After story time, stay and play!

Babies: Wednesdays at 11:00 am
Baby Storytime (0-24 months) incorporates books, songs, rhymes, and games to get the smallest readers smiling and playing. Books and activities focus on play, rhymes, and adult/child interaction with books.

Family: Thursdays at 6:00 pm and Fridays at 10:30 am
Our Family Storytime is geared towards families with children ages 2-10 years old. Parents are asked to stay and learn together!

Our storytime age recommendations are a guideline, not a rule. Please talk to the Youth Services Director, Hope, if you have questions or concerns about which story time is the best for your child, or email her at hope@viennapubliclibrary.org.

We’re Hiring!

Youth Services Assistant – Applications closed on 7/17/18
Apply in the Library or click here.

Job Summary
:

The Youth Services Assistant is responsible for assisting the Youth Services Director with the daily operations of the Youth Services Department. This person assists the Youth Services Director in developing and implementing programs and events for children, teens and families as well as maintaining the library collections of both children and teens. Circulation duties will be assigned as necessary.

Supervision Received:

  • Reports to the Director of Library Services, the Youth Services Director, and the Circulation Supervisor.
  • Works under the immediate supervision of the Youth Services Director and the Circulation Supervisor

Job Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. required.
  • Two years of undergraduate education or two years of job related experience preferred.
  • At least one year’s experience specifically working or volunteering with children and/or teens in an instructional, assistive, or caregiver capacity.
  • Ability to relate to children and teens and become familiar with their needs and interests.
  • Ability to interact with and assist the public in a friendly and responsive manner.
  • Extensive knowledge of computers, their operating systems, and programs likely to be used in libraries, including familiarity with the Internet, word processing, current operating systems including apple, android and windows.
  • Ability to learn new concepts, skills, and technology.
  • Ability to get in front of large groups and to maintain control of large numbers of people.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills for a customer service-oriented environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public.
  • Flexibility in work schedule; including evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to lift boxes (up to 20 pounds), get up and down easily, stand for long periods of time, and interact sociably with children and teens.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists in the development and implementation of children’s, teens and family programs and special events.
  • Ensures open spaces in the Youth Services Department are tidy at all times.
  • Straightens shelves in Youth Services Department, rotating books on display.
  • Assists patrons in the Youth Services Department. Defers reference questions to the Youth Services Director when needed.
  • Performs Circulation Desk functions when requested.
  • Decorates the Youth Services Department.
  • Conducts library tours for school children and teens as requested.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of the summer reading program.
  • Assists with the planning, preparation and production of weekly storytimes.
  • Assists with the planning, preparation and production of all other Youth Services programming as assigned by the Youth Services Director.
  • Displays professional conduct and appearance at all times while performing duties.

Other Assignments:

  • Serves on library teams as requested by the Director of Library Services, Circulation Supervisor or Youth Services Director.
  • Performs special projects and other job-related tasks that may be assigned by the Director of Library Services, Circulation Supervisor, or Youth Services Director.

 

Hours Required: 16-24 hours per week

Pay Basis: Hourly starting at $9.00

 

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

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It’s time for the FOL Spring book sale! 

April 12 from 6-8pm is FOL members preview sale. If you are not an FOL member, there is a $5.00 fee.

April 13th and 14th from 10am-5pm is open to the public.

Paperback books are .50 cents and hardback books are $1.00.

Saturday from 10am-2pm is half price on all items, then from 2pm-5pm is our much loved bring your own bag for just $2.00.

Food for Fines

November 14-18 – Food for Fines

Bring in 1 can or box of non-perishable food FOR EVERY $1.00 in fines you owe and we will remove your fines.

1 item = $1.00 in fines

This is your chance to clear your library account! NO expired items will be accepted.

Food will be donated to the Wayside United Methodist Church pantry.

Mayor’s Creative Writing Contest Prompts!

Grand Prize Winners!

Congratulations to the grand prize winners of the Mayor’s Creative Writing Contest!!

Adults: Sonya Ashby
Teens: Charis Made
Kids: Davey Brooks

Your prizes are waiting at the desk!

Writing Prompt for week of 10/16/17:

“All right, you’ve told your story. That’s how you remember it. But there’s another story: my story. And my story begins with_______ ”

WEEK 5 WINNERS!
Adult: Corinne Full
Teens: Abby Tanner
Kids: Zack Guthrie

Congratulations to our winners. You can pick up your prize at the front desk of the library! We will announce our Grand Prize winners next week, and writing will be on display at the library in November!

Writing Prompt for week of 10/9/17:

“Only another mile, I thought, keeping my head down. I watched each foot rise and fall, rise and fall, losing myself in the rhythm of it. I thought of what was on the other side of the mountain, and I remembered _______ ”

WEEK 4 WINNERS!
Adult: Sonya Ashby
Teens: Haven Read
Kids: Davey Brooks
You can pick up your prize at the front desk of the library!

Writing Prompt for week of 10/2/17:

“It flashed through the sky and then was gone. Lucy was sure she had seen a UFO and was equally sure aliens were here to secretly make contact with a human being. Maybe they would choose her. Maybe she would get to visit their ship. Maybe _______ ”

WEEK 3 WINNERS!
Adult: Vicki Geslak
Teens: Abby Tanner
Kids: Zach Guthrie
You can pick up your prize at the front desk of the library!

Writing Prompt for week of 9/26/17: 

“We took turns guarding the door, neither of us sleeping very much. Ricky looked nervous, and suddenly I felt bad about getting him involved. I shouldn’t have _______ ”

WEEK 2 WINNERS!
Adult: Sonya Ashby
Teens: Charis Mace
Kids: ___________ (We didn’t have any kids entries this week! If you know a kid who likes to write, let them know about our contest!)
You can pick up your prize at the front desk of the library!

Writing Prompt for week of 9/18/17: 

“I watched the hawk high in the sky float, and float. Then it tucked its head in and dove like a missile straight toward ______________”

WEEK 1 WINNERS!
Kids – Ricardo Salazar
Teens – Echo Full
Adults – R.J. Lowe
Please come to the library front desk to pick up your prize!

 

For more information about the writing contest see our post here.

Good luck entrants!

The Mayor’s Creative Writing Contest

Our Creative Writing Club and Mayor Rapp have teamed up to create a contest at the Vienna Public Library this Fall! Mayor Rapp has graciously agreed to sponsor our prizes. You write – you could win $25 or $50 gift cards to Regal Cinemas or Amazon.com.

How It Works:

  • The library will release a writing prompt every Monday for 5 weeks, starting 9/18, on Facebook, our website, & in the library.
  • Entries are due Saturday of the same week by 5pm.
  • Include your name, phone number, and age on your entry.
  • Write a 1 page* (8 1/2 x11) story using the prompt and drop it off or email it to the library: cate@viennapubliclibrary.org.
  • Writers must live in Wood or Washington County, or have a Vienna library card.
  • Three weekly winners will be chosen (kids, teens, & adults) and receive fabulous prizes (gift cards for movies and Amazon). 
  • Mayor Rapp will read the weekly winners’ entries the week of October 30 and award a grand prize for each age group!

    * No rules about font size, spacing, formatting, handwriting, etc. We just need to be able to read it. You can enter for multiple weeks, even if you win one week. You will receive confirmation that we received your story electronically if submitted by e-mail. 

Questions?
Contact Cate, our Youth Services Director at 304-295-7771, ext. 2, or e-mail her at cate@viennapubliclibrary.org.

Friends of the Library: Book Sale

fall book sale

October 16-21 is National Friends of the Library week! To celebrate, the Friends of the Library’s Fall Book Sale will be October 20-21st from 10-5pm each day. The preview sale for Friends members only will be October 19th from 6-8pm. Most books are $1 each, newer editions are $4.

On Saturday the 21st from 10-2pm, books will be half-price. At 2pm, the Friends will provide plastic bags for our popular bag sale. Each bag will be $2. Patrons must use the bags we provide.

The Library is currently accepting books for this sale. When the library’s capacity for storage is filled, we ask that books be taken to the Vienna City building at 609 29th St. Please note that we cannot accept encyclopedias, magazines, dictionaries, textbooks, or damaged books. Thank you!

Upcoming Friends Meeting Dates: Sept. 19 and Nov. 14 at 6:30pm