Library News January 6, 2023

The Library Board of Trustees will meet Monday, January 9 at 9:00 AM in the west meeting room at the library.  This will be the annual meeting.

Story Hour will meet Friday, January 13 and Friday, January 27 from 10:15 to 11:15 AM. All children 5 and under are welcome to attend, but we do ask that children 3 and under be accompanied by an adult. 

When you are at the library this month, stop by the “Snowflake Station” to learn about snowflakes!

There will be a used book sale from Monday, January 16 to Saturday, January 21 during regular library hours. All paperbacks are fifty cents, hardcovers are $1.00, or fill a bag for $5.00.

Did you know about the great resources available on the library’s website?  One resource is Mango Languages.  There are over 70 languages available to learn:  Spanish, Norwegian, Modern Greek, Hebrew just to name a few.  You can even learn to speak Pirate!  Go on the Heart of America Library’s website rugbyndlibrary.com, scroll down to the list of links, and find Mango Languages.  You can sign up for an account or you can use as a guest.  Signing up for an account will allow you to save your progress.  All you need is an email and your library card number.  The self paced lessons are easy to follow.   You will hear and see words and phrases and then have the chance to repeat.  Grammar notes and culture notes explain the meaning behind phrases.  The tools feature allows you to translate words and phrases from one language to another.  If you are interested and need help getting started, contact Jackie at the library and I can help you out.

Job Opening: The Heart of America Library is seeking a Library Director.  This is a full-time salaried position answering to the Library Board.  Applicant must be a high school graduate or equivalent, library science minor preferred or three years library work with computer and bookkeeping skills.   A full job description is available at the library upon request.  Applications can be submitted to:  heartofamerica@hotmail.com (Attention Hiring Committee)

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