Special Projects Wishlist
In addition to service opportunities and donation of resources, there are various other ways to get involved in supporting the ministry and outreach of the library. If you would like to help in providing funding or other support for any of the following activities or special projects, please let us know. Thanks
Library Automation System
While our current library automation systems which houses our electronic library catalog, circulation functions and patron records. continues to function, it is no longer supported. We would then also like to be able to have our catalog completely accessible online which is not possible with the current system and so are in need of finding a new program.
In exploring various options ResourceMate® has surfaced as one of the best and most affordable options designed for small libraries -- the initial cost for the program would be $1045 plus an annual hosting fee of $250 USD/year.
If you would like to help with this need please let us know. Thanks so much
With the amount of foot traffic we get in the library we need to clean carpets on an annual basis. We have thought about purchasing our own professional grade machine but found that the cost is quite high and so it is still cheaper to rent. If you would like to help us keep the carpets clean the cost is approximately $60 USD/year.
In order to keep the carpet cleaner as a first line of defense, we would also like to purchase a special doormat which is designed to cover the entrance to the library and collect the initial wet (lots of wet and snow) and dirt that gets deposited. Total estimated cost $350 USD
We have two Saturday children's programs that we do -- Kidz Life Story Hour is designed for children ages 3-7 is held at the library on the second Saturday mornings of each month. Books and More for English is designed to teach English to older kids (ages 8-12) using a story theme.
Both programs includes stories on a given theme, related crafts, songs and snack. We offer this as a free outreach ministry of the library but if you would like to help sponsor the story hour that would be great -- the cost is approximately $50 USD per month.
We are also always needing various supplies including construction paper, markers, and glue sticks, as well as specialized items such as wiggle eyes, foam, pipe cleaners and pom-poms which can be used for our craft.
If you or your church, Sunday School or VBS (or maybe you have leftover crafts) would like to help in providing craft supplies, please let us know -- we can provide a list of current needs.