It’s a new year and, it seems, judging by the ads in the newspaper, a good time for annual general meetings! The Greenwood Public Library is holding its AGM on the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 28 at the library. Refreshments will available from 6:30 p.m. on, and the meeting will commence at 7 p.m. We will hear reports from the librarian and board chair, financial reports, and will be electing new and returning trustees to the board.
Under the Library Act, we need a volunteer board consisting of from five to nine members, and currently have enough returning members and nominees to fill eight positions. If you are interested and would like more information, contact the library during regular open hours Monday, Wednesday, or Friday.
We encourage as many members of the library as possible to come to our annual general meeting. This is mentioned every year, but bears repeating: some of our funding comes from sources who like to see a good representative turnout at our AGM, as it reflects the interest and commitment of our members to the organization. The meeting will be short; it usually ends before 8 p.m.
Beginning this month, patrons of the library will be able to browse the entire SITKA catalogue for the Kootenay Library Federation (16 libraries) and place holds on books, DVDs, or videos (that are greater than one year old), which will then be shipped to Greenwood for pickup. This new program, called Interlibrary Connect, is similar to the regular Interlibrary loan program, but is simpler for staff and patrons. (The regular Interlibrary loan program will still be available for items not found in the Kootenay libraries.) We will be receiving and passing along information on how you as a patron can use Interlibrary Connect.
With the closure of Merlin’s Music video and DVD rental business, we have noticed an increase in the use of our video/ DVD collection. However, we have only a limited number of movies available on DVD, and a limited budget to purchase new ones, so we are appealing to the public: if you have any fairly recent (no more than six to eight years old) DVDs that you would be willing to donate to the library for others to enjoy, we would certainly appreciate having them!