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The Library is now accepting donations for the spring book sale.

(March 11, 2010)  The Library will hold its spring book sale from Monday, April 12 through Saturday, April 17 as part of the celebration of National Library Week.  We welcome your donations of books, DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, and magazines to add to the sale.  Donations are acknowledged in writing if you wish.  All procedes from the book sale will be used to purchase new library matererials this year for you to check out and enjoy. 

The Library's 2009 Annual Report Is Available

(March 3, 2010) The Library has posted its Annual Report for 2009.  The Report provides a brief overview of the Library's activities and accomplishments during the preceeding year.  Despite the shortfalls in library funding last year, you still checked out more library materials than ever before, and enjoyed a wide variety of programs and services.  The Library Trustees and staff appreciate your continued interest and support, and, as always, welcome

Income Tax Forms Available

(February 20, 2010)  Ohio Income Tax forms  have finally arrived!  The library has received an ample supply of Ohio personal income tax return forms and instructions.  Additional state tax forms and instructions are available online from the Ohio Department of Taxation.  The library has a basic assortment of federal income tax forms, schedules, and instructions available for you to pick up as well.  All federal tax forms, instructions, and publications are

Library Closed Monday, February 15

(February 12, 2010) The library will be closed Monday, February 18 for a day of leave without pay for all staff. This closing is part of the library's plan to manage the expected reduction in library funding this year. All staff will take leave without pay on January 18, February 15, October 11, and November 26 and 27. In addition all staff have had their hours of work reduced by 10% for 2010 and the Library Director and Fiscal Officer have taken 10% cuts in their salaries.

Library closed Monday, January 18

(January 14, 2010) The library will be closed Monday, January 18 for a day of leave without pay for all staff.  This closing is part of the library's plan to manage the expected reduction in library funding this year.  All staff will take leave without pay on January 18, February 15, October 11, and November 26 and 27.  In addition all staff have had their hours of work reduced by 10% for 2010 and the Library Director and Fiscal Officer have taken 10% cuts in their salaries.  The library's budget for purchasing new books, DVDs, and other materials for you to

Happy New Year!

(January 4, 2010) The Trustees and staff of the Minerva Public Library wish you a happy and prosperous new year.  Although the state funding outlook for 2010 is not good for public libraries, we believe that we can manage the library's limited resources in such a way as to continue to provide you with the services, programs, and materials that you expect from your local library.  Our hope is to provide you this year with more programs for adults and families than every before.  And although the library budget

Library Holiday Hours

(December 17, 2009) Happy Holidays from the Trustees and staff of the Minerva Public Library.  We wish you pleasant times with family and friends and safe travel.  The library will be closed from Wednesday, December 23 though Sunday, December 27, and from Thursday, December 31 through Sunday, January 3.  No library materials are due on days the library is closed.  The 12/23 and 12/26 closed days are mandatory days of leave without pay for all library staff.  This leave is part of the belt-tightening done by the library this year in order to make do with reduced funding.  We posted

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