POSITION OPENING FOR:

Part-time Programmer for Children, Teens, and Adult Library Programs –

Responsible for planning educational and engaging programs for children of all ages and appealing programs for adults. Some evening hours through the month will be required. Will be partnering in the management of the Summer Reading Program, our weekly Kid’s Club, story time, school visits, STEM and literary programs, procurement and administration of grants, record keeping, and budget managing.

Will need writing, creativity, and computer skills to make flyers, posters and publicize events through press releases, posters and displays, and electronic media.

  • Must enjoy working with children
  • Must have good communication and interpersonal skills – must have the ability to interact and work well with parents and children, other patrons, staff, and the library director.
  • Must have good work skills – must be prepared, responsible, dependable, professional, and make good use of work time. Personal business and phone usage must be conducted before and after work hours.
  • Should understand the stages of reading development and have a knowledge of children’s and teen literature – be able to suggest to parents and children appropriate books and techniques to help developing and struggling readers.
  • Must be familiar with Pinterest and other makerspace sites – these are a great resource for crafts, displays, and activities involved in our programs

Resume with qualifications needed with application.

For applying or further questions – inquire at the library

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Teen Summer Reading


Teens have been busy reading and earning badges to help their team make it out of the forest. The the team that finishes first gets treated to an ice cream party!

Click HERE to see Week #4 Team Results

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More Services Now Available at the Library

The Library is open to the public in accordance with phase 4 of Governor Little’s Stay Safe Order.  Face masks are encouraged and social distancing is required.  Please keep visits brief (30 minutes or less).  Faxing and copying are available but the computers, printing from the computers, and Community Room use are still unavailable.  The toys and backpacks are still off limits and small children must remain with an adult at all times.

We are sorry for any inconvenience these limitations might cause.  We appreciate your cooperation and would love to see you in the Library. 

Curbside pickup is still available for those who prefer that option. 

Please call 208-226-2335 if you have any questions.

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Summer Reading

The Children’s Summer Reading program is in full swing. Children’s packets, containing reading logs and weekly craft and activities, are still available outside the Library front door.
Click HERE for more information.

Week #1 June 12-18 Click HERE to to watch Miss Debbie read “Jack Breaks the Beanstalks” and demonstrate the “grow your own Beanstalk” craft.

Week #2 June 19-25 Click HERE to to watch Miss Deena read “The Princess and the Pea” and demonstrate the “Prince/Princess” paper craft.


Week #3 June 26-July 2 Click HERE to to watch Miss Deena read “The Three Little Pigs” and demonstrate the finger puppet craft.

Week #4 July 3-July 9 Click HERE to to watch Miss Deena read “The Three Bears” and demonstrate the craft (this is the week #4 story even though on the video Miss Deena said it was week 3, oops).

Week #5 July 10-July 16 Click HERE to to watch Miss Deena read “The Little Red Hen” and demonstrate the finger puppet craft.


Week #6 July 17-July 24 Click HERE to to watch Miss Deena read “ How I Became A Pirate ” and demonstrate the pirate hat craft.

StoryWalk:

StoryWalk® is located in the AF City Park, starting directly across from the Library.  You are invited to participate at your leisure.  This weeks story is 1001 Pirate Things to Spot”. A new story will be place each Friday during the 6-week program (StoryWalk® will not be available on Wednesday afternoon -Thursday afternoon to allow for mowing at the park).  Please be sure to observe social distancing guidelines.

Teens who are registered for Summer Reading, don’t forget to turn in your reading report by Saturday to help your team on its journey through the forest. Click HERE for more details.

Adult Summer Reading is also underway.Click HERE for more details.

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AF Library Video Storytime

We now have a video Storytime each week! Click below to view.

Click HERE for video storytime resource links and craft patterns

6-3-20-Storytime-Dogs Click HERE to view

5-14-20-Storytime-Caterpillars and Butterflies Click HERE to view

5-7-20 Storytime-Birds Click HERE to view

4-30-20 Storytime-Bees Click HERE to view

4-23-20 Storytime-Trucks Click HERE  to view

4-15-20 Storytime-Duck Click HERE to view

4-9-20 Storytime-Bunny Click HERE to view



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Summer Reading Logs Due This Week!

CHILDREN AND ADULT SUMMER READING LOGS DUE BY THIS FRIDAY, JULY 31-TEEN LOGS DUE SATURDAY.

Yay, we made it through the re-imagined Summer Reading Program. We missed seeing all of you each week! Thanks to all who still participated in any way.

We are outside the Library on the patio and will be receiving logs through Friday. Children will receive one BLUE ticket for each reading log they turn in, which can be entered in the drawing for 7 Book/Prize packages. If they turn in all 7 reading logs, they will receive one RED ticket to enter the drawing a Fire 7 tablet or a bike.

Adults who turn in a reading log will receive one BLUE ticket for every 500 pages they have read, which can be entered in a raffle drawing for a $50 Amazon gift.

Teens can read through Friday and their last reading report is due Saturday, Aug 1. The top Teen reader will win a Fire 7 Tablet and a $25 Amazon Gift Card. The team with the most points will receive an ice cream party. Other raffle prizes include gift cards and a book set.

The raffle prize drawing will be done privately at the Library on August 4, and winners will be notified.

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SUMMER READING LOGS DUE THIS WEEK

CHILDREN AND ADULT SUMMER READING LOGS DUE BY THIS FRIDAY, JULY 31-TEEN LOGS DUE SATURDAY.

Yay, we made it through the re-imagined Summer Reading Program. We missed seeing all of you each week! Thanks to all who still participated in any way.

We are outside the Library on the patio and will be receiving logs through Friday. Children will receive one BLUE ticket for each reading log they turn in, which can be entered in the drawing for 7 Book/Prize packages. If they turn in all 7 reading logs, they will receive one RED ticket to enter the drawing a Fire 7 tablet or a bike.

Adults who turn in a reading log will receive one BLUE ticket for every 500 pages they have read, which can be entered in a raffle drawing for a $50 Amazon gift.

Teens can read through Friday and their last reading report is due Saturday, Aug 1. The top Teen reader will win a Fire 7 Tablet and a $25 Amazon Gift Card. The team with the most points will receive an ice cream party. Other raffle prizes include gift cards and a book set.

The raffle prize drawing will be done privately at the Library on August 4, and winners will be notified.

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Teen Summer Reading team totals!

Sphinx – 70,450

Griffin – 57,025

Dragon – 51,755

Pegasus – 16,930

REMEMBER THAT YOUR ALSO COMPETING INDIVIDUALLY, SO KEEP READING!

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Curbside Delivery still available


Just a reminder that we are open to the public and encouraging masks for patrons, but if you feel more comfortable using our curbside pick-up option, that is still available. Place items on hold either online or by calling in. They will be ready the next day. Pull in to a designated curbside parking spot and call one of the 2 numbers listed, tell us your name and what spot you’re in and we will bring it right out to you. Thanks for your patience!

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AGENDA

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

AMERICAN FALLS DISTRICT LIBRARY

MEETING DATE: July 15th, 2020

TIME 6:00 PM

Call to Order

Action Item:  Approval of May’s Meeting Minutes

Action Item:  Approval of June’s Bill’s

Treasurer’s Report

Action Items: Review and approval of proposed budget for publication

Director’s Report

Other Business

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