Emily Bader reported that the Library Commission meeting schedule has been posted to the Library website.
Ms. Bader distributed sample STARR packets that are in English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Russian for the STARR volunteers to use in the community.
Ms. Bader announced that the Springfield Library was awarded a 3 year State Contract for a Early Childhood Resource Center that will provide teachers and pre-schoolers with curriculum kits and workshops.
Action Plan Highlights: Library signs have been installed at the Forest Park Branch and Indian Orchard Branch Libraries.
At Forest Park, the LSTA grant has provided funding for new furniture and shelving for the Teen and Adult areas. New study carrels are scheduled to be installed.
Mr. Wilson is working on a special event for the Fall with the Forest Park Advisory Committee.
The Poetry Contest was well attended. Two hundred poets submitted poems.
Created Teen space at Sixteen Acres with new shelving and chairs.
Added wireless at the East Springfield and Sixteen Acres branches. Forest Park Branch is next on the schedule.
Research is underway for an additional T-1 line for the Central Library.
Ms. Bader is working on next year’s Action Plan that will connect it with the budget narrative.
In addition, the Library contracted with the Crisis Prevention Institute that provided Crisis Prevention Training to key staff. The annual Staff Development Day will focus on providing training to all staff to help with diffusing crisis situations that may occur.