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Wednesday, June 12, 2013 11:37 PM

BY STACY TAFF

Staff Writer

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DELPHOS — The board of trustees of the Delphos Public Library met for a short June meeting Wednesday. Director Kelly Rist told the board that both summer reading programs are off to a good start.

“This year, we have 320 children signed up. Last year’s report said we had 275, so we’re ahead this year,” she said. “We’ve started the Adult Summer Reading Program and I have somewhere between 50 and 75 adults. The program allows them to look at the library as a place that has more than just books. If they’re tech savvy, they can start tweeting with us or check out our Facebook page. We’re getting them to use magazines and newspapers and also explore the book club we have here.”

Rist also announced that patrons will have the opportunity to check whether or not the library has a book they’re browsing for on Amazon.com.

“You go through Google Chrome and type in libraryextension.com and you can download it from there,” Rist said. “What it does is when you’re browsing for a book on Amazon.com, you can check the availability of it at your local library before you buy it.”

Library Extension doesn’t make users sign in; one merely needs to install the program and choose their library.

Rist also announced the library will have a tent at Canal Days, from 12-4 p.m. on Saturday, September 21, in front of the Delphos Post Office.

In other news, the board voted to give Fiscal Officer Janet Bonifas permission to submit the county budget to both Allen and Van Wert Counties and to the Delphos City Schools Board of Education for approval.

“The report consists of 2011 and 2012 actuals, 2013 numbers based on current expenses and predictions for 2014,” Bonifas said. “We will get a little increase in support from local government, so I added in $12,000 for that but other than that I kept it to what we’ve been spending.”

 

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