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Wednesday, April 09, 2014 8:01 PM


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DELPHOS — The Delphos Public Library now has its own logo. Jefferson High School student Chelsea Bishop designed the new tag and the finished product was approved by the Board of Trustees during Wednesday’s meeting.

The emblem is an open book resting on a tree stump. A constellation and cosmic swirls rise from the pages of the book. The constellation and embellishments are a nod to late amateur astronomer and Delphos legend Leslie Peltier.

Library Director Kelly Rist informed the board DigitalWorks will terminate its agreement with the library for the use of space to provide computer training and jobs to the unemployed.

Rist said DigitalWorks lost a portion of its funding and the program will now be operated out of Allen, Putnam and Van Wert County Job and Family Services offices.

The program did train and secure employment for seven individuals while at the library.

“A few good things did come from our relationship with DigitalWorks,” Rist said. “We got some people out of their comfort zones and we got exposure for the program. I’m glad it will continue.”

Rist is also working with Delphos Area Art Guild President Shauna Turner-Smith on the upcoming Art Exhibition to be hosted by the library.

“We have 7-10 high schools that are going to participate in the juried show and everyone seems excited,” Rist added.

The exhibit will be held from April 23 through May 21. A reception will be held on May 2.

Robert Shaeffer, left, and Dean Klaus enjoy a game of Rummy in the new Teen Room at the Delphos Public Library. The room is open from 3-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. (Delphos Herald/Nancy Spencer)The library’s new Teen Area is open. Youth grades 6-12 are invited to enjoy the room from 3-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Page Becky Hirn is in charge.

Library employees are gearing up for National Library Week and are celebrating Monday through April 17. Special programming, fine forgiveness and giveaways are included in the event.

The Green Thumb Garden Club has offered to provide small appliances or landscaping for the First Edition Building in appreciation for the use of the facility for its monthly meetings. The board agreed to accept assistance for landscaping around the building and will try to provide the appliances for the building for everyone’s use.

The board also agreed to allow a quilt to be displayed at the library that will be raffled by Delphos Jefferson Alumni. The library will not have tickets for the raffle.

Board President Leila Osting gave fellow trustees information on a new community-based website She told trustees the website can be used to get information out and includes an overall calendar for events.

“You can set up your own website within the website,” Osting explained. “There’s no cost and its another way we can bring what we have to offer to more people.”

May’s meeting has been changed from May 14 to May 7. Meetings begin at 4 p.m. in the First Edition Building.


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