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Director Back from Maternity, Library Gets New Carpet, Target Grant Brings Art Projects

Picture Book Possibilities, Phyllis is Back! and more about the Library closure for recarpeting....

Phyllis Gorshe, director of the Dunedin Public Library, was welcomed back to work on Friday, Oct. 12. She has been out on maternity leave since having a baby girl on July 27 — Iliana.  We are so happy to have our leader back, none more than Head of Reference Kathy Smuz, who was doing her job and Phyllis’ during the three months. Kathy was an excellent acting director and we give her kudos!

Carpet Installation Doesn't Hinder Library Operations

The carpet installation is in process right now, so don’t come to the Dunedin Main Library; go to the Friends’ Branch at the Community Center on Pinehurst and Michigan. We will have extended hours during this week at the Branch while the Main Library is closed. They are Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call the Branch at 812-4548 if you have any questions. 

What to Do With Your Library Materials:

If you have requested materials and they arrive during our closure, they will be held for five days extra. You may still drop off your materials to check in; either at the book drop by the Reading Garden, or the free standing book drops with the drive through at the front of the Main Library.

What's Closed, What's Open During Library Renovations:

The Library staff will still be working in the back of the Library — we are not getting new carpet in the Staff areas at this time. Due to the dust and dirt stirred up by the trenching of the floor for electrical installation (we are installing floor sockets for your laptops and other electronics) the Library’s public areas must remain closed.

During the week the main Library is closed, the Community Rooms at the front of the building will be open for regular meetings. The Adult Computer Class on Tuesday at 11 a.m. is still scheduled. The Bay Bouquet Garden Club will still meet on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. There is a Pinellas County Extension Service Energy Conservation Class still scheduled for Wednesday evening at 6 p.m.  The Adult Computer Class on Thursday at 11 a.m. is still scheduled. All of these events will take place in the Community Rooms at the front of the Library, where there is no carpet!

Grant To Bring Art Programs to Library

The Youth Department is happy to announce that we received a Target grant for art projects with the kids in the spring. We are linking children’s book illustrators with art projects in our programs called “Picture Book Possibilities.” Keep a look out for these art programs which will require registration to attend. We will have programs for all Youth age groups and with our Target grant, they promise to be a lot of fun.

Read a book, it will make you feel so good.

Olivia Wilson
Head of Youth Services
Dunedin Public Library

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