December Library Board Meeting

The Underwood Public Library Board of Trustees will meet Tuesday, December 22nd at 6:00pm at the library. This is an open meeting.

Agenda:

Approve minutes of last meeting

Review Financial Statement

Old Business

  1. Strategic Planning: review mission and vision statement
  2. Past Events: Hunger Games Trivia Night, Christmas Carol Play & Story time
  3. Upcoming Events: Lego Night Jan.12th, Story Time (Valentine Dance Party),
  4. Personnel Update

New Business

  1. Summer Reading Plans: Olympics/sports theme
  2. Afterschool Summit- Need for formal afterschool tutoring/activities?
  3. Adult Programming- ND Humanities Council Grant Opportunity
  4. Library Board VacancyNew Business
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Hunger Games Trivia Night

In celebration of the up-coming movie release of “Mockingjay: Part 2”, the Underwood Public Library will be hosting a Hunger Games movie trivia night and shooting gallery event. This event is scheduled for Friday, November 13th and is open to students in grades 6-12. Trivia will start at 6:30PM at the library. Trivia will be hosted on the Kahoot site. Students are encouraged to bring their personal smart phones or tablets to participate, but the library has a handful to loan out during the event. Shooting gallery will run from 7:15-8:00pm. Use the library’s rubber-tipped guns, bows and arrows to shoot the Peace Keepers and President Snow, but keep Katnis Safe! Hunger Games themed snacks will be provided.

Check out Kahoot here!

Go Loco For Local -Scarry Movie Night!

The Underwood Public Library, in conjunction with the Northern Expressions Arts Council and the Go Loco For Local Chili Cook-off will be presenting a showing of “Carrie” (1976), starring John Travolta and Sissy Spacek! Join us at the City Hall gym at 8:30 on Friday, October 16th. This is an “R” rated show, so no one under the age of 15 will be admitted. Students ages 15-16 must have a parent present or a written note giving permission.

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Got History? Join us for Digital Scan Day!

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Bring your old (and not-so-old) photos, documents and items of North Dakota for inclusion in the Digital Horizons website and receive a copy to take home on a thumb drive, October 1st from 3-7PM. Schedule your appointment today! Librarians will also be on hand to answer any questions about mobile devices and introduce you to our e-books and other services for mobile devices.

Summer Reading Program Events

Here is a list of Summer Reading Program opportunities for kids. All events are FREE and open to the public:

Story Time- ages birth to 6th grade

10:00AM-10:45AM at Underwood Public Library

June 23rd- Community Hero- Heger Farms will talk about their farm and bring live animals!

June 30th- Historical Hero- Meriweather Lewis will travel from Fort Mandan to speak about his life and lead us in exploring activities

July 7th- Animal Hero- The McLean Co. Sheriff’s Department will bring a police dog and discuss its job.

July 14th- FREE Pizza and a movie day! Join us from 11:30-1:30PM as we eat pizza and watch a Disney movie about a dog hero!

Book Clubs!

Book Worm Book Club is open to kids entering 3rd-6th grade in the fall. Sign-up to participate at the library by June 24th and we will buy you  a copy of “The 39 Clues: Maze of Bones” By Rick Riordan. Participants will meet at the library on July 30th from 6:00-8:30PM for book discussion, scavenger hunt and pool party at the Myron Schell Swimming Pool!

Teen Book Club is open to students entering 7th-12th grade in the fall. Sign-up to participate at the library by June 24th and we will buy you  a copy of “Three Cups of Tea: Teen Reader Edition” By Greg Mortenson. Participants will meet at the library on July 30th from 6:00-8:30PM for book discussion, art project and pool party at the Myron Schell Swimming Pool!

Superhero Training Camp!

Kids ages 4-12 years-old are invited to kick-off our Summer Reading Program by dressing up as their favorite hero or super hero, capturing villains and creating some shadow art! Friday, May 22nd from 4:30-6:30PM at the Underwood City Hall. There is a limit of 48 kids, so pick up your registration form at the library today! Dinner and dessert are provided. There is a cost of $5/child.