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Opinion

Beyond the Bookshelves: Thank you to the Geneva Public Library teen volunteers

Teen volunteers help out at the Geneva Public Library Ice Cream Social.
Teen volunteers help out at the Geneva Public Library Ice Cream Social.

This summer, we had 52 Volunteens (teen volunteers) contribute 335 hours of service to the library! We greatly appreciate their help, which included everything from program assistance to Summer Challenge registration to preparing decorations for events. The next session begins Sept. 3, and interested teens can apply at gpld.org/volunteer.

New library update:

Crews continue installing terracotta siding on the new building under construction at 227 S. Seventh St. Library officials hope that construction will be complete by the end of the year. The opening day will be determined at a later date. Keep up with progress at gpld.org.

Upcoming events:

Foreign Film Sunday from 1 to 3:15 p.m. Aug. 18: Drop in to watch and discuss “The Scent of Green Papaya” (Vietnam) led by members of the City of Geneva’s International Cultural Exchange Committee (ICEC).

Employee vs. Contractor for Small Business from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27:  Learn the important legal differences between hiring an employee versus an independent contractor in this workshop led by SCORE Mentor Fran Zollers. This event is co-sponsored by Fox Valley SCORE and Geneva Bank & Trust. Register at gpld.org.

The Librarian Recommends

Collection Development Librarian Jessica Parker recommends “Bears Don’t Eat Egg Sandwiches” by Julie Fultron & Rachel Suzanne. “Jack is happily gobbling his egg sandwich for lunch when there is a knock at the door. It is a hungry bear! Jack offers the bear an egg sandwich, but of course bears don’t eat egg sandwiches. Enjoy this humorous picture book with preschool children to find out how Jack escapes becoming lunch for the hungry bear,” she says.

Paula Krapf is public relations and marketing manager for Geneva Public Library. The “Beyond the Bookshelves” column runs the third Thursday of each month. Feedback can be sent to editorial@kcchronicle.com.

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