Two weeks before the start of the new fiscal year (July 1, 2016), the Library Director and Trustees were given final figures on the amount of town and state funding for operation of the library. Town appropriation of $550,100 and State grant of $116,085 for a total of $666,185. Due to increases in health care costs and service contracts, the library currently faces a $60,000 shortfall for this fiscal year. The only way to cover this shortfall was to cut staff and hours.
On behalf of the Union Public Library Association, I would like to thank the greater Tiverton Community for their support of our annual book sale, yard sale, and bake sale fundraiser held on August 20th and August 21st. It was a great success! Our thanks go out to all of those who donated items, the youth and adults who volunteered their time and energy to sort, set up and clean up, and those who attended our sale that weekend.
Exercise your mind this summer with our summer math challenges. We have some tough math problems for children ages 6-11. Complete the challenge and return your answer to the children’s information desk for a prize! There will be a different math challenge every Friday beginning June 17th and ending August 26th.
Living Literature will present Harpers Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird on Monday, September 12, starting at 6:30 pm. Three performers, recreate the characters of Lee’s Macomb County using their voices, their bodies and two stools in this 50 minute readers theater presentation in the library’s common room.
Summer Math Challenge for Kids
Summer Writing for Children
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