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STEM Camp @ Stey-Nevant!
Attention kids!! Come to STEM Camp!
Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Art all in one fun, exciting, new and creative package. Camp will be held from July 11-15, from 10-3 PM daily. Call the library to sign up, or print the sign-up sheet here
Stey-Nevant is now a branch of the Community Library of the Shenango Valley!
As has been accurately reported in The Herald, more than 8 months ago, the City of Farrell sought the assistance of the Community Library of the Shenango Valley (CLSV) to operate the Stey-Nevant Public Library on its behalf. After extended discussions, the Board of Directors of CLSV unanimously agreed, and after a process of several months, Stey-Nevant became a branch of CLSV on January 1st of this year.
This is not a hostile acquisition, or the result of mismanagement. The reality is that operating a public library is not a core function of municipal government. Also, just as the City of Sharon realized it could no longer afford to operate its public library about 10 years ago, today Farrell realizes that it cannot as well.
Financially, CLSV has had to survive on a combination of state aid for its service area (a portion of allotted tax revenue based on a formula), limited municipal contributions and increased private fundraising. The Farrell branch will likewise continue to receive state aid for its service area, but now, as reliance on Farrell property taxes is reduced, increased private funding must be raised. The Friends of the Stey-Nevant Public Library have already begun this effort.
The transition has been very difficult for staff and volunteers who have given decades of quality service to the City of Farrell and Stey-Nevant. This pain was compounded by the Library closing temporarily while renovations to improve interior lighting took place. This temporary closure was planned before the library transition, and is part of the City of Farrell’s commitment to keep a first-rate library facility.
The Library continues to have the same quality programs and services it has traditionally featured for people of all ages. The same staff and volunteers look forward to being part of the new Library system. CLSV Stey-Nevant will also offer new programs and services that will be shared from the Sharon location, open to the citizens of Farrell. A monthly calendar of events is published and available in advance, so that residents will know what is happening at both CLSV and Stey-Nevant.
We are excited about the future of CLSV and the Stey-Nevant branch. We look forward to working together with the Farrell community and continuing to provide outstanding library services to our growing service area.
The Board of Directors of the Community Library of the Shenango Valley
We have a new website!
We've updated our website! The new CLSV Stey-Nevant is now easier to navigate, search, and find whatever you need! Tell us what you think!
Check out our calendar for all of our free events and programs!
Story Hour and Kids' Crafts
Thursday Story Hour will return June 23th at 1pm. Monday Kids' Crafts will return June 20th at 1pm.
Check our calendar!
Special Summer Events
We have LOTS of really cool special events in conjunction with our Summer Reading Program in June and July! Be sure to check out our calendar as well as our Summer Reading page so you don't miss any!
Stey-Nevant Summer Lunch Program
June - August
11:30am - 12:30pm
CLSV Stey-Nevant will be serving free lunches to children during the summer (Monday through Thursday every week). Any child up to age 18 is welcome. Registration is required. Enjoy a healthy lunch proved by the New Light Missionary Baptist Church Summer Food Service Program. For more information please call the library.
Electronic Gadget Workshop
Learn how to use your iPad, iPhone, Kindle, Kindle Fire, Nook, Android , or tablet in our free hands-on workshop. Make the most of your device! Registration required —please call the library for details. Space is limited.
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