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Coffee & Coloring
Join us at Stey-Nevant Library Branch for a free coloring session, coffee, tea, snacks, and relaxing coloring on Thursday, Dec. 15 @ 2 PM.
Hey adults & teens! Don't forget to sign-up for Trivia Night! Prepare yourself for a battle of wits on Dec. 8th, 5-6:30 PM. Snacks & Refreshments provided! Win prizes!
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
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Ever wonder what's new to read, but a little afraid to make the commitment? Then join us on February 9th, 5-6:30 PM for Blind Date with a Book! Snacks and refreshments provided. Call or sign-up at the front desk! For adults and teens!
Join Miss Sam for Storytime--Wednesday from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM. With snacks and fun crafts!
Chess Club Comes to Stey-Nevant
The CLSV Stey-Nevant Library is hosting a chess club on Mondays at 4:30 PM. The chess club is open to all ages. Tell your friends!
We are taking registrations at the desk for anyone who wants to sign up.
The more people who come to play the more fun for everyone.
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.
Book club meets Tuesdays at 5 PM. Mr. Underwood will be discussing PowerNomics by Claud Anderson.