What's Happening At CCPL
I am excited to announce that the library was approved for a bond refunding project by our Board of Trustees, by the Leasing Corporation for the library, and by the Wayne County Council. Interest rates are really good right now, and it makes sense for us to take advantage of these rates to refund our building bond. This process is similar to refinancing a home mortgage to get a better interest rate, just with an extra mountain of paperwork. The savings are predicted to be around $80,000. Because of the way in which the bond is structured, these funds will be made available for Capital Improvements, equipment, or furnishings. The Library Board of Trustees has been working with our staff over the last several months to develop a wish list of items to consider when these funds are freed up.
The wish list includes replacing some 10-year old children’s computers and staff computers, overhauling our HVAC system, resurfacing our parking lot, and completing some needed landscaping work. Additionally, repairs are needed to some double-paned windows that need to be resealed; crumbling concrete around stairs needs to be replaced; and our awnings at door entrances need to be repaired. Another exciting possibility is installation of solar panels to try to reduce our overall electric bill which usually runs between $10,000 - $12,000 per year. Actual savings available to us will depend on the interest rates at our closing in June. If we didn’t take advantage of the opportunity to refund our building bond, the needed improvements on our wish list would otherwise have to be budgeted out of our general fund over a number of years, so this is a great savings for the taxpayer. Thanks to local attorney Bob Bever for managing the legal paperwork to make this happen, in concert with the Ice Miller firm as Bond Counsel and Baker Tilly, Municipal Advisors.
The Senior Center Book Club will meet, Wednesday, May 26th at 1:00 p.m. for a socially distanced book discussion of Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey. This is the group’s first venture into the world of fantasy and science fiction, so I’m wishing them an exciting journey filled with the brushing of dragon wings and The Senior Center Book Club meets at the Golay Center at 1007 E. Main St. in Cambridge City. You can pick your book up at the Senior Center.
Drop in the library to pick up a “Take and Make” craft home with you for the young person in your life. We currently have Easter and spring crafts. These crafts are most suited for children, ages pre-K through 8 years old.
If you need help with a resume, a job search, or other projects on the computer, please call the library at 765-478-3335 to schedule a time to work with Jodi Johnson, retired business teacher.
We welcome families with preschoolers to enroll in our popular 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Registering and logging books for this program is available online through our READsquared app that you can download to your smartphone or tablet. This program encourages families to read 1,000 books with their children before they enter kindergarten. Your child will get a free book from the library to keep after every 100 books read. When your family has read 1,000 books, your child will earn a special prize.
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