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Seeking Library Board Member

The Grafton-Midview Public Library is seeking a qualified person to fill a vacancy on the Board of Trustees, the governing body of the Library. Located at 983 Main Street, Grafton, the Library serves the Midview Local School District. The Board of Trustees is responsible for setting Library policy to ensure that the Library provides adequate services to its patrons. This involves financial matters, staffing, maintaining the facility and the Library collection. Many thought the role of all libraries would be diminished or even eliminated by the 21st century. The fact is libraries have become even more important in encouraging and enhancing literacy in the United States. Trustees are appointed by the Midview Board of Education to serve seven-year terms. Trustees reside in the Grafton-Midview service area or Lorain County. This vacancy fills a current term ending December 31, 2021. The board meets monthly for approximately two hours to conduct the business of overseeing the Library. Each Trustee serves on one or more standing committees of the Board, which meet occasionally between Board meetings. Anyone interested in applying for the Trustee vacancy should submit a resume to the attention of the Library Director, Adele Infante, 983 Main Street, Grafton, OH.  Any Trustee may also be contacted. The current Trustees are Angela Carter, Ed Greenwald, Tracy Schriver, Chris Smith, Joseph Urig and Rachele Podulka.

Bring your Tech Issues to Tech Tutor

Tech Tutor sessions are 30-minute, 1-on-1 computer classes for patrons covering a variety of topics. These include:  Tablets, Smartphones, Email, Resumes, Internet Use, Windows, Office, eBooks, Databases and more.  Bring your questions.

Appointments are recommended for all days other than first Saturdays, which are first come, first served.  Tech Tutor dates in January include:  First Saturday 1/3; 9:30 AM- 2:30 PM and 2:30-4:30 PM, Wednesday 1/7; 5-8 PM, Thursday 1/22; 1:30-3:30 PM and Tuesday 1/27; 1:30-3:30 PM.  Call for an appointment today.

Shop with Amazonsmile

Donate to the Friends of the Grafton-Midview Public Library by shopping on Amazon.com.  Amazonsmile is the same Amazon you know, same products, same prices, same service.  You shop, Amazon gives .5% of your eligible purchase benefits GMPL.  Shop and donate from the comfort of home by visiting www.amazonsmile.com.  Use your amazon username and password to sign in, then you’ll select your organization by entering the 44044 zip code.  Choose the Friends of GMPL and from that point on, every time you shop, you’ll be helping out the library.  Don’t have an amazon account?  It’s really easy to get one.  Just fill out the simple entry form at www.amazonsmile.com.  For more information, talk to a library associate today.

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