Bonnie Snyder, Director of the D.R. Evarts Library, has announced that the Library’s budget vote and election of trustees will be held on Wednesday, October 22nd from 12pm until 9pm at the library.
Five Board of Trustee seats are open for this election. Elected trustees serve three year terms. Trustees must be qualified voters who reside in the Town/Village of Athens and also reside in the Coxsackie-Athens or Cairo-Durham School District. To secure a place on the election ballot, interested individuals are required to submit petitions to the library no later than 5 pm on September 22nd.
Each individual petition must contain twenty-five signatures from qualified voters in the library district. Petitions are currently available at the D.R. Evarts Library, 80 Second St., Athens.
Members of the D.R. Evarts Library Board have the opportunity to contribute to a beloved community asset. Trustees support the smooth operation of the library through communication with the Library Director, creation of policies and fiscal management. Trustees act as both community representatives and advocates of the library. They must carefully consider all issues brought before them, basing their decisions on the best interests the library and the community it serves. If you would like further information regarding becoming a trustee or would like to request an absentee ballot for the election, please contact the library at 945-1417.
The library has expanded services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids. The main MHLS Digital Download Collection now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for kids. Libraries recognize the need to provide a safe environment for kids to browse library materials. Just as the children's section of the physical library has its own place, the same experience is now available in the digital collection for kids eBooks and audiobooks. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level. Check out the Kid's eReading Room.