THE WEST WING Weekly Memo 12-7-2012
Each Weekly Memo to the City Council and the agenda packet is also provided on the City Council web page.
Campbell Library Is A Star
In case you missed it, Library Journal listed Eas... Posted on 12/8/12 at 10:07 AM
NIE ROCKS! Summer Reading - "A Telling Story"
Here is the next summer feature from North Carolina Newspapers in Education. These features were developed by NC NIE based on themes chosen by the national Collaborative Summer Library Program. For mo... Posted on 6/15/11 at 8:00 AM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Bamboo U: part 1
So, I keep hearing from the New York Times and such that were supposed to be threatened by the countless graduates being pumped out of the universities over here in China. Well, I figure I'd better g... Posted on 6/4/11 at 8:04 AM
NORTH VALLEY ARTS COUNCIL Libraries, Libraries, and MORE Libraries!
Unless you do not happen to live in a fifty mile radius of Grand Forks, you have heard about the vote for the Library tax occurring on May 3rd. Now, I am not one to delve into politics, and if you are... Posted on 5/2/11 at 11:58 AM
After struggling with little funds nearly 25 library workers who were making close to minimum wage will see a pay increase. The Grand Forks Library is having to dip into reserve accounts to make the increase.
EAST GRAND FORKS, MN (WDAZ-TV) - A leaking roof has caused trouble for book lovers in East Grand Forks for years. On Tuesday night, the city council voted to let some professionals look into what is causing the leaks.
GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - Though some library board members are hoping to convince city council members to take another look at a proposed tax increase, library director Wendy Wendt thinks it is a dead option until next year.
Proposed 2012 budget is 9.16% increase, but council members say tax break can be found
City Council members say they like the budget as a whole, but found a few problems with some of the details.
Council president Hal Gershman and Finance Committee chair Doug Christensen were concerned with a tax increase related to the public library.
Grand Forks residents have voted down a proposed one percent sales tax increase to help pay for a new library. The tax, which would have raised $20.8 million over three years or until that amount was reached, was a main concern many "no" voters had.
An energy expert says the Grand Forks Public Library is one of the most inefficient buildings in the city and the library's heating and cooling system is in the top five least efficient such systems in Grand Forks.
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