A big-screen television was dedicated in memory of Library Trustee and Friends of the Grand Island Memorial Library Treasurer Scott Smith on Thursday, Aug. 23.
The Friends of the Library used funds donated in memory of Scott Smith to purchase a 60-inch television, Blu-ray/DVD player and other equipment for the library. The library plans on showing films for families on Saturday afternoons in the fall.
A group of Scott Smith's friends and relatives, library board members and Friends of the Library heard about the various volunteer activities Scott performed for the library. A plaque located near the television states: "In memory of Scott Smith 1957-2010, whose leadership and foresight are celebrated and remembered by the Friends and Trustees of the Grand Island Memorial Library." Dedicated August 2012.
Memorial Library Calendar of Events
Grand Island Memorial Library is located at 1715 Bedell Road.
•The Grand Island Memorial Library will reopen on Saturdays beginning Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library's normal hours of operation are Monday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 1 to 9 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is closed on Sundays.
•The Grand Island Memorial Library will present a series of adult computer classes from 10 a.m. to noon on the following dates:
√ Computer - Basic on Friday, Sept. 28
√ Internet - Intermediate on Friday, Oct. 5
√ File Management on Friday, Oct. 12
√ Family History Research with Ancestry Database (for advanced computer users) on Friday, Oct. 19
√ Introduction to eBay (for advanced computer users) Friday, Oct. 26
Space is limited and registration is required. Please specify which session you prefer. These programs are for adults only. For more information, or to register, call 773-7124, or sign up at the library.
•The library will host a fall session of the Toddler Time Lapsit, featuring stories, songs and fingerplays for children ages 18 months to 3 years old. Each child must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Children must be 18 months old by Oct. 3 to participate. The program will be held on Wednesday mornings, from 10:30 to 11 a.m. beginning Oct. 3. Registration is required and begins on Sept. 19 at 9 a.m. For more information, or to register, call 773-7124, or sign up at the library.
•The library will host a fall session of Preschool Storyhour, featuring stories, songs and crafts for children 3 to 5 years old. Children must be 3 years old by Sept. 17. The program will be held on Monday mornings, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. beginning on Sept. 17 and on Tuesday afternoons from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. beginning on Sept. 18. Registration for either session begins on Monday, Sept. 10, at 9 a.m. For more information, or to register, call 773-7124, or sign up at the library.