The Three Rivers Public Library will host the first in a series of Community Conversations today Thursday, July 15 in downtown Three Rivers. The library won a national grant that allowed the staff to host a series of book talks and open conversations to explore the topics of diversity and inclusion.
Doug and Alek are joined by Three Rivers Library Director Bobbi Schoon to discuss the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of a two-time interim library director with five degrees (Spoiler: It’s Bobbi, the Thanos of library directors), who has ascended to the full-time position after years of hard work and dedicated service to the Three Rivers community. The trio talk about the importance of local libraries, the variety of activities folks can participate in at the library without ever picking up a book (they’re getting robots, guys), Bobbi’s bout with COVID-19, and the library’s upcoming Community Conversations series.
Three Rivers Public Library has been selected as one of 300 libraries to participate in Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries, an American Library Association (ALA) initiative that helps library workers better serve their small and rural communities.
The Three Rivers Public Library Board will meet at 6 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, January 26 via Zoom, to discuss a variety of topics, including a potential lease agreement with the Three Rivers Woman’s Club.
The Three Rivers Library Board discussed the prospect of renting a room to the Three Rivers Women’s Club (TRWC) for the purpose of archival storage during its meeting on Tuesday, November 24. The board didn’t make a formal decision Tuesday, opting instead to weigh the particulars of a rental agreement and any liability the library might incur if it grants the club keyed access to a room in its basement.
Abench sculpture that has been a fixture in downtown Three Rivers for over a decade now has a […]
At an annual organizational meeting Monday evening, members of the Three Rivers City Commission heard about a year’s worth of work and progress from the city’s various department heads, ranging from the fire and police chiefs to the mapmaker and the grant writer. Commissioners also passed a series of measures to set various procedures for the coming year. City Manager Joe Bippus said the city has gotten “a lot of things accomplished” in the past year, and has been “very resourceful,” delivering “quality services” to the public through diligent frugality and with “very little waste” of money or other resources.
In a light regular meeting of the Three Rivers Public Library (TRPL) board Tuesday, Board Chair Julie Keefer and Acting Director Bobbi Schoon said public response to the former bank building at Main and Moore Streets has been good so far. TRPL staff moved into the new building in August as contractors were finishing up renovations on the building, which the board acquired in 2017. Curbside lending service resumed in September, and the building opened to limited visitation earlier in October. Board members also approved a snow removal contract, authorized Schoon to negotiate with Park Township over an ongoing issue, and discussed a possible archival tenant in the basement.
The Three Rivers Public Library (TRPL) opened its new facility at the corner of North Main and Moore Streets to a limited number of inside customers Monday. Although it has been providing curbside service since September 21, the interior of the library has been closed to the public. TRPL Acting Director Bobbi Schoon said she was excited for Monday’s opening. “We finally get to share it with everybody,” she said.
This week is Banned Book Week, and both Lowry’s Books and More and the Three Rivers Public Library (TRPL) are recognizing its significance. Banned Books Week serves to bring attention to the cause of fighting censorship.
Bobbi Schoon, Acting Director of the Three Rivers Public Library (TRPL), feels good about the way the new building at North Main and Moore Streets has come together. “It’s going good,” she said. “we’re getting there, you know?”
The Three Rivers Public Library (TRPL) resumed curbside lending service Monday, beginning public operations at its new location at 88 N. Main St. for the first time.
The Three Rivers Public Library board approved roof work at its regular meeting Tuesday evening, received construction and reopening updates, and learned the name of the new children’s librarian.
Three Rivers Public Library (TRPL) Executive Director Bobbi Schoon informed library board members Tuesday evening that the library is currently advertising three open positions. The announcement follows the resignations of TRPL Children’s Librarian Laura Bultman and Service Specialist Micah Stemaly earlier this month. Both stepped down due to personal concerns, and both positions are now open along with a second Service Specialist position that has been open since March.
The Three Rivers Public Library board approved five change orders during a special meeting Friday for work at its new building on North Main Street.
The Three Rivers Public Library Board of Trustees discussed a bid and mockups for prospective signage for the new library location on North Main Street from Sign Art Inc. of Kalamazoo at its regular meeting on Tuesday evening.
Bobbi Schoon, interim director of the Three Rivers Public Library, recently sat down with Watershed Voice to provide an update about the ongoing renovation work at the library’s future home at 88 N. Main St., and how it has been progressing.
This coming week the Three Rivers Public Library will commence phase one of its reopening plan. Beginning Tuesday, June 16, the library will offer curbside pickup service, available Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.