Thursday, February 28, 2013
Read about the latest change at the Jefferson County Library - Northwest Branch, which is located in High Ridge.
A new self checkout station has been installed at the Jefferson County Library - Northwest Branch. The library already had two stations, but increasing demand led to the installation of a third, notes a Feb. 23 news release from the library. “Patrons like the option of checking materials out themselves,” stated Cindy Hayes, branch manager, in the release. “They don’t have to wait in line when staff are busy registering new users, or doing other tasks which can be time consuming.” The Northwest Branch is located at 5680 State Road PP in High Ridge. The library gained funding for the station from a grant. It became available through funds from the Library Services and Technology Act appropriated by Congress and administered by the …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Jefferson County Library relies on donations to offers programs and products for patrons.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Dan Barger
Wednesday, January 23
Library Foundation Acknowledges 2012 Donors The Jefferson County Library Foundation acknowledges the donors who contributed to the Foundation in 2012. During 2012 the Foundation raised $7,938 in corporate grants and personal donations. Since January 1st, the library has received another $700. The Walmart Foundation donated $3000 on behalf of the Arnold, Fenton and High Ridge Walmart Supercenters. The funds were used to purchase “View” players, handheld DVD players with preloaded award-winning content for preschoolers. The three stores donated an additional $900 to pay for a one year trial subscription for “WishList” software that allows individuals and groups to donate to the Library Foundation or Friends online, using a secured credit …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The Northwest Branch was the recipient of an extensive toy selection for its Early Childhood Learning Center that was donated by the High Ridge Rotary Club.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Dan Barger
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The High Ridge Rotary Club played Santa early this year, when they delivered and set up the new Early Childhood Learning Center toy collection at the Northwest Branch of the Jefferson County Library, according to director Pam Klipsch in a news release. The High Ridge Rotarians applied for a $2,000 grant from Rotary International to fund the purchase of the toys for the library. High Ridge Rotary President Retta Susan Tuggle, also serves on the Jefferson County Library Board of Trustees. “When I received word of the grant program this year,” Tuggle said, “I immediately contacted Pam Klipsch to find out if there was something we could do for the library.” Klipsch suggested the toy collection for preschoolers at the library. “I spent sixteen …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Patrons may erase their overdue fines by donating canned food items.
Jefferson County Library continues to offer its popular “Food for Fines” amnesty program on the final Friday of each month. The next amnesty date is Friday, April 27. Customers with outstanding fines for overdue materials may have their fines erased by donating canned food items. During 2012, the library will forgive up to one dollar in fines for each can of food donated. On March 30 the library collected 461 canned food items and waived $416 in overdue fines. For the first quarter of 2012 the library collected 1,510 canned food items and waived $1,460 in overdue fines. All the food is donated to local food pantries. There is no limit on the number or amount of fines that can be cleared, but bills for lost or damaged library …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Automated attack system that trolls the Internet infected a community website hosted by the library and spread to the library's website itself. All is now OK.
The Jefferson County Library's infected website is now in better health and is back online, reports library director Pam Klipsch. The library website was victimized by a hacker earlier this week that produced warning messages to those who tried to visit it. "Our IT department was able to track the problem through the HTML code and find the security breach, which occurred in an old PERL-based application used by a community web site hosted on our server, and then spread from there, Klipsch said. "It appears to have been one of those automated attack systems that are used to troll the Internet, and not anyone specifically targeting the library. The breach has been repaired and the server and web sites secured. Library staff have run scans on…
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The Jefferson County Library instituted its "Food for Fines" amnesty program eight years ago.
Jefferson County Library has been doing its part to help stock food pantries since 2005. That’s when it started accepting canned food items as payment for overdue books. It’s the library’s "Food for Fines" amnesty program. Every branch in the system takes part. On the last Friday of every month, each can of food is worth one dollar toward overdue fines. Each branch distributes the food to nearby food pantries. In 2011, the libraries waved $7,860 worth of fines. That worked out to 8,728 canned food items collected and delivered to food pantries. That was an increase of more than 13 percent over the preceding year. Library director Pam Klipsch said $7,860 doesn't amount to that big of a chunk from the library's budget. “We charge fines to …
Here are some things you need to know today.
Good Morning Fenton and High Ridge! Music, music, music: Elementary middle and high school orchestras and the high school symphonic and concert orchestras will entertain today at Rockwood Summit High School. The times of the performances are: 6:30 p.m.: 7:45 p.m.: Crafty at the Library: The Northwest Branch of the Jefferson County Library is busy today with two classes, on for adults and one for teens. At 10 a.m. there is a pre-school story time that includes reading, singing, dancing and craft making. attendees are encouraged to bring a show and tell item. Later in the day, from 1 to 3 p.m., the adult crafters will take over with their weekly Tuesday craft meeting. New crafters are welcome but should be advised that no craft materials …
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
So far this year, $4,068 in fines have been forgiven and 4,420 cans of food collected in the amnesty program.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
The library is again offering amnesty for book fines on Friday in a continuation of a program that so far this year has resulted in forgiveness of $4,068 in fines and collection of 4,420 cans of food. The Jefferson County Library offers its popular “Food for Fines” amnesty once a month. Customers with outstanding fines for overdue materials may have their fines erased by donating canned food items. During 2011, the library will forgive up to one dollar in fines for each can of food donated. On June 24, the library collected 738 canned food items and waived $705 in overdue fines. All the food collected is donated to local food pantries. There is no limit on the number or amount of fines that can be cleared, but bills for lost or damaged …
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Jefferson County Library debuts historical video featuring two families whose farm has been in operation for more than 100 years.
Jefferson County Century Farm Families: Experts in Their Fields is a local history program about farming in Jefferson County since World War II. The DVD features two of the county’s oldest families, the Bonakers of Cedar Hill and the Webers of Dittmer. The Century Farm designation is bestowed by the University of Missouri Extension Service and recognizes family farms that include the original homestead and have been in continuous operation for at least 100 years, with the descendants still earning their living from farming. Three generations of the Stanley Bonaker and Melba Weber families were interviewed; their recollections, observations and hopes for the future are the focus of this 30-minute video program. Local historian Carole …
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Children seven and up play games from the television show "Minute To Win It" at the Jefferson County Library, Northwest Branch.
On Friday, children seven and older gathered at the Jefferson County Library, Northwest Branch to try their hand at challenges from the television show Minute To Win It. Challenging and goofy tasks using ordinary household items were to be completed in under 60 seconds to win a prize. Children cheered each other on in games ranging from bubble blowing to chopstick-chapstick stacking. At the end of the hour, almost all hands were in the air in a vote yes to repeat the fun program again this summer, and parents were asking if the library could do the games for adults as well.