February 19 - Strategic Planning "Dream Night" from 6-8 pm
February is Library Lover’s Month and the perfect time to think about all the things we love about the Boulder Junction Public Library! The library board of trustees would like you to join us for a brainstorming, idea-generating, wish-list-building night at the library. “Dream Night” will be held on Thursday, February 19, 6-8 pm, at the Boulder Junction Community Center. There will be a free pizza dinner and free child care.
The library board of trustees would like to hear your wants, needs and desires as we create a new Strategic Plan for the library. Now that that we are in the new building, we need to discover what our goals are for the next five years. Even if you think everything is wonderful, come tell us what is wonderful and why. And, if you think that the library could do better, don’t be afraid to tell us why. The committee wants to hear everyone’s opinions so our library can be the best library in the Northwoods!
Anyone interested in helping the library plan for the future is invited to attend “Dream Night” and, potentially, join the soon-to-be-formed Strategic Planning Committee. Those who attend “Dream Night” will not be required to become members of the committee.
If you cannot attend “Dream Night”, but you want to share your ideas about the library, we will be conducting a survey in the next few months. Everyone will have the opportunity to participate in the survey and share their ideas and opinions. We will also be holding a second “Dream Night” in early summer so our snowbirds have the opportunity to attend.
Boulder Junction Public Library “Art in the Library” Exhibit
The Boulder Junction Public Library welcomes the public to view their second “Art in the Library” exhibit and attend an Artist’s Reception on Tuesday, January 13, 4-6 pm. The selected artwork will be on display in the library from January 5, 2015 through March 31, 2015 during regular library hours.
The Boulder Junction Public Library Art Committee and Board of Trustees selected two artists for this exhibit. The work of artist, Elinore Sommerfeld, will be on display in the library reading room and above the photocopier. The work of Susan Klein will be on display above the children’s computer workstations.
The public is invited to meet the artists on Tuesday, January 13, 4-6 pm, in the library. Refreshments will be provided. The work will remain on display through March 31, 2015.
The library is also accepting applications for the next Art in the Library exhibit. The selected artwork will be on display in the library from April 6-June 30, 2015. The application deadline is February 27, 2015.
The selection of artwork for exhibit will be recommended by the Art Committee and approved by the Library Board of Trustees. The Art Committee will be reviewing artwork exhibition applications using selection criteria detailed in the library’s Artwork Policy. The library is committed to exhibiting the work of artists who have significant ties to the Boulder Junction and Northwoods area. Accordingly, each exhibiting artist must currently be working in the Northwoods area or have spent a significant portion of his/her career in the Northwoods area. Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Art Committee. The library is committed to exhibiting works of art that are of high artistic quality and that reflect original concepts. The works of art should engage the community by inspiring reflection, questions and/or conversation.
Mindful of the public nature of the library facility and the library’s inability to consistently monitor its exhibit space, the Art Committee will consider: appropriateness of scale and design for the library’s exhibit space, fragility and/or susceptibility to damage, likelihood of vandalism, any potential risk to the public, and costs associated with the installation of the exhibition. The library does not insure any artwork that is loaned to the library for temporary exhibit. Exhibiting artists must agree to the terms set forth in the library’s Exhibition Contract.
Artwork Exhibition Applications may be picked up at the library during regular hours or here. Applications must be received at the library by February 27, 105. Chosen artists will be notified by March 11, 2015. The exhibit will open on April 6, 2015.