Food for Fines
In honor of the holiday spirit, the Boulder Junction Public Library is giving patrons who owe fines the opportunity to reduce or erase them while helping out those in need at the same time. This is a unique chance for patrons to return long overdue items without worrying about the burden of paying the fines or to clear their record if it is blocked because of fines.
For each non-expired, non-perishable canned good brought in during the months of November and December, the library will waive $1 or any part of $1 owed in overdue fines. The Food for Fines program cannot be applied to fees from lost or damaged materials or fines from other libraries.
Simply bring your canned goods to the library during regular business hours starting November 1. Library hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 am to 1 pm and Tuesday and Thursday 10 am to 7 pm.
The library will be giving the donated items to the Community Food Pantry. The Community Food Pantry, located next to the Community Church of Boulder Junction, is a drop-in pantry open every Thursday each week alternating between mornings and afternoons. They distribute food from the Emergency Food Assistance Program, as well as food purchased from Second Harvest and food purchased or donated from other sources.
Even if a patron does not owe any fines, they can still bring canned goods to the library to be donated to the Community Food Pantry. This winter, the need is expected to be greater than ever before. Canned fruit is especially needed in the winter months, but the library will accept any non-expired, non-perishable canned good.
Boulder Junction Public Library “Art in the Library” Exhibit
The Boulder Junction Public Library welcomes the public to view their first “Art in the Library” exhibit and attend an Artist’s Reception on Friday, November 28, 1:30-3 pm. The selected artwork will be on display in the library from November 17, 2014 through December 31, 2014 during regular library hours.
The Boulder Junction Public Library Art Committee and Board of Trustees selected two artists for the first exhibit. The work of Marilyn Annin will be on display in the library reading room. The work of Dean T. Hall will be on display near the library circulation desk.
The public is invited to meet the artist on Friday, November 28, 1:30-3 pm, in the library. Refreshments will be provided. The work will remain on display through December 31, 2014.
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 January 5-March 31, 2015. The application deadline is November 28, 2014.
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 November 28, 2014. Chosen artists will be notified by December 8, 2014. The exhibit will open on January 5, 2015.