Apr. 7—In honor of National Library Week, which runs through Saturday, Walton & Tipton Township Public Library invites community member to stop in to get a free "We Love our Library" sticker.
Karen Troutman, director, said she would love for people to post photos while wearing their stickers on social media. Include the hashtag #WeLoveOurLibrary.
Starting April 7th, the library will have Wednesday Morning Coffee weekly at 8 a.m. Participants do not need to be a member of the library to attend. Coffee dates in April are: April 14, April 21, and April 28. Special entertainment will be on April 21st when Ole' Boe and Doug Cain will play guitar and sing. The event will take place in the community room, she said.
Other activities include the 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8th Friends of the Library meeting in the community room, followed by a 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 13th Library board meeting, also in the community room.
Free exercise class continues on Monday and Thursdays at 8:10 a.m. to 9 a.m. Balance, flexibility and strength training are the goals for this class, which is led by Sharon Fife.
On Wednesday, April 28th, John Tritt will share about his southwestern experiences. The talk will be at 8 a.m. and is called "Spinning my Tires on Route 66."
Also coming up this month is "Free Book Friday," which is sponsored by Friends of the Library. The next giveaway event will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 30th.
Preschool Storytime will meet every Tuesday and Wednesday at 11:15 a.m. A story, craft and activity are planned for each session. This allows parents to choose the day that is more convenient since the book, activities, and craft are the same weekly.
Similarly, the Monticello-Union Township Public Library celebrated National Library Week with an open house on Monday, April 5 from 4:30 p.m. — 5:30 p.m. The group recognized and honored Art Morgan, the Library's Board of Trustees president, who resigned from serving on the library board.
Art Morgan, having been born in Ohio, met up with a Monticello girl in 1952, according to Tina Emerick, director. He went and served in South Korea and married his sweetheart in 1955. They originally settled down in Lafayette, but eventually made Monticello their permanent home. The Morgans have been a part of our beloved community ever since.
The couple has raised three children. Emerick said that Art worked outside the home at the Journal and Courier, the Herald-Journal, and for the Weekly for 25 years. He has often met up with friends for breakfast over the years and has been active as a member of the library for 15 years.
Morgan has served almost four full terms (16 years) on the board of trustees at the Monticello-Union Township Public Library. He was finishing up his final term that would have wrapped next January, said Emerick. The board accepted his resignation at the March 2021 meeting and thanked him for his service. He held the role of president for eight years.
In addition to serving on the board of trustees, he also served on the Friends of the Library board and in recent years served as the president of the Friends of the Library. He is still active with this group, along with his wife and others, in the community.
"It is with my sincerest gratitude to thank Art for his time and service at the library and in the community," said Emerick. "He has served with dedication and flexibility to see opportunities with the changing times. The library wants to honor and thank Art Morgan for his dedication and time. His hours of service to the board and the Friends of the Library are deeply appreciated."
"I wish Art and Sherry all the best, thank you," she said.
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