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Thursday, July 11,2013 T_dt _llb,, la Pn(YP 1 1 Tri-Coun EV council agrees By Jean Doran Matua, Editor On behalf of the Eden Valley Area Library board, Judy Thielen and Diane Thielen spoke to the Eden Valley city council at their July 3 meeting. The library board plans to apply for two grants that would pay the needed $59,000 to pur- chase and install a kiosk system for library books. One of the grants also would pay for book delivery for one year, about $5,000. . What the pair requested from the council, and what is needed in to library kiosk order to get these grants, is a com- mitment to pay half of the deliv- ery fee each year after the first year. At least one-half of the fee must be paid by taxpayers, and the remainder can be from fundrais- ers, grants, donations, any source. The deadline to apply for the grants is mid-July, so an answer from the council was needed at their July meeting. There are only three such kiosks currently in Minnesota: in Victo- ria, Hugo (see photo on page 12), and in Norwood-Young America. Eden Valley would be the fourth. The kiosk system would be con- nected to the Pioneer Library sys- tem, but can access other library holdings in the state as well. A patron can request a book that will be delivered and deposited in a "locker" in the kiosk where only that patron can access it. The existing three library kiosks in Minnesota are all out- door systems. The one for Eden Valley would be indoors, inside a separate lobby that could be accessible after-hours but out of the weather. It is believed that such a sys- tem would bring many more peo- ple into town who may not oth- erwise come. It could be used by lake people, by students who need books and materials not available in the school libraries, and by res- idents in communities some dis- tance from Eden Valley. The council approved the request, committing a minimum of $2,500 per year for book deliv- ery should the library get the two grants and the new kiosk system. "It's a heck of a lot cheaper than a branch library," noted mayor Pete Korman. Since its inception less than two years ago, the Eden Valley Area Library now has about 7,000 books, most of them donated; they have only purchased 20 books. There are 250 library card-hold- ing patrons. They have a board of directors, and a 14-member Friends of the Library. There is now a book club, a writing club, a knitting group, kids' story time with 40-50 kids (and their parents) attending, a seed library, and sev- eral other programs, with others in the planning stages. ~PLUMBING @HEATING (Z)ELECTRlC • Master Licensed • Insured • Bonded • Residential & Commercial • Remodel & New Construction John Hendrickson, Owner ....... 24 Hour Service 320-398-6193 Ask about our llome Comfort Service Plan 29901 725th Ave. * Dassel ,~mm,',samhendnckson.com For AH Your Plumbing & Heating Needs (320) 275-1246 • 24/7 Service Available • Plumbing • Heating • Sewer Cleaning • Back Hoe Digging • Portable Toilets • Sewer Pipe Thawing $ e~%o • Septic Tank Pumping (320) 286-2368 * Kingston • New • Remodel • Repair Work • Radon Testing & Mitigation ............ 320-693-6663 StC10ud:320-224-0790 Please leave message 31571 648t" Ave., Litchfield Friendly Hometown Service * Propane * Motor Oil ,, Soy Diesel • Gasoline ,, Fuel ฎ Tank Truck o Tires . Transport Kerosene Fatuity-owed & opiated r,h~e 1~ 121 Main St. South * Kimball M-F: 8-5 * 320-398-5455 HAPPY SATISFIED Phone: (320) 654-1522 www-hsheating-net 23848 67th Avenue, St. Augusta THERE'S NO SUBSTITVrE FOR EXPERIENCE... CHOOSE FOR AH. YOUR ELECTRK~.AI, NEF.DS.. lUST LIKE YOUR NEIGHBORS HAVE B~N [K3ING FOR,30 YEARS! Call Michael & Jerrod Nohner 320-453-2725 Building Site Preparation Demolition * Basements • Additoos • Fill & BLack Dirt • Septic Systems (new Larry: 320.980.3556 Kevin: 320.980.3558 Kurt: 320.980.6499 : 320 lun Plumbing & Heating, Inc. • Septic & holding tank pumping • Portabletoilets & sewer cleaning A leading provider of high quality custom kitchen [ and bath cabinets, mantels, entertainment centers i and bars. All of our products are made with the highest quality of wood, marble, and laminate. 550MeekerAve. E., Eden 453,27t8 GIVE ME A CALL TODAff >MAINTENANCE>REPAIRS>U PDATING License #20637648 I