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Board Meeting on Monday

River Valley District Library


MAY 4, 2020

Community Room upstairs & Virtually through Zoom

5:30 PM

This meeting will be held in accordance with the Executive Order, extended through May 31, 2020. Masks may be required if those physically attending who are not able to maintain six foot distance, per the updated Executive Order. No more than ten may be physically present.

Zoom attendance instructions for Social Distancing

When: May 4, 2020 05:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

To Register in advance for Zoom meeting attendance: Please go to

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Email public comments to or for public comment.

I. Call to order

II. Public Comment

III. Director’s Report--Stats

IV. Reassessing the Director’s plan to keep staff working from home and continuing their employment through the end of the FY 19-20—Discussion and action

V. Closed Session – if necessary

VI. Other

VII. Adjournment

Today's Trivia

What was Stephen King's first published novel?

Staff Highlight-T Dempsey

Meet Ms. T Dempsey!

She is a Librarian Assistant/Page at RVDL, and her favorite part of the job is meeting and helping patrons. Right now, T is reading The Happy Camper by Melody Carlson. She doesn't have any pets, but two terrific granddogs, Bessie and Chief.

She loves seafood, and is most looking forward to hugging her grandchildren and traveling when she is able to again! She is from Moline, but has lived in Port Byron for eight years now.

She is well known around the library for her beautiful sunset pictures.

You can always spot Ms. T in a crowd by looking for the sparkliest shoes!

Check out Ms. T and her sparkly shoes at Disney!

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Check out this gorgeous sunset captured by Ms. T

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Read like Ms T on Axis 360 (eRead Illinois)

Check out the wide array of Melody Carlson books available on Axis 360.

Find The Happy Camper on OverDrive

Read or listen to this sweet book by Melody Carlson

Find the Happy Camper on Hoopla

Read or listen to The Happy Camper by Melody Carlson

Trivia Answer

Carrie was Stephen King's first published novel, but not the first book he wrote!