James V. Brown Library trustee board reviews audit, events planned for April

The James V. Brown Library Board of Trustees met Thursday afternoon for an audit review and to go over upcoming events.

John Compton, from ParenteBeard, conducted the audit and gave a positive opinion on the Library’s financial statements.

Compton told the board the library does a very good job with its bookkeeping and there were no difficulties with management.

“It’s nice to have such a clean report,” Chairman Harold Hershberer said.

The board also discussed upcoming events at the library. On April 1, this year’s PA One Book, Every Young Child author, Susan Stockdale, will visit the library in celebration of her book, “Stripes of All Types.” She will be at the library at 10:45 a.m. and at the Jersey Shore Public Library at 6 p.m.

Stockdale will also make Storymobile stops at Faith Preschool in Montoursville and Paddington Station in South Williamsport.

The One Book, Every Young Child program promotes the importance of early literacy and reading to children at an early age and as a key component of a child’s chance for success. Preschool children who come to the event and meet the author will receive a free copy of her book to take home.

Another upcoming event the board discussed was the Geek the Library Campaign on April 18. The campaign encourages the community to get a library card and to show the community that the library is there for them.

Throughout the campaign, the library will be using the word “Geek” as a verb to mean: To love, to enjoy, to celebrate and to have an intense passion for.

The library will ask the community to share ‘what they Geek,’ and to learn how the library is there to support their passions, interests and whatever they may Geek.

In other business, June Houghtling was hired as the new district consultant at the library. Houghtling will work one-on-one with the 40 district member libraries in library development and continuing education.