Little Scientists, Stem for Preschoolers

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Tuesday, April 22, 11:00 a.m., Blacksburg Library

Explore and discover with a science-themed story and hands on experiments.  This program is for children ages 3-6 years old and has moved to the story time room.

April 16, 2014 Agenda




Meadowbrook  Library

7:00 PM


April 16, 2014


Call to Order


Roll Call/Quorum


Acceptance of Agenda


Approval of Minutes

-          March 19, 2014 minutes


Public Address


Unfinished Business


New Business

-          FY 2014 Library goals

-          Director’s Evaluation

-          Possibility of moving Floyd County employees to Floyd County plan


Report of Director

-          Financial Report

-          Statistics

-          Programming / Collection

-          Facilities / Technology

-          Staff / Trustees

-          Other


Committee Report

-          Executive

-          Development

-          Leadership

-          Policy

-          Floyd Friends of the Library

-          Montgomery Friends of the Library

-          MFRL Foundation








Dates to Remember:



v  April 20, 2014 – Spring Holiday, Libraries closed

v  April 24-25, 2014 – Director at Graves Mountain, State Library Director’s meeting

v  April 28-May 5 – Library Director on A/L

v  May 25, 2014 – August 31, 2014 – Libraries closed on Sundays

v  May 26, 2014 – Memorial Day, Libraries closed

v  June 23, 2014 – Library Director off

v  July 4, 2014 – Independence Day, Libraries Closed

Category: Agenda, Board

Game On! Super Smash Bros. Tournament!

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Saturday, April 19, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Blacksburg Library

Who will be victorious this week? We’ll have two tournaments this time: one for single players, and one for teams of two.  Of course, if smashing things isn’t your style, we also have a WiiU with Pikmin 3, Scribblenauts, and Infinity, as well as a PS3, and tons of board games on hand.

Paws to Read with VT Helping PAWS

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Saturday, April 19, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Blacksburg Library

Virginia Tech’s Dr. Corrigan brings her therapy certified golden retriever dog Yogi to the Blacksburg Library to meet and greet people of all ages.  Youth who would like to practice their skills reading aloud are encouraged to reserve a ten-minute reading slot! Yogi is an excellent listener and enjoys hearing stories. Drop-ins are welcome and are scheduled in the order in which they are received. Contact Elizabeth at (540) 552-8246 or by email at

Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokemon Club

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Saturday, April 19, 1:00-2:30 p.m., Jessie Peterman Library

Bring your decks and prepare to battle or trade.  Refreshments will be provided.


Seeds Indeed!

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Thursday, April 17, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Blacksburg Library

Seeds can come in all shapes and sizes.  Come learn about how different plants spread their seeds, and how seeds sprout into plants.  You’ll also get the chance to plant your own mini-garden!  All ages welcome at this Early Release Day Program!

Building Zone Challenge

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Thursday, April 17, at 4:00 p.m., Meadowbrook Library

Thursday, April 24, at 4:00 p.m., Jessie Peterman Library

Create anything you want using only one color of Lego blocks. Participants will vote for their favorite.  Winner will receive a mini Lego figure.


Spring Eggstravaganza

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Wednesday, April 16, 4:30 p.m., Meadowbrook Public Library

Listen to a wonderful spring story read by Paula Alston, Montgomery Floyd Regional Library Director.  Special visit by the Easter Bunny.  Afterwards we will have an egg hunt.   Don’t forget your basket and camera. Everyone is invited!  


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Each Day, Downtown Park, Christiansburg

April 16 through June

Christiansburg Library and Christiansburg Parks and Recreation have teamed up to bring a StoryWalk© to the Downtown Park located behind the library.  Exercise your brain and body as you walk the trail through the park while stopping to read pages of Eric Carle’s children’s book, From Head to Toe.  Each stop has an exercise that accompanies the story.

Mother and Daughter Book Club for the Small Fries

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Tuesday, April 15, 5:30 p.m., Christiansburg Library

A book club for children in 1st or 2nd grade with a parent or guardian.  This month’s selection is Lulu and the Duck in the Park by Hilary McKay. Registration is required.