2019 Summer Newsletter

Volume 43 Issue 2 53% 42% 3% 1% 1% 0% General Fund 2018 Revenue PLF Real Estate Tax Donations Misc. Tax Other Fines burtonlibrary.org Summer/Fall 2019 Burton Public Library A Message from the Director . . . As of February 8, 2019, the Burton Public Library stopped collecting fines on most materials with the intention of making the library easier and more convenient to use. Fines have been steadily decreasing and in 2018 they accounted for less than .5% of the Library’s total revenue; at the same time fines prevent people from using the library. As I write this, there are 10 other libraries in CLEVNET that have also stopped collecting fines with Cleveland Public Library set to do so in July. Bear in mind it still remains the case that if an item becomes 28 days overdue, you will be charged the cost of the item. We hope this initiative continues to make the library an accessible resource for our community and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to stop in. Sign-up for summer reading, jumbo games to play, face-painting, balloon animals, treats and more. All ages! Now Showing: Red Tails Friday, June 14 2 p.m. Eat popcorn and get into the spirit for the Ohio Chautauqua with a movie about the Tuskegee Airmen. Ruthless Showdown: Kennedy vs. Hoffa Wednesday, June 19 10 a.m. Featuring Jeremy Meier as Robert Francis “Bobby” Kennedy, who was an American politician and lawyer who served as a United States Senator from New York from January 1965 until his assassination in June 1968. The Youngstown Tune Up and other mafia vices: Bobby Kennedy takes on Organized Crime Wednesday, June 19 11 a.m. Continue your journey into Robert Kennedy’s life with Kent State professor Molly Sergi, as she discusses Kennedy’s time as U.S. Attorney General and dealing with organized crime. The Ohio Chautauqua series is presented by Ohio Humanities. America Emerges as a World Power Friday, June 21 3 p.m. Featuring Dr. J. Holmes Armstead as American United States Air Force general and commander of the World War II Tuskegee Airmen, Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Davis was the first African American general officer in the United States Air Force. Conversation with a Tuskegee Airman Friday, June 21 4 p.m. Meet Roy Richardson as he talks about his experiences as a Tuskegee Airman in World War II. Learn about our North Coast Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen too! Sign up to win prizes throughout the summer