WARSAW — The Warsaw Community Public Library’s Board of Trustees on Monday, July 8, heard a report from Director Ann Zydek on the success of the library’s recent attraction, The Curiosity Dome.
“What was really neat was we had awesome assistance from throughout the day,” said Zydek, who told the board 660 patrons attended the Curiosity Dome, a portable planetarium that holds 35 people per session. “They (assistants) did a fabulous job,” Zydek said. According to Zydek, the popularity of the dome created an unexpected positive consequence for the library.
On the day the dome visited the library, June 10, the library hosted 1,478 patrons.
“We tripled our regular attendance that day,” she said.
Zydek told the board that in June, 1,126 children signed up for the library’s Summer Reading Program and added that the readers have the added challenge of reading 1,000 pages before being awarded a free book. She said approximately 70 new participants were signed up for the program during Warsaw’s monthly First Friday event June 7.
In other business, the board approved the library’s library card issuance policy, the library’s fines and fees policy as well as the paid leave policy.
The library will be closed and staff will be paid on Sept. 13 and Dec. 5. On Nov. 27, No. 30 and Dec. 31, the library will either be closed or will close early and staff members will not be paid on those days.