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Proposed Mileage Reimbursement Policy

The Aston Public Library Board of Trustees are considering a policy change to add the following policy to the Library’s Policy Manual-

Mileage Reimbursement

The Internal Revenue Service standard business mileage rate may be reimbursed when an employee travels on library business in his or her own vehicle.  To be reimbursable, travel must be approved by the Director.

The exact mileage traveled must be included in the request for reimbursement.

For travel to and from the home of the employee, the mileage subject to reimbursement is computed by first subtracting the distance between the home and the Library.  

For example, if an employee travels from home to a meeting and then to the Library, the Library will reimburse the employee for the total mileage of the trip minus the distance from home to the Library.

This change will be up for vote at the May 19th 7PM Board of Trustees meeting here at the library.  The meeting is open to the public.  Public comments may be made by commenting on this post or using the “Contact Us” link on this site.

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HELP TAKE A LIBRARY SURVEY. YOU CAN WIN $50!

A doctoral student is helping us survey library visitors to discover new ways to better serve you with books. For your help, you’ll get a FREE movie/video game rental, report of results & chance to win 1 of 3 prizes worth $120!

* $50 Visa Gift Card

* $50 Anthony’s At Paxon Restaurant Gift Card

* $20 AMC Theatre Movie Gift Card

Join everyone in helping with this survey. With upcoming graduations, holidays, summer, and vacations, why not win some easy money.

HURRY to the survey link below before it ends!

http://bit.ly/librarybooksurvey

(To remember to take the survey later, jot/snapshot the link now!)

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Sun Astronomy program coming to the library!

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Our Sun, Our Star

Saturday, May 23rd from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Aston Public Library!

Safe solar viewing and STEM related activities

• Safely view the surface of the sun. Our solar telescopes have special filters so

you that you will see exciting solar activity and not harm your eyes.

• Browse the Educational Poster Boards with current scientific information.

• Ask the solar expert your questions about the Sun.

• Test your Sun knowledge at the Our Magnetic Sun and Health Effects tables.

• Learn about albedo & energy transformations at the Importance of Color table.

This FREE multigenerational program is presented by the Albuquerque Astronomical

Society (TAAS) in collaboration with the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project

(CBSAP).

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Volunteer Appreciation Day!

We honored our wonderful volunteers today.  Thanks so much!

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National Library Week!

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Celebrate National Library Week April 12th – April 18th! Visit our library, say hello to the staff, and see all the services, materials and programs we offer! This year’s theme is Unlimited possibilities @ your library!     Stop by during the week, and catch a glimpse of all the things you can do @ the library – 3270 Concord Road (in the Community Center building) and www.astonlibrary.org.  We are open 10-8 Monday through Thursday and 10-5 Friday and Saturday, closed Sunday.

Special Programs this week include–

Toddler/Preschool Storytime on Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30AM

Infant/Young Toddler Storytime on Wednesday at 10AM

Free Chair Yoga Wednesday at 6:30PM and Saturday at 11AM

Book Club on Wednesday at 7PM

Thanks to the Township Commissioners for their support and recognition of National Library Week!

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Library Coloring Contest!

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The Aston Public Library is holding a coloring contest!  Color the picture provided on the form, and enter it for a chance to win!  People in Delaware County are eligible to participate.  Just bring your entry to the library’s service desk.

THE RULES:

  1. Only two different entries per person allowed.
  2. All entries must be based on the form and picture provided.
  3. Include your name, address, age and phone number with your entry.
  4. Entries must be original.

Deadline:  June 1st, 2015

All entries become property of the Aston Public Library.

Entries will be judged at the library. Winners of the judging will have their drawings displayed at the Aston Public Library.

Click here for the form (.PDF file) .

 

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Pals For Reading Returning to Aston Library!

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Your child can expand his or her confidence with reading by practicing with a trained therapy dog!  Pals for Life will be visiting the Aston Library again! Reading to animals helps shy children and children having trouble learning to read build confidence in their literacy skills.

These are the dates for the programs:

Wednesday April 29th at 6:30PM
Wednesday May 6th at 6:30PM
Wednesday May 13th at 6:30PM
Wednesday May 20th at 6:30PM

These programs are free, but registration is required. Space is very limited, and children are expected to attend all four sessions. Please register here:

http://tinyurl.com/astonkidsevents

For more about Pals for Life, go to:

http://www.palsforlife.org/

THIS PROGRAM IS SPONSORED BY THE GLEN RIDDLE ROTARY CLUB!

 

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