Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Assistant Library Director Opening

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:  The Peru Public Library is seeking an Assistant Library Director. The Peru Public Library is a Class B Public Library servicing a population of 33,000.  The Assistant Library Director works closely with the director assisting in the operation and management of library services and administration. 

BENEFITS:  This position offers health insurance and a retirement package.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Master of Library Science Degree and an Indiana Librarian Certificate 3 (LC3) or higher.

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience and is based on a 40 hour work week (Minimum $34,000).


  • Works closely with director
  • Serves as a library ambassador within the community
  • Performs and supervises library functions
  • Provides technical support to public and staff
  • Assists patrons in selection and location of services and books
  • Assists in preparation of budget
  • Plans and supervises in service training courses for staff
  • Trains staff
  • Prepares work schedule
  • Assists in coordinating work of all departments
  • Fills in at service desks as required
  • Participates in the screening of applicants for vacancies
  • Represents library at professional meetings
  • Assists in coordinating library programs with community needs
  • Keeps abreast of developments in the field of library science
  • Assists in the purchasing of books and supplies
  • Assists in compiling statistics
  • Assists in updating policy and helping to develop strategic planning
  • Experience with computer systems
  • Performs related work as desired
  • Must enjoy working with the public


CONTACT:  Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Maryann Farnham, Director, Peru Public Library, 102 East Main Street, Peru, IN 46970 or email to


DEADLINE:  Position open until filled

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

 The Indiana State library has collaborated with libraries, museums, archives and other institutions from across the state.
Providing you with free access to digital collections reflecting on Indiana History.

For a taste of what you'll find, go to &

The Peru Public Library, and The Miami County Museum will be hosting, "Indiana Memory: Your Gateway to the History and Culture of Indiana."

August 9th at 10:00 a.m.
in the Peru Public Library's auditorium


Friday, May 23, 2014

We will be closed Monday, May 26th for Memorial Day
 Have a safe holiday.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Member's Only book Sale.

Wednesday, May 21st, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM
This is the first book sale we've had in 3 years.
Not a member yet? You can either print out the form below, or pick one up at the Main Desk, 
or fill one out at the sale.

Friday, May 9, 2014

2014 Summer READing Program

2014 Summer READing Program begins Monday, June 2nd and ends Saturday, August 2nd.

Students going into Kindergarten thru the 12th grade, living in Miami County are eligible.
Public school, private school, home school, all are welcome.
You must have a current library card, all fines paid.
Sign up begins on June 2nd. 
Grades Kindergarten thru 6th grade will participate in the program on the Children's Floor.
Grades 9th thru 12th, will participate on the Main Floor.
Students in the 7th & 8th grades will be allowed to choose which program they want to be in, but not both.

All programs will be at 11:00 & 1:00 (Except July 7th, Ronald McDonald)
Our programs for the summer will be:
June 11: Marcus Lehman - magic
June 18: Snakehead Ed
June 19: Crafts for Kidz: birth thru Pre-K -time for parent and child to work on craft together
June 19: Science fun - Must register for this program - limited to 20 students
June 25: Professor Steve - Science
July   2: Steven's Puppets - Wizard of Oz
July   3: Science fun - Must register for this program - limited to 20 students 
July   7: Ronald McDonald - 11:00 ONLY 
July   9: Coyote Chris
July 17: Crafts for Kidz: birth thru Pre-K - time for parent and child to work on craft together
July 17: Science fun - Must register for this program - limited to 20 students 
July 23: Pete the Cat - (Pete Saidochy & Ron Luginbill)
July 30: Bats - Incredible Bats
July 31: Movie & lunch  - must register: time and particulars will be announced later

Our hours will be 
Monday - Thursday    9:00 to 8:00
Friday  -  Saturday      9:00 to 5:30
No Summer Hours!

The great outdoors - Things to do!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Lettuce in January"
Saturday, April 5th, 10:00 - 11:00 AM
This event is free!

For Intermediate & Advanced Gardeners
Presented by Master Gardeners, Purdue trained.

Are you interested in:
$aving money at the grocery $tore?
Feeding your family healthy, delicious food?
Enjoying a satisfying family hobby?

                                          1.Extending your season on both ends of the calendar.
                                          2. Cold weather germinators
                                          3. What can stand a freeze, what can't.
                                         4. Planting in the Fall for Spring harvest.
                                        5. Plant tomatoes in April - withstanding a freeze.
                                        6. Creating soil that resists droughts
                                        7. Two pound potatoes.
                                        8. Growing up, not out - using the vertical space.