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Flat River Community Library to host Montcalm Job Fair

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The Flat River Community Library is collaborating with several other Montcalm County area organizations to host the Montcalm Job Fair, the first event of this kind post-pandemic.

The job fair will take place on April 21 consisting of two separate sections designated for students and the public, respectively.

TEN QUESTIONS: Library value

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Who are you? Stefanie Reed, 40, library director at Flat River Community Library in Greenville. I grew up in Lowell and currently live in Belding with my two sons and librarian husband (what can I say, we’re that family).

TEN QUESTIONS: Montcalm County girl

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Who are you? Penny Dora, 57. Greenville has been my home for 40 years. I graduated from Central Montcalm High School so I am definitely a Montcalm County girl. 

Ted Kortes, founder of Greenville Community Bank, remembered for kind spirit

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Over the span of his 81 years of life, Theodore “Ted” Kortes came to find peace in the very farmhouse in which he was brought into this world. 

Ted, whose connections throughout Lakeview and Greenville resulted in countless friendships in both communities, died Sept. 17 as his wife, Nancy, and two sons, Jeffrey and Andrew, comforted him along his bedside. 

Show your Flat River Community Library Card in September

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The Flat River Community Library is coming together with local businesses to get community members to use their library cards in a new and unique way.

The month of September is Library Card Registration month. Each year, libraries take this opportunity to remind library cardholders of what services they can receive, as well as encourage community members who do not have a library card to sign up for one.

Flat River Community Library to offer free notary services

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The Flat River Community Library will be offering notary services to its patrons starting today.

The services will be available for free to all patrons. Two library staff members, Cassandra Vargo and Danielle Wondergem, are currently licensed to notarize any legally permitted documents on a walk-in basis.

Flat River Community Library celebrates the addition of a new StoryWalk

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Flat River Community Library has installed a new StoryWalk around the library for families to enjoy.

A StoryWalk is a permanent installation with a regularly updated series of deconstructed picture books placed around a walking route. Readers follow the path and read the story as they walk between the signs.

Reed named new director of Flat River Community Library

Having recently taken over the helm of the Flat River Community Library (FRCL), Stefanie Reed is excited not only about her own future, but the future of the library. 

Reed, 39, was hired following the departure of Mattie Cook, who left after three years in that position.