By Nathan Prewett
MOODY – Expenses for the Doris Stanley Memorial Library (otherwise known as the Moody Public Library) not to exceed $2,000 was approved at a brief meeting of the Moody City Council on Monday, April 26.
The request was made by library director Patsy Spradley, who said that the program will be done online for the summer due to the COVID-19 situation as opposed to doing them live in previous programs. Four videos will be produced for children to watch as part of the program.
“We have a good time,” she said. “And I know that it’s a lot more fun to be able to go and watch our live shows, but this will suffice this year.”
The program has a number of activities that children can watch online. These include some performers that are slated to appear. A magician will appear, as well as a group that shows off animals and culture from Australia.
Also appearing will be a storyteller that tells stories with balloons themed around animals. A performer named Gutsy the Fox will provide a comedic performance for children.
In the reading portion, participants will read five books per week, which will qualify them for a weekly prize. A participant who has watched all four videos that the library produces will qualify for a bigger prize, though if more than one has watched, the library will draw winners.
Crafts and similar activities normally held will not be done this summer, which is also a consequence of COVID.
“It’s a lot of fun either way,” Spradley said.
In other business, the council:
- Approved a request from Parks and Recreation Director Mike Staggs’ requests for light repair at the riverfront and tennis court for $546.46,
- Approved Staggs’ request for flush valves/restroom repair at the park for $488.40,
- Approved a request from Moody Police Chief Thomas Hunt for repairs to car #346 that was struck by a deer for $577.10,
- Approved Hunt’s request for yearly payment to Southern Software for $2,299,
- Approved Hunt’s request for quarterly payment to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency of $450, and
- Approved Mayor Joe Lee’s request to send two employees to Leadership St. Clair County and an Economic Development Council scholarship for $600.
Meetings are held on the second and fourth Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at Moody City Hall on 670 Park Ave.