Our innovative and steadfast director, Jackie Adams, retired in December 2020. Still in the middle of the Covid panic, Arnessa Dowell came to be our new director.
She has brought many new ideas to our library!
Even with covid, our membership continues to grow! We have 360 members now and a new lifetime member, bringing that number to 28.
Membership letters will be coming out soon. Remember that without book sales we are more dependent on our members than usual. Please be generous.
We are still hoping for a book sale in late fall. In the meantime, we were still able to make our annual donation to the library this summer.
Hope to see you in person soon.
In 2020 the Friends of the library helped the library by paying for the hall flooring and a donation to Project 2020. The shelves are up, books are back and the library looks wonderful. The renovations have brought new light and clarity to the building.
The FOL also gave the library our annual donation toward new materials, fund training opportunities, and help support the summer programs.
Thank you all for your support of FOL and the library! We hope it will be open in the Fall.
In 2019 the FOL has given the library $16,000 to use for speakers, programs and materials. We supported the highly successful visit of Kesi Cep who discussed her book The Furious Hours, gave $5000 to the Imagination Library so young readers can have books and gave another $2500 to the Board of Education to help fund the Tiger Land initiative. We will also be paying for new flooring in the main hallway.
This is all because of you, the members, who give books, time and energy and come to our book sales. Thanks! It’s an amazing community that supports us.
This month’s special Pop Up sale is Gardening. Look for great deals in the hall of the library!
In 2018 the Friends also supported the Summer Reading Program and Imagination Library, purchased the new Ortiz bench and Wave Light, gave $2,500 to the Kent County Board of Education to bring Wil Haywood to speak with students and give each student a copy of his book, Tigerland. Our volunteers are constantly sorting books so we can contribute more to the library, year by year. We have accomplished a lot in forty plus years.
June 1st our Annual Author Day event features Casey Cep, author of Furious Hours.
Please welcome Madhu Sidhu to our FOL board.
Books are coming in for the Spring Book Sale in large numbers. Please call ahead if you are making a large donation. And only give us books that are saleable- good condition, no encyclopedias or textbooks.