By Pamela West-Finkle
Last night I drove home in our first big snow of the season, thinking I should have closed the library early as I crept slowly around the mountain through Delhi vs. over the mountain via Bovina. Now that cold weather is upon us, please check to be sure the library is open before heading into town in a Winter storm. Also, if you live right in town and want to become a volunteer for emergency weather coverage, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the library at 845-676-3333.
Recent programs at the library included our first Rock and Roll Trivia Night where eight contestants answered trivia and identified artists and songs of rock and roll that spanned the decades. Fun was had by all and everyone received mini-microphone trophies and other Libraries Rock merchandise.
The 2nd and 3rd graders at Andes Central School enjoyed the Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane so much that on the day we finished reading the book together, I brought each of them their very own copy to take home. I heard stories that children were carrying these books around with them at home as if they were treasured friends. As a librarian, knowing that is the best gift I could ever receive! Thank you to Susie Little, Amie Brockway of the Open Eye Theater, and to Dr. Chakar for allowing the class to attend the school matinee performance.
Speaking of children’s books, we have a very nice selection of children, juvenile, and young adult books on a “Free To Good Home” rack in the children’s room. Please stop by and pick a few books up for your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews or students. Also our book sale is ongoing with some books on the porch and many in the kitchen and back storage room. We are also doing a lot of weeding from our fiction collection, so we have a great selection for amazing prices! One dollar gets you five paperbacks, three hardcovers, or one DVD. Pick out a book for everyone in your family for the holidays! Gently used books make amazing gifts!
The Library Board is still deliberating the construction project and is nearing a decision whether or not to expand the project to include the recommended flood mitigation and upgrades to the 1974 portion of the building. We are meeting with the engineer next week and will notify the community of our plans as things progress.
From my family to my Andes Community Library family, I wish you the very best holiday season with many blessings for the year to come. I look forward to seeing many of you at the tree lighting for some sing-a-long songs and hot chocolate at the library!~