By Pamela West-Finkle
As the summer draws to a close, I would like to thank all of the wonderful volunteers who helped to make all our programs and fundraisers happen. A huge thank you also goes out to all our donors and supporters as well! Without you, we would be unable to offer the services that we do to the community. So far this year, between the Garden Tour and the Annual Fund Drive, we have raised almost $10,000 toward our goal.
Abel Mendez has been our CDO Workforce teen library assistant for the last few weeks and has been a huge help to me since I have not been able to physically do a lot of things due to my broken shoulder. Bob Murphy, Diane Lockspeiser, Judy Garrison, and Tami Jaegel have covered the days and times that I was not able to work or had appointments.
Laurie McIntosh and Laura Josepher taught the CROP Tails and Tales workshops. Joanne Warner led the Garden Tour. She and Linda Egner helped with the Community Day sale. Also part of the Garden Tour committee were Vinnie Lopez, Gloria Carlson, Buffy Calvert, Judy Garrison, and Bunny Muzzonigro. A big thanks to Scott Hill for contributing his original artwork for the commemorative Garden Tour poster (now on sale at the library for a $15 suggested donation) and to Vinnie for handling the design for our advertisements and poster.
For our library party, wonderful musical talent was provided by Kari Haugeto, Ira McIntosh, Peter Lederman. Diane Lockspeiser and Don Knies provided extra tables, Anita Lanziero coordinated food donations, the Ledermans made the punch, we had a number of young helpers put up and take down chairs. Our visitors enjoyed all of the tasty treats we had set up in the gazebo. Lastly, our board members Diane Lockspeiser, Susan Cole, Pat Brannen, Judy Garrison, Ellen Rosman, Linda Lederman, and Gloria Carlson continue to donate their time to help with the operations of the library, filling in wherever they are needed.
If I have forgotten anyone, please forgive me. We will be continuing the DVD and audio book sale for a while. DVDs and audiobooks that have been donated are available on the library’s second floor, on the shelves to the right of the stairs. Suggested donation is $1 per DVD, $5 for seasons, and $5 or the best offer for audio books. No reasonable offer with be refused.
Looking toward Fall, there is interest in starting a game night—an all ages program where participants can play various board games throughout the library.
For those of you who enjoy downloading audiobooks, ebooks, and digital magazines, the Four County Library System (www.4cls.org) has switched over to Libby. To access these free resources for your phone or tablet, just visit the website and login with your library card barcode number and four digit PIN number. If you don’t remember it, we have a list and can also change it for you.
We recommend that all who enter the library wear a mask again, even those who are vaccinated. We don’t know what the coming weeks and months hold in regards to the virulence and mutations of virus variants, but it is our hope that if we all take a moment to protect ourselves and others, that hopefully we can keep this thing under control. Thank you so much for your cooperation.
As always, please reach out at 845-676-3333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or check www.andeslibrary.org or our Facebook page for updates and resources.~