GIFTS AND DONATIONS:
28 new books were donated this month by patrons in the Adopt an Author
6 bags of books, audios and music CDs were donated (many for
2 older printers and a cordless phone were donated by Mary Lu & Mike
Hattie Brown donated the last 6 months of large print Reader’s
Digest as she does always.
Received $175 in response to the annual appeal
bringing the total to: $9,387
Received $100 donation for adult books. I
purchased 7 bestsellers! So wonderful!
- Received $38 in donations from the
Ben Kilham movie showing.
2011: Books =
1109 Misc =
Books = 1005 Misc =
Books = 942 Misc =
Jackman’s came on May 4th to clean the boiler and said that we have
about 2” of condensation in the bottom of the oil tank outside. The
filters are catching it inside, so there is no problem yet, but it needs
to be resolved. They put in an equivalent to “dry gas” yesterday
and will do it again in a few weeks. If that doesn’t work,
they will wait until the oil is down to 20 or 30 gallons and pump it out.
spoke with Annie Leadbetter about taking care of Susan’s garden
and replacing any lost plants. She is on board with that. She
came on April 27th and put the screens up.
Steven Patterson will mow our
lawn this summer. Thank you Larry for all of those years and hours mowing
for us! We will miss seeing you.
Eliz. Barrows stopped to see me and
will donate a variety of plants for our sale again this year.
I took 7 teens
to Burlington on April 21st to shop for young adult books using the grant
money that we received from a grant last summer. I
was lucky to have Martha Mack (who graduated from Library School, but is
not working in a library at the moment) to also drive and come with us.
I was impressed with the quality of books and the time that the teens took
to evaluate each book. We ate pizza on Church Street followed by a visit
to Ben & Jerry’s.
Jim Brown and I talked on 4/27 about the Library
sign. Jim and
I were leaning toward putting it off until fall. I also spoke with
Luke because Jim wasn’t sure about the wood aspect. Should
we consider a new look and/or a whole new sign?
- Roger Jimmo suggested painting one side a year. Should
we call him about that?
- Make a decision on the sign. Walt may
have more information on this