Well, here we are again, at the end of daylight saving time. The debate about its origins and its merits spring up in the media like clockwork, and simplified explanations fall to experts that are brought out on news shows but not given enough time to thoroughly discuss the topic.
Now we also enter the time of year when we rapidly transition between traditional celebrations. And this newsletter is no exception!! Since our last issue, Friends of the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Library provided refreshments and ushers at the Library’s Art and Authors First Anniversary Celebration, finished preparing for and then dealing with the fallout from the cancellation of our annual community Fall Fest. Special thanks go to Carol Meyer and Wayne Grider for their help in transporting the leftover pumpkins, and to FOLers for purchasing and spreading the word about them. And now, we are planning our annual Wreath Fundraiser, Tree Lighting and Santa Visit, and Holiday Social and Book Exchange!
Enjoy the photos of the artists and authors that newsletter editor Joyce O’Neal painstakingly prepares for the newsletter, and share the other announcements with friends and neighbors. Our fundraising has allowed Jennifer to expand reading programs and related activities, and the number of new library card holders has skyrocketed! After all, promoting and expanding community literacy is what we do!
The committee researching how we can enhance our Tree Lighting and Santa Visit at the library is in need of outdoor decorations for the grounds and for an 8-10 foot evergreen tree that we agreed to purchase last year to be planted this fall. We will probably use energy efficient LED lights for the tree. Lighted yard decorations are also under consideration. We also need volunteers to serve hot chocolate at the event. Please contact me if you can help make this year’s event one that befits our beautiful library. Such events draw potential new library patrons into the library, where they can learn about programs for all ages.
See you November 17, 6:30PM, at our Friends meeting. Bring any lightly used books for the Book Bonanza, bring your ideas for our programs, and bring a friend!
We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Sherrills Ford Branch Library. Please join us.