Greetings From The President

Ellen Dewey

While browsing the DVDs at the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Library one day, I couldn’t help but notice how the different areas were being used. Teens with ear buds using technology in the teen room, adults and students using the computer area, kids and parents browsing books and DVDs, staff helping patrons and making final craft class preparations in the community room, and first time visitors marveling at the facility; all adding a little background hum to an efficient operation.

Not that growing pains are nonexistent, however! Thankfully, the Friends have pitched in to help. Concerned about the possibility of inadequate seating for November’s FOL piano concert, Jennie Connor loaned comfy extra seating, which came in handy for the large crowd. The lack of storage room shelving for FOL materials was solved by Tom Turowski’s handiwork. The depleted county budget left the library with no Christmas decorations, but Friends loaned a tree and are continuing to donate ornaments. And thanks to Connie Pratt and Susan Hunsucker, our All-Occasion and Holiday Gift Baskets and the Book Bonanza in the foyer are gaining popularity. Librarian Jennifer Patterson has created ambitious December programs and craft classes (details follow), and her staff has worked wonders! So stop by the library, bring your friends, and see the many ways it can meet your needs!

Thank you to the many members that have attended our monthly meetings, voiced their ideas and concerns, and shared their enthusiasm. I hope to see all of you: former, current, and hopefully new members, at our Annual Tree Lighting this coming Friday and our Holiday Social on Tuesday, December 16. Details follow.

Ellen ejdewey@gmail.com

We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Sherrills Ford Branch Library.  Please join us.