April Newsletter 2015

April Newsletter 2015 ~ It’s April and the Library is buzzing with all kinds of planned special activities. First, our regularly scheduled activities are as follows:

  • Children’s Story Time is on Tuesdays at 11:15am.
  • The Library’s Book Discussion Group meets April 21 at 9:00am, to discuss
    “For All the Tea in China” by Sarah Rose; in May, they will be discussing “The
    Light Between Oceans” by M.L. Stedman. New Members are always welcome;
    please call the Library for more info.
  • The Board of Trustees meets this month on the 21st at 1:30pm. The
    public is always welcome to attend.
  • We have a beautiful collection of hand crafted wooden boxes in our display
    cases this month. They were made by Vern Moffitt, and they are exquisite!

And please note that the Library will be closed Monday, April 20 for Patriot’s Day.

The Friends of the Library is planning a fundraising Turkey Dinner at St. Martin’s on the 18th and a program of activities for children grades 1-6 at the Library on April 21 1:30-3:30pm; come enjoy the fun! Also, the Literary Club is donating a portion of its April 23 luncheon proceeds to the Library. Call us for details if you don’t see the flyers or announcements. Another Friends fundraising activity starting this month is a Raffle for 2 Maine Heritage Timber end table, made from the beautiful wood salvaged after 100+ years beneath our rivers and lakes. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20, and the drawing will be held on July 4th. Look for photos on our new website (see address above). These pieces are beautiful!

Have you checked out our new website yet? It’s full of useful information about the Library’s services and activities, and you can also find out about volunteering and the many tasks we would love to have Millinocket Memorial Library April Newsletter 2015your help with. One of our top priority goals is to increase the number of hours we’ve open, and for that to happen, we need volunteers who are interested in working at the front desk. If you can commit to a few hours each week, please call Lori. And let us know what you think of our new website, as well as any ideas and suggestions you might have regarding services, hours open, etc.

The Friends of the Library’s fundraising campaign is in full swing, and your might have received an Appeal letter in the mail recently. If not, you can always donate by going to the Library’s website, scrolling down in the Menu options to “Support”, and clicking on “Donations/Endowment” to find the “Donate” button. We continue to be humbled and extremely grateful for your generous support of the Library. Thank you! And we want to give a special “shout out” to Robert Tyler who has been putting a one dollar bill in our donation can every week for months now. Other patrons have started doing the same; thanks, Robert, for your support and a great idea!

The book order has gone in and will be on the shelves soon, with fiction by Susan Wittig Albert, David Baldacci, Larry Bond, Charlaine Harris, Iris Johansen, John Lescroart, Beverly Lewis, James Patterson, Amanda Quick, Nora Roberts, John Sandford, and Stuart Woods; Large Print fiction by Steve Berry, Harlan Coben, and Carla Neggers; mysteries by Stella Cameron, Carolyn Hart, David Morrell, and Jo Nesbo; Maine fiction by Tim Caverly (Juvenile), Colleen Coble, and Cathie Pelletier and Maine nonfiction titles “Elder Rights Handbook” and “Leaving Tracks” by B.J. and E. Theriault; and the nonfiction title “Dress-to-Impress Knitted Scarves”.

As always, let us know if there are any books you want us to order for you (purchase or loan), and if you have any questions or comments. Until next time, Happy Spring (yes, the snow is finally disappearing) and see you at the Library!