Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Fundraising Opportunity

As television, radio, and newspapers have recently reported, the holiday shopping season is in full swing. Many of us prefer to avoid the crowds and the chaos by shopping online. There is now a unique opportunity to combine year-round online shopping with fundraising for libraries.

For all purchases made through the Shop for the Library website, participating merchants will donate a portion of the sale to libraries. More than 750 online merchants are participating, including Target, Macy's, Barnes & Noble, Circuit City, Sears, Gap, CompUSA, Eddie Bauer, Dell, Staples, Sharper Image, and OfficeMax. Check out the entire list at the website, shop from the comfort of your home, and help raise funds for the library at the same time. There is no charge to join, and you will pay the same prices you would at the stores' websites.

Join today, and remember to specify the Sodus Free Library as your choice to receive a percentage of your purchases. We'll report any funds received on this blog, so that everyone can see the benefit of shopping for the library.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

December Board of Trustees Meeting

The Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, in the library's meeting room. All Board meetings are open to the public.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Quote for Today

"If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily."
Gerald Good

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Successful Book Sale

The Board, staff, and Friends of the Sodus Free Library thank everyone who had a part in making this year's Used Book Sale an outstanding success. We're especially grateful to Kass Vande and Shirley Patchett for the many hours they spent before, during and after the sale, organizing not only all of the "product," but also the workers. We continue to be amazed at what Shirley can do with a few pieces of cardboard and some duct tape!

Thanks, too, to all those who donated books and AV materials; the Butler Correctional Facility crew who carried all the books up from the basement; all those who helped set up, sell and take down: Mark Vande, Dan Patchett, Bonnie Bolling, Pauline Dodge, SallyAnn Danforth, Audrey Ferris, Bob and Dottie Hicks, Gib and Carol Sergeant, Chris Maroney, Lucinda Dodge, Jo-Ann Hill, Lukas Hampton, Scott Ginett, Laura Jonasse, Julie Schuldt, Jean Seymour, Jovan Parker, Jade Patchett, Kerri Gee, Hannah and Jane Jonasse, and Nathanael Derenbacher; our many customers; Market Place for donating the bags for our $1/bag days; local merchants and newspapers for helping us advertise; the Salvation Army for accepting our leftovers, and John Cook, Bette Bugni, Scott Ginett, and Kenny Savory for delivering those leftovers to the Newark store.

This year's record-breaking sale brought in $1,300.75, which will be used by the Friends group to purchase needed items not covered by the library's budget. We definitely have blessings to count - thanks to all of you!

Thanksgiving Closing

The library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23, and remain closed Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25. We will reopen at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 26. We wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and hope that you are all able to set aside some time during the holiday to count your blessings.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Children's Book Week

Just IMAGINE - imagine all the places our children can go and the people they can meet through reading! For the 86th year, librarians, teachers, booksellers, authors, and readers are celebrating Children's Book Week. As it has since 1944, the Children's Book Council is sponsoring CBW, "encouraging young people and their caregivers to discover the complexity of the world beyond their own experience through books." Special activity sheets and a free book raffle are available all week, so be sure to schedule a library trip for your children during the week of November 14-20.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

November Board Meeting Change

The November Board of Trustees meeting has been changed to 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 17th.

November Books-Sandwiched-In

Join us at noon on Monday, November 21st, as one of our favorite reviewers, Jean Seymour, discusses the national bestseller, Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. The following is quoted from Publishers Weekly: "Hosseini's stunning debut novel starts as an eloquent Afghan version of the American immigrant experience in the late 20th century, but betrayal and redemption come to the forefront when the narrator, a writer, returns to his ravaged homeland to rescue the son of his childhood friend..." Call (315-483-9292) or stop by the library to reserve your spot for this program; $3 per person includes a sandwich, beverage, and homemade pie.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Quote for Today - Remember to Vote!

"To make democracy work, we must be a nation of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain."
Louis L'Amour

Monday, November 07, 2005

Book Sale Reminder

Volunteers are working overtime, unpacking and sorting approximately 7,000 books for our annual used book sale, opening at noon on Wednesday, November 9th. Be sure to set aside time to stop by and pick up some great bargains.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

November Board of Trustees Meeting

This month's Board of Trustees meeting will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 10th. Because the Friends group is using the meeting room for their annual used book sale, the meeting will be held upstairs in the Ruth Mills Room.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Veterans Day Closing

The Library will be closed Friday, November 11th, in honor of Veterans Day. To learn more about the history of this holiday, click here