Winter Reading Challenge
December 1-February 1
Spend this winter expanding your reading horizons! Pick up a book bingo sheet at the library. When you complete the goal on the sheet, return it for a small prize. All ages welcome!
The angels are at it again! We will soon have our Angel Tree in place, so please bring new child-size hats, mittens, gloves and scarves to the library beginning Friday, Nov. 29. All donations will be given to the children at the South Side Mission. Donations accepted through Thursday, Dec. 19.
Friends of the Alpha Park Library
People are enjoying the new reference desk purchased for APL by the Friends. The desk is open, inviting, accessible; it is easy for patrons to take a seat and chat with a reference librarian. The Friends hosted an open house on 9/7/13, with the desk brightly decorated, and with punch and cookies for all. As the cost of the desk was approximately $12,000, it is no small gift.
That same day, a winning ticket was drawn for a quilt donated by the Cabin Quilters. The quilt, appraised at $500, brought in $660 in raffle sales, to be used by the Friends for library needs. Our lucky winner was Robin White. Thanks go to both the Cabin Quilters and the Friends!
The Friends truly enjoyed their 2nd annual ride in the LCHS homecoming parade. About 2,000 bouncy balls (popular with kids AND adults) and Friends of the Library wristbands were tossed to the crowds. Gratitude goes to Amber Hopwood’s extended family and to Police Chief Brian Fengel for the use of a truck and trailer for Friends participants.
The next meeting of the Friends will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 9, in the Sitton Conference Room, 1st floor of the library. See you then!
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PURR-FECT PICKS COMING SOON
Refusal Dick Francis
Evil Eye Joyce Carol Oates
Takedown Twenty Janet Evanovich
The Signature of All Things Elizabeth Gilbert
Obamacare for Beginners
Tie-Dye: Dye it, Wear it Shadb Simon-Alexander
The Crocheted Prayer Shawl Companion Janet Bristow
Mistress James Patterson
W is for Wasted Sue Grafton
The Miner’s Lady Tracie Peterson
BOOK ON CD
Blind Justice Anne Perry
Somewhere in Time