President’s Letter

October 2019

October is one of my favorite months. The Midwestern German Girl in me loves Harvest Fall Festivals, Oktoberfest, Carmel Apples, Apple Cider, Pumpkin anything, Tailgating at College Football Games, and Halloween. The Friends activities are also filling the October agenda for you and me.

The Best Used Book Sale will be held on Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5. Please see the information from Martha Troedson and her fantastic crew about special books highlighted at this sale. The used book sales have become our number one fundraiser to help support programs for the Library.

As I referred to in previous messages, we have been very busy with an architect to design a new Library. The Library staff has provided excellent guidance on ideal layout and spacing for this new building. As we are nearing the final design stages, it is now your turn to provide input on what you would like to see in the new Library. Two meetings are being scheduled for community input — Saturday, October 12 at 4:00 p.m. at the Library, and the week of October 21st. Stay tuned for the date, time, and location for this evening program. (Details are not finalized at the time of this article submission). We have also conducted a few tours of new surrounding area libraries. Our most recent one was the Signal Hill Library that opened in August. You might want to tour a recently designed library and see what elements that you like. It is a lot of fun to see what new libraries offer their patrons. I was very impressed with the additional possibilities that we can offer our community. Remember, libraries are not just about books. They are places to bring people together.

The next Friends Newsletter will feature the results of our Harvest Festival Wine & Cuisine Tasting Benefit that was held on Friday, September 27. I think it will be a perfect opportunity to thank Leslie Ziff and her fantastic committee in our November “Thanksgiving” issue.

Julia Brady

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