Keeping Cool in the Summer

7/1/2016 By: Marian Brown

Keeping cool during the summer heat? I see many of you taking advantage of all the libraries have to offer, including a cool, quiet respite. And book sales results show many of you are buying books online through Bevy of Books, shopping branch book sales, and purchasing books from the book stores. I thank you!

Even though it is only July, I am encouraging you to save two dates. Our annual LIBRARY TREE LANE GALA is on Dec. 2nd and on Dec. 1st is a book signing and "meet and greet" with the famous mystery writer WILLIAM KENT KRUEGER. We are excited that Mr. Krueger will be attending Library Tree Lane and spending the evening before in the Reading Room at the Paseo Verde Library talking about writing and signing his books which will be on sale. Our amazing volunteers, under the chairmanship of Vice-President Julie Buckley, are hard at work on the gala. As in the past, this promises to be another evening to remember.

The Friends Board of Directors does not meet in July, however, on the 21st at the HPLD Board of Trustees meeting, we will be presenting our 2015 donation in the amount of $170,000. This is in addition to the $40,000.00 raised by last year's Library Tree Lane. I am so proud of all the many volunteers who work to make this possible. Since this money pays for much of the material on the libraries' shelves as well as educational programs for our library patrons and staff, I hope you will take a minute to thank a volunteer during your next library visit.

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