Leaving Summer Behind

10/1/2016 By: Marian Brown

Summer is behind us and so many exciting things are happening in the next few months for Friends.

We are a finalist in the non-profit category of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce 17th Annual Economic Development & Small Business Awards. We are very hopeful that we garnered enough votes to win. How exciting that would be. But our place in the final three of over 60 non-profits is in itself a fine testament to the work we do and the place we have in the Henderson community.

And all that is due to the hard work of our volunteers as well as an outstanding and active Board of Directors. And on the subject of volunteers, I want to take this time to once again thank Laura Darnell for her 8 1/2 years at the helm of the Amazon Bevy of Books. Under her leadership the dollars generated by that part of the Friends has grown considerably. And to Susan Bunyan who has taken over the day to day operation, we are extremely grateful.

In October our volunteers will be assisting at the Vegas Valley Book Festival and a panel of board members will also be participating when the Nevada Library Association meets at the South Point.

Now all hands are on deck and hard at work preparing for Library Tree Lane. In addition to the grand gift baskets and book bundles available for auction at the Gala, there will be many delightful small baskets and gift items, including handmade holiday decorations for sale, starting in mid-November. Visit Paseo Verde Library also to see the beautifully decorated trees purchased by our generous sponsors for distribution to the recipients of their choice. Trees will be on view and waiting for your vote.

As an extra bonus on the evening of December 1st we will have an interview and book signing with a nationally known author - William Kent Krueger - who has won just about every award bestowed upon top mystery authors. I’ve read every book; don’t miss Ordinary Grace, it won the 2014 Edgar award.

Wishing you all a Scary Halloween, Bounteous Thanks-giving, Happy New Year to our Jewish friends, and Merry Christmas to just about everyone.

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