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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Summer Reading Program Kicks Off June 6

Starting next week, Del Webb Library's Summer Reading Program will be underway! Although the kids can start reading and recording their minutes starting June 1st, our real kick-off will be Saturday, June 6th. We will be having a hometown carnival from 10am to 12pm where the kids can sign up for the reading program, play games and visit the library. We are still in need of some volunteers for that day: it would most likely involve running a small game such as a beanbag toss, handing out candy and chatting with the families who come. If you are interested and available (volunteers would need to arrive by 9:30am), please give the library a call at 548-9260. We appreciate your help!


Rotary Holds First Festival Planning Meeting

Tomorrow night, May 28, at the Indian Land Library, the Indian Land Rotary will hold its' first planning meeting for the Fall into Fun Festival. The meeting is at 7 p.m. in the large meeting room at the library.

The festival is scheduled for September 26 at the Indian Land Middle School. Many volunteers will be needed to make this event a success. Come to the meeting to see where you might be of service.


Friday, May 22, 2009

Indian Land Friends Group Starts Up

Well, we now have a Friends group for our Indian Land Library! In fact, I may change the name of this blog to Indian Land Friends. Stay tuned.

We began with a meeting in March (maybe?) with everyone who indicated an interest in being in a friends group dedicated to our new library. We had 32 at that meeting, which also included a couple of high school students. From there, we formed a Steering Committee, which began meeting every other week to hammer out by-laws and get a plan for starting up.

Finally on May 19 we elected a slate of officers and approved our bylaws! The next step will be forming our own 501(c)3, so that we can properly handle our funds.

I'll list the officers here later. (When I find the list.) In the meantime, we have decided to form three committees: A Book Sale group, A Friends Shop Group, and a One Book/One Community Group. These three committees will start working on their projects. The Book Sale Group will meet again in a couple of weeks. (I'll obtain the date for you) They will study the logistics and possible time frame for our first sale.

The Friends Shop Group has already been doing a bit of work on the side, organizing books as they come in and putting them on the shelves. The shop itself has already brought in more than $700 dollars in revenue! The new group will work on forming hours, considering decoration, and perhaps some other items that can be sold. For the most part, the money they earn will go right back into the collection of the library.

The One Book/One Community Group will be one that will require much up-front planning. We would like to see if we can get a book selected that everyone in the community will read. Logistics will be the big thing.

If you are interested in joining the Friends, or in helping with these groups, please send us an email. We'll put you in touch with the right folks!

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