Thursday, July 16, 2015

Friends In Deed

A work crew from the Friends of the Heath Free Public Library pose on the steps of Sawyer Hall after the second pickup truck is loaded with boxes of used books for their upcoming book sale at the Heath Fair.
A crew of  nine strong-backed volunteers from the Friends of the Library arrived with three pickup trucks this morning and loaded up the many boxes of donated used books that had been narrowing the aisles in the back of the library. The boxes were taken to a nearby barn for storage until the book sale. Great job and thank you!

The "book brigade" passes the boxes down the front steps of Sawyer Hall for loading into the truck. Very efficient teamwork!

A pair of Eastern Garter Snakes canoodling in the warm morning sun atop the leaves of a shrub beside the stairs oversaw the book-moving operation.

The Friends Annual Book Sale will be here before you know it. Look for their tent on the Midway at the Heath Fair on August 21, 22, and 23. Lots of books, audio books on CD, and DVDs, as well as their fantastic raffle of local goods and services.

Donations are still being accepted for the book sale. Please call or stop by when the library is open.
Last year at the Friends Book Sale.

Friday, July 3, 2015

It’s a Superhero Kind of Summer!

It’s a Superhero kind of summer, and heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Start your Superhero Summer Reading Program with a visit to the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum, to ride on the Little Yellow Trolley.

Children (and their families) who have signed up with their local library summer reading program are invited to this free event at the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum on Thursday, July 9, from 10 a.m. – noon.  Participating libraries are Belding Memorial in Ashfield, Buckland Public, Griswold Memorial in Colrain, Heath Free Public, Rowe Public, Shelburne Free Public, and Tyler Memorial in Charlemont, and Arms library in Shelburne Falls. Children participating in this Trolley Museum Program must bring their reading log given to them by their library.

Marie Bartlett will read every half hour from her book “The Little Yellow Trolley.” There will be coloring pages for kids in a coloring corner, a “train table” time, a ride on the trolley, a ride on the pump car for those big enough, and, the caboose will be open for self-guided tours. And, each child will be given a special Trolley Museum card made for this visit.

Learn the details of this fun visit open to all summer reading program participants, sponsored by the Shelburne Trolley Museum and the Arms Library, at your local hilltown library. Please sign up at your individual library so we know how many children to plan for.

Reminder: Library Closed on Independence Day

The Library will be closed Saturday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.