Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Wow, what a week!

It's high winds and driving rain outside, but it's all sunshine and smiles inside the library this week:
The Friends of the Library annual booksale brought in $8,296.59!  (just to put this in context, the sale usually brings in about $5,200).  We here at the public library would like to say a huge "Thank You" to Teresa Chenhall for chairing the book sale and getting everything organized.  We would also like to thank all the people who volunteered their time to lug books, set up the tables, and staff the sale itself.  Thank you to the management and merchants of the Plaza Mall for sharing their space with us for the weekend.  And thanks to all the book-loving folks who spent their money!
The other wonderful news this week was the voter approval of municipal bonds for a new library!!!  We are chugging ahead with the building process, and we are going to be ready for the 2011 legislative session.  We would like to give a huge "Thank You" to Heidi Ekstrand, the President of the Friends, for her hours and hours and hours of time and effort getting this project moving forward and drumming up community awareness and support.  Thanks also to all the voters who braved the terrible weather to go to the polling stations and exercise their voting rights. 
And as an extra bonus this week, the torrential rainfall is scouring Ketchikan Creek clean of dead fish, and the library smells fresh as a daisy again!

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