A Heartfelt Thank You to all Rowley Library Annual Book/Bake/Hot Dog/Raffle Sale Volunteers and Patrons!
This was my 4th year chairing this wonderful community event which raises much needed funds to help pay for library programs throughout the year. The programs benefit the entire community. Library Director Pam Jacobson, thank you for your patience and insight to help us make this a successful event again and making sure we don’t overlook anything. Many Trustees and staff of the Library also came out and gave numerous hours of volunteer time. The all new Friends Board come out in huge support and volunteered lots of hours despite full family schedules. A total of 311 volunteer hours yielded nearly $4,000 again.
Books/Games/DVD’s and CD’s got donated throughout the year by people who were ready to part with them and let them have a new owner. Two sort and drop off days in March and April got the books ready for easy browsing, packed neatly in categorized boxes.
The Girls Scouts and many bakers made the bake sale a huge success raising nearly $500. Becky Ewell organized the troops and bakers! A huge thank you also to the RVA, the Congregational Church and the Grange who all lent us tables to display the books.
Thank you to our Raffle Prize donors: About $700 (retail value) of tickets/gift certificates from Water Country, Mount Cranmore, Story Land, York’s Wild Kingdom, Boston Sports Museum (with more still coming hopefully). You can keep buying raffle tickets at the library until just before the drawing during the kids summer reading kick-off party on June 27th. Please come buy more raffle tickets.
More Than Words, headquartered in Waltham, “a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers youth who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business”, picked up the roughly 200 hundred boxes of books left after the sale to resell.
Please come support us again next year. Mark your calendar now to check the Library website in March and April for donation/sort and sale dates in 2019 AND, please renew or start your membership for the Friends of the Rowley Library. You received the mailer last month. There are more at the Library. You can mail in your donation, bring your check to the Library next time you come visit or donate via Paypal.
Each and every one of us contributes to making Rowley a great community. Thank you all very, very much again!
Sieglinde Aigner-Crooks aka Siegi
President of the Friends of the Rowley Library Book Sale