Hope you had a Happy Easter! Diana is back from the land down under and is slowly starting to readjust to the time change. Pat and the Library board have been busy! Deanna Brown hosted a very popular Popcorn Party April 11th, for the children. Twenty-three children were in attendance. Kids made bunny pencil toppers and decorated paper bags to hold their popcorn. They selected from 4 different colors of popcorn as well as some sweet treats to add to the bag. Several popcorn books were also available.
Monday, March 12th, Milestone Branch Library conducted a program on “Postcrossing”. The world-wide Postcrossing Project was explained by local board member, Deanna Brown, whose family has been participating for the last six months. Postcrossing is a free program that enables users to send and receive postcards from random people all over the world. Deanna gave a brief explanation of how Postcrossing works, demonstrated data compiled by the program depicting her family’s activity, and showed off the postcards they have received through the project. Coffee and dainties were also enjoyed! For more information about Postcrossing, please go to www.postcrossing.com.
I am sure the board will be up to more activities this spring, as well as gearing up for the Annual Summer Reading Program that starts when the kids are out of school for the summer. So keep your eyes open for more advertising from the library.
Of course we are still open for our usual activities, the lending and returning of books and magazines. Remember, we can bring in almost anything you could want for your information or entertainment.
Is it time to read gardening books yet? We have access to all kinds of lovely gardening and plant book and magazines.
If you have an E-reader, here is a link you can use to download free public domain ebooks available on the library2go website. To find them, click on the link on the bottom left corner of the library2go website here: http://www.library2go.sk.ca. You can also download e- books and e-audio books onto your computer, to read or listen to. Check the library website under e-books and audiobooks. All you need is your library card number and PIN.
Later this spring, we will be having a Tupperware fundraiser for the library. We get 40% of the price of selected items, so we are looking forward to trying this new kind of fundraiser. So keep this in mind for later. Tupperware makes great grad or wedding gifts.
We are currently not taking any book or video donations for a few weeks as we prepare to re-carpet the library. So if you can just hold on to them for a few more weeks, we will be happy to take your donations later in May.
Of course we can still take cash donations. We can provide you with an income tax receipt for those if required but the procedures have changed a bit.
Changes were recently made to the Donations Policy to bring us into conformity with Canada Revenue Agency’s donation handling requirements. Cheques made payable to Southeast Regional Library are sent to HQ and held in trust for the branch and used in accordance with any written intentions provided by the donor. A tax-deductable receipt will be sent to the branch to forward to the donor. Where the donation is designated for a purpose associated with the local public library branch facility (ex. renovations, furniture, equipment, etc), the municipality (town of Milestone) in which the branch is located may receive the donation, issue the tax-deductible receipt, and hold the funds in trust to spend on the local public library branch facility. If you don’t need a tax deductible receipt, just make it out to Milestone Library Board.
We are very grateful to the Affinity Credit Union for providing funds to do renovations. We are almost finished with the coming installation of the new carpet. We are still looking for a small coffee table or side table for our seating area, but please hang on to those donations until we are done with the carpet laying. We will be closed Monday, April 23rd, for staff training and carpet laying. Thanks for your support, Milestone!
Our current board members are: Michelle Prang, Pam Wilkie, Adele Helmeczi, Bev Siebert, Deanna Brown, Karen McKim, and Leona Cote. We are welcoming Sharlene Minto to our board. We could still use another member or two on our board.
The duties are: attending 4-5 meetings a year, help fundraise and help with programming at the library. It can even be fun!