I want to thank everyone who donated food to our friendly contest with other local libraries. Since September 1 we have been counting the number of food items that people drop off at the library for the Rosendale Food Pantry. Sorry to say, I heard unofficially that we did not win the Food Fight. But we should be proud that we more than doubled the number of food items that we collected in the same period of 2020, so we should definitely be proud.
November is Native American Heritage Month and we will honor this with a book display with lots of new and favorite books by Native Americans. (We have dedicated our red cart to book displays.) We will offer some related programs including a book discussion of the book There There by Tommy Orange.
The Friends of the Library have organized the basement book cellar and we are doing a last round of sales before we close it permanently. It has become impractical for the Friends to keep the sale going in that location. You can take as many books as you like right now, and pay whatever you want. The last day for the sale is December 30.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I would like to recognize all of the work the Friends of the Library have done and continue to do the support the library. Behind every successful book sale is many hours of planning, advertising, sorting, and schlepping heavy boxes of books, tables, tents etc. The Friends have underwritten new computers and other technology for the library, renovations to the main room, and summer programs for kids. If you want to become a Friend, visit their website.
We hope to see you at some of our outdoor, indoor (with masks), and online programs this month.