Happy New Year! On behalf of the staff I want to say we are grateful to everyone who brought treats to the library over the past month, and on behalf of everyone who enjoys the library’s services, thank you to those who have made generous gifts to the Friends of the Library. While there are many challenges facing us in these times, we are happy to hold a space where everyone is welcomed and feels safe.
I want to give a shout out to one of our patrons, Helen F., who donated a print and online subscription to a newsletter called Worst Pills, Best Pills. The newsletter and online database cover drug interactions that can affect anyone taking prescription medicine. The articles include information about drug interactions and side effects. Each of our patron computers has the online service so you can type in a drug name and pull up articles about it or you can ask the staff to look it up.
Part of my new year’s ritual is to clean out drawers and closets, getting rid of what I haven’t used or no longer need. We have an excellent way for people to dispose of unused prescription drugs. It is a small packet that you pour into the pill bottle, add water, and shake. The pills become suspended in an impenetrable plastic. You can pick up these pill disposal packets for free at the library. These packets were given to us by the county’s opioid abuse prevention office.
Some people have been asking about the library looking to move to a new home. We want to provide the opportunity for everyone to learn about this initiative, and hear everyone’s thoughts about it. Please sign up for one of our information sessions so that everyone has accurate information, and so that we can take all views into consideration.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the library!