Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library

Library Dweller Punxsutawney Phil Sought in Arrest Warrant by NH Police

Submitted by birdie on Thu, 02/12/2015 - 10:03

Be on the lookout says CNN:
The suspect is furry. Only a couple of feet long. Two big teeth. And, it would seem, he has it in for the people of the American Northeast. He's Punxsutawney Phil, and he's a wanted groundhog, according to police in Merrimack, New Hampshire.

Fed up with the more than 4 feet of snow their region has gotten this winter, police issued a tongue-in-cheek arrest warrant for the notorious whistlepig.

In South Florida, A Lover and Donor of Unique Books

Submitted by birdie on Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:55

It all started with his work as a library volunteer. From The Sun Sentinel:

For Arthur Jaffe, books weren't just to be read. They were to be treasured as works of art. Jaffe, who donated a lot of money and his vast collection of hand-crafted books to Florida Atlantic University, died Sunday. He was 93.

Friends of the Juneau AK Libraries Have Fun Donating One Million Dollars

Submitted by birdie on Fri, 03/21/2014 - 11:15

From The Juneau Empire: Amid a slew of ordinance approvals and introductions, the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly got to have a little fun, accepting a big — in every sense of the word — check from the Friends of the Juneau Public Libraries.

“This is so much fun, to give away a million dollars,” Friends of the Library board President Paul Beran said before presenting the oversized check. “Can you imagine how many books at a nickel, a dime, a quarter and a dollar it takes?”

Free with Your Books at the Chappaqua Library

Submitted by birdie on Fri, 06/14/2013 - 11:19

From CBS News:

You may want to avoid curling up in bed with any books that you bought at Chappaqua Library’s used book sale.

A single bed bug was found hanging on a stage curtain in the auditorium that hosted the sale. During the event, the room was crawling with buyers and fears persist that a bug may have hitched a ride on one of the $17,000 worth of used books that were sold.

Warren Cty NJ Librarian Prepares for 60-mile Fundraising Bike Ride to Each Branch in County

Submitted by birdie on Mon, 09/10/2012 - 09:38

Warren County NJ's rolling hills look more intimidating than scenic from mile 45 of a long training ride. Librarian TaraLynn Romagnoli has been climbing many of these hills via bicycle on her quest to train for a 60-mile fundraising ride to raise money for the Warren County Library according to NJ.com.

Don't Cross Your Friends of the Library Group

Submitted by birdie on Thu, 06/14/2012 - 17:39

Dateline Dana Point, CA:

Secret meetings. Unexplained firings. Legal action threatened. It's not exactly what anyone would expect from the Dana Point Friends of the Library, but a group of women from the nonprofit say the current president Terrence Inouye ousted them as managers of the bookstore without explanation, alienated members and demoralized 80-year-old volunteers.