Friends of the Carnegie Library Update

Missy Baldwin

In the words of George Otstott, “Jefferson EggFest was a smashing success!” There were about 400 paid attendees and which netted approximately $5,000. The food was sensational.

Sarah Hobb’s singing added to the relaxing and welcoming atmosphere on a day when the weather was absolutely perfect. Everyone had a great time.

The money raised by this and other activities of Friends of Jefferson Carnegie Library provides about one-third of the library budget. If you have not been in the library for a while, come by and check it out. Things are happening! Books checked out by kids has increased 17% so far this year. There has been great attendance at all children’s events.

Puppetwise Productions magically entertained 200 happy little ones, kindergarten and below, with a Halloween show last week. They will return closer to Christmas for the 1st and 2nd graders to attend a Christmas puppet show.

The American Girl Book Club members for 3rd and 4th grade girls have increased from 55 girls last year to 82 this year!

Can you help?

As the success of children’s programs continues to grow, the library needs your assistance in two ways.

Volunteers to help with events are always appreciated, not just during the event, but also getting ready before and cleaning up afterwards. And of course, monetary contributions are always needed. Small amounts for supplies to sponsorship of an American Girl ensure the viability of what we do.

There is no charge to get a library card and check out books. Instead, we rely on the generosity of our member Friends of Jefferson Carnegie Library.

Memberships start at $20 per year. If you have not joined or renewed your membership this year, now is a great time to do so. Drop your dues off in person or mail to Jefferson Carnegie Library, 301 W. Lafayette, Jefferson, TX 75657.

Please call the library at 903-665-8911 if you have questions or wish to volunteer, or contact Missy Baldwin, President of the Friends of the Carnegie Library.

(Please contact us today for a print or email subscription to the Jefferson Jimplecute! — (903) 665-2462, JIMPLECUTE1848@GMAIL.COM)


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