Thursday, November 27, 2014

Friends of the Library Debut The Secret Snowflake Shop

The holidays are on their way and it’s time to shop for gifts!  Sometimes it’s hard for children to shop for the special adults in their lives.  Our Friends of the Library have that covered!  But shh!  It’s a SECRET!  Parents, grandparents, teachers, and daycare providers, cover your eyes and ears!  This is for kids!  

The Friends of the Library are hosting The Secret Snowflake Shop, a wonderful, magical place where children can, all on their own [NO related adults allowed!], purchase holiday gifts for the significant adults in their lives:  parents, grandparents, teachers, etc. on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 10 AM to 4 PM.  At a bargain cost of $3 each, there will be a variety of gift options available for children to select from. Children may bring their list of recipients for whom they want to buy gifts, come into The Secret Snowflake Shop, located in the Hoffman Room on the 1st Floor, select gifts with the help of some wonderful Friends, have them wrapped and pay for them on their way out, simple and fun!  Please register children ages 2 to 12 to reserve a spot for them: 

Parents will receive a phone call to confirm the child's registration, find out how many gifts the child plans to buy and for what gender adult so the Friends can plan to have enough gifts available. 

While the kids are shopping in The Secret Snowflake Shop, parents and others may visit the Friends of the Library’s Holiday Boutique right nearby where they will find well-priced, quality holiday books, other items and handmade crafts for their children and other friends and family.  
Holiday Boutique Books and Handmade Crafts
Fun handmade tutus for children
Silent Auction Items

There will also be a Silent Auction with great items to bid on that will begin on Dec. 6 and run for a week! Highest bids by Friday, Dec. 12 at 5 PM will win the items. Some of the items include a couple of Italian leather purses, AMC Theater gift cards, autographed novels, golf balls & tees, a leather travel wallet, a set of all 7 hardcover Harry Potter novels, and a "Frozen"-inspired pure silver necklace.

Pure Silver Necklace in Silent Auction

All of the Silent Auction items and a sample of the items for sale in the Holiday Boutique are currently on display in the large display cases at the Main Fifth Street entrance to the Library.

Finally, visit the Scholastic Book Sale set up near the Youth Services Reference Desk through Sunday, Dec. 7th.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, proceeds from this sale help our Youth Services Department receive hundreds of free books to add to the Library’s collection and to use as reading program prizes.
Scholastic Book Fair

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!!

As the holiday season begins, the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library would first like to wish everybody a happy Thanksgiving!
To allow everyone enough time to make their way over the river and through the woods, as well as to enjoy the holiday, the Library will be closing at 5 PM Wednesday.  The Library will remain closed all day Thursday and Friday but will reopen for normal operating hours Saturday, November 29 beginning at 9:30 AM.  To accommodate the closure, no items will be due on the two closed days.
During this time, we will likely receive a lot of returns in our drop boxes and it will take more time than usual to check it all in when we return Saturday.  Because of this, we would like to ask that you have patience and not be too concerned if it takes more time than usual for returned items to be cleared off of your account.  We will also be treating all returns during the holiday as if they were returned on Wednesday.
And so, you can be thankful for no library-related worries this Thanksgiving and we hope you will enjoy the time with family, friends, food, football, or anything else with which you choose to fill your day.