Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Friends of the Medway Library in the News

Friends Gives $19,000 to Medway Library

     At the July Medway Library Trustees meeting, Friends of the Medway Library Co-Presidents Meg Hamilton and Diane Busa presented a check for $19,000. Library Director Margaret Perkins told the Trustees, “We have the best Friends group anywhere! We are so grateful for everything they do. “

     Most of the funds were raised from the large spring and autumn book sales, as well as memberships and donations. In addition, Friends continually has special small sales across from the circulation desk. The past year there were also week-long pop-up media sales, children’s and YA book sales, and cookbook sales. Also popular is the Summer Beach Read Cart with almost new mystery, romance, action and suspense paperback books, perfect for a lazy summer day.

     Said Meg Hamilton, “We are so appreciative of all those people who decide to clean books off their shelves and donate them to the library. Now others can enjoy those books and the library has more funds for new materials, museum passes and programs, as well as equipment for the Makerspace. The library also needed new chairs for patrons, so the Friends donation helped pay for them.”

     Friends of the Medway Library coordinates numerous activities with the library, including the summer lunch program held three days a week. Friends also sponsors the Lego Club and monthly children’s movies as well as the December Gingerbread Festival.

     Surprisingly, all of these activities and sales are staffed by fewer than a dozen volunteers. Meg Hamilton stated, “I am really proud of all of our volunteers. They are always willing to sort books or be available for activities.”

     Some of the volunteers offered why they enjoy helping out Friends. Trudi Stefan said, “I volunteer because it is fun and a great way to make new friends. I keep busy and help out the community at the same time.”

     Lauren Guagenty emphasized, “The library is such an important part of our community. It’s not just about books; there are activities for everyone."

     Friends of the Medway Library is always looking for new volunteers. Friends will place you on the sorting list and you can choose to come help out if you have time. You’ll find you’ll enjoy helping with the activities and being with some wonderful people. For more information about Friends, check out the website: http://friendsofthemedwaylibrary.blogspot.com/

Monday, August 27, 2018

Lego Club at the Medway Library

 

The LEGO Club!


Sponsored by The Friends of the Medway Library

The next session will be held i

November 28

4-5:00 pm in the Cole room
Lego fans, 1st grade and up, are invited to have fun building Lego Creations based on the theme of the day or they can just free build.    

 
Creations will be displayed at the library and a digital photo will be emailed to you.
Space is limited, so you must register. 
 
Thank you to all who have donated Legos or given special donations for us to buy Legos.  We are always looking for more Legos so we can have more children be involved in this fun and creative activity.    We can always use more Green and Blue plates or other building platforms.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Upcoming Lego Club Dates





Lego Club at the Library!

WEDNESDAYS IN THE COLE ROOM 4:00-5:00pm

 1ST GRADERS AND UP ARE WELCOME
TO COME AND BUILD!
Register in advance using the links provided
or by calling the Library at (508)533-3217

Nov 28 registration
Dec 19 registration

Jan 23 registration

Sponsored by the Friends of the Medway Library