Highlights—November 2017 Membership Meeting!

Note—There were no meetings for the months of December (Holiday Luncheon) and January (cancellation due to inclement weather).

F & V Membership List

The F & V Membership List has been updated in the Library’s circulation system. Members are entitled to check out DVDs free of charge as a benefit of membership. However, overdue fines will not be waived.

Library’s Holiday Festival
The Library’s Holiday Festival will be held on Sunday, December 3.


Patti Phillips reported that 26 of our 72 members were present at today’s meeting. There were no visitors. Committee Chairs are asked to submit the names of members who have participated in activities so that the membership database can be kept up-to-date.

Book Sale
Sign-up sheets were distributed for the December 8 (2:00 – 8:00) and December 9 (9:00 – 2:00) Book Sale. Anyone unable to volunteer during her designated time is asked to contact Thelma Bates, Jean Bush or Jeanne Pless.

Baby Bags
Pauline Kretzu reported that Dot Johnson and Sharon Cattie will put the bags together this month and she will deliver them. Anyone interested in joining the committee should contact Pauline since she is preparing next year’s schedule. She would like two people to prepare the bags each month and two people to deliver them.

First Day of Kindergarten
MaryAnn Mozzo reported that eighteen of the eighty gift certificates toward the purchase of a children’s book at Sun Rose Books have been used. The primary school will contact the parents to remind them that the certificates will expire on November 15. Anyone interested in participating on this committee next year should contact Linda Robie.

Reading Trees
Babs Stefano reported that Elaine Novello prepared the trees this month. Angel Smith and Carol DeMill will do the trees in December. Anyone interested in joining this committee next year is invited to meet after today’s meeting since new decorating teams will be assigned beginning in January.

Special Programs
Lisa Willever conducted five successful writing workshops for the fourth and eighth graders at the Intermediate School.

Third Grade Reading
Kathleen Woodring reported that the program has begun with an introductory meeting in October for the students and parents. The club currently has 17 members and will begin reading The Best Worst School Year Ever. The next gathering is Wednesday, November 15, when they will discuss the first title and then be assigned Because of Winn Dixie. Dates have been established, usually for the third Wednesday each month, by Peg Dunner, teacher in charge.

Old Business

A thank you was extended to Sandy Crescenzo, Pat Levis, Elaine Novello, Linda Robie, and Denise Szymanski for volunteering to help at the Crossword Puzzle Tournament at the Quiet Festival on Sunday, November 5, from 12:30 – 2:30. The new event was not well attended but our help was appreciated.

New Business

A request has been received from the Historical Museum to help fund two one week summer camp programs for children. We approved funding to help sponsor the events.

Committee chairpersons should plan to attend the Wednesday, December 6, Board Meeting at 9:30. Committee chairs are asked to bring budget information and annual reports. Debbie Moreland will provide committee chairs with a template of what to include in annual reports.

Members with suggestions for new programs for budgetary consideration for 2018 should put their requests in writing, including cost projections and descriptions and submit proposals to Debbie Moreland.

There will not be a general meeting in December. A luncheon will be held instead at noon on December 11, 2017.

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