We are so grateful for the many ways people find to support the library. Our community businesses, churches, and individuals are all so generous. Sometimes we receive donations from people from far away, who come to Fredericksburg to ride in the Library Roll, or just to visit, and are moved to give. If you are one of these people, know that every time we receive a gift, it is so appreciated, and encourages us to keep this “Little Engine That Could” going. This year we celebrate the opening of Simply Hand Made, a wonderful little gift shop in the 100-year-old jail building, with proceeds benefitting the library. The talented artists and makers who place their items there for sale do so on commission, knowing they are also supporting the library. The volunteers who give their time at both the library and Simply Hand Made are the other reason the library is here, 19 years after opening.
We are pleased to announce that the library has received grants from The Wayne County Community Foundation and the Laura B. Frick Foundation which will go toward the renovation of the McCay building across the street. This beautiful building, built in the 1800’s, will house a coffee shop and a display area for the library’s Fredericksburg history collection. Known as J.C. Weaver’s store, many here in Fredericksburg have great memories of working or shopping there in the 1950’s & 60’s.
Stop in the library, the next time you are in this area. We would love to tell you more!
READ 1,000 MINUTES THIS SUMMER!! SIGN UP NOW AT THE LIBRARY! PRIZES! COUPONS FOR ICE CREAM!! WEEKLY DRAWINGS!! CHECK OUT THE NEW BOOKS AND OLD FAVORITES !!
Click on “Simply Hand Made” above to find out more about this unique gift shop in Fredericksburg!!
We are off to Cleveland on Saturday, May 20, for a tour of Progressive Field, followed by the rest of the day at the Great Lakes Science Center!! Click on the link below for more info! Sign up now to reserve your place. First come, first served. The bus is filling up!!
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“I want to say that wonderful ideas can come from anywhere. Sometimes you make a mistake, or break something, or lose a hat, and the next thing you know, you get a great idea.”
–Max Makes a Million, by Maira Kalman
Stop in and check out some wonderful new children’s books today!!
“Remember, lad,” said the newt, “If it’s going to be tomorrow, it might as well be today. And if it is today, it could have been yesterday. If it was yesterday, then you’re over and done with it, and can write your own book. Think about that.”
from The End of the Beginning: Being the Adventures of a Small Snail, by Avi
We are so thankful for the support of our friends, local businesses and organizations in 2016. Your generosity is amazing, and makes our library possible. We hope to see you soon!
Santa Claus is comin’ to town on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 11 a.m., visiting the library, and listening to the Christmas wishes of all the good little boys and girls. We hope to see you there!
There are also spots open for gingerbread house making at 10 a.m. Space is limited, so you must have a spot (and a house) reserved. Call the library, or stop in, to sign up. We wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas, and the most joyous of New Years!
If you & your family would like to add an ornament to the Community Christmas tree, you may drop it off at the library. Santa will be lighting the tree and starting his trains to run under it. Come and join in the fun!
Come to the library, make this sweet pumpkin, and take it home for a gift or to decorate your home!
Edna Wade will show us how, on Saturday, October 22, 10 a.m., at the library. Cost is only $5 for the basic pumpkin. If you’d like extra decorations for your pumpkin, you are welcome to bring your own. Space is limited, so sign up NOW at the library
It’s time for stories, music, art and FUN for 3 to 5 year olds, Wednesdays from 10-11. See you there!!