Summer Reading Wrap Up

School will soon be starting…..can that mean that summer is coming to a close? What a summer it has been at the library. StoryTime, Chess Club, and reading good books! 89 readers participated in the Summer Reading Program this year, keeping track of minutes read. 19 readers totaled up 1,000 minutes each! Thanks to Lem’s for donating ice cream coupons for every 200 minutes spent reading. Each “scoop” on the cone represents 200 minutes, for a grand total off 38,600 minutes!! Way to go, Fredericksburg readers!!!!!


Thank you, Simply Hand Made!

The library was presented with a donation to be used for new books, the first distribution of funds by Simply Hand Made, the wonderful gift shop down the street. Simply Hand Made was established in 2016 as a non-profit shop, located in the 101-year-old Fredericksburg Jail building, with the purpose of Promoting local artists and makers, Preserving the historic jail building, and Providing for the Fredericksburg Community Library. Please click on the “Simply Hand Made” page above for more information about this great place! Thanks to the Simply Hand Made Board and volunteers who make this all possible!!


Listen to the mustn’ts, child.

Listen to the don’ts.

Listen to the shouldn’ts,

The impossibles,

The won’ts.

Listen to the never haves,

Then listen close to me…..

Anything can happen, child.

Anything can be.”

-Shel Silverstein


Warm wishes for a bright year filled with possibilities, from all your friends at the library!

Hear that Jingle, Jingle?

It must be Santa! Saturday, December 9 will be the date for our annual Christmas at the Library! Come and decorate a gingerbread house to take home, hear author David Lorah read his book The Night Santa Lost His Pants, then get ready for Santa to arrive on the firetruck, stopping in to listen to all the Christmas wishes of the boys and girls who come to see him. He will also light the community Christmas tree and start his train rolling on the tracks beneath the tree. It’s all free of charge! A suggested donation of a non-perishable food item, toy or socks will help us fill Santa’s pants for a good cause! It all starts at 10 a.m.-gingerbread house decorating ( sign up required), 11 a.m.: David Lorah, 11:30- Santa arrives.



Thanks to all who made the 13th Annual Library Roll a huge success!! Thanks to the 171 riders who came from near and far.( a special shout out to our friends from Kentucky & Pennsylvania who make the trek to Fredericksburg each year!!) Thanks to those of you who come to ride and support the library, and those who come to ride to meet the challenge of the Holmes County hills, and those this year who came to ride in honor of Jeremy Grimm.

Thanks to our hospitality team- John, Dee, Chris, Karen, Katie & girls, Charlotte, Robert, Brenda, Peggy, Millie, Dave, Jeannie, Joe. Thanks, Kristin, for your wonderful artwork for the shirts each year. Thanks, John, for marking the roads.

Thanks, sponsors:

Oehl Law Office, for furnishing the $300 prize for the 62-mile drawing. (Congratulations, Sidney Chinchala!)

Nobel Level Sponsors: Mt. Hope Bicycle, McKelvey Landscaping, Robin Industries, Murray Funeral Home

Pulitzer Level: Yoder Bargain Store

Caldicott Level: Ivan Weaver Construction,Dream Hammock, Simply Hand Made, Killbuck Savings, Weaver’s True Value Hardware, Lem’s Pizza, PNC Bank, Fredericksburg Square Market, Holmescrafted Furniture

See you next year!! September 29, 2018!

Are you ready to ROLL????

 23 days to go! The 14th Annual Library Roll is happening September 29!! This is the library’s major fundraiser for the year- a fun day for all ages & abilities, from trail riders to those who measure a ride in climbing feet……and there are free, delicious fry pies at the finish line. It doesn’t get any better than this!!

Preregister by September 15 to guarantee your free long-sleeved commemorative t-shirt designed by Kristin Lorson.

Preregister for the 62 mile ride before Sept. 15, finish the ride, and be eligible to win $300!

Click on the tab above for more info- we hope to see you soon!!

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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!