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.
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!
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!!
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!
“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!