Library Lynx, September 26, 2013

I’m sure that many of you are wondering just where we are on our expansion plans.  We are making progress!  At their Monday, September 16, 2013 Village Board meeting, the Trustees voted to approve the new library lease and the contract with our architect, Jim Gersich of Dimension IV.  We very much appreciate all the time and effort that went into creating these documents that lay the groundwork for our library expansion project!  The next steps include creating blueprints and requesting bids.  Once all the bids are in, we’ll have a clearer idea of just how much more fund raising will be necessary before beginning the actual renovations of the Jamieson building.  We have been blessed with an overwhelming display of generosity on the part of our patrons and local businesses.  Since beginning the capital campaign at the beginning of August, we’ve collected $25,000 toward our goal of $100,000!  This is amazing and heartwarming!

As part of our fund raising efforts, the Friends of the Poynette Library will be having their Second Annual Silent Auction and it will run much longer this year, from Monday, October 28 through Friday, November 22.  Last year’s auction was shorter due to our involvement with the Evil Haunted House fund raiser, and many suggested that we run it for much longer this time.  This year’s auction will feature, among other items we’re hoping to have donated, a gorgeous quilt, lovingly handmade by Mary Beth Wagner.  There will also be a beautiful, Swedish weaving quilt (You’ve never seen anything like it!) created by Lynn Muttini.  Jan Garske has donated some priceless bottles of wine and there is also a set of Christmas tree dishes to bid on.  If you have something that you’d like to donate to this upcoming event, please drop off your special items at the Library beginning October 14th.  This is a chance for you to shop early for Christmas and help the Library at the same time.  It’s a win-win for everyone!

The Friends of the Library will be holding a bake sale during Poynette’s Community Day, scheduled for Saturday, October 26 from 10am to 2pm.  It will take place in the garage area behind Village Hall.  We are asking for donations of your delicious, delectable delights of the sweet variety.  Please sign up at the circulation desk at the Library and drop off your treats Friday afternoon before 5:30 pm or at the Police garage starting at 8am on Saturday morning.  The Friends’ summer bake sale brought in over $1000 and they’re hoping to top that with this fall-comfort food-in-time-for-Halloween event.

Thanks in advance for your support, whether in donating or purchasing items from the Silent Auction or the Bake Sale!

See you @ the Library!