succeeded Barb Konopacky, an exceptional supporter of the Lakes
Country Library. We all thank her for her leadership and work
with the Friends Group. She has helped my transition immeasurably
and continues to make the library a community service that we
all can be proud of today.
We thank Janie and Stan Lapacz for doing a splendid job in planting
and maintaining the flower bed and shrubbery on the library
grounds. Also, we thank Marilyn's Greenhouse for her generous
donation of flowers for the planting beds.
The Friends of the Library FALL CRAFT SALE is scheduled for
November 27, 2004 from 9am-3pm at the Townsend, Lakewood and
Mountain town halls. Jodi Sellhausen is coordinator for this
You'll find great gifts and seasonal decorations at all three
locations. Food and beverages will also be sold at each sale
site. Hosts at each town hall are: Townsend-Stan and Janie Lapacz;
Lakewood-Patty Earnest and Marian Hickinbotham; Mountain-Barbara
On October 12, 2004 the McCaslin Lions presented a check for
$1,000 to Dennis Strey, President of the Friends of Lakes Country
Library for support of library programs and services. We thank
the McCaslin Lions for their help and contribution to a very
An OPEN HOUSE and BOOK SALE will be held at the Lakes Country
Library on November 27, 2004 from 9am to 2pm. This is an opportunity
for book bargains for gifts and building your personal library.
Friends of the Library need your ideas, energy and support for
fund raising ideas/activities. Forms to apply for membership
are available at the main desk of the library-please ask for
one the next time you visit the library.
This past year the Friends purchased an LCD projector ($1490)
for use in library programs and made a $1,000 contribution to
the library Endowment fund. This fund will accept donations
from anyone wishing to make a long term impact on the library
programs. Only the interest from the endowment fund will be
used to fund library needs.
Dennis Strey, President
Shop For Christmas
FRIEND'S CRAFT FAIR
9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Mountain Community Building
Lakewood Town Hall
Townsend Town Hall
vendors and a door prize drawing at each location
- so "visit all 3 townhalls"
House and Book Sale at the
LAKES COUNTRY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Saturday, November 27
9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy cookies and hot cider!!!
by the Friends of the
Lakes Country Public Library
Balance as of 9/28/04: $11,532.69
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information on the Internet and for ordering library materials.
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stations at the library.
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