Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Book Bonanza -- Saturday, February 4th!

The library basement room is overflowing with books of all colors, sizes, and subject matter. And videos. And magazines. And even jigsaw puzzles. There's something for everyone!

This year the Friends of the Library is moving away from setting a price for the books to accepting donations for them. Formerly the books were sold for $2 per bag. Now you can decide for yourself how much you would like to donate to the Friends of the Library when "shopping" for books.

Although the basement books are always available, for this event they will be laid out for easy access on tables and shelves. Join us for this big event!

Friday, November 18, 2016

#Giving Tuesday


There is a lot of discussion these days about "Black Friday" , Who likes to shop that day and who doesn't. Some of us also look forward to "Cyber Monday." But how many know about "Giving Tuesday?" #Giving Tuesday, fueled by social media and collaboration, is in it's fifth year of promoting charitable giving across the globe.

 So this year on on Tuesday, November 29, accept the challenge to get involved with your community or a charitable organization. If you have trouble finding ways to be involved, come to the library and ask about ways you can be involved at the library. Or you can give a donation, which will give the library opportunities to buy materials and plan programs for the community. The library seeks to provide literary, cultural, and informational resources to all in the community, even to those who are under-privileged.

To make a donation you can drop off your donation at the library during our open hours or use the "donate to the library" link on our blogspot. We appreciate and are grateful for the support of the residents in the North Daviess community.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Tulip Poplar -- Indiana State Tree

This little tree in front of the library is in its second year of life.  It started as a seedling in home landscaping in the spring of 2015 and was transplanted to the library in June.  This wouldn't normally be an ideal time to move a tree, but it was a wet June and the tree settled right in and shot up.

In the fall of 2015 tragedy struck.  The tree was somehow broken off within a few inches of the ground.  Rather than pulling it out, library staff left it as a placeholder for another tree in another year.

In the spring of 2016 the little stub of a tree grew leaves.  It was alive!  But then it was broken off again and left again as just a stub.

Now it's September and look what we have!  This "well-pruned" tree is almost five feet tall and full of life!

There may be a reason other than its good looks that the Tulip Poplar was selected as the Indiana state tree.  It truly is at home here.  One could even say it grows like a weed.