Judging by the number of walnuts that hit my house through the night, it is time to think about fall projects. The Friends of the Cherokee Public Library are busy doing that as they start planning for their 2010 book basket fund raiser. This year will be number eleven for the annual event and we expect another successful season.
As in the past baskets will be filled with a book and related items and auctioned off by the silent bid method. The Friends invite interested groups, families and individuals to use their imagination and provide a basket. There are some empty baskets available at the library or the donor may choose a container. Don't feel limited by the word basket as projects have come in buckets, bowls, backpacks and even a guitar case. Baskets are needed that will appeal to all price ranges and to both adults and children.
Completed baskets may be dropped off at the library at any time. The Friends will wrap them in cellophane and tag them with the donor's name. It would be appreciated if baskets were in by November 1 as display begins on November 4. Final bids will be accepted at noon on Saturday, Dec. 4.
So put your thinking cap on! I am planning a basket around the Woodstock concert DVD. I thought it was an appropriate project for someone newly turned 60 and although I was not there for the actual event, I sure remember the era surrounding it. Peace symbols, love beads, tie dyed shirts, flowered VW vans etc. were all to be found on campus. I was a little too straight laced for most of it, however the music was sensational and I will have fun remembering.
But I digress.... please consider contributing a basket to the Friends project. The proceeds will be used to purchase something for the library. Items on the list include an art cart for the children's department, an up to date floor globe, DVDs and books on CD. Questions may be directed to me at 225-3498.
The library is now on "winter" hours. Don't let the term fool you as we're not planning snow anytime soon (sorry, Darla.) We'll be on this schedule until Memorial Day weekend with open hours as follows: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m. -- 8 p.m., Tuesday and Friday 10 a.m. -- 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. -- 2 p.m.
Mark your calendars for Tuesday morning preschool storytime, Monday afternoon Sit & Stitch or Thursday morning READit book discussion and pick up a newsletter to learn about what else is happening at the library.