Welcome to the Library newsletter.
This month marks a busy period of fundraising for the library.
Our new volunteers are settling in well so please be patient as they learn on the job
The weather is getting warmer and maybe you are ready to get out and about?
Maybe you are ready to try something a little different? Maybe try FISHING, HIKINGand BIRDINGbut not so sure it’s your thing?
The Library has you covered. We have backpacks that contain all you need to get started on any one of these activities. If you find you like it you can then purchase your own equipment. If you find it’s not for you, you are not out a thing other than time.
Got grandkids coming and you want to introduce them to any one of these activities, bring them to the library, check out a backpack and go have some fun.
If the weather decides to be uncooperative and you need something to keep those little folks occupied, we have you covered too. Our RAINY-DAYbackpacks has you covered with a selection of games and puzzles.
We were just gifted some hiking/walking sticks that you may check out too with the hiking backpack.
DAILY NEWSPAPER GOING DIGITAL:
Not so sure if you knew that the Library has a copy of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette available for you to read? Those of you that take the paper at home know that you are going digital fairly soon AND so is the Library. We will be getting our iPad shortly and we will need to learn how to use it just like you. For those of you that read the paper at the library, you will still be able to do so but it will be in digital form.
Effective immediately we will no longer renew DVD movies. They are checked out for three days and there are several of the newer ones that other patrons are waiting to watch. Thank you for your understanding.
FAIRFIELD BAY LIBRARYand the VBC LIBRARY IN CLINTON:
Thank you for your calls worrying about our wonderful hidden gem of a library here in Fairfield Bay. We are not affected by the situation that is going on in Clinton that you have seen in the papers and social media.
Fairfield Bay Library DOES NOT receive any of your tax dollars. It relies on you, the user, to support it with your annual membership dues, your donations, your participation in our fundraisers, your purchases of books from our book sale shelves and annual book sale etc. and the wonderful volunteers who give up their time to keep it going and maintaining the standard that you have come to expect.
How can you help keep us going?
Next time you renew your membership inquire about the next level of participation. If you renew at the BASIC level, consider going to HOUSEHOLD, VISIONARY, SUPPORTER or even LIFETIME. The information is on the front desk at the Library.
The Library is a 501c3 nonprofit so your dues, donations etc. are tax deductible.
THE READERS’ BOOK FOR APRIL:
1st ANNUAL BOOKS FOR THE LIBRARY PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT:
Saturday, April 6 and the Fairfield Bay Tennis courts was the date and place for the first of what we hope will be another annual fundraiser. Thank you to David and Kay Redding and all the volunteers for organizing and running this fun event. Thank you to David Byard for the donation of chips and drinks which accompanied the lunch at the event. Thirty-four players signed up and played, some who didn’t play donated the entry fee anyway. See you next year.
In case you have no idea what pickle ball is, here is what I found out. It seems to have come about in 1965 when a group of folks put together a wiffle ball, badminton net and a table tennis racquet and pickleball was born because they couldn’t find the shuttlecock to play badminton. The players pictured below look to have had a fun time, grinning from ear to ear and check out the official pickleball racquets.
ANNUAL BOOK SALE
May 10th and 11th in the Lion Club.
More details to follow.
OUR TOWNE PRODUCTIONSwill be putting on the play Blythe Spirit and the FFB Conference Center on May 16th through 18th.
More details to follow.
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