Letter: Individuals, organizations help library

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To the editor,

Beacon Falls residents are fortunate to have a town with individuals and organizations working together to build a better community. Our town library has been the recipient of assistance from many of them and, as the fiscal year draws to a close, it is important to recognize those efforts.
First and foremost, the library staff must acknowledge the members of Friends of Beacon Falls Library who provide free/discount passes to Connecticut attractions and other helpful services and materials that the town budget does not provide. Their members and other adult and teen library volunteers have been instrumental in freeing up the professional staff to be “the little library that does big things.”

The Rotary Club of Beacon Falls provided literacy support to our community and library this past year. The club secured a District Managed Grant that provided the library with six tablets and eReaders and over $300 worth of electronic books and audiobooks. They also co-sponsored the Laurel Ledge Battle of the Nutmeg Books with the library and two cooking programs for the library. Their continual support is very much appreciated.

The Beacon Falls Conservation Commission donated electronic books and audiobooks for both children and adults focusing on the conservation of our earth’s resources. We are grateful for the Conservation Commission’s interest in providing these downloadable educational materials for our patrons.

Finally, the Beacon Falls Parks and Recreation Commission is co-sponsoring an after school LEGO Robotics group for middle grade students to be held at the library starting in September. We are seeking teens or adults to assist library staff with the program. Anyone who is interested should call the library at (203) 729-1441. We are excited to work with Parks & Recreation to bring this free program to our community.

Thank you to these individuals and groups for helping our library and our community.

Sue Dowdell

Director, Beacon Falls Public Library