Pam Dudding Contributing writer
The library is back to regular hours. This means appointments are no longer necessary, and no more restrictions on the number of patrons.
To celebrate the reopening, they are having Swap Day on the library back porch this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be books and household goods for free and everyone is invited.
Since “School’s Out for Summer,” the Craig County Library is an essential “go-to” for kids and parents alike during their summer fun days, enjoying the books, videos and internet.
Jane Henderson, Treasurer of the CCPL, Inc Board, said, “Previous library plant Swap Days have been great, and the library would like to continue Swap Days as a regular activity. It’s a fun day of sharing with people from the community and others from outside New Castle.”
She noted that on their Swap Day, anyone can bring household items they want to give away.
“Just remember, you can set up your own space (pick-up truck bed, table and chair, etc) behind the library and you must take away anything that is left over. Anyone can come and pick up treasures they want for free,” Henderson added. “There will also be books to swap at the library.”
The idea of free household goods for this Swap Day came from Kathi Toelke, the library’s County Board representative.
“I have lots of nice used games and toys. I’d rather just give them to people in the community as opposed to giving them to Goodwill where they get sold or thrown away,” Toelke shared. “If you have had time for spring cleaning and want to clear out no longer used household items, join us for the day. We can help you find a new home for your things. You may find some treasures you can take home for free also.”
Also, June is the Friends of the Library Membership Drive.
They had their kick-off at the start of June by inviting everyone to become a supporting member of the Library, whether they would be a new member or renew their membership. (These small funds make a huge difference in helping the staff run the facility and provide more for the patron of Craig.)
If people sign-up at the library or on their website in June, their name will be put in the hat for a $100.00 gift card towards a local business of their choice.
“Please consider additional support dollars,” they asked. “With new laws increasing the salary of our dedicated staff, our cost of operations is increasing and please know that any gift is greatly appreciated.”
Their doors are open and awaiting everyone this weekend’s visit.