We are pleased to announce the new children's books from The Pilcrow Foundation Grant are here and ready to circulate! We used local funds from the G.W. Manter Memorial Fund and donations made to the library in memory of Paul Duplessie and we were matched 2 to 1 by our grant sponsors,Drs. Bill Strawbridge and Meg Wallhagan of California. We received 70 brand new, hardcover children's picture books, chapter books, and board books, both fiction and non-fiction. We were also gifted 24 more hardcover books on the subjects of Math and Science through the sponsorship of Mr. Hal Berenson and Mrs. Laura Ackerman of Colorado. The total value of this grant is $1,604.15! These lovely books gifted to the library from our local community and from our sponsors will be on display now throughout the month of October! Come check them out! (Here our young patron, Jack, looks at some of the new books with his grandmother.)
Click on the link above marked "Annual Sales and Silent Auction" for updated information, including a list of donors and items for our 10th annual Silent Auction. The Silent Auction begins on Monday August 27th at the library. We currently have 47 items up for bid and will be adding more! The Book Sale will be Friday Sept. 7th from 7-8 pm (Preview Night, must be a Member of the Vassalboro Public Library Association - $10 fee, may join at the door) Saturday, Sept. 8th from 9 am to 3 pm with delicious homemade goodies at our Bake Sale and Sunday, Sept. 9th from 10 am to 1 pm, A Buck A Bag - limit of 10 bags per person.