Red Feather Lakes Library update for Oct. 2015

Our condolences to the family of Don Sailors. Don, and his wife Bette, were both long-time area residents and long-time RFL Library supporters, serving at various times in many library leadership roles. Don was an avid reader and his visits to the library will be missed.

Our congratulations to Doris Miller who won the Friends of the Library 2015 Quilt Raffle September 8. The quilt, “Running Wild,” was made and donated by the Mountain Meadow Quilters. Our thanks to everyone who had a hand in the creation and presentation of this beautiful quilt.

Speaking of winning, Friends membership provides a best bang for the buck community service opportunity. Friends of the RFL Community Library is a nonprofit organization specifically designed for library support, library service fundraising and community fellowship. Annual individual membership begins at $10 though any level of membership or donation is appreciated. Outside of the annual June membership dinner activities include the September Volunteer Appreciation dinner, coordination of the Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Fire Days book sales, Wild West Relay exchange participation and many other one-time and annual events. Membership forms are available at the library or email friends@redfeatherlibrary.org for more information and/or an emailed form.

Construction update. If you’ve been by recently you’re aware of changes to the library grounds with new walkways and new parking. There’s more to come with the current construction of the second library shed (with log cabin theme that will be matched by the existing Friends book storage shed) and anticipated building of the garden retaining walls this fall. Seating, children’s sandbox, play and educational explore areas – as well as the native plant gardens themselves – are on tap as the season opens in 2016. We’ll keep you informed.

Contrary to occasional popular opinion, the animal tracks imprinted in the new walks are intentional: A children’s educational display featuring imprints from rabbit, raccoon, deer, moose, bear, dinosaur and more representing local wildlife (excepting perhaps dinosaur).

Looking forward to Halloween? We are as well. While a specific dates and times haven’t been set we’re actively planning the library’s annual children’s Halloween party, Trunk-or-Treat and Haunted House. Volunteers and donated supplies appreciated. We’ll let you know what’s happening when.

One of the best ways of keeping in touch with the library is through our email announcement list. We send out occasional messages regarding upcoming events, changes in library services and the infrequent closed ‘snow’ days. Sign up at any time, leave as desired. Contact us at help@redfeatherlibrary.org for more information or to enroll. You’ll receive messages on a frequency of one every week or two or, every two to three days during busier library periods.

October in Ruth’s Gallery: Linda Adams with Batterson Barn artwork and crafts.

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