The RCML trustees will have a special meeting Tuesday November 24th at 7pm to discuss the future of the Library (and Town Office) building.
Thanks to all who participated in what proved to be a very fruitful work day at the Roger Clark Memorial Library on Sunday, November 15th. Seven adult volunteers, five young adults and even a second grader spent the day, cataloging, cleaning and organizing.
Thanks to Del'rae and Madison Merrill for spending hours alphabetizing the card catalog; Wyatt Merrill for dusting and putting stickers on the catalog cards; Nancy Blessing for butterscotch brownies and taking her data input job very seriously. Special thanks to Traci Templeton for the Herculean task of organizing the shelves containing art supplies and many other unidentifiable objects; Angelique Lee for fudgy chocolate brownies and organizing the day, assigning tasks so that no one was without a job to do; Cassie and Dejah Lee along with Eliana Ruben for cataloging, cataloging, cataloging ….
Many thanks, as always to Susie Martin, for her bottomless knowledge and unflagging volunteerism.
Thank you to Tom and Julie at The Original General Store for donating the tasty pizzas to nourish us all and to Marion Abrams for delivering them to the work crew.
Many new books were put on the shelves, stop by and check them out!!!
~submitted by Sharon Mayer
Please join us for a work day at Pittsfield's Roger Clark Memorial Library on Sunday November 15th from 10 to 2. Pizza will be served, bring drinks and snacks to share.
There is lots of work to be done, and no skills or experience needed. Jobs range from carrying boxes, to typing cards, and making displays to vacuuming. Remember we are a 100% volunteer library, without your help we don't exist!
We have a special need for good typists and their laptops during our next work day. We have come up with a way to speed up the book cataloging process using laptops and Microsoft Word (or most other word processing software). If we all work together we should be able to catalog a hundred or more books! I promise it will be easy and incredibly rewarding to get some great books out onto the shelves. If you think you'll be there, shoot us an email and I will send you the MS Word templates we'll be using (we don't have WifFi in the library so you'll need them in advance). I'll give everyone a quick tutorial on Sunday.
Thank you to Pittsfield's General Store for donating Pizza.
Please spread the word. Saturday's music program has been postponed. Susie Smollen's music for kids "Dinosaurs" program will now be held Saturday November 21st at 10am at the Roger Clark Memorial Library in Pittsfield.
Thank you Joanne McDonnell and Max for spending two days at our library encouraging young kids developing their reading skills. Max is a perfect gentleman (with the spiffiest dog coat this writer has ever seen) and always gentle, sweet, and attentive to his young readers. Joanne's obvious joy and interest in the children was spirited and wonderful, we are so fortunate to have their team as a resource in our valley.
If you missed Max, LET US KNOW. Max and Joanne would love to come back we just need two or three kids available to keep them entertained!
Pittsfield was alive with kids and costumes! And all of them made their way to the Library for some trick-or-treating. Once again, the volunteers at the library were excited to give books to the kids for their 'treat'. And I think we all would agree the serious down pour of rain that evening was the 'trick' of the night. Traci tried to light the pumpkins but the wind and the rain made it almost impossible. Alas, one pumpkin stayed lit all night!
Inside the library, spooky music played and a table filled with books was the center of attention. It was fantastic to see all the kids take the time to look through the books and choose one that really interested them. There were a lot of great comments about the library and it's growing selection of books and programs. All in all, it was a SPOOKtacular community event!
A big thank you to Odle for carving our great RCML pumpkin sign and to Joyce Putnam for all the scary decorations! See you next year.
We had a great turn out for our annual carving of the pumpkins. The weather was a little brisk but we were able to carve our pumpkins outside this year. The kids picked out their pumpkins and began the big task of cleaning them out. We had pumpkin guts galore! In the end, we had scary pumpkins, sweet pumpkins, Twilight pumpkins and many creative designs. Thank you to Jane Aiken, Mrs. Johnstone, and Steve Nissemblat for lending a helping hand. We can't wait to light them outside the Library on Halloween!
An important reminder to parents: Children in 2nd grade and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Also, our programs typically end a bit before 5:00 and the Library closes at 5pm. Remember, we're all volunteers, so please be prompt in picking up your child.