Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Keeping Up With Friends of GV Library

General News on
Friends of the Library
Friends of the Library, L-R: Christy Jauregui, Georgianna Goetsch,
Kathy Smith, Kathy Passie, Rich Wilson,
Al Scharf, Mary Wilson and Jody Mabe.
The last meeting of the Friends was on August 9, 2012, with Kathy Passie, Richard Wilson, Al Scharf, Mary Wilson, Jody Mabe, Kathy Smith, Georgianna Goetsch, Anjali Angel and Christy Jauregui attending.
Our $4,000 check was presented to the Library as our contribution to the parking lot paving. The parking lot has been prepared and drainage graded so is now ready. We have no firm date as yet on the paving, but Richard is in communication with the paving company and it will be done as the Highway 55 project and fire activity allows.
President Jody Mabe is a good listener--bring your ideas!
The new canopy shelter ($159.50 from Big 5 Sporting Goods) is ready for use. Al offered, and we happily accepted, extra side panels to accessorize. This shelter will get lots of good use through the summer months. Thanks, Richard, for the legwork!
The Ice Cream Social was discussed and details finalized.
Christy Jauregui watches Rich Wilson hand out the
star of the Ice Cream Social,
 a Root Beer Float
We reviewed the current Farmers Market schedule. September dates (8, 15, 22, and 29, with Oct.6 for the Fiber Faire) will be discussed at the September 6th meeting. The Market does not seem to be drawing as many customers this summer, so we entertained the idea of setting up in front of the Garden Valley Market (next to the door) beginning Labor Day weekend. Mary suggested taking the totes’price down to $19 for the rest of August and offering them at $14.95 Labor Day weekend. Georgianna suggested moving back toward the canvas bags, with Jody Clark’s drawing of the Library, and we further discussed marketing (colors, etc.). It was also suggested we sell the totes at a book sale to fill with “free”books.
 Saturday, March 16th will be the date of our birthday and silent auction for 2013. Having learned a few things from our first effort, we will refine our donation process for best result. Richard has agreed to gather musicians (the Garden Valley Pickers? or Mild Irish Rovers, perhaps?) for the musical aspect of the event.
Library Director, Kathy Smith, left, resists another one, while Pete Wilson noshes,
Mary Wilson orders a cone and Rich and Jody watch the crowd arrive.
Speakers Bureau: Lauren Fins will be able to give us a firm date for her chocolate program (hopefully, Friday, February 8th, or Saturday, February 9th) as soon has she has her dates for traveling abroad confirmed. Richard will follow up to confirm Carolyn Dufurena’s presentation before we pursue scheduling anyone else. We’re hoping for a musical program to round out our offerings. Al suggested we look into a program about old mines and Idaho history by architect Ernie Lombard for the spring.
Jody reviewed our history and procedures of doing oral history interviews for Al and Mary’s benefit. Different adaptations to our more standard interviews were suggested, and they look forward to participating in the near future.

"Hey, Billy just wanted a taste of the Chocolate Mint--what's the problem?"

Linda Baker has a Catholic youth group from St. Marks offering to do community service to work at the Library in September. We agreed to provide refreshments.

Georgianna gave an update on the pavilion at the park, hopefully to be completed in September.
Mary introduced a general discussion concerning the long term vision for Garden Valley, community interest, and communications.
More eager ice cream and library devotees.
Georgianna reviewed the City Council’s plans for a museum committee for the Old Library/Syringa building.
Our meeting concluded about 11:20. Our next meeting will be September 6, 2012.
(Ed. note: New members are cordially welcomed. This is a relaxed group meeting--bring your coffee and join in on the planning of events for our great new library.)
Notes submitted by Friends secretary, Christy Jauregui

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