News and Updates …
Gaylord Library is participating in two National Children’s events for the month of May: Reading Without Walls and Children’s Book Week.
For further information, please click on the following link: Children’s Events
Click the link: Upcoming Events , to view upcoming events like our monthly Wine Downs.
Used books (and movies and music) galore!
Gaylord Library has not one, but two ongoing book sales which raise funds for the library. On the main level are gently used books, movies and music cds – cheap! – and on the lower level you will find a changing array of books “by donation”. Choose what you want and make a donation in any amount at the desk. We also have a free magazines basket. Feel free to take what you like, or bring in your own recent magazines (1 year old or newer) for somebody else to enjoy. Would you like to donate your used books and dvds? We would appreciate receiving items 5 years old or newer. Thank you for supporting the library!
Shopping on Amazon can now also mean donating to Gaylord Memorial Library!
Click on this link for further information: Amazon Smile
Gaylord Library is hosting a box for T-shirts donations for the organization ArteSana.
ArteSana, meaning at once ‘female artisan’ and ‘art heals’ in Spanish, is a non-profit social enterprise working in partnership with immigrant women in Holyoke to collect donations of discarded tee shirts and weave them using traditional hand-operated looms. These donated tee shirts turn into beautiful handwoven products, which in turn generates meaningful employment, educational and leadership opportunities for immigrant women in the Holyoke community.
Click here for a link to there website for further information: ArteSana
Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Moments
What a night! The Wine, Cheese and Chocolate fundraising event on June 4 was enjoyed by over 90 guests who came together to raise funds for the library and to celebrate its important place in our community. We thank all of our supporters – attendees, donors and volunteers. To see more of Dale Johnston’s photos of the event, click here.
Grr! We have a new patron…
Stop by and say hello to our newest member, Cookies and Cream! Thank you to Gloria Hazen of Hazen Paper Company and G-Force.
eBooks are Here!
Here it is… You asked for digital content and we heard you! The Commonwealth eBook Collections program was created to better serve, educate, and inform the patrons of Massachusetts Libraries. From our website, you can search for eBooks and more from our partners – BiblioLabs, EBL, and Baker & Taylor. Search for a book, check it out, download the materials to your device, and you’re off and running! The Commonwealth eBook Collections program is brought to you by the Massachusetts Library System in partnership with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Millmont Foundation. Need help getting started? Make a Mission Possible Tech Help appointment!
Why Borrow A Chromebook?
We have two new Chromebooks – one for in-library use and one which may be checked out for one week by patrons over 18. Borrow a Chromebook to try out, to take on a trip, or when your own computer is being repaired! We thank a generous anonymous donor for providing this service. Further information in the body of the newsletter!