Message from the Director

October 2019 Director’s Message

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ELA Director Deb Smith

October is a busy month as we look forward to the Essex Library Association’s Annual Meeting. The meeting, which will be at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23, is open to all members of the association and the public. We would love to see you here and I hope you will plan to join us. Pem McNerney, Living Editor at Shore Publishing, will speak, followed by refreshments. While the Board and committees meet regularly during the year, the Annual Meeting is when we vote on and welcome new trustees to three-year terms of service. We are lucky to have a very talented Board and I am so thankful for the time they volunteer on behalf of the library.

While most of our young (and young-at-heart) patrons are eagerly anticipating the last day of the month, we have a lot to keep you busy before Halloween. The Friends of the Library kick off the month in a big way with their October Book Sale. The October sale is one of the Friends’ two big sales each year. Books for sale will be displayed in our Program Room and throughout the library. The sale will be held here at the library on Saturday, October 5th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Monday, October 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Do stop by to pick up a good read or do some shopping for your gift list. The library will be open for regular services during the sale.

With the arrival of fall, it’s a good time get your annual flu shot. We’ve made it extra easy to tick this off your list. The Visiting Nurses of the Lower Valley will be holding a flu shot clinic at the library on Friday, October 11th from 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Our library calendar is now available, so you can check in to see what’s happening on any given day.  Our book club devotees will discover that we are posting the coming month’s book selection directly on the calendar. On the calendar you will see the book title with the date, time, and location of the next session.

Finally, I know all of the staff are looking forward to one of our favorite days here at the library. On Thursday, October 31st we host “Library Trick or Treat” all day, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. This is an all-ages event, so please stop by for a library-themed treat!

See you at the library,