There is a wonderful new community project building momentum in communities across the nation and around the world, Little (free) Libraries. Similar to the Bookmobiles of the past, the focus of this effort is to create an opportunity for all people within each of our communities to have free and easy access to books. And what a simple concept: People of the community can choose from the selection within each library, then take home the book of their choice to read. And if that person also happens to have a book they would like to share, they can simply place it in the library so that others may have access to it. It’s that easy!
By building, placing and maintaining these libraries where they can do the most good, they are doing phenomenally well in creating new horizons and opening the incredible worlds of thought, reason, contemplation and the imagination through the all important gift of reading.
When I first heard of this effort through the social medias, I thought this was an amazing idea and when I heard acquaintance, Gordon Glass, promote the idea as well, I decided to make this my mission.
From that time on, there has been an amazing outpouring of goodwill and community involvement from everyone who has heard of the effort. The number of people who have pledged support is growing and awe inspiring and I have now placed libraries in both Farmington and Blanco with another to be placed by Mr. Glass. We continue to seek new venues for this effort and I have imminent plans to place one in the Burnham Chapter House on the Navajo Reservation, with libraries for some of the other Chapter Houses to follow. All suggestions for new venues are most welcome.
Both of these libraries are doing very well, with an incredible show of community spirit in Blanco, where the users have provided so many books that there are now more books in the library than when we began!
Many thanks to: Gordon Glass, for helping promote the idea; Mary Culpepper, for painting some wonderful signs for our libraries which I will soon deploy; Diane Cook, for her generous donation of books and materials, Leslie Jedrey, for brainstorming, moral support and book donations; Lela Holmes, for book donations, Bernie Sandoval for stewardship of one of our libraries in his Farmington Restaurant, Chef Bernie’s; Carol Tipton for her help in placing the very popular library at the Blanco Post Office; and to everyone on our growing list of supporters.
Anyone who would like to help in this effort, please contact me at email@example.com
For more info on the national effort please go to: http://www.littlefreelibrary.org/
It’s Movie Time!!!
The Aztec High School Key Club will be hosting their 6th season of Movies in Minium Park located behind the Aztec Safeway, beginning Friday, May 31 with the showing of Wreck It Ralph.
This community service project has blossomed into a Friday night family affair often including a picnic dinner and playtime at the new water park and playground before settling down to a favorite spot on a blanket or lawn chair to watch the show. All movies begin at dusk which of course changes throughout the summer getting later through June and then getting gradually earlier after the summer solstice.
The movies are free but the Key Clubbers will operate a concession stand complete with popcorn, candy, and drinks, but not at the inflated prices you find at a commercial movie theatre. The proceeds from the concession stand will go to RELAY FOR LIFE, March of Dimes, and other local charities. Join us every other Friday for free family fun. Be sure to bring blankets, chairs and jackets as the evenings can get quite cool. We hope to see you there!! Questions?? Contact Debbie Klein, Key Club sponsor, at 505-330-4631.
May 31 Wreck it Ralph
June 14 Lion King 1 1/2
June 28 Rio
July 12 Lilo and Stitch
July 26 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
August 9 Pocahontas
August 23 Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
September 6 Oliver and Company
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