Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Libraries and Gardens - Perfect Together

The Urban Meadow is about a lot of things - recreation, fun, gardening and the environment among others but also community - enjoying it and making it better.  With that in mind, we're passing on a note from our friends at the newly chartered Friends of the Carroll Gardens Library - our neighborhood branch:

Come join the new Friends of the Carroll Gardens Library and make a difference to our neighborhood! Our first event is a book sale fundraiser on Saturday, May 14, Love Your Library Day from 10 AM - 4 PM

Friends of the Carroll Gardens Library, located on the corner of Union and Clinton Streets, recently signed its charter and has a few goals: To support the library by fundraising and to help make the Carroll Gardens branch a center of the community with programs for children, youth and adults all year round. With budget cuts and closings, our community libraries are under siege and active community participation working closely with the library staff can make a huge difference for our branch.

The next Friends meeting is Wednesday, April 6th at 6:30 at the library downstairs. All members of the community are invited.

And come out to our first big fundraiser - a book sale on Saturday, May 14, Love Your Library Day. We need volunteers to help out on the day of the sale, please follow this link www.SignUpGenius.com/go/carroll/846077to find out more details and volunteer. The library already has donated books to sell but we are soliciting additional donations of gently used books, feel free to drop them at the library and the staff will direct you where to leave them. Our goal for this event is to raise funds to buy new shelving and other items for the children’s area – the staff has told us that this would be so much more user friendly for young readers. For up to date announcements about the Friends group we're on Facebook at Facebook.com/FriendsofCarrollGardensLibrary

Also,consider donating to the Brooklyn Public Library's "Support Our Shelves" campaign and designating your donation straight to the Carroll Gardens branch - link here to donate https://bpl.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/donate/ and then if you'd like, scroll down to "Direct Your Donation" to choose the CG library - this money is sent to our librarians to purchase new books for the branch.

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