Thursday, July 28, 2016

IN SEARCH OF . . . July 28, 2016


The Library Dragons are in search of treasure - a treasure of donations, so that work can begin on repairing/renovating the Adrian Branch Library.  Thus far, they have collected $3,060.12 in treasure to go toward the renovation.  If they could only find $76,039.88 more so work can begin!   The Library Dragons are always hopeful - won't you help their quest become successful?  If you would like to donate, please follow the Library Fundraiser link at:


Donations can be made online.  If you would like to donate via mail, please make checks out to:   LACF     (LACF is the fiscal agent for the Library project)

Mail to: Adrian Branch Library, 214 Maine Ave., PO Box 39, Adrian, MN   56110

THANK YOU!!!! 

(The Library Dragons welcome the smallest of donations - a lot of small donations are better than waiting for a large donation that might never be found.  Every little bit helps.  After all, the Library Dragons are small, too, but even they can accomplish big things!)

Saturday, July 16, 2016

LET THE FUNDRAISING BEGIN!!! July 16, 2016


The Adrian Branch Library has officially started fundraising to help with the renovation of the 53-year-old library building, which is in great need of repairs and updating.  The Nobles County Commissioners gave the “go ahead” for the process to begin, with them agreeing to take care of the building issues.

The fundraising is specifically for the updating needed, including:  shelves, tables, chairs, computer desks, circulation desk, etc.  The fundraising goal is $80,000.  

Donations are now being accepted and can be mailed to: Adrian Branch Library, 214 Maine Avenue, P.O. Box 39, Adrian, MN,   56110.  Patrons can drop donations off at the library.  Donations can also be made electronically, through the online fundraising website:


Please help us raise the money, in order for renovations to begin as soon as possible.

The kick-start to the fundraising campaign began this weekend with a book sale, and the Dragons were there to help!

Friday, July 8, 2016

LIBRARY BOOK SALE!

The Adrian Branch Library is preparing for renovation (hopefully to start this Fall).  It is time to weed the books as the collection needs to be downsized and downsized FAST!  There will be a HUGE book sale the weekend of the Adrian Celebration.  The book sale will run from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 15, and Saturday, July 16, 2016.  The book sale will be held at the site previously occupied by the hardware store, and before that, the lumber yard.  It is owned by New Vision Co-op.  (Address:  100 1st Street, Adrian, MN;  it is on the corner of Maine Avenue and First Street.)  

Don't miss this GREAT EVENT!!!


Friday, June 17, 2016

THANK YOU, WILLIAM KENT KRUEGER!!! June 17, 2016



Guess what was waiting at the library for us this morning? A mysterious package from William Kent Krueger.  Thrilled to be thus surprised, the Dragons quickly tore through the packaging and unearthed some lovely treasures!

 

Isn’t this a wonderful coffee cup?  Before the Librarian could even begin to lay claim to it, the Dragons had gleefully commandeered it as their own.  After seeing their delight, what could a Librarian do but say, “enjoy your new mug?"!  (And it must be a “mug” because the Dragons are far too young for coffee . . .) 


The Dragons weren’t the only recipients of Mr. Krueger’s generous spirit.  The patrons of the Adrian Branch Library are going to be thrilled with these wonderful audio books, a gift from the author himself!

Thank you, Kent, so very very much!  You did not have to do this ~
your friendship is the best gift of all!  J