February Newsletter

2022 fundraising for your library was a tremendous success.  We thank everyone for their support.  In addition to donors from last year, we received new support that has really made a difference.  In addition, we were the beneficiaries of a donation from 100+Women Who Care-PR.  This wonderful group of supporters contributed $3,500 to our 2022 Computer Project.  The total for a new router and switch along with 3 new computers and monitors for our public, as well as a new computer and monitor for our circulation desk has in part been funded by this very generous donation.  It was truly perfect timing for our library.  Thank all you so much!  We are very grateful!!!  If you are interested in joining this group of civic minded supporters, please visit them at:  www.100womenwhocarepr.com  or Facebook 100+womenWhoCare-PR 

We also thank the authors from Picture Book Summit, a stateside group whose support also funded a part our 2022 Computer project.

Our computers were over 10 years old!  We promise to take as good of this new equipment as we did with the last computers.

Thankfulness is also very much on our minds as we wish to thank the authors who were here for our recent meet and greets.  

Many thanks to author Tina Casanova.  Ms. Casanova was with us this past January 19 as a guest with our book club.  The club’s organizer, Janet Oquendo, shares with us that this opportunity was an excellent forum to discuss their books and exchange ideas with the participants, who let them know how their stories had impacted their lives. The next meeting of the group will be Thursday, February 16th. If you like to read…go ahead, join them and have a good time! We also wish to thank Ms. Casanova for donating 13 of her titles to us.  We now have a complete collection of her books for lending to our members!  Please stop to see them all and to check out a great read from a beloved author from our island.  

Thanks also to New York children’s author Karla Mayenbeer Cruz.   Karla visited with us the past January 21.  She read her newest children’s book The Adventures of Pepita Morales: The Fight to save El Jardin.  She donated several copies so everyone can hear about Pepita’s courage.  Stop by to check a copy.  The story and the colorful illustrations are beautiful!  

We are ordering books for our digital branch in recognition of Black History Month.  Stay tuned for the titles!  We will also have suggested reading titles out on display.  

First Book and Bake Sale of 2023:    We are hosting our first book and bake sale of 2023 on Saturday, February 11 from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm.  All bake sale items will be available to go.  Youth volunteers are invited to bake an item.  We will give two hours of community service for a home-baked donation.   All sales books are $5 per bag.  Grocery store size—yours or ours.