On behalf of the Friends of the Richards Free Library in Newport, we would like to thank everyone who helped make our Library Festival such a tremendous success. Businesses helped cover the cost of the tents, the dumpster and supplies, hundreds donated and/or bought books and cookies, Newport MHS athletes set up and took down tables and hauled books, volunteers set up, staffed and cleaned up after the sale, the Trustees served lunch on the porch and staff made it all work. Together we raised almost $6,000 to help buy books and other essentials for our library. The perfect weather this year made this a truly wonderful event for Newport residents and visitors alike.
Congratulations to Anna Robertson who was the lucky winner of our LEGO guessing jar. She was the closest guesser of the winning number 320, and Anna won a bundle of books!