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!
57th Annual Library Festival
August 25, 2012
Friends Sneak Preview
Join us for this eagerly awaited annual event! The Book Sale opens at 9am, with admission at 8am for Friends of the Library (you can join that morning!) The Cookie Walk (always a sell out!) features selections from the exotic to the expected, Luncheon on the Library Porch is offered by Library Trustees, and our ever-popular Children’s Tent has new activities each year! Also offered for sale are Friends of the Library items such as note cards and postcards.
Date: August 25, 2012
Time: 9am – 3pm (Special preview at 8am for Friends of the Library)
Location: 58 N. Main Street, Newport, NH
Lexus Bulliner was the winner of our Frozen T-Shirt Challenge this year and received a Village Pizza gift certificate. Kayla Paturzo came in second and Rachel Stark third. Congratulations to all! Hope your fingers have thawed out by now!
This year kids also had a chance to take part in our first ever JELL-O Eating Contest! The first to eat 3/4 of a cup of Jello with no hands was declared the winner. The winner of our first heat was Baylen Carter, followed by Peter Hogan in second. The winner received a box of JELL-O, of course, along with a Coronis Market gift certificate.
The winner of our second heat was Abigail Paquin, also winning a box of JELL-O and a Coronis Market gift certificate. Congratulations to all! It was great fun.