When Hurricane Ida blew into town, she had actually the Manchester Public Library in her sights. Soaking rain aget penetrated the library basement, better limiting storage space and also making it difficult for the library to accept book donations at this time. Moreover, the damages to stored books intended there would be no book fair this year. This not just disappointed bibliophiles close to and also far but meant the loss of a significant resource of resources for the Friends of the Manchester Public Library.

In an effort to raise funds that otherwise would have actually come from the book fair, the Friends of the Library are selling 2 wonderful items that are both helpful and will show your support of the library. The initially of these is a khaki apron with “Friends of the Manchester Public Library” embroidered on the front in dark blue. Neck and also waist ties are adjusecure, and also the apron has two handy pockets in front. These were so famous that they marketed out as soon as readily available for sale at the arts fair. Similar to many items during this time of pandemic, shipping of brand-new orders has been delayed. Those who have already purchased aprons will certainly be contacted as quickly as shipping dates are confirmed. If you’d favor to order one or more of these aprons, drop a note to the Friends of the Manchester Public Library, c/o Manchester Public Library, 15 Union Street, Manchester, MA 01944. Be sure to include your name, contact indevelopment and also the number of aprons you would like. They are $15 each, and we’ll collect payment from you upon shipment. And do think ahead! These make wonderful gifts for the painter, prepare, potter or simply simple messy (yet beloved) person in your life!

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2nd, yet no less useful, are the neon green and also black insulated “chilly bags” emblazoned with the exact same Friends logo design. These are roomy sufficient for a hearty lunch, numerous bottles of water, sports drinks and so on. The adjusteady strap provides the chilly bags adaptable for usage as a shoulder bag, cross-body bag, or fanny pack. The expense is $15 each. And aacquire, think about upcoming holidays and various other occasions. Chilly bags make great gifts!

Aprons and also bags will certainly be accessible for purchase or order on the library grounds during Saturday’s town-wide parade from 1:30-3:00 p.m..

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See you there! (P.S., the Friends are always accepting donations). Many thanks!

Friends Of Manchester Library

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