Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Wheeler Library Summer Reading Surpasses Goal

Helping to keep our earth green and supply food for our community have
been central parts of this summer's Go Green reading program at the
Wheeler Memorial Library.  With a week left in the program, Children's
Librarian Candy Cross is pleased to announce Go Green has surpassed
its goal and raised $300.00 for the Orange Food Pantry.  Thus far the
participants have read 650 hours.  This is well past the Friends of
the Orange Libraries' challenge to read 500 hours with readers earning
a penny a minute from the Friends in order to give the $300.00 to the
Orange Food Pantry.  At this time Candy Cross would gladly accept
donations for the Orange Food Pantry to honor the 150 hours the
children have read past their goal.  In order to  keep pace with the
Friends of Orange Libraries' donation at least  $90.00 needs to be

Another community Go Green project is the Wheeler Library's vegetable
garden.  With the help of Seeds of Solidarity trained gardener,
Michelle Bezio, cucumbers, eggplants, tomatoes, peppers and pumpkins
are flourishing.  Checking out the garden's progress and sampling its
harvest is a favorite activity of the story time crew.  The garden was
named the Hope Garden on the day it was first planted which was the
day of Orange's override vote.  Those working that day didn't know the
fate of the library.  Hope and hard work have proven beneficial to all
those involved in the summer reading club, the garden, the library,
and the community.  A celebration will be held at the library on
August 11 at 6:30.  Summer Reading Program participants will be able
to trade in their reading logs for a FREE Make-Your-Own-Sundae.
Registration is requested, 978-544-2495, x103.  Prizes will be given.
Also, donations of nonperishable foods and cash will be accepted for
the Orange Food Pantry.

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