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Glenwood library book sale thanks

Pat Conway

Dear Editor,

The Glenwood Springs Branch Library wishes to thank nine businesses, thirty-eight volunteers and numerous members of the media, who combined their resources and a phenomenal 357 hours of labor to make the recent book sale an immense success. Regrettably, this is also an apology to each of the aforementioned, because the policy of the Glenwood Springs Post Independent now specifies that I can no longer list each of you individually in a letter to the editor. I know that some people do read those lists and take note of those in our community who help others, and so I have been doing some soul-searching to determine the best way to get the word out. One possibility would be to purchase advertising space, and while I realize that would have a positive effect by helping the newspaper, I have an ethical problem with using part of the funds intended for the library to thank the volunteers who earned those very funds. Regrettably, unless I win the lotto soon, my personal budget will not permit me to spend my own money on advertising.

Therefore, I have arrived at the following solution. I have printed the names of everyone who assisted us on a flyer, and posted the flyer in several places in the library. If possible, I will also try to post it in several places around town. Please look for these lists, and take a moment to thank the individuals, businesses and media in our community who assist the library in its mission.

My gratitude to each of you is heartfelt. The library receives incredible support from this community, and we look forward to continuing to provide you with efficient, friendly service. I welcome your suggestions and input. The proceeds from this book sale will assist the library in purchasing books and necessary equipment that fall outside the resources of our regular budget. Thank you again.

Pat Conway

Branch Manager

Glenwood Springs Branch Library


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