Readers Say Thanks
The Garfield County Public Library District would like to thank all of the wonderful Book Brigade volunteers who helped move the books from the old Silt Branch Library to the new library on Sept. 14 and 15. Approximately 12,000 books in 12 hours were moved onto their new shelves in the new library located at the corner of Seventh Street and Home in Silt.
We had more than 300 volunteers putting in anywhere from two to 12 hours, and the effort was extremely successful, moving almost 80 percent of the library’s collection.
The new library is really taking shape, and volunteers got a sneak peek of the new facility. They also had a chance to make new friends and get recommendations on new reads as the books were passed hand to hand along the chain from the old building to the new one.
A very special thanks goes to the community of Silt for coming out in force to support the staff and help make the transition into the new library a smooth move. The new library opens on Oct. 6, and we hope to see all of our volunteers there proudly wearing their new blue T-shirts.
Nella D. Barker, president
Garfield County Public Library District board of trustees
I would like to thank the many Silt residents who showed up at the Silt Library on Sept. 14 and 15 to participate in a “Book Brigade” that helped move up to 18,000 books hand-to-hand from the old building into the brand new building next door.
Not only has this community participation saved our library much money, but it was a wonderful example of the local support and pride this community shows for its Silt Library. It was also a glorious way for us to meet our neighbors and bond in ways that bring us closer together.
I am very proud to live in a community that demonstrates such enthusiasm for its neighbors and of a library staff that looks for ways to save money and involve patrons in ways that connect us and give us reason to be proud of Silt and its citizens.
Several months ago I wrote a letter to the editor thanking the Hotel Jerome ownership team and general manager Tony DiLucia for their upcoming donation of furniture that they were going to be replacing in their impending upgrade.
Well, the results of their actual donation are far exceeding our wildest dreams.
From the sales at our ReStore of the items that came out of the hotel, Habitat for Humanity has raised enough money to buy land and build another home with a local family in need of an affordable home. What a wonderful tangible outcome of this generosity.
So, here is a huge thank-you to Tony DiLucia, his team and the hotel’s ownership group, Don Wilson and DRW Trading, for their donation to Habitat for Humanity here in the valley. It is wonderful when the owners of these fine hotels donate the items here in our valley.
While we have sold much of the inventory (about 85 percent), our ReStore still has some amazing things available: draperies, sofa beds, carpets, elegant brass chandeliers/sconces, coffee tables, wicker chairs, desks, upholstered head boards, sofa chair/ottoman sets and leather chairs, and even some handy maid’s carts.
Scott Gilbert, president
Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley
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