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Quarterly newsletter, or how I watched the Socchi Olympic games

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Being a Library Director of a municipal library is an exercise in juggling tasks.  And no task is to small to  require attention.  The production of  the LaGrange Association Library’s quarterly newsletter is  an ‘all hands on deck’ affair.   Both our Children’s Librarian and our Adult Programmer spend months planning  events which are engaging and stimulating for our community.  I applaud them for planning months, nay seasons, ahead of time.

From there,  we have a talented designer on staff who  creates an attractive newsletter  listing information on these events and activities offered by the library.  The printer returns  6000 copies to us.  We fold, sticker/seal and apply a mailing label to 5 423  newsletters…one for each household in our town.  This effort often requires taking  newsletters home to work on in the evenings , including the library director.

nesletter As the Canadian  Men’s bobsled team raced, I was cheering them on,   mailing labels stuck to each of my fingers at my dinning room table.  Much of the Socchi Winter Olympic Games was spent at the dining room table.

Once the Spring  newsletters are ready to go,  they must be stuffed into  US Postal trays.


Then chauffeured down to Newburgh, NY’s postal depot to be sent on their way.  Good bye, my lovelies.  Go forth and inform!  

And if you misplaced your paper copy,  we have a link on our website


Author: spotwin

While I am a librarian , I am a reading cheerleader. The purpose of this library blog is to better promote reading and information literacy to community. I love books, reading to my son,properly placed apostrophes,canoeing, locating the nearest Starbucks, cheering the Montreal Canadians, and Cherry Garcia ice cream.

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