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July 21, 2017
Patti Kupka , Traer Star-Clipper

We are preparing for our annual auction which will be held on Saturday, August 5, in conjunction with the Bohemian Plum Festival. This is our biggest fund raiser of the year and it is important for our small library because libraries everywhere, especially small ones, struggle to keep up with the changes in technology and rising operating and material costs. Because all items sold at our auction are donated and the work is done by volunteers, including auctioneer Spanky and his staff, 100% of the proceeds benefit the library and it's programs.

The library always has unique items on the auction. An annual favorite is the quilt. The materials are purchased and the top is sewn together by the Babinat sisters, Margaret, Julia and Rita. Then they bring the quilt to the library where volunteers Melody Fassett, Linda Dvorak and Marcia Kupka did the hand quilting. When the quilting was completed Margaret picked it up and took it back so they can hem it. Myrna Dostal is making a label for the back that contains the date it was made. We have had inquiries about why we have never done a Christmas quilt so this year the top is made of blocks of various red and green fabrics and the back has a black background with Christmas flowers. Other items for the auction include antique items, usually with a Clutier tie, handmade items, and some of the famous Clutier baked and canned goods, and items that various businesses donate.

A comment that always makes me feel good is when people walk into the library and their first comment is. "I didn't realize that such a small town would have such a nice library." The hard work of our Libray Board and the citizens of Clutier, our patrons and donors are what make that possible.

This week for our Summer Reading Program we will do,"Chalk the Walk" and next week Jennifer Hulme will be a programs and we will have pizza for our treat. Looking toward August, we will have ice cream on the first day of school.

New Adult Books for July: Burning Bright by Nick Petrie, Down a Dark Road by Linda Castillo, Secrets of the Tulip Sisters by Susan Mallory, Wired by Julie Garwood, and Two Nights by Kathy Reichs.

 
 

 

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