TRICK OR TREAT AT THE LIBRARY
Area children are invited to visit the Flora Public Library on Trick or Treat night, Tuesday, Oct. 31. The library will be giving out candy and bookmarks to trick-or-treaters that visit between 6:00 and 8:00pm. For more information, call 662-6553 or visit the library website at www.florapubliclibrary.org
Have A Safe And Happy Halloween!!!
LIBRARY SPONSORS 8th ANNUAL PET FOOD DRIVE
The Flora Public Library, in cooperation with Fur a Good Paws, will be sponsoring a pet food drive, “Feed the Furry,” again this year. The library’s 8th annual pet food drive begins Monday, September 18 and will end Friday, October 27. October is Adopt-A-Pet month, too.
Pet food items, suitable for dogs or cats, may be dropped off at the library during regular operating hours. Currently, kitten chow is needed most but all pet food is welcomed. In addition to food, donations of clumping and non-clumping cat litter, nitrile gloves, paper towels, Clorox Wipes, vinegar, bleach, laundry detergent and dish soap, would be very helpful.
Fur a Good Paws is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit in Clay County that provides a licensed no-kill rescue that cares for homeless pets. The group is grateful to have received a donated building that is being remodeled as its rescue and pet adoption center. The cat area is finished and they are currently remodeling the dog area which should be finished by the end of November. The group promotes spaying/neutering and pet adoptions to reduce the number of homeless pets in the community. For more information, visit http://www.furagoodpaws.org/. They are also on Facebook.
Hours at the library are: Monday – Thursday 1:30 to 8:30, Friday 10:00 to 6:00 and Saturday 10:00 to 3:00. For more information please call the library at 662-6553. Donated items will assist Fur a Good Paws in helping rescue animals and other needy dogs and cats. Please help our four-footed friends by giving to “Feed the Furry”.
The Forget-Me-Not Resource Center at the Flora Public Library includes books, DVD’s, and other resources that anyone, regardless of having a library card, can check out. The materials cover topics on caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or related dementia, understanding dementia, biographies of people who have Alzheimer’s disease, educational books on brain health, activities to do with a person with Alzheimer’s, DVDs that are soothing and relaxing, educational and many others. If you do not have a library card, check out under Flora Forget-Me-Not.
Sponsored by Effingham Area Alzheimer’s Awareness
Jim Cartright, Plant Manager of Flora’s Cargill facility, along with members of his Cargill Cares team, visited the library recently to present a donation of $2,500.00.
Flora Public Library is grateful to Cargill Cares for this very generous donation. Their dedication and generosity to the community has an extremely positive impact on area residents. Thank you on behalf of the library board and staff.
Flora Garden Club Unit #13 presented a plaque in memory of Bernadine Rankin, a founding member, to Donna Corry, Library Director and the library board members on November 14th. The plaque will be displayed at the library and was presented by Shirley Conard and other Unit #13 members. The presentation was also attended by Bernadine’s sister, Jane Gilliland and her daughter-in-law, Jane. (pictured above)
SUPPORT FLORA PUBLIC LIBRARY WHILE YOU SHOP!!
Now you can shop for your favorite Amazon items and help Flora Public Library at the same time!! AmazonSmile is an easy and automatic way to support your favorite charity or non-profit organization while shopping!! There is absolutely no cost for shoppers to participate in AmazonSmile!
To help the library:
- Shop at smile.amazon.com, where the convenience, selection and low prices are the same as Amazon.com. The exciting thing is that when you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate .5% of the purchase price to the charity you have chosen. There are almost a million organizations to choose from. Flora Public Library is one of them!!!
- The first time you go to smile.amazon.com, choose the organization you wish to support from the list and save.
- Make sure when you shop, you are on the smile.amazon.com website and the name of your charitable organization appears below the search bar.
- More information about AmazonSmile may be found at https://smile.amazon.com/gp/aw/ch/about
Thank you for choosing the library to receive your “smiles”!
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Thank you!! Happy shopping!!