Rendition of new library

Rendition of new library
The New Point Roberts Library Out of the Old Julius Firehall

Saturday, February 23, 2013

I Give, You Give, and Everybody Gives

Friends of the Point Roberts LIbrary is now registered with an internet site called "".  If YOU register with that site and download the donation button, then every time you shop at one of the over-a-thousand stores that are allied with, the store will make a donation to the Friends of the Point Roberts Library for the new library building.

It's a new way of incorporating giving into your life.  My children, of course, belong to a generation that is easy about shopping on the web, so I asked them to register.  It doesn't cost them anything, they shop at stores like amazon and snapfish,,  and home depot, etc., anyway, so why not register and help their mom's very favorite project: building a new library in Point Roberts.  And register they did.

If the new library is one of YOUR favorite projects (and why wouldn't it be?), please register and download the donation button and get your kids to do it, too.  One more way to raise the funds we need to get this building renovated.

And speaking of this building, have you noticed that the siren on the roof of the Julius Firehall is a spanking new red?  Thanks to Ed Park and Lorne Neilson for having this happen.  

Also, Judson Meraw and Tor Baxter are working on a book and computer sculpture that will go in front of the Julius Firehall to measure our fundraising progress (it's $94,000 by my unofficial count as of today).  They're aiming for a mid-April completion.

Also, in early May, or sooner, we hope to get the first set of prayer flags/'piece of the library' flags up on the wide, eastern wall of the Julius Firehall.  By the end of summer, we could have as many as a thousand of them.  For a $5.00 donation, you can have a 'piece of the library flag' (currently being made by various of the local quilters), and you can sign it, draw on it, write a prayer or good wishes or just (just?  Please!) inscribe your name next to the name of your favorite book or author and we will get it up on that wall with everyone else's flag.  And then we will look at this big, cololful array all summer and think of the library we are building.  A great meditation for a great community!

Judy Ross, for the Friends of the Point Roberts Library

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