Everyone will be dreaming big in Epping this summer! The Harvey-Mitchell Memorial Library’s summer season kicks off on Saturday, June 23rd with the 8th annual Toy Sale to benefit the summer reading program from 9 to noon. A perfect opportunity to recycle by reusing, the sale offers bargain hunters great deals on gently used toys, games, baby items and sports equipment. This year, for the first time, the Friends of the Library and the Epping Garden Club have dreamed up a way to make this day even better! The Garden Club will be hosting a yard sale (including handmade jewelry and plants, of course) and the Friends will be bringing the Book Sale out of its little room and into the light of day during the same hours on the 23rd. Please come help support these wonderful causes. The children’s room will be closed on Friday, June 22nd in order to set up for the big day. Donations of gently used toys, games, outdoor and sports equipment will still be accepted until June 19th and can be dropped off at the library during operating hours. Clothing and stuffed animals will not be accepted.
The Summer Reading Program will run from June 25th to August 17th, but kids aren’t the only ones who will be asked to “Dream Big” this summer. The adults of the library are dreaming about the expansion of the library building. An architect has been hired and will spend the summer creating the perfect plan using input from the community. The building committee, made up of Epping residents and library patrons will be meeting twice a month to discuss and tweak the details of everyone’s wishes and dreams for our new building. The public is invited to a second design forum with the architect on Thursday, June 28th at 6:30. Do you have dreams for the new facility? Please share them!
Epping’s public library is open Monday – Friday from 10 am to 8 pm and Saturday 10 to 2. For more information call 679-5944, or visit www.eppinglibrary.com.