Letter to all the members and volunteers
Dear members and volunteers, do you know what was the most striking event in 1972?
No doubt you will be tempted to point to several initiatives, such as the beginning of work on the James Bay hydroelectric complex, Rocket Man sung by Elton John, or even the series of the century featuring the Canadian team against the team of the URSS... ?
Nevertheless, here in Huntingdon, The Little Green Library - La Petite Bibliothèque verte, was founded by Sarah Evett and a group of residents in our area who loved literature.
Proudly managed by a team of volunteers ever since its foundation, The Little Green Library - La Petite Bibliothèque verte will be commemorating its 50th anniversary in June 2022 and, in celebration, the Board of Directors is preparing a number of activities.
Are you an artist and creative? Are you interested in organizing an event? Is your soul that of a historian? Do you have expertise in communications management and social networking, graphic arts, publicity or public relations? Are you good at selling tickets or gathering donations and sponsorships?
Would you simply like to contribute to the planning and organization of activities for the 50th anniversary?
Join the team and offer your time and talents to the library! Together, we can celebrate the great 50th anniversary of this extremely unique library.
As President of the Board of Directors, I invite you to contact me to find out more about the activities planned and to offer your assistance in their organization.
Did you particularly like a book in our collection? Share your appreciation!
An erasable board has been set up at the entrance of the library so that all the members can record the title of a book or the name of an author that they particularly appreciate. Who knows? Your comments may encourage other members to borrow this volume.
Looking for recent publications or keeping up with our activities?
Join our Facebook page! You will find the titles of books recently added to our collection, as well as the details of activities organized at the library. Most of all, do not hesitate to comment on and share our publications:
The Little Green Library has made a service available to laminate your vaccine passport free of charge for the citizens of the Haut-Saint-Laurent.
The Library will be reinstating fines for late items as of September 1st. $0.15 per item for each day that we are open.
We are happy to present a video directed by Alain Boisvert which shows the services available to library members. We are grateful to Claude DeBellefeuille, Member of Parliament for Salaberry-Suroît for her generous contribution. Thank you to everyone who helped in the making of it.
The librairy serves the following municipalities:
Ville de Huntingdon
Municipalité de Franklin
Municipalité de Hinchinbrooke
Municipalité de Godmanchester
Municipalité de Dundee
Municipalité de Elgin
Used book boutique
Second hand books are on sale in a space set aside for this purpose. The income from these sales helps to fund our services.
Every Saturday, you can purchase a bag of books for $2. At other times, prices vary from 50 cents to $1 per book.
In order to respect social distancing measures, only one person can enter the boutique at a time.
Recruitment of volunteers
As previously mentioned, the management and operation of The Little Green Library is taken care of solely by persons who volunteer to offer their time.
It is essential for our organization that we recruit new volunteers to maintain and even develop our service offer.
Our volunteers who are most often seen are those who work at the loan counter, but there are also people who work at purchasing, cataloguing and classifying the books, not to mention organizing fund raising activities, art exhibits, promoting our activities, delivering books to day-care centres and seniors' residences, etc.
Naturally, at the moment, training new volunteers has temporarily been suspended, but the needs are real, so don't hesitate to join our team!
For further information, please visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PetiteBibliothequeVerteLittleGreenLibrary
The team of volunteers at The Little Green Library