Monday, February 13, 2006

In preparation for Valentine’s Day, the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library hosted their second annual Sweetheart Tea on Saturday, February 11th at the library. It proved to be a sweet time for all who attended. This free program was open to children and their families for two fun-filled seatings in the Lane Room. They were treated to three Valentine’s stories read by Joanne Mulready, tea, juice, fruit and scrumptious desserts. Later, the children created home-made Valentines. Friends Vice-President Arlenea Batchelder was the director of this wonderful event.

The Teen Group from the library was a big help. The Lane Room was transformed into a veritable utopia of red, pink and white. They blew up balloons, artfully arranged the desserts on plates and served our guests. Two “Sweetheart-themed” baskets were crafted by Friends member Sammi Moe. They were raffled to lucky winners Marjorie Smith and Amy Gallant. The door prizes went to Maya Sanders and Andrew Menke. All of the winners were very excited.

Through this free program, the Friends’ goal was to promote a memorable family activity while utilizing the library’s resources. The Friends are always looking for new members. The small membership fee of $10 for individuals and $15 for families is what will help grow the group so similar kinds of activities can be planned.

For more information about membership opportunities with the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library, please visit or pick up an application in the library.

Story and photos by Linda Libbey


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