Thursday, February 15, 2007

Friends of the Library host Valentine's Day Tea Party

On Saturday February 10th , children came to the Lane Memorial Library dressed in their tea-party finest.  Little girls wore princess-like dresses and young boys wore gentlemen-like attire. This is the third year that the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library hosted a free Valentines Tea Party for children and their families. The Hampton Academy Art (see previous blog post, below) show provided a colorful and stunning backdrop for this elegant affair. All enjoyed the mouth-watering menu of mini-sandwiches, fruit, muffins, heart-shaped cookies and other scrumptious desserts baked by our Friends members. The 70 Guests were attended to by teens volunteering from Hampton Academy and Winnacunnet High School.  The youngest guests delighted in using the china tea cups. Hearts were the theme of the day as Gigi Dawson painted the faces of children and adults. Children’s librarian Paulina Shadowens shared three stories to the polite group. The children created home-made Valentines for their loved ones.  The Friends raffled off sweetheart-themed baskets to two lucky winners. Souvenirs of red balloons and candy sweethearts thrilled the children.  Photos of the event taken by Linda Libbey can be viewed on this flickr site

The Friends’ goal was to promote a memorable family activity and promote the use of the library.  This year’s chairwoman was Gloria Goudreau and she is grateful to all who assisted and baked for the event.   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 the Friends website or pick up an application in the library.

Written by:
Linda Libbey, Publicity Chair for the Friends


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