And backs, and legs!!  In preparation for our Summer Reading Program project; we are soliciting VOLUNTEERS to help us clear “Marvin’s Garden”.  For those of you who don’t know what that is, it is the small piece of land sitting on the north side of the library/auditorium.  Marvin Mead, originally from Norfolk, NE, worked as a bookkeeper and Assistant Manager for the Farmers Union Co-op in Snyder, then worked in various capacities for the Village from 1948 to 1990 – that’s 42 years!!!  In honor of his dedicated service, a small ‘garden’ was established, now known as “Marvin’s Garden”. Unfortunately, time has taken its toll on this little piece of Snyder, and even though the Saucer Magnolias still bloom beautifully, the rest of the ‘garden’ is in need of some TLC.  And that’s where our Summer Reading Program comes in!  This year’s theme is “Build A Better World” – and we’re going to start in our own community!  Our goal is to clear most of Marvin’s Garden so our summer readers can clean it up and plant new plants.  Where do you come in???  We need to clear some of the big stuff out now before the kids get in there in July.  We’re looking for volunteers on Saturdays: 20 May, and 3, 10, 17 June from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  It is cutting, pulling, and digging out the old stuff to make room for the new.  Please join in to make this part of our little world better; sign up at the Snyder Library during normal business hours or call for more information. (Our number and hours are posted on this page to the right).   Lunch will be provided to our volunteers.  The more that show, the quicker it will go! Bring your loppers, shovels, saws and any other gardening tools you think we can use!  Can’t do the cutting and pulling?  We are also accepting monetary donations for some of the beautiful plants you see in the second photo. Be a “Snyder Bronze Supporter” for just $50, a “Silver Supporter” for $100, “Gold Supporter” for $200, or the creme-de-la-creme “Platinum Supporter” for $500.  ‘Buy’ a plant or a set of plants, help with the cost of the pavers…’buy’ a couple of bags of mulch – no donation is too small because it ALL costs money!   Below are the ‘what it looks like now’ and the ‘what we would like it to be’ pictures…so contribute what you can and when you can –  come on out and start making your world better!

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A Thank You and a Closure

 I want to give a HUGE shout out to the fine folks that came to our book sale yesterday; your generosity was overwhelming and we raised a fair amount for our Summer Reading Program project – Marvin’s Garden.  So thank you, thank you, thank you for spending time from a great Spring day to come and support us.  For those of you who didn’t have a chance to come peruse our books and make a donation, you can drop your donations off to the Snyder Library at any time;  I thank you in advance!  🙂

Just a quick reminder that we will be closed next Sunday, 16 April, in observance of Easter; I hope you all have a wonderful day.  I hope to see you soon at your Snyder Library!

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2nd Annual Book Sale!

Greetings on a gloomy night!  Spring is here, don’t you think?  We need the moisture and a soft, soaking rain is just the ticket.  My crocus’ are up, my Red Bud tree has little red buds, and it ‘smells’ like spring!  A little sun and we’d be set!  With the rainy days still with us for a while yet, what better way to pass the time than curled up with a good book?  If you haven’t been to see me in a while, swing by and see what’s new!  I have everything from new best-sellers to favorite past reads.  Looking for something to take home and not worry about returning?  I have the answer for that, too!  Join us in the Snyder Auditorium on 8 April between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. for a ONE DAY ONLY book sale to kick off National Library Week.  Scribner Library has generously donated books for our sale, the proceeds of which will be used for the Snyder Summer Reading Program project – restoring Marvin’s Garden!  Come out and peruse the stash from not one but TWO libraries!  All books and magazines are for donations only, no set price on anything.  If you would like to donate books or magazines, you can drop them off no later than 5 April to either the Snyder or Scribner Library during normal operating hours, or just place them in the drop boxes.  We would so appreciate your support – our Summer Reading Program is “Build a Better World” and what better place to start than in our own community?  Help us rejuvenate Marvin’s Garden – and you, too, can build a better world! See you soon at your Snyder Library!

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