Friday, October 31, 2008

Joe Entenmen, working in the Media Lab

Happy Halloween

Master Gardner’s Final event

Master Gardner’s Final event before winterizing the Library Garden. These people are just great. And the beauty of the garden is inspiring." />

Farmington Hookers present a special Hooked rug to the Library

It is just amazing to see the fellowship and team work generated by the Thursday Hookers, a group of dedicated rug hookers who create beautiful folk Art here every Thursday. If you are a hooker, or wish to learn how to hook, pleas join them soon. They are just a wonderful group of people.

SOPAC version 2.0., an open source solution

We are happy to have co-sponsored another exciting Library technology seminar, SOPAC version 2.0. with the Connecticut Library Consortium. John Blyberg, Darien Public Library, developed an open source code tool expressly for libraries. Mr. Blyberg’s exciting and robust portal tool is written in open source code and will be available free to any library in the near future. His new web site tool is called SOPAC version 2.0. Over 50 library professionals from throughout the state attended this exciting seminar.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Betty Coykendall, Sara Porter Society Recipient

Working with volunteers is an especially rewarding experience. We are very lucky in Farmington to have so many wonderful volunteers who: work as Friends of the Library, work in the library on a set schedule, Work at the various book sales, and organize and work the garden tour and server as master gardeners in our garden. Betty Coykendall is a super volunteer, someone who has worked as a volunteer at the Libraries for over 35 years. Betty has given and continues to give tirelessly to better the library. She has served as President of our parent organization the FVGLA, president of the Library Board, President of the Friends, and all the while has worked as a key leader in the Friends Book Sale. It is for all the reasons stated above, that Betty was awarded the meritorious Sara Porter Society award. Congratulations Betty, you are the Best.