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Library fun night includes multiple service projects

Article Date: 
17 May, 2013 (All day)

“Community Matters” was the theme for Morgan County Library’s family fun night, held April 29.
The activity following the theme was service to others in the community. The services rendered by those in attendance were given with a smile. 
The evening of service projects was organized in various parts of the library.
Quilt frames were set up in front of the information desk. The quilts were tied and will be donated to one of the women’s homeless shelters in Ogden.  In the children’s section, library toys were cleaned and disinfected and attendees wrote notes to loved ones that are far from home.  Volunteers also put new labels on the library book shelf markers and planted flowers in the flower bed in front of the Morgan City building. 
Parents put in service hours with their own children as well. The Dickman family enjoyed time together selecting books and reading.
Morgan County Librarian Valerie Hancock said she was pleased with the turn out and grateful for what was completed that evening. 
Quilt workers were: Miriam Erickson, Hannah Carrigan, Hannah Erickson, Kash Leuenstein, Jay Carrigan, Kallee Carrigan and Susanne Skeen. The quilting frames were borrowed from Jenna Peay and the Morgan Senior Center.    The materials were provided by the library staff.  Three quilts were finished and ready to give. Leftover materials will be used for baby quilts that could not completed that night because of time constraints and a low turnout.
Toy cleaners were Jim, Laurel and Gina Buchanan cleaned toys that evening while Chad Carrigan re-labeled shelf markers.
Phillip and Becca Elmer and their children Londyn, Irelynd, and Dresdyn enjoyed planting flowers. Also helping were Melinda Savage and Susanne Skeen. The city provided the flowers for this service project. May we all enjoy the benefit of this service as we come and go by the Morgan City building.
The library held a class on Square Foot Gardening on May 4.  Summer Reading Programs begin June 3 and another quarterly activity is planned for July, so watch for more information.