Monday, April 15, 2013

Hello Friends of Schoharie Free Library!

We have two exciting Earth Day events on tap, and we are calling on you for your support!

Help the library help Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield, MA.  Since 2009 Schoharie Free Library has been collecting pull tabs to help the Cyprus Shrine Shepherd's Club.  The aluminum in the pull tabs is redeemed, and the resulting monies are used to maintain and run vans which transport patients to and from their appointments and procedures at Shriners Hospital in Springfield, MA free of charge.

As part of our Earth Day programming, we are having a pull tab drive during both our Storytime! on Friday,  April 19th with Mrs. Jill Sholtes  from 10:00-11:00am and on Monday, April 22nd when we celebrate Earth Day TAB NIGHT!  from 6:00pm-8:00pm.   Jubilee Schmid, a resident of Howes Cave, who is also a lower limb amputee and Shriners patient, will be on hand to personally thank you for your donation and share her story of how Shriners Hospital for Children has made a difference in her life.

It is also our hope to discover for current and former patients as well as drivers to join us to share your stories and give them a place to meet for support and encouragement. Bring your tabs,  put a face to your conservation efforts, and be inspired!

Encourage your friends and neighbors to come out for this wonderful cause.  Pull tabs can come from soda, soup, meat, or cat food cans, or any can you can think of.  As long as the tab does not stick to a magnet we can take it.   Also, keep your eyes open in the Times Journal for an article on the upcoming events!  Patsy Nicosia joined Jubilee at the library last Friday to learn about the tab program first hand!

Looking forward to seeing you!


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