What do the Friends do, anyway?
Well, Halloween is a good time for an explanation. No, I'm not trying to frighten you with a treatise on the Friends. This will be brief and there will be pictures (I miss making Powerpoint Presentations).
The Friends raise money so the library can provide additional services like Librarian Sarah Hodge-Wetherbey who presented her program about "Mysterious Massachusetts" - all the weird and spooky happenings and urban legends from our state. There's some good ones. Like the Bridgewater Triangle and UFOs with a great alien abduction story. She also talked about the people who saw the Dover Devil not that long ago. Hodge-Wetherbey's talk was perfect for a Halloween warm up. She has spoken with many of the people who have encountered these strange phenomena and presentation is well documented. I really enjoyed it.
At the front entrance of the library you couldn't help but notice several scarecrows. The one with the shocking pink ensemble was created by the library staff. It is JEM of Jem and the Holograms.
The Friends sponsored this stunning piece in the Andover Coalition for Education's Annual Scarecrow Festival.
And those are two examples of what the Friends do.
Pretty good, right. Not long, just enough and with pictures.
Now go get your costume ready because the Friends have some cool swag if you go trick or treating at the library. But, you've got to have a costume.