The board for the Clarksville Library Club met on Thursday to finalize plans for the annual birthday dinner coming up on Saturday, July 20.
The event will be held this year at St. Mary’s Queen of Peace Catholic Church on Hwy 79. The dinner price will be held at $8, with John Seward and Joe Mabry frying fish and board members contributing to the accoutrements.
The Clarksville Library is 103 years old. It was established in 1910 to bring culture to the area. Testimony from patrons, old and young, give credence to the belief that goal is being reached. It is hoped that the community will once again come out to celebrate at the library dinner.
In other business, the board decided to continue with the “Shades ’n’ Snakes” program. It is hoped thermal window shades will help with both heating and cooling costs. The “snakes” in reality are long strips of material filled with sand to lay on the window sills preventing cold drafts. Todd Seward volunteered to construct the snakes. Donations at the library dinner will be used to purchase the “Shades ’n’ Snakes.”
Americorp was sent a thank you for its assistance in the spring when the library basement was twice flooded. Another thank you was sent to a patron for a donation to the library.
Thanks also to Mabry and Seward who cleaned the basement after the flooding. A wooden partition was removed for better air flow and the removal of debris was completed with board members assisting. An update was given on a claim during the flood on United Fired Insurance by a member injured during flood relief at the library.
The library will participate in the town yard sale on Aug. 3. Library members were reminded to bring priced items the morning of the yard sale with all proceeds to be added to the library operating and maintenance fund.