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October 22, 2019

10/8/2019 7:30:00 AM
Books on the Go/Senior Outreach program thanks thrift store for support

To the Editor:

Books on the Go/Senior Outreach program wishes to thank the Seventh Day Adventists Community Services Thrift Shop and congregation for recognizing this Rhinelander District Library service. Every quarter, the Seventh Day Adventist congregation and their community services thrift shop staff select a different charitable organization as beneficiary of the profits earned at the thrift shop.

In July, Books on the Go/Senior Outreach program at the Rhinelander District Library was honored as a recipient. Their support of our goal to reach those who can no longer visit the library due to various circumstances means a great deal. The folks we serve are often faces library staff have seen regularly over the years, but now need assistance in having the materials delivered to them. This greatly appreciated donation will mainly be used for purchasing large print books, but also put towards any new equipment needed to continue the program.

Many of the patrons who depend on our monthly visits are quite anxious for the resources provided by the program. It is not unusual for patrons to be waiting by the door for library staff to come. The list of materials offered to patrons includes large print books, audio books, music CDs and DVDs they can use on their own players or borrow (check out) from the library. This allows patrons with sight challenges the ability to still enjoy their favorite books, music, movies and TV shows. It is a privilege to serve the Rhinelander elder community with library materials they continue to want and need.

If you know of any person who could benefit from these services, I welcome referrals. I look forward to helping more Rhinelander area patrons in need of the program. Supporting this program helps keep the valuable minds and intellects of our elder and diversely-abled persons entertained, laughing, learning and growing. Regardless of age or mobility, keeping the brain fit and healthy with literature, non-fiction books, newspapers, magazines and films can only strengthen and enrich our community as a whole. It is most assuredly beneficial to those who do pursue knowledge throughout their lives. Thanks to gifts such as this one, we can look forward to the program growing a little more every day!

Susan Lammert

Rhinelander Senior Outreach Coordinator

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