Elizabeth Taber Library

To the Editor:

The Elizabeth Taber Library Board of Trustees and all those involved in Marion’s Elizabeth Taber Library would like to thank Nita Howland and her crew who unselfishly and tirelessly took on the work of administrating the 2018 Annual Elizabeth Taber Library Book Sale last week.

There are many shades of volunteers but few like Nita Howland. Each year she takes on the monumental task of putting on the daunting annual book sale, which includes 12 months of sorting through thousands of book donations as well as the set up and sale each year.

As one of the only private libraries left in the state, the Elizabeth Taber Library must do significant fundraising each year to help balance our budget, including sponsorships, donations, and events. The Annual Book Sale is our biggest fundraiser, and this year Nita and company made sure the book sale was another huge success.

Thank you very much, Nita, and thank you to many others who helped, including the Marion DPW, Susan Schwager, Nancy Rolli, Charlene Sperry, Diana Markle, Carol Houdelette, Jorie Borden, Genya and Sam Hopkins and friends, Nicole D’Avignon, Abby and Leo Fuller, Zachary Pateakos, Bob Raymond, and Stephen Carnazza.

Without these people and the silent assistants not mentioned, this event would not have been possible. Thank you all for your time and your dedication in helping to make the Elizabeth Taber Library the center of our town.

Jay Pateakos

Elizabeth Taber Library Board of Trustees


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