Haskell Ben­e­fit Quilt Raf­fle

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Derby Line, VT, Stanstead, QC

The an­nual quilt raf­fle for the Haskell Free Li­brary is draw­ing near. This year’s queen size bed cover was sewn and do­nated by Noreen Hinton and quilted by Shar­ron Green­wood of Scrappy Patches. Hinton’s de­sign “Cosmic Kalei­do­scope” has a vi­brant cen­ter medal­lion and match­ing bor­der on a deep blue star-filled back­ground and was in­spired by ‘kool kalei­do­scope’ by Ricky Tims and ‘300 Pa­per Pieced Blocks’ by Carol Doak. Raf­fle tick­ets are 1 for $3, 2 for $5 and 5 for $10 and are avail­able at the li­brary or you may send a self-ad­dressed stamped en­ve­lope to Haskell Li­brary, P O Box 337, 93 Caswell Av­enue, Derby Line VT 05830.The draw­ing will be Novem­ber 2, 2013 and the win­ner need not be present to win. Ship­ping can be ar­ranged. The quilt is on dis­play in the li­brary lobby.

The Haskell Free Li­brary Inc. is an Amer­i­can 501(c)(3) non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion that serves the com­mu­ni­ties of the

Ver­mont Que­bec bor­der area. The pride of Stanstead, Que­bec, and Derby Line, Ver­mont, the Haskell Free Li­brary & Opera House was con­structed de­lib­er­ately astride the boundary line sep­a­rat­ing Canada from the United States. Area res­i­dents rely on the li­brary to ac­cess a broad range of ser­vices, ma­te­ri­als and pro­grams. New ser­vices and tech­nolo­gies are be­ing added to sup­port the life­long learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ences of lo­cal res­i­dents. Clas­si­fied a his­toric site by the govern­ments of Canada, the United States, and the Prov­ince of Que­bec, this re­mark­able in­sti­tu­tion at­tracts vis­i­tors from around the world. In the opera house, most of the au­di­ence sits in the U.S. to watch a show on a stage in Canada. The en­trance to this un­usual li­brary is in the U.S., the cir­cu­la­tion desk and all of the books are in Canada, and the read­ing room is in­ter­na­tional.

The ex­penses re­lated to op­er­at­ing this free pub­lic ser­vice and to main­tain­ing the unique her­itage build­ing are sig­nif­i­cant. Most of the Li­brary’s op­er­at­ing funds come from in­vest­ment earn­ings. In­di­vid­ual dona­tions and fundrais­ing projects are needed to sup­ple­ment that in­come and to re­plen­ish the en­dow­ment for a sus­tain­able fu­ture. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Haskell Li­brar­ian Nancy Rumery at (802) 873-3022 or (819) 876-2471.

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This beau­ti­ful, hand­made quilt is be­ing raf­fled off to raise money for the Haskell Free Li­brary and Opera House.

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