Letters (Sept. 29, 2010)

Grants make impact at Hillsboro library


Hillsboro Public Library just finished a summer of fun with many activities including a visit from Rolling Hills Wildlife Park personnel and animals as well as the Summer Reading Program and reading challenges for teens and adults.

For the first time in many years, the library was able to provide Summer Reading activities to patrons for free. In the past the costs were partially covered by charging a small fee to patrons. This year the programs were funded in part with a grant from the Hillsboro Community Foundation.

Without the grant, the library would not have been able to host the presentation by Rolling Hills Wildlife Park. It was an incredibly successful event. Library staff was overwhelmed with the public?s response to this event. More than 110 children and adults attended.

There was a record number of participants in Summer Reading Program, which included programs, activities and reading challenges for ages Preschool through adult. Prizes and craft activities were paid for in part from this grant.

If you are a Facebook user, you will find pictures of summer activities on the Hillsboro Public Library Facebook fan page. Become a Hillsboro Public Library ?Fan? today and get notices of upcoming events and activities.

Please support Hillsboro Community Foundation fundraisers. The library and its activities are just one of the many ways the foundation supports your community.

Hillsboro Public Library staff and board of trustees publicly thank the foundation for its support.

Cathy Fish, director

Hillsboro Public Library


Blood drive draws 79 donors in Hillsboro


Thank-you to everyone who participated in the American Red Cross blood drive Sept. 23 in Hillsboro. There were 79 people who came in to share their life-giving blood.

We can feel proud we did our civic duty and helped to ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients in hospitals throughout our area. We had four first-time donors.

As a blood donor or volunteer, each of you has helped the Red Cross fulfill its mission of a safe and ample blood supply. Hospital patients rely on us and we delivered. We want to thank each of you for being a part of this lifesaving experience.

We hope you will all look forward to saving more lives at our next drive, Nov. 22. If you would like to help, please call one of us.

Gladys Funk, 877-7267

Shirley Kasper, 947-5719

Blood drive chairs

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