MRS. K. IS RETIRING
After 11 years of supervising Launa's Little Library, I am retiring. Below is a letter I sent to patron families sharing my decision. Please check back here for periodic updates about our reorganization and re-opening.
Dear Library families,
It is a bittersweet moment as I write to share the news of my retirement from Launa's Little Library, and to let you know I do not plan to open the Library in my home after September, 2012. This decision has not been made hastily or lightly, and will come as unexpected news to many of you. My age (70 on October 7, 2012) and the ever-increasing demands of the actively growing Library have prompted me to reevaluate my future, and while I will miss you and your children dreadfully, I feel very comfortable with my decision to retire. I appreciate your understanding, encouragement, and continued support as I enter this next phase of my life.
Let me hasten to add that although I am retiring, I am working to assure that Launa's Little Library will continue. My goal is to re-locate the Library somewhere in Lake Highlands where it can be staffed and maintained, and keep being a part of your lives. My board and I are exploring several options toward that end, and I hope to have exciting news to share before too long.
When I started Launa's Little Library in my home in the fall of 2001, I truly had no idea how many wonderful families I would meet and grow to love! Thanks to your over-whelming support (from generous financial contributions to innumerous book donations), your zealous loyalty (from repeated attendance to word-of-mouth praise), and, of course, your wonderful children (from precious new-borns to rambunctious pre-adolescents), this has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, and I have enjoyed every part of it! I have admired your commitment to expose your children to books at an early age, and I have loved watching your toddlers and preschoolers grow into proficient young readers. Thank you for being a part of this amazing journey!
I will be in touch again as I have more news to share about the future of Launa's Little Library and how you can be involved.
With much love and many great memories,
Arthiss Kliever (Mrs. K.)
Supervisor, Launa's Little Library
SUMMER READING CLUB 2012:
412 children signed up for the Reading Wrangler's Club this year! This is a record for our Summer Reading Program. Thanks to everyone for participating, and for encouraging your children to read throughout the summer months.
Marvelous Memorial Day Madness
Breaks all records!!!
Attendance estimated at more than 700 people!
More than $10,000 raised for the Library!
This completely covers next year's budget, with money to spare!
I am so grateful for your support!
My heartiest thanks to Tiffany Walker and Kelly Musgrave, co-chairs, for their unending enthusiasm and energy! Their terrific Leadership Team worked for many weeks behind the scenes to make this year's event the best ever!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
to everyone who...
...served in a leadership role
...volunteered time and/or talent at the various booths
...brought/helped with set-up equipment
...donated water, juice or chips
...baked cakes or cookies
...or just came and contributed to the fun and the bottom line!
Leadership Team and Activity Chairs:
Tiffany Walker & Kelly Musgrave, event co-chairs
Jean E. Sides & Anna Wrightsman, food
Paula Woodbury & Robyn Lilly, tickets
Tiffany Fairbanks, parade
Jalyn Wells & Sarah Krueger, cake walk
Ann Kelton & Voscia Walker, underwriting
Kerry Smith, publicity
Pallavi Gaitonde & Becki Herrick, face painting
Kelly Martin, crazy races
This year our generous corporate underwriters sponsored everything from the Train Rides to the music for the Cake Walk, and our many corporate donors gave us everything from the yummy Chik-Fil-A sandwiches to amazing raffle prizes.
Chik-Fil-A (Northwest Hwy location)
Kindermusik by Soundsteps
New Leaf Construction
Norcross, Christy, & Thomas Realty of Nathan Grace
Scofield Christian School
State Farm Insurance (Jennifer Wilcox)
Tilger Wright Group with Gilchrist & Company
Anson Sobers with Edward Jones
Christy Broyles with Thirty One Products
Lake Highlands Today
Marney Makridakis, author, Creating Time
Sam's Club at McCree
Sonya Renee Jewelry
The Store in Lake Highlands
Troy Ashby, CPA
WalMart at Retail Road
White Rock Coffee
Thank you once again for your generous outpouring of love and support this past year!
I'll see you at the Library this summer!