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Ruth Messier, Vice Chair
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Gilman Library Celebrates Innovative Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program

ALTON – Gilman Library was selected by Hannaford as a beneficiary of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program for the month of November, which is designed to support local nonprofits.  The program raised $48 for the library during the month.  The money will be applied towards the library’s Meeting Room Chairs Fund.

For every blue Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag purchased at Alton Hannaford during the month of November, the Gilman Library received a $1 donation in order to help fulfill its mission of replacing the chairs in the Agnes Thompson Meeting Room on the lower level of the library.  The library is currently using chairs that are over 30 years old and in need of replacement.

The Agnes Thompson Meeting Room is located in the center of the lower level of the library, next to the Alton Historical Society Museum.  It is used regularly for library programs and multiple community groups, including the Alton Historical Society, the Garden Club, craft and hobby clubs and study groups.  It is also open to the public and remains busy throughout the year.

Gilman Library is hoping to purchase 40 chairs at cost of $2,100.00. They will be kept in the Agnes Thompson Meeting Room at all times. Donations for this cause benefits program attendees in Alton, Alton Bay, and surrounding towns.   Any monies received from the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program during November, as a beneficiary of the program, will be applied towards our Meeting Room Chairs Fund.   Every bag bought in support of the cause will be a dollar closer to reaching the goal of $2,100, to further carry out its mission of serving the community.

Gilman Library Director, Holly Brown said "Many thanks to our local Hannaford store and those of you who purchased Hannaford Helps Reusable Bags to support the Gilman Library. We continue to work toward our goal which is to purchase new meeting room chairs to replace the old, worn-out chairs that are over 30 years old. The Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program has "lighted the way" toward our worthy goal that helps the Gilman Library provide the best possible
service to the communities we serve."

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