THANK YOU SEA CLIFF FOR YOUR SUPPORT FOR OUR BELOVED LIBRARY
By Carol Poll, President of the Friends of the Sea Cliff Library
Once again the residents off Sea Cliff opened their hearts to help the Sea Cliff Library. The Friends of the Sea Cliff Library held our annual “Giant Gently Used Book Sale” at Garage Day Sale on Saturday, June 7. People donated books, DVDs and CDs and bought other ones at the sale. Hundreds of books, CDs and DVDs are donated and sold. It was a great success. People got bargains and had an opportunity to spend time with their friends and neighbors.
Many people volunteered hours of work to make the sale succeed. Volunteers included Carol Berglie, Peggy Brucia, Jim Campbell, Rosemary Chu, Craig Darcy, Wendy D’Avino, P. J. Como, Peggy Como, Julie Eichenberger, Karen Kessler, Mimi Leipzig, Mike Lennon, Mark Miksic, Jeanne Millspaugh, Charlie Oppizzi, Carol Poll, Catherine Pickering, Rosalin Polisano, Rosaria Riccoli (and granddaughter Tessa McQueeny), Janet Swinburne, Howard Taub, Lance Thoet and Carolyn Quenon. Dakota Kessler, President of the Friends Junior Division, helped lift the many boxes and boxes of books. A hearty thanks also goes to the Director of the Library, Arlene Nevins, and the library staff who helped us and stored the books for us before the sale.
We commend the North Shore High School students and the North Shore Key Club for its civic minded activities that serve to keep our community so very vibrant. Indispensable help setting up the book sale was provided by North Shore High School students Schlyler Hendrickson, John Lennon (also known as “Muscle for Hire”), Miranda Purcell, Jacqueline Thoet, and Jack Williams of the Key Club. We applaud Julia Salat, the faculty advisor of the Key Club of North Shore High School for recruiting students at this very busy school time. Nina Livingston, a North Shore School’s parent, was an addition critical person coordinating communication with the schools.
Troup 43 Boy Scouts of St. Luke’s Church also came to the rescue. Scouts Kenneth Aebly, Doug Brown(Assistant Scout Master), Keegan Brown, Logan Citko, William Ciniski, Matt Greco (Community Chair),, Charles La Marca, Colin Oswald, and T. J. Ponzo, were outstanding workers. They worked quickly and in precision to help us take the remaining unsold books back into the library. The left over books are distributed to various community charities.
A special thank you goes out to our friendly and generous neighborly stores. Glen Cove Staples donated store money which enabled us to buy boxes for the book displays. Sea Cliff Paint & Hardware store donated tapes required for book display boxes and signs. In addition, Sea Cliff Civic Association Garage Sale Committee gave the Friends garage day sale maps to sell that day and allowed us to keep the money from the sale.
Thank you Sea Cliff!
Submitted by Carol Poll, President of the Friends of the Sea Cliff Library
Shopping at the Friends of the Library of Sea Cliff "Giant Gently Used Book Sale," June 7, 2014. Left to right first row: Jeanne Millspaugh &j Mimi Leipzig behind the desk; Second row, Catherine Pickering. Photo by Carol Poll.