To the Editor:

On behalf of FRIENDS of New Milford Public Library, I extend a very heartfelt "thank you" to everyone who so generously donated their used books throughout the year and to all who purchased books during our four-day annual book sale at New Milford High School.

Attendance was great and we raised more than $15,000, which will be used to sponsor many entertaining and educational programs for children and families in the coming year, as well as to aid the library in the purchase needed equipment and resources.

A very special thank you to New Milford school facility director John Calhoun, Dennie DeBellis and the high school custodial staff who were always there to assist when needed.

To our many tireless volunteers and FRIENDS of the Library board members: thank you, most of all.

FRIENDS would not be able to produce a successful book sale year after year without your helping hands and charitable hearts.

Plans for the 2010 book sale have already begun, so please keep your book donations coming.

Katy Francis

President

FRIENDS of the New Milford Library