Williston has always been a town on the go; from the 24-hour activity of the oil field to the round-the-clock work agriculture demands, Williston has adapted to be constantly moving and open. Our beautiful Williston Community Library has made it more fun and exciting to keep up with that movement while expanding our minds with the gift of reading!
The Library‘s latest addition, courtesy of the Robert E. Herman Family Foundation, is called a Book Bike. Think of this like a mobile library; it will carry a seasonal selection of books around town to share with the community as well as visiting local events and schools. Librarian Andrea Placher and the staff at the library hope to bring in more library card carriers as well as awareness of the library’s many features and events. It will also be available for rent in the near future!
The Book Bike features a carrier on the front of the bike for books as well as a chalkboard and holders for pamphlets. It will be present at events like the Dog Jog at Spring Lake Park Saturday, October 1st; but its debut will be the library‘s biggest event fundraiser, The 21st Annual Tables of Contents table setting competition and silent auction!
The Tables of Contents is this Sunday, September 11th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the library, and entry is $10.00. Big companies like Montrail Williams will be submitting table settings in the theme of their business, and all patrons are encouraged to bid on settings in a silent auction.
All of this fundraising that includes the Book Bike is to help with programs like the yearly children’s reading program, Miss Morgan’s Story Time, as well as the STEAM program, Chips & Chapters. The Library is funded in part by a 501C3; events like Tables of Contents and new features like the Book Bike are a fun way for us all to support our local library.
Go enjoy some dessert and coffee and meet the lovely people that make our library possible this weekend!