The annual Fall Jonquil Festival Book Sale was conducted this weekend. Over 50 volunteers participated and we raised over $1,900. This was a 15% increase over last year. Thank you Smyrna volunteers and shoppers. The Fall Jonquil Festival Book Sale will be held on April 25 & 26, 2015. Volunteer information is available on the Friends of Smyrna Library website.
One of the events during the “Smyrna Reads” program in
September was dedicated to our troops serving overseas. Local Smyrna volunteers and library patrons wrote
thank you letters and assembled 3 large care packages filled with treats and books and
sent them on their way. 10 days later they arrived in Afghanistan.
Today the library received a wonderful thank you card in
reply! Special thanks to all who participated and the United States
Postal Service, for all the help with the packages.
Smyrna Mayor Max Bacon shared his recollections of growing up in Smyrna in the 1950s and 1960s. A standing room only crowd enjoyed the well done presentation. First elected Mayor in 1985, Max Bacon has presided over Smyrna's city government during three decades of remarkable growth and development. Mayor Bacon reflected on how the city has changed over the years. This was much anticipated historical talk by the longest serving mayor in the southeastern United States. Thank you Mayor Bacon! The "First Sunday Lecture" series is sponsored by the Friends of Smyrna Library. Learn more at www.friendsofsmyrnalibrary.org.