22018Apr

Thank You for Everything!

MJ Times-News PhotoMy mama taught me to say thank you. Every Christmas and every birthday, I was required to sit down and write out thank you notes for the many gifts I received. I’ve been reflecting back on all the gifts Alamance County Public Library has received over the past year and how on earth to say thank you to such a long list of people and agencies and businesses that have contributed to our organization. In the past I would write an article and list all the names of the organization and people, but that list has grown to over 3 pages long! We’ve been given the gift of time—Volunteers coming to spend time helping with large programs or doing tasks to help us prepare for programs, or doing tasks we don’t have time to get to. We’ve been given the gift of wonderful services, such as the therapy dogs and their owners being available to be read to with PAWS for Reading, or the Alamance Cares offering STD testing, or the Alamance Arts popping up with some wonderful music in the middle of the day. Redbud Farms, Danny’s Café, Alamance Partnership for Children and Smitty’s Ice Cream helped kick-off our Alamance Reads program and many other local farms helped support the AR topic. Our partnership with the Burlington Royals creates an opportunity for school children to keep those reading skills sharp in the summer through our Summer Reading program. All in all we have partnered with over 120 people, agencies, and organizations as we strive to make an impact in our community. It is with the help of those listed below that we are able to fulfill our mission to provide learning opportunities for all members of our community to be successful in living a larger life by nurturing the heart and the mind. Thank you from the depths of my heart!

ABSS

Alamance Achieves

Alamance Arts

Alamance Cares

Alamance Chamber of Commerce

Alamance Christian School

Alamance Citizens for Education (ACE)

Alamance Community College

Alamance County 4H

Alamance County Cooperative Extension

Alamance County Dental Clinic

Alamance County Department of Social Services

Alamance County Health Department

Alamance County Jail

Alamance County Parks and Recreation

Alamance County Wellness

Alamance Elder Care

Alamance Genealogy

Alamance News

Alamance SHIIP

Alamance Partnership for Children

Allie, William, Carmen and King, INC.

Allied Churches of Alamance County

Amy and Patrick Barr

Augustine Tutors of Alamance County

Barnes & Noble

Belong in Burlington

Benevolence Farm

Beschel Chiropractic

The Blend

Bradley Bethel, Director of Unverified documentary

Brent Lancaster

Bricks for Kidz

Bryton Shoffner

Burlington Aquatics

Burlington Downtown Corps

Burlington Historic Depot

Burlington Housing Authority

Burlington Recreation & Parks

Burlington Royals

The Burlington School

Burlington Sporting Goods

Burlington Times News

Carousel Cinemas

Centro La Communidad

Champion Academy

Chick Fil-A

Church World Services

City of Burlington/Mayor’s Office

City of Graham

Company Shops

Cone Health

Conservators Center

Crump Village

Danny’s Café

Diamond Comics

Durham Life & Science Center

Elaine Head (PAWS)

Elon Academy

Elon University

Eric Henry

Family Services of the Piedmont

Fancy Nancy Slott

Farm Bureau

Friends of Alamance County Public Libraries

Game Over Comics

Graham Parks and Recreation

Greensboro Science Center

Haw River Assembly

Haw River Elementary School PTA

Hawbridge School

Head Start

Healthy Alamance

Heather Frost

Historic Linwood Cemetery

Home Depot

Impact Alamance

Jeannie Dunn

John Stubblefield

Kathleen Johns (PAWS)

Kernodle Senior Center

LGFCU

Legal Aid, NC

Local Authors: Mark Drennan, Wayne Drumheller, Melanie Dellinger, Tonya Joyner

Maker Faire

Max Miller

Mayco-Bigelow Community Center

McCauley Learning Center

Mebane Business Association

Mebane Enterprise

Mebane Reviewer’s Club

Mebane Shrubbery

Mebanesville

Network Logistics Services

North Carolina A&T

North Carolina Central University

NC Department of Environmental Quality NC Humanities Council

NC Science Festival

NC Young Lawyers Division

NC Zoo

OE Enterprises

Old Town Cemetery

Orange County Literacy Council

PAWS, Inc.

Peacehaven Farms

Piedmont Triad Regional Council

Pilot Mountain State Park

Pine Hill Cemetery

Red Moon Herbs

Redbud Farms

Reedy Fork Farm

Ruth Morgan

Sam Roberts

Sheetz

Smitty’s Ice Cream

St. Augustine Literacy Group

STEAM Junction

Stormwater Smart

Sylvan Learning Center

Tony Crider

Twin Lakes Retirement Village

USCIS

United Way of Alamance County

University of North Carolina Greensboro

Village at Brookwood