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Grove Hall Library Ice Cream Social - A Creamy Delight 8/24/12


Grove Hall Library Ice Cream Social 2012Ice Cream Social Better than Last Year

Better even that last year's event, the 2012 Grove Hall Library Ice Cream Social was excellent - well organized and very popular with the kids. 

Freshly scooped cones of vanilla or chocolate ice cream were quickly melted into waiting mouths, very little of it lost to falling drops of sweet cream.

This year the serving area was moved further into the library and away from the circulation desk, thus allowing library patrons to continue to check out books without being surrounded by a crowd of youth. 

The space from the circulation desk and in front of the entry doors provided a great spot for service organizations to be set up including More Than Wheels and Roxbury Community College (see below).


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A new addition this year was live music providing a pleasant ambiance for the ice cream social.  BIlly James, singer, and Joe Reid, keyboardist, have known each other in their musical careers for close to a decade.  Joe has been performing in Grove Hall for years.

They worked well together in the second floor room overlooking the library.

Downstairs, as if a jazz record were being played, you could hear your friends, or the smooth sounds of keyboard and vocal, adding just the right touch to the afternoon.


Branch Librarians, Copley Staff and Friends Made it all Happen
 

Branch library staff were well represented at the event. 

From the Grove Hall library, Paul Edwards, Librarian, made sure the event was running smoothly while several other librarians scooped and served the ice cream including Katrina Morse, Adult Services Generalist, Maija Meadows, Children's Librarian and Laura Koenig, Young Adult Librarian. 

Lending a hand from Copley was Jessi Snow, the BPL's Youth Services Coordinator. And from Lower Mills, Angela Bonds, the Children/Young Adult Librarian, had fun treating the kids to ice cream cones and smiles.  Ms. Patricia Carrington, President of the Friends of the Grove Hall Library, stopped by as well.

In addition President Amy E. Ryan and Diana Preusser, Assistant Branch Manager for Cluster One (which includes both Grove Hall and Uphams Corner) attended.

Grove Hall Library Ice Cream Social 2012Diana Preusser found the event "very exciting.  It's great for the community and provides an opportunity for kids to make new friends and to share an experience together.  It's uplifting and fun," she said, "to have this in the library."  She added:  "Remember, books are JUST the beginning."

Ms. Amy Ryan said it was "a very special event that showed the best the library had to offer the community."  She was particularly pleased with the fact that "it drew people of all ages," (everyone likes ice cream) and that other community support services were present for the event.  "Everyone seems to be enjoying themselves and especially the ice cream."


Community Resource Groups

Randy Hauk represented More than Wheels whch is an award-winning not-for-profit service that helps consumers get the best deal on a reliable, fuel-efficient car.  Their counselors do the actual negotiating for get the consumer a low price and a low interest rate.  In other words, they provide expert car buying services.  For more information, visit www.MoreThanWheels.org.

Gloria Castro, Coordinator Multicultural Student Institute, represented Roxbury Community College, a co-educational public institution of higher education offering Associate Degrees and certificate programs. RCC's primary objective is to provide residents of the Commonwealth, specifically those individuals living in the greater Boston area, "optimum opportunity for access to a college education consistent with their interests and aptitudes and to reduce to a minimum economic, social, psychological and academic barriers to educational opportunity." The college's goals are the result of ideas generated by and from the college community and reflect a response to the needs of the larger Roxbury community.  Contact Ms. Castro at gcastro@rcc.mass.edu

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Posted: August 24, 2012     Nancy J Conrad


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