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Ticket sales Wine-ding up!

Fewer than 100 tickets remain for the 2019 Wine Walk — Creston Uncorked & Uncapped— but if you hurry over to the library this week they may still be available. Thanks again to our premier sponsor, First National Bank, which is doing a lot of nice things to support area nonprofits.

As I mentioned before, our wine walk map sponsors are the Creston Friends of the Library, Iowa State Savings Bank, and the Creston Chamber. However, I failed to mention that Dirt & Gloss has joined them as a map sponsor, and will host a stop on the walk, as well.

Again, I’d like to recognize our participants: the Bookwyrm, Carter Agency, Lenz Heating & Cooling, Radiant Wellness Solutions, Harvey Law Office, Coen Home Furnishings, Salon G, Create Creston, Iowa Focus, Trinity Salon and Day Spa, Carroll Family Chiropractic, Adams St. Expresso, Hazel Marie’s, Wishing Well, Every Step Home Care, House of Pain, Dirt & Gloss, Connections, R Realty and Union County Development Association. Creston Animal Rescue Effort, Dollars for Scholars, First National Bank and Homestead Assisted Living & Memory Care will be serving it up in the Restored Depot. Lori’s Boutique will be at UCDA.

In case you haven’t heard, Creston Uncorked & Uncapped — our 2019 wine walk — is 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, August 2. Matilda’s Warriors are very proud of the buzz it has created and look forward to a memorable evening. Just a reminder that once ticket holders pick up their wristband, glass, and tote bag at the library (don’t forget your ID!), all are free to begin their pilgrimage at the stop of their choice. Last year there was a bit of a bottleneck at stop number one, so to avoid that, you’re free to start anywhere. They’ll be ready for you!

When you pick up your wine walk tickets, be sure to notice the signage and the taped off section in our south lot. It’s a not so subtle reminder of why we host cultural events like Creston Uncorked & Uncapped: our library board, capital campaign committe and the Creston friends of the Library are planning an expansive library addition for that space. They are determined that the see that the library can hold large-scale children’s programming, public meetings, and our books and materials for years to come. Please consider supporting them at http://weblink.donorperfect.com/matildaswarriors.

What else is new under Matilda’s roof? Well, a lot, it turns out. Checkout times on DVDs is now three days instead of two. Due to the generosity of the South Central Iowa Community Foundation and the Creston Friends of the Library, we’ll soon be installing new carpeting in our children’s area. That will be a big step toward making it a very comfortable and inviting space. Now we just need more space for area children and their families.

Our next improvement, will be (drum roll please) a new roof! Matilda’s trustees have listened to her loyal supporters, and are determined to renovate and expand the library at our current location. That includes maintaining our current facility, and a look at our current shingles shows that the time for a new roof has come. Many thanks to our city government for funding this crucial maintenance item this fiscal year, and we’re pretty excited for that it to happen.

So, what can Matilda do for you? Text us at 641-435-3508 if you need to renew your materials, find out if we have a book you want, or if you have a question for a librarian. If you have any suggestions for programming or services, shoot me an email at david@creston.lib.ia.us, or give me a call at 641-782-6507. We’re free, we’re open year-round, and we always will be. Who else can say that?

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