Saturday, July 31, 2021

Book Sale Status

 




So, the dust is settling on the flurry of activities that took place in May and June centering on the book sale.

As you know, we lost our lease with the Children's Museum Building and needed to move out.   The thought of finding another space was daunting, having gone though this just a few years ago as we had to leave Jackson School.  It took us over a year to find another space.  This time, though, the fates were on our side. 

Delta Dental is building a huge new building just East of 51.  Their old building on Hoover will be taken over by Inclusa.  Inclusa is offering space to a few non-profit groups, and we were lucky enough to be one.    
This is scheduled to happen in the Spring of 2022 if all goes well.

We could only store some of the books we had.  We've rented a storage space and have books stored in more than a few members' store rooms, garages, and basements.  We had to sell off what we could, and pass along the rest to Goodwill and other thrift stores.  We had surprisingly good sales, and actually came out ahead on the cost of the move.  

As usual, all hail to the members of the Book Committee and all the volunteers who worked the sale, hauled books around, or helped in a myriad of ways.  I won't attempt to list them here, since I'm sure to leave someone out, so please accept our heartfelt thank you for what you've done.

All that said, 

WE CAN'T ACCEPT ANY DONATIONS UNTIL THE MOVE IS COMPLETED NEXT SPRING!  

No room, no room.

It hurts to say this, but there's just NO ROOM.

Wow! Our first Meeting in a Year!

 

Our picnic/meeting was held in Plover's Heritage Park.  The weather was comfortable, the company wonderful.  It was great to be able to socialize once again.  A shout-out to Sherrilee for organizing the food.  We were excited to learn of a great opportunity that the Historical Society has been offered.  

An opportunity to expand Heritage Park and bring the Morgan House, listed on the National & State Registry of Historic Buildings, into Society ownership. This purchase would also include the entire block surrounding the Morgan House. With this addition the Park would be 'protected' from residential and commercial encroachment and own 4 of the 20 National & State Registered buildings/sites in Portage County Wisconsin.

The fundraising goal is $350,000 dollars, the projected selling price.


Thursday, July 8, 2021

Website Neglect

 It's been awhile.  I deeply apologize.  It's not that we haven't been busy with SPARTA stuff.  In the last two months we've sold off much of our book inventory, moved the remainder to storage, moved bookcases to the Inclusa facility, and shut down our place at the children's museum.

It is true that I haven't been maintaining this site as it should be.  The feeling from the Executive Board is that we should have a FaceBook page.  We'll need someone to set this up and maintain it.  If you know of anyone who would be interested, please contact Santha or me.

In the meantime, we hope to see you at the picnic on Monday, July 12 at Heritage Park.