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A Children’s Shopping Day Thank You Message from the President of the Friends of the Library

December 1, 2014 Dear Friends, Thanks to your generous gifts of time, donations, and money, our 3rd Annual Children's Shopping Day was a fantastic success.  One hundred seventy-five happy children walked out the door carrying bags loaded with presents for loved ones (as well as for themselves!).  Meanwhile waiting in the lobby,  grown ups bought…
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Got Books? Reminder – Friends are Taking Donations for their Spring Sale this Saturday, April 19th from 10am-1pm

Have you done some spring cleaning? Have some old books and/or other media which you wouldn't mind finding a happier home? Box 'em up and bring 'em down to the Ground Floor of the library this Saturday, April 19th from 10am-1pm to donate them to the Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale. The Friends will…
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Another Successful Children’s Shopping Day – Thank YOU Lowell!

Children's Shopping Day Event - Saturday, November 30th December 2, 2013 Dear Friends, Our second annual Children’s Shopping Day last Saturday confirmed our observation from last year’s event: children really like to shop, too! Once again, we offered over a hundred children the opportunity to shop on their own or with the help of a…
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3rd Annual Pollard Library Fall Fest – Saturday, October 12th – 10am-4pm

We know there's a lot going on around Lowell this weekend. Hey, there's a lot going on in Lowell any given weekend but this one is particularly busy. Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! is having their annual festival (more on that later), the American Textile History Museum is having a special Super Saturday Event, there's even a…
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Friends Seeking Gift Item Donations for Award Winning Children’s Shopping Day Event

The Friends of the Pollard Library will host their 2nd annual Children's Shopping Day, Saturday, November 30th. Last year's event won a Fantastic Friends Award from the Massachusetts Friends of Libraries and gives children ages 4-14 an opportunity to shop for gifts on their own or with the help of a friendly library volunteer. The…
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Got Books? Donation Drop-Offs for the Annual Friends Book Sale, Saturdays, March 30th & April 20th 9am-1pm at the library.

[caption id="attachment_580" align="alignnone" width="500"] Luka Sladek and his mother, Jana Sladkova[/caption] The Friends of the Library are gearing up for their annual book sale (May 15th-18th). This year they'll be back at the library. In advance of the event they are holding two book donation drop off events Saturdays, March 30th & April 20th 9am-1pm…
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Winterfest Wrap-Up

We hope you had fun at 2013 Winterfest. We had quite a busy weekend here at the Pollard with the Meeting of the Minds Trivia Contest and the Youth Media Festival. Thank you to all the participants and congratulations to all of the winners.  [caption id="attachment_860" align="alignnone" width="458"] “Power Disruptors” - Winners of the 2013…
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Winterfest Updates: Meeting of the Minds Trivia is ON!! & Don’t miss the Youth Media Festival

[caption id="attachment_825" align="alignnone" width="500"] View of the Monday morning clearing of Arcand Drive a.k.a. Future Home of Club Celsius[/caption] With the postponement of Lowell's Winterfest from this past weekend to February 22nd-23rd, the Friends of the Library feared they might not be able to host their Meeting of the Mind's Trivia Contest but they found…
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