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A Sunday afternoon at Ramsdell Library

In her letter to the editor, Michelle Loubert of Housatonic writers: "The Friends of the Library provide refreshments for library visitors offering a warm, inviting atmosphere, akin to visiting the home of a good friend."

To the Editor:

I grew up in Housatonic and have fond memories of the Ramsdell Library. Living on Division Street, I often pedaled my bicycle up and down Van Deusenville Road to visit the Ramsdell as well as to partake in the amazing hot fudge sundaes and penny candy at Mike’s next to Ptak’s Market. These were good times.

Recently, the Great Barrington Library Trustees and the Friends of the Libraries launched a pilot program at the Ramsdell Library in Housatonic. From January 10 to March 20, 2016, the Ramsdell will be open on Sunday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Ramsdell will offer a wide selection of free programs, films, and more. The Ramsdell Library Sunday afternoons also offer a gathering place to chat with neighbors and even to meet new people visiting our community. The Friends provide refreshments for library visitors offering a warm, inviting atmosphere akin to visiting the home of a good friend rather than a public building. Good times.

Thank you to the Library Trustees and the Friends. Visit the Ramsdell Library on a Sunday afternoon. A pleasant alternative to sitting on the couch watching T.V. or walking the mall!

Michelle Loubert

Housatonic

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