Holiday Sharing and Caring at the Meekins Library

Join the Holiday Sharing and Caring at the Meekins Library now through December. (Photo credit: Sienna Wildfield)

Daria D’Arienzo of the Meekins Library in Williamsburg, MA writes:

The Meekins Library in Williamsburg is the place to find a gift for someone special, donate a coat or sweater to keep someone warm, add some hearty food items to the Hilltown Food Pantry and Northampton Survival Center, and bring a treat for our furry friends at the Dakin Animal Shelter. Stop in for these gifting and giving opportunities.

The seasonal Meekins Market is back! Do your holiday shopping here. Look for the bright red and green signs as you enter the library. Children and adults will find lots of small, and not so small, inexpensive gifts to give friends and loved ones. Kids, don’t know what to give your parents or grandparents? Grandparents, want something for the grandkids? Looking for an idea for your best friend, but your budget is limited? Find it at Meekins Market. Most items are between $.05 cents and $5 dollars. Find stuffed animals, decorative objects, household items, jewelry, office supplies, holiday items and of course books! Perfect presents for family and friends—all lovingly donated to the Meekins Market. Think of it as the newest trend in recycling. Fun stuff and a good deal!

The Library is collecting warm clothes and food good for the Hilltown Pantry and the Northampton Survival Center. We are also collecting blankets, toys and food for our animal neighbors, who are looking for new homes, now living at the Dakin Animal Shelter. Help Meekins staff, volunteers and friends to the Meekins fill the big table in the Helen Bacon Rotunda to the brim. Drop off your donations soon. Let’s keep everybody warm and fed!

“Move it For Meekins” long sleeve and short sleeve T-shirts are always a big hit. They come in kids and adult sizes and in a range of colors, including blues and gray. They feature Sadie, the late Library cat—who won the hearts of all Meekins visitors. The Friends of the Williamsburg Libraries have them available sale.

Don’t forget to get and give the gift that keeps giving—a library card. It’s free and lasts a lifetime and is good for books, magazines, DVD’s, CD’s, provides access to the virtual world, serves as a passport to all library programs and so much more.

Explore the Meekins Library in Williamsburg this holiday season. Shirley Cranston’s Winter Wonderland Scene will be on display in the Hawks~Hayden Community Room during December. Read holiday classics on December 5, 2010. Check the website at for our seasonal programs and stop by any time the library is open: Tuesdays from 12Noon-5pm; Wednesdays from10am-8pm; Thursdays from 3pm-8pm and Saturdays from 9am-3pm.

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