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New Woodstock Free Library receives new pedestals from resident

Wood craftsman Roger Davenport with the custom pedestals he made for the New Woodstock Free Library.

Wood craftsman Roger Davenport with the custom pedestals he made for the New Woodstock Free Library. Nancy Edwards

— Retired Stickley Furniture Corporation Manager Roger Davenport, of Main Street in New Woodstock, recently designed, built and donated six light-weight, large, stackable pedestals to the New Woodstock Free Library.

A former library board trustee, Davenport has supported the library in numerous ways over the past two decades, including selecting and assembling the library’s multi-thousand book capacity shelving system, donating and refinishing Stickley furniture and serving on special-task committees.

He is an active member of the Federated Church of New Woodstock and, as a navy veteran, the American Legion.

“Roger is the go-to guy for so many important projects in our community,” said library exhibits co-chair Nancy Edwards. “These new pedestals will be used for all sorts of exhibits and displays. In fact, they were immediately put to use in the current Tom Whitmarsh Alaska Art show.”

Roger and his wife Judy live in the main street residence adjacent to the structure that once housed the library. Judy Davenport has been a library volunteer for more than 20 years. She was the recipient of the Volunteer of the Year Award in 2011.

For information on any NWFL event or service, call 662-3134, or visit the library website midyork.org/newwoodstock.

Library hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and Wednesday evenings, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

Norm Parry is director of the New Woodstock Free Library. He can be reached at 662-3134 or nwbookman@netscape.net.

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