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NWFL to honor volunteers, exhibit local students’ work

Children complete crafts during last year’s holiday celebration party at the New Woodstock Free Library. This year’s event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 1. It will be free and open to the public, and will include recognition of volunteers, the opening of the children’s art exhibit, holiday refreshments as well as crafts for children.

Children complete crafts during last year’s holiday celebration party at the New Woodstock Free Library. This year’s event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 1. It will be free and open to the public, and will include recognition of volunteers, the opening of the children’s art exhibit, holiday refreshments as well as crafts for children. Norm Parry

— The New Woodstock Free Library annual volunteer recognition celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 1, in the library located at 2106 Main St. (Route 13). The opening of the annual Cazenovia Central School District student art exhibit will coincide with the volunteer event.

The event will include refreshments, children’s crafts, a brief ceremony to recount the year’s achievements, and a first look at the children’s art exhibit, which will run through Jan. 31, 2013.

The public is invited to attend, meet the student artists and thank the volunteers for their efforts.

Librarian Norm Parry said he is thankful for area volunteers, who have helped sustain and support the library for more than seven decades.

“We have an extraordinary group of people who give their time and skills to make the library what it is,” Parry said. “We could never thank them enough, but we designate one day a year to recognize the essential role they play in the library’s success. We invite everyone who uses the library to stop by Dec. 1 and express their thanks.”

The student art show has been an annual attraction at the library for more than 15 years. Cazenovia art teacher Mary Damon arranges the show. For many of the students this exhibit is the first opportunity they’ve had to show their works in a venue outside the school.

The library is open 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and Wednesday evenings and from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturdays. The library is also open whenever the blue library symbol flag is flying out front.

For more information, contact the library at 662-3134 or visit midyork.org/newwoodstock.

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