Norwood Library sponsors trivia contest, Zumbathon this weekend to raise badly needed funds
NORWOOD – Forced to cut hours and staff over the past few months, the Norwood Public Library will be holding two fundraising events Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 26 and 27 in an effort to keep the facility operating.
Library trustees had to sell library stock to keep it afloat late last year, according to a letter they submitted to North Country This Week in late November.With an empty checking account and bills coming in, they contemplated closing the facility until the 2011 general election, when it is hoped the library will be an item on the ballot.
Trustees opted, instead, to keep the library open with hours on Monday, Thursday and Saturday, and one employee, the director. Two other staff members were laid off.
“These changes do not guarantee that the library will stay open until the voters in our library district decide whether or not they choose to support us with their tax dollars, but we will do the best job we know how,” the letter states.
Now, they also plan to attach a referendum to the Norwood-Norfolk Central School budget vote, which comes six months earlier than the general election.
The trustees and Friends of the Norwood Library have been planning a series of fundraisers to keep the doors open and lights on.
A trivia night will be held Feb. 26 at the Norwood American Legion, with registration at 6 p.m. and the contest starting at 7 p.m.
The event will be hosted by Mike Viskovich and John and Nancy Bogosian. The cost is $20 per person for a four-person team. There will be a 50/50 drawing and a silent auction.
Pre-register by calling Mike Viskovich at 769-9929 or Rose Orologio at 353-7351.
A Zumbathon will be held at the Norwood Municipal Building, Sunday, Feb. 27 from 2 to 3 p.m.
Donations will be accepted at the door.