19th Annual Baby Shower

Our June Meeting was a real end-of-club-year celebration! We met at Anona Lake Pavilion and had a wonderful evening sampling each other’s favorite appetizers and desserts and donating new baby clothes for The Children’s Aid and Family Services Baby Basics Program in Paramus and The Lighthouse Pregnancy Resource Center in Hawthorne. Members socialized and reflected back on the year’s activities and accomplishments. Our next general meeting will be on Tuesday, September 6th at the Library, and on September 17th we’ll hold our 6th annual Town-Wide Garage Sale (info and application on the Garage Sale tab of this website). A happy, healthy, and safe summer to all!

Orchid Show

Members rounded out the busy month of April with a trip to the Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx, followed by a delicous lunch at Arthur Avenue’s Zero Otto Nove. We couldn’t leave without shopping for Italian bread, ravioli and pastries!

Focus on Wellness

April has been our “focus on wellness” month! Members have been participating in walking groups to improve fitness. This week, members also enjoyed a relaxing and rejuvenating evening––totally surrounded by Himalayan salt at Salt of The Earth Salt Cave in Chestnut Ridge, New York.

Thank You!

A big thank you to all our members and those in our greater community who donated to our pre-Easter and Passover Food Drive to benefit The Center For Food Action and Emmanuel Cancer Center. We were able to donate over 30 large reusable grocery bags of food!

Pre-Easter and Passover Food Drive

Stop by the USR Library this Saturday, April 9th! From 10am -1pm members wil be collecting non-perishable food for the Center for Food Action and Emmanuel Cancer Center. Donate and make a happy Easter or Passover for families in need! Together we can make a difference!

After you donate, stop by the Friends of the Library Book Sale for your next great read at incredibly affordable pirces!

Thrift Shop Volunteer Week

Club members have been busy volunteering at The Community Thrift Shop in Midland Park this week. We work one week a year tagging donated clothing in order to keep our commitment and our ability to donate gently used goods. It is a win-win, small, ongoing fundraiser. Our club gets a percentage of the sale price of donated goods with our club number on them (#39), and we have a place to donate our gently used clothing and household goods to benefit others. Please support us if you have Items to donate!

Two kitchen size garbage bags full of donations per person are accepted every Monday morning from 10am-11:30, and on the first Saturday morning of the month at the same hours. The Thrift Shop is at 85 Godwin Avenue in Midland Park. Turn right onto Goffle Ave at the Godwin/Goffle intersection and then immediately left into the shopping center. Bear right and down around the back of the Shopping Center. The Thrift Shop will be on the left.

Please mark your bags with the #39! Thanks for your support!

Our 2021 Essay and Poetry Contest

All students in grades 1 through 8 in Reynolds, Bogert, and Cavallini Schools are eligible to participate in our 35th Annual Essay and Poetry Contest. The topic this year is a reflection on the BeKind21 initiative that marked the month of October in our schools. Be sure to send us your thoughts on the topic below by the November 19th deadline! Your entry may be a winner! Check out contest rules on the Contest Tab (above on the blue banner on this website)––or in the email you received from the school.

BeKind21

Our school and our town just completed BeKind21.

What was one thing you did to be kind to another person? Did it affect you too?

What was something kind that someone did for you? How did it make your day better?

21 days are only a small fraction of the 365 days in a year. Do you think you could keep doing a kind thing for someone each day? Why might it be important?

October Is One Book One Borough Month!

Read The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore and join us as we explore the fascinating days at the turn of the century when Edison, Westinghouse, and Tesla battled to bring electricity to the world. Copies are available at the Library. Sign up for events on the Library Online Calendar. Register today!