Letter - "It Takes a Village to....DANCE!"

from Patricia Ford, director of Truro Public Library

To the Editor,

It takes a village….to DANCE!

On Tuesday, October 29, the Truro Public Library transformed—but it wasn’t scary! For a few hours some friendly mummies, witches, aliens, skeletons, and other characters cut loose dancing among the books. A disco ball sparkled through spooky lighting in an otherwise dark library while DJ Beth O’Rourke rocked the stacks with tunes for all ages and just the right haunt.

Seamen’s branch manager Stacey White and customer service manager Samantha Rose inspired creative pumpkin decorating with vampire Pilgrim and mummy pumpkin originals. The Truro Educational and Enrichment Alliance (TEEA) from Truro Central School brightened up the house with always-popular glow sticks and rings. Our colleagues and friends from the Eastham Library, Fran McLaughlin and Mary Ann Sinopily, M.A.S.H.ed it up with library adaptations of show characters. Martha Magane from the Outer Cape Chorale contributed homemade musical note-shaped cookies, and the Truro Fire Department’s goody bags provided stay-safe tips. Halloween treats were offered by all.

The Library Trustees and staff would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the community groups that contributed to the fun. As usual, we are extremely grateful to the Friends of the Truro Library, which sponsors all our library programs. They not only picked up the expenses, but they brought homemade goodies, supplied drinks, and did plenty of cleaning up.

In turn, the Friends were supported on October 24 by Montano’s restaurant. A portion of the entire evening’s “take” was donated to FOTL in sponsorship of our programming, including the supernatural dance party described above!

The Truro Library works to support the community, and thrives on active community engagement. Thanks to businesses such as Seamen’s Bank and Montano’s, and collaborators like Sustainable CAPE, the Truro Historical Society, the Friends of the Truro Meeting House, the Truro Central School, the Truro Council on Aging, and fellow libraries, the Truro Library trustees and staff feel fortunate and energized—and hope to see you soon!

Patricia Ford, Director

Truro Public Library


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