Book shoppers at the Treasure Chest’s popular book room have no doubt seen the fantastic improvements made by our volunteers Linda Blake and Phil Hearne. Linda has made large, easy-to-read signs, and both Linda and Phil have reorganized the room so that it is cleaner and easier to navigate and use. The room is also much brighter now, thanks to Henri Weems and Bob Yoder replacing the old lights with new LEDs. The children’s books have been moved to a corner of the book room. The next steps are to paint the walls and replace the randomly sized and shaped bookshelves with more consistent, space-efficient shelving that will improve organization and maximize the number of books that can be shelved in the book room.
To that end, we are seeking to raise $2,000 by the end of December, and we have almost met that goal! Funding will be used to purchase the paint and the materials for building the shelving. The labor will be provided by RVCC volunteers, and the project is being coordinated by Linda, Phil, and Bob.
We have raised $1750 already, and only need $250 to complete the project. If you’re a fellow bookworm and would like to help out, you may make a tax-deductible donation to the cause at rockfishcc.org. You may also make donations in the RVCC office, or at the Treasure Chest. And if physical help is more your style, please contact us! We’ll need help painting and installing the shelving when the time comes.
The Treasure Chest has the most interesting and diverse selection of books, thanks to our patrons. We are also fortunate to have avid readers, librarians and book lovers such as Ann Catherine, Linda and Phil who have spent many, many hours researching, pricing and shelving our donations. We are grateful to you all!