The Friends have been hard at work trying to resume some of our activities. Online has opened back up with some safety restrictions in place. Both stores are operating on limited hours.

Hopefully, by September we will be able to start doing some virtual programming.

I want to take this opportunity to mention that Ellie and Gene Rowland are moving out of state.They have been enthusiastic volunteers for many years. Ellie was co-chair on the book sale committee and served as VP on the Friends Board of Directors. Ellie played a large part in establishing the Whitney Book Corner and was its volunteer coordinator for 15 years.Gene also served on the board, was co-chair of Books Sandwiched In and chair of the Annual Poetry gala.On a personal note, I am actually going to miss Ellie asking me if she can send the Christmas books to the stores in early October. Now who am I going to say ‘no’ to! I wish both of them safe travels. They will be missed.

– Charlene Roman