PLATTSBURGH - Plattsburgh Public Library has a new addition.
The library recently unveiled a new curbside book return box, accessible to patrons by vehicle at the corner of Brinkerhoff and Oak streets.
Funded by library patrons and community donors, the box is capable of holding more than 330 books and other library items.
The box was suggested by Jamie Marshall in May 2008, and has taken two years to fund. Marshall, with two small children, had difficulty finding a parking place near library so she could return her books. Since that time, a large number of donors have stepped forward to show their community spirit by generous donations. In addition to the general public, the book return box is expected to be especially useful to the disabled, the elderly and parents with children.
The library board of trustees thanked the following donors: Donna E. Herbold, Robert T. and Helen Booth, James Rothe and Kathaleen Miller, E.J. and E.W. Burke, Francine C. Luck, Louise Meisenheimer, Karen F. Peryea, J. Derek and Helen Allan, Gina L. Doty, Brian Poitrass, Neta E. LeBlanc, Eleanor and Irving Goldman, Joseph and Lynne Hubbard, Peggy Murphy, Lola Johnson, Matt Loach, Sharon A. Bickford, Lisa Lewis, and Morris and Brenda Towne, given in memory of Doris Haley, Dannemora Librarian.
The board also thanked the Sam's Club Foundation and Phil's Dry Cleaning.
After approval by city engineer Kevin Farrington, the book return box was installed on a concrete slab by Mike Brodi and the City Public Works Department crew.