Patio Garden Club Donates Books

by Cricket Holland
NEW BOOKS
Three new books were recently presented to the Garland Smith Public Library and the Central High School Library by members of Marlow Patio Garden Club. Mrs. Bettie Cooper, president of the club, presents Lacy Burch, children’s librarian at Marlow, with the books: Network with Nature, The Frightened Frog and The Saved Seed. NEW BOOKS
Three new books were recently presented to the Garland Smith Public Library and the Central High School Library by members of Marlow Patio Garden Club. Mrs. Bettie Cooper, president of the club, presents Lacy Burch, children’s librarian at Marlow, with the books: Network with Nature, The Frightened Frog and The Saved Seed.

Members of the Marlow Patio Club recently voted to purchase and donate books to two local libraries.

Published by National Garden Clubs, Inc., Garland Smith Public Library and the Central High School library each received copies of: Network with Nature, The Frightened Frog and The Saved Seed. Authors of the books are Brenda Moore (Network) with illustration by Emily Lackey Anderson; Jean Ohlmann and Brenda Moore (Frog) and Brenda Moore (Seed) illustrated by Emily Lackey.

Mrs. Bettie Cooper, president of the club, presented the books to Children’s Librarian Lacy Burch at Garland Smith and to Stacy Cooper at Central High. Both were very pleased to get the books. “Our children love getting new books to read and these are beautiful,” said Ms. Burch. “I am going to try to get these three books qualified for our AR Reading program,” said Mrs. Cooper, who teaches writing composition and computers at Central High.

According to Mrs. Cooper, Brenda Moore is now serving as the current National Garden Club President.

“Our club has been wanting to participate in the distribution of these wonderful books, one of which is an environmental tale, and the third one was recently released in print,” she said.

“We plan to continue this endeavor to enhance libraries in our area,” she added.

In other club events, Mrs. Cooper, along with Dina Atnip, Darla Muller, Joyce Hodge, Sandy Alexander, and Melanie Spence recently attended the Southwest Central District Convention held in Shawnee.

Hosted by the Shawnee Rose Unit, theme of the convention was “Fall for Foliage.” During a brief business meeting, Mrs. Muller who serves as the South Central District secretary read minutes of a previously held meeting, and was followed with the treasurer’s report by Mrs. Atnip.

Although some months away, Mrs. Cooper extended an invitation to the 2024 South Central District Convention that will be held on March 21, at the Green Door in downtown Marlow. The meeting was closed by Jo Wood of Madill who also conducted the meeting.

Next scheduled meeting for the Patio group is an appreciation dinner set for Thursday (tonight) at the home of George and Bettie Cooper.



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