by Amy Berkun, Children’s Library Associate
As seen in the February Library Newsletter
We have the best FRIENDS-and Jen LaCava has volunteered with the NMPL’s Friends of the Library since 1998!
Jen grew up in Franklin Lakes, NJ, the oldest of 10 kids, and so she loves to be helpful and around lots of people. She and her parents and siblings try to get together as often as they can. She went to Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA, to get her education degree and met her husband Chris there.
In 1998, the couple moved to New Milford; Chris is from Warren and wanted to help the family business. Jen immediately began volunteering at the library and then started her teaching job at New Milford High School in the fall of 1998.
Congratulations to Maryann Jackson who won the FRIENDS naming contest for our book sale area. The award-winning name is FRIENDLY FINDS. The prize consisted of a FRIENDS Tote Bag full of books, movies & music, plus a $20.00 gift certificate to purchase items from our book cart or our sale in July. Second place winner was Joel L. for THE BEST Of FRIENDS. He will receive a $10 gift certificate,
while third place went to Barbara T. for her entry of THE FRIENDLY NOOK. She will receive a $5 gift certificate. Thanks to all those who contributed names and keep an eye out for our special February cart selections focusing on romance, love, and music!