The Friends of the Hazen Memorial Library in Shirley would like to take this opportunity to offer a heartfelt thank you to all those who helped make its annual Holiday Fair a success.

A great deal of work goes into this effort each year, and it is not only a fun event but also an important fundraiser benefiting the work of the library. The Friends of the Library is so pleased to support high-quality services of many types to its community, ranging from Internet access, professional librarians, a wide variety of children's programs, a meeting room, an ever-expanding collection of fiction and nonfiction books, and a broad assortment of CDs and DVDs, to name but a few.

We extend our gratitude, therefore, to all those who helped make the Holiday Fair on Nov. 2 a great success: the marvelous cookie bakers, the vendors, the volunteers, the customers and the very flexible library staff. Most assuredly, we couldn't have done it without you!