The following information was provided by The Friends of the Weston Public Library:
The Friends of the Weston Public Library (FWPL/”The Friends”) will participate in the Weston 300th birthday celebration by sponsoring a cookbook containing family-friendly recipes shared by residents.
Interwoven into the cookbook will be history, anecdotes, and personal narratives of the Weston community. The committee is circulating forms for submitting recipes so anyone wishing to secure their place on the pages of Weston’s culinary history should obtain theirs from any of the following locations: the Library, the Council on Aging or online.
Cookbook Committee Chair and FWPL Vice-President Dee Freiberg encourages residents to, “dig into the family archives, or sit around the dinner table and talk about your favorite recipes and traditions.”
The Friends of the Weston Library, established in 1965, are a group of volunteers who are interested in supporting, promoting and enhancing the excellence of the library. It is a membership organization open to all residents, with annual dues beginning at $17. In 2011-2012, over 400 people joined The Friends which enabled the organization to:
- provide funding for the young adult’s and children’s summer reading programs
- donate money for books, tapes, CD’s and DVD’s to enrich the library’s collection
- dream up programs, trips, parties, music concerts and speakers
- accept and organize books to sell at the annual book sale
- provide financial support for the Local History Room
- subsidize museum passes to many local attractions
These activities depend completely on contributions which The Friends raise in two ways: annual memberships and the used book sale. To join The Friends, go to www.westonlibrary.org and select “Friends” from the left menu, then “Join the FWPL.”
In its early incarnation, the public library in Weston occupied a room in the Town House (original Town Hall). It has always enjoyed widespread popular use and according to the Town of Weston: Report of The Library Committee for 1861, “A library-room is not only for delivery of books, but for social intercourse and friendly greeting...”
The Friends share this spirit and encourage residents to support their upcoming cookbook by submitting recipes to enrich the flavor of Weston. The cookbook will be available for purchase in January 2013.