Hudson War Memorial Library carries on 20 year-old tradition Donating cheques to 15 local worthwhile


PHOTO BY MADELEINE LANGLOIS

Hudson War Memorial Library volunteers and cheque recipients representing local worthwhile causes take time out from the official presentations for a YLJ photo in an annual tradition of sharing the joy and helping others in the community.

Continuing a much appreciated and welcome tradition at this time of year, the Hudson War Memorial Library on Elm Street in Hudson - a self-financing non-profit registered charity that is completely volunteer-run and which receives no federal, provincial, or municipal funding whatsoever - presented cheques to 15 local worthwhile causes yesterday, December 13.

As it has done for over 20 years now, the library annually donates some 40 cents of every dollar raised at its thrift shop, affectionately known as The Bunker, in the basement below, also organized and staffed by volunteers, that is open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

Explained Donna Seaman on behalf of all at the library, “As an integral part of the community since it was first established back in the late 1940s as a memorial to those in Hudson who served in the Canadian Armed Forces, the library has always believed in giving back to the community and to those who are helping others in our region year-round.” Added Michael Elliott to great applause, "This is the only library in Canada that does this kind of work of giving back to the community. As most, elsewhere in the country, are having a difficult time even staying open because of the electronic age."

For more information on the Hudson War Memorial Library which, through subscriptions, provides printed and digital materials not only in Hudson but throughout the area, call (450) 458-4814.

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