Hello everyone, Trudy Amriault, President of NSLA and I are pleased to offer you an opportunity to be involved in the first fundraiser in support of the Grow a Library Project. By ordering a selection of bulbs by September 6, 2005 you will be helping to Grow a Library in Africa while you 'Grow your Garden' in the fall. Check your NSLA conference package for a Vesey's fundraising brochure and order form then read on to learn how you can be part of this worthwhile initiative. Where should I send my order? Send orders to me at Jennifer Richard 50 Acadia St. Vaughan Memorial Library Acadia University Wolfville, Nova Scotia B4P 2R6 How can I pay? We can only accept cheques at this time. Please make cheques payable to Atlantic Provinces Library Association. When will I receive my bulbs? Bulbs will be available for pick up on the Saturday, October 1st, during the NSLA/LBANS Conference in Amherst, September 30-October 2, 2005. What if I am not going to the NSLA/LBANS Conference? If can't make it to the conference but would still like to place an order, ask a colleague or friend who is attending to pick up your order for you! How can I get another order form? If you didn't receive a Vesey's brochure, it is available online at http://www.veseys.com/sub.cfm?source=622 as is the order form http://www.veseys.com/include/pdf/05FallFRpage4.pdf What projects will be funded? The Grow a Library Committee will be meeting at the Conference to decide what project we will be supporting this year and will report back to the membership very soon! What inspired this initiative? The Grow a Library Project was inspired by Steven Lewis's Keynote Presentation at the Ontario Library Association Conference in 2005. This initiative is a means for APLA members to identify and fund a broad range of projects related to improving library services around the world. Projects may include building community libraries in conjunction with international aid organizations, librarian training, buying books, and research. With your help the possibilities are endless!