Winter at Goodnow: A Bright Spot
"As the world enters 2022, public libraries are emerging as one of the bright spots — literally." On New Years Day, the Washington Post editorial board published an Opinion piece titled "The golden age of public libraries dawns again." It's an interesting read, highlighting libraries around the world, and if you didn't see it, you can click HERE to read it.
A Note From the GLF Office
Holly Bernene, Director of Development
Dear GLF supporters,

Welcome to our latest News from the GLF — with a fresh look for the New Year. I don’t know about you, but I’ve found this month to be especially cold and gray, and I’m ready to find some bright spots in my everyday routine. I do know that stepping into the Library each morning is always a pick-me-up, even on the dreariest of days. Last week it was especially nice to see Lincoln-Sudbury students using the Library as they studied for their midterm exams.
The Teen Area was created as part of the GLF's "Reimagining the Second Floor" Project.
The GLF is so proud to support this “bright spot” in our community. This winter, we encourage you to check out what’s going on and find something "bright" that works for you!  
Stay warm –
Holly 
Join Us for the First Be Bold of 2022
The Goodnow Library Foundation invites you to its first Be Bold event of 2022 on Tuesday, Feb. 1 @ 7pm! Author, coach, and consultant Gina Lucente-Cole will be sharing about Leading in the Future of Work.

Curious about building remote/hybrid teams? Developing leaders? How to foster flexible and collaborative workplaces? This event is for you! This will be a hybrid program; to join us in-person please register HERE. The GLF will also be live-streaming the event via its Facebook page.
"Bright Spots" @ Goodnow
Museum Passes
The GLF is pleased to support the Library's Museum Pass Program. Goodnow Library offers day passes for 13 Boston-area museums; reserving a pass allows for discounted entry. (Please read details for each museum as they all offer different packages.) Simply go on the Library’s website to reserve your pass up to eight weeks before the date of use.
Meet the Makerspace
When’s the last time you stopped by? Check out the "NOW Lab" tab on Goodnow’s website and see what’s on tap. From a laser cutter, to a 3D printer, to good ol’ crafting supplies, the Sara Sherman NOW Lab has something for everyone.

To learn more about scheduled offerings in the NOW Lab, please visit the Library's online calendar.
Library of Things
Want to be productive during the long, cold winter? Feeling inspired to learn a new skill? Check out Goodnow’s new “Library of Things” and borrow one of its, well, THINGS! This new collection boasts an amazing array of non-traditional items to keep you and your kids busy, such as the Oculus Quest gaming headset, a chess set, a guitar, and even a carpet cleaner, knife sharpener, and garment steamer.

To learn more, please click HERE.
Special Delivery! Update from the Book Nook
Not only are purchases from The Book Nook contactless, but they offer FREE delivery to seniors in Sudbury! Order online and then email the Book Nook with your address right here: [email protected].
We are happy to share that the Library is accepting donations again! Please click HERE for details about what they are (and aren't) able to accept as well as how to drop off your donation.
"Did You Know?" with the GLF
The GLF would like to express its sincere gratitude to John Bradshaw, Jr. (“Jay”) of Belgrade, ME who continues to honor the legacy of his late father, John R. Bradshaw (“Jack”) of Nelson, NH (1930-2020) by ensuring the maintenance of Goodnow’s Civil War Statue in perpetuity.

The senior John Bradshaw was born in Framingham and educated in the Sudbury schools before serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and attending Northeastern University. In Sudbury, he worked with his father in the family store, for the Sudbury Water District, and for the Sudbury Fire Dept. 
 
In 2013, Bradshaw donated funds to the Goodnow Library Foundation “for the purpose of establishing a permanent endowment to maintain the Civil War Statue donated by [his] great grandfather, Samuel B. Rogers, which was designed and built by Badger Bros., Quincy, MA, consisting of a bronze life-size figure of a Union Soldier (the so-called “Federal Infantryman” as described in the dedication pamphlet dated May 30, 1897) … located on the premises of Goodnow Library.”
 
The GLF spent roughly $9,500 to restore the statue and provided new landscaping, signage, and lighting. Since then, the GLF spends approximately $1,000 annually to clean and maintain the statue.

To learn more about this monument, please visit its page on the Massachusetts Civil War Monument Project website.
On behalf of the Goodnow Library Foundation's Board of Directors, we extend our sincere thanks for the generosity that you have shown the GLF this past year. From your volunteer time to your financial support, your gifts make an impact on the vitality of the Library. For this we are grateful and we know that Goodnow would not be the same without you.
PS!
Did you know that February is Library Lovers' Month? Next month, we're planning on profiling some "library lovers" on our social media ... Would you like to participate? If so, drop us a note at [email protected].
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