LEETONIA- The Leetonia library board this week accepted a donation of two book shelf frames from a local business.
The board graciously accepted the donation of materials for the shelves from Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods in Canfield. The frames were designed by library maintenance employee Jim Lewis to match the current shelves being used at the library. The shelves are currently in use against the west wall in the north wing.
According to board member Mark Edwards, a friend and business associate of the Baird family, when asked for a possible donation of wood for the project, the Bairds immediately agreed.
Members of the Leetonia library board and staff graciously accepted a donation of two book shelf frames from Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods in Canfield Tuesday night. Shown with one of the shelves are (clockwise from front left) library clerk Robin Pertz, board member Marcia Duko, library clerk Judy Kiliany, board member Mark Edwards, board member Will Lutz, library clerk Paula Raneri, board member Charlene Hall and Library Director Lisa Rohrbaugh. (Salem News photo by Kevin Howell)
"Matt [Baird] said to get whatever was needed, he didn't even hesitate," Edwards said, estimating the wood to be several hundred dollars worth.
Library Director Lisa Rohrbaugh said it's good to see the library expanding at a time when most are cutting back.
"We're adding books, which is what we're supposed to be doing," she said. "[The additional shelve space] would have been difficult to complete without this donation."
"Thanks goes to the generosity of Matt Baird and Baird Brothers," Edwards added. "They're just a superb, nice family."
Open house: A retirement open house for clerk Paula Raneri will be held during business hours (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) on Saturday.