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Hudson - Litchfield News June 11, 2010 - 5


Appreciation Celebration Marks Anniversary of Rodgers Memorial Library


A cake to commemorate the day shortly before being devoured by the many patrons who came to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Rodgers Memorial Library


submitted by Hudson Library Board of Trustees A special day-long birthday party was held at the George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library in Hudson on Saturday, June 5, at the library at 194 Derry Road. The Library Board of Trustees and staff greeted patrons and special guests at the event to mark the first anniversary of the dedication of the new library, which opened in June 2009—100 years almost to the day of the Hills Memorial Library opening. Among the guests were Phil and Al Rodgers with their spouses, and several family members who continue to express their pleasure with the library named in honor of their parents, George H. and Ella M. Rodgers. Just one year earlier, the opening of the new


library was marked with an Official Dedication and family-style cookout to celebrate the gift of the $4 million facility made to residents of Hudson. The Anniversary Celebration featured the viewing of the DVD of the original dedication ceremony provided by HCTV, the local public access TV facility, and a DVD developed to mark the many years of library service to the community at the Hills Memorial Library Building, which had been dedicated in June 1909.


Expressions of Appreciation included those


many dedicated and talented persons who were instrumental in the planning and construction of the new building. In a statement reflecting the gratitude of the Trustees, Chairperson Owen stated: “First and foremost, we want to express our on-going appreciation for the generous gift from Phil and Al Rodgers, which made the new library possible, and to their family members for on-going involvement in library activities. We also thank our architect Richard Smith and NorthBranch Construction, who managed the actual building process, and the many dedicated craftsmen who were part of the creation.


The entire project was incredibly well managed by our Project Administrator and Clerk of the Works, Elaine Brody and Bernie Manor, and the Friends of the library who just ‘keep on giving.’ We are also grateful to the Town of Hudson for the property and for their on-going support, and to the many incredibly generous donors whose gifts have added to the beauty and function of the library.


Event-goers enjoy the replay of last year’s dedication of the Rodgers Memorial Library


Rachel and Elizabeth Christopher listen intently at the computers


We are blessed to have the gifted and dedicated staff that makes our many programs interesting and appealing to all age groups of our patrons. And most importantly, we are grateful to our many patrons who share their appreciation of this wonderful asset by their use of services and participation in our programs.” Patrons and guests were invited to express their


own comments about the library in a special guestbook created by Technical Service staff members Ann Carle and Chris Sweeney. Some of the quotes read: “It’s been a joy to work in such a beautiful environment and give back to the community,” said Bethany Jones, a long-time Page. Patron Julie Doyle wrote, “A lovely, restful place to read, learn, and enjoy.” Joan Troup reflected, “After living in Hudson for 30 years, I am thrilled that Hudson has such a beautiful library! Thank you!” Many people expressed “congratulations and thank you,” and articulated how beautiful the library was. A unique birthday cake bearing the image of the library was shared with the many guests who participated in the Anniversary Celebration. Official greeters at the celebration were Connie Owen, Chairperson, and Robin Rodgers, Secretary, of the Hudson Library Board of Trustees. In the last year, the library has provided greatly expanded physical facilities and programming for adult, young adult, and child patrons, which have greatly increased utilization of all library services. In a recent “counting,” it was noted that over 300 people per day enter the new facility. Patrons are invited to come to the library to sign the guestbook, or to submit their comments about library services via www.rodgerslibrary.org, which will be added to the guestbook.


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Robinson and Ottarnic Ponds to Receive the Benefit of a ‘DASH’ Unit


by Doug Robinson The New Hampshire Lakes Association has awarded the 2010 NH Lakes Association Innovative Exotic Weed Control Program grant to Hudson for the purpose of purchasing a diver-assisted suction harvesting unit (DASH) in the amount of $5,000. The DASH, or harvesting unit, will be used in both Ottarnic and Robinson Ponds for the management of variable milfoil and fanwort, according to the grant. The operation of the DASH unit provides an alternate method for the control of the invasive plant species of milfoil and fanwort. “This matching grant program is to be used for the implementation of the non-chemical means of control for insisting, whether new or old, exotic aquatic plant infestations in public water bodies in New Hampshire,” states the grant application. Communities that purchase the DASH unit understand that the limiting the growth of exotic weeds and preserving the quality of Hudson’s natural resources for plant, animal, and human use are saving “thousands of dollars in costs associated with contracting for both labor and equipment instead of labor only.” Those interested in seeing the DASH unit in operation are invited to visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuoegUH5_qI.


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