Bookmarks is a volunteer organization that provides funding for the children's and teen’s programs and special events at the Belvedere-Tiburon Library. The monies raised through its popular events – Blackie’s Hay Day, Teddy Bear Tea and the Wreath Silent Auction - contribute to new book procurement as well as to many programs. These include for the Children’s Room, the ever-popular Baby Bounce, Preschool Story Time, Toddler Story Time, Cocoa Hour, and Kindergarten, First and Second Grade Book Clubs, as well as movie nights, monthly puppet shows, live theater and other professional performances in the Founders Room. Teen Programs include the Teen Book Club, movie nights, social events and the Teen Homework Lounge.
2013 Executive Committee
* Stacey Crawford, President
* Megan Escher, President-Elect
* Stacy Achuck, Treasurer
* Whitney Morgan, Secretary
* Tina Davis, Public Relations
* Robin Smiley, Social Media
* Alison Hart and Amy Manning, Blackie’s Hay Day Co-Chairs
* Stacey Crawford and Gilly Morrell, Teddy Bear Tea Co-Chairs
* Melissa Cristo and Carolyn Clahan, Wreath Silent Auction Co-Chairs
Blackie's Hay Day (September)
This eagerly-awaited event for the whole community is held every year in the fall at Blackie’s pasture. It’s an old fashioned country fair with pony rides, replay races, toy tractor rides, carnival games, jumpies, a climbing wall, a petting zoo as well as entertainment and food. It a family event with something for kids of all ages to enjoy.
The event attracts over 2,000 people from all over Marin County. The funds raised and good will engendered all support the Belvedere-Tiburon Library’s children and teen programs and services. It is organized by The Bookmarks.
Blackie’s Hay Day will be held this year on Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 9 am to 4 pm. For more information, go to: http://www.blackieshayday.com/
Teddy Bear Tea (December)
Each December, the Bookmarks hosts a Teddy Bear Tea for young children and their families in the Library’s Founders’ Room. Piping hot cocoa, savory eats and festive treats greet little guests at their beautifully decorated tables. A sing along with a special visiting elf and holiday stories read by the children’s librarian, Alicia Bell, complete the day.
Teddy Bear Teas will be served this year on December 14 and 15, 2013. For more information, go to: http://teddybearteainfo.com/.
Wreath Silent Auction (November-December)
Each year, Bookmarks’ members, friends and local designers create whimsical, dramatic and playful wreaths as a benefit for the Library. The wreaths are bid on during a two-week silent auction period in December. The auction closes with a celebration.
Wreaths are sold to the highest bidder. Wreaths are displayed at Corner Books during the silent auction period. The bid book is kept at the front counter.
The Wreath Silent Auction will be held in November and December at Corner Books on the Boardwalk.
There are many opportunities to support Bookmarks: serve on one of the event planning committees, participate in an event as a volunteer, or sponsor an event. Bookmarks meetings take place once a month at the Belvedere-Tiburon Library.
To find out how you can become involved in Bookmarks, contact Stacey Crawford at firstname.lastname@example.org