Friday, February 8, 2019

Give In to Your Urges and Support the Library

Tomorrow, Saturday, February 9, and Sunday, February 10, the Friends of the Hudson Area Library are holding their annual Book and Bake Sale to benefit the library. 

From 10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, you can go to the library and buy a new or gently used book you didn't know you needed or a home-baked treat you didn't know you wanted, and by doing so, you will support the library.

Now here's a bit of little known trivia: The vintage sign being used as the image for this event (shown above) was painted more than a dozen years ago by yours truly, the creator of The Gossips of Rivertown. 


  1. I would name the font "Osterink Bold"

  2. We've been using images of that lovely sign & a couple of others for the pr for these sales. Thanks! Someone just told me last week that you were the creator. Did you do the other signs as well? There's a sandwich board one and one or two others. They're all pretty cool (as they say).

    1. Those signs were a group effort, back in the day. I put out an appeal for scrap wood and leftover paint on a list serve that existed back then. Peter Meyer and I went around in his pickup truck collecting the donations. Then one Saturday morning, a group of us gathered in front of 400 State Street (then the library) to paint signs. I painted some, Sam Pratt painted some, and there were others. I seem to recall Linda Mussmann and Claudia Bruce were there. The very nicest of the signs were painted by Arlene Boehm. I suspect a bunch got tossed out over the years, but it seems a few have survived.