Dixon Library. An offer you can't Refuse

Darrell Todd Maurina

DIXON, Mo. (Nov. 5, 2008) — The Dixon City librarian has an offer she doesn’t think her city council members will refuse: serving as judges of a Nov. 15 chili cook-off intended to raise money for the Dixon Library.

“We would like to extend an invitation to the council to be our judges because (library board members) feel that if we had the library board do it, we would be biased,” said Dixon Librarian Cheryl Chambers.

Library personnel are beginning to get caught up with large numbers of donated books, but Chambers said she wants people to donate books only when library staff are in the building.

“We were having a problem with going in every day and finding boxes of books dropped off on the front doorstep because we couldn’t always accept all of them,” Chambers said.

Chambers also reported that the library board has approved two new members, Adam and Nancy Buckmeier, and would like to add former board member Shirley Wise to the board roster again. City council members approved those three names unanimously.

Chambers said the library was open on Halloween evening and library personnel handed out 65 bags of candy to trick-or-treaters.

French said he’ll be on vacation for the Nov. 15 chili judging but complimented Chambers on her work for the library.

“Thanks to you and (your library assistant) — you have a full board now and from what I read, things are going well,” French said.