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At a Halloween event on Thurs., Oct. 31, at the Rocky Ridge Community Gardens, the Rocky Ridge Neighborhood Association (RRNA) donated $500 to the West Library, which will be used for the purchase of two iPads. The iPads will be available for use in the West Library, once purchased. This donation comes from profits of the Rocky Ridge Neighbors' recent maple syrup project from trees in the neighborhood. From the 2013 sales, about $3,500 in profits have been allocated and reinvested into neighborhood community assets.
Despite the rainy evening, members of the RRNA celebrated Halloween with cider and treats for children and gathered to present the check to the Library. The community garden was once the site of an abandoned house. Two years ago, the grass would have been as high as one's waist, but today the maintained garden is being used for community purposes, such as the Halloween event.
"The Library appreciates the efforts of the Rocky Ridge Neighbors and we are certain the community will welcome the addition of iPads at the West branch library," said Heidi Daniel, Library Executive Director. "It's heartening to see the community pull together in this way to support their library."