Weiser Public Library to hold book sale during Fiddle Week

Cathy and I took a week off last week to drive a portion of the Lincoln Highway. For those who may not know, the Lincoln Highway was the first coast-to-coast highway across the U.S. It extended from New York to San Francisco. Construction started in 1914 with private funding provided by the auto industry and other interested parties. 
 Cathy and I started last year in San Francisco, but only made it to Stockton because Cathy found too many interesting things to do in Frisco. This year we went from Stockton and made it all the way to Fernley, Nev. Again, too many fun and fascinating things to see and do along the way. (It may take us a while to get all the way to New York.) Oh well.
 On to the things I should be writing about, Timbra Long from the Weiser Public Library wants you to know that the annual book sale will be held during the Fiddle Festival next week. This is where the library cleans out their book inventory to make room for new editions. The books are typically very reasonably priced. 
 The book sale proceeds go to the Friends of the Library to pay for the things that cannot be squeezed out of the library budget, such as refreshments at the speakers series, assisting with the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs, the summer reading program, the movie nights, etc. 
 The Friends of the Library meet the first Wednesday of each month. They are always looking for new members. If you would like to join, just contact the president Nichole Sharp at Literary Paws on State Street.
 So, getting back on topic, if you enjoy reading and browsing for books, visit the library during Fiddle Week to find that hidden gem, old favorite, or favorite author for your home collection. Hope to see you there with an armload of books!
 In City news this week, Bill Taylor from the water department would again like to let those of you with sprinkler systems to know that backflow testing needs to be done to ensure that water does not drain back into the water supply once the sprinklers are turned off. 
 There are about 80 households that still have not completed this annual test. 
 The water department is delivering notices now giving 10 days from the time of notice to have the backflow tests completed. If the test is not completed within the 10 days, the water department will have no choice but to turn the water off, which would not just apply to the sprinkler system. It would also turn off water to the house. 
 So, if you have not yet done so, please do so immediately. Given the limited number of individuals and businesses that provide this service and the large number of households that need the tests completed, it would be prudent to make the contact as soon as possible. 
 On another note, Bill Taylor is also continuing to seek donations for fireworks. The total cost for the 4th of July and Christmas Parade fireworks is estimated at $10,000. The 4th of July fireworks are already here and just need to be paid for. So far, there has been $4,911 raised with a couple of fundraisers in the works to add to the total. So, if you love the fireworks and have the means to do so, please drop a check off at the city so this great semi-annual Weiser tradition can continue.
 Well, that’s it for this week. Hope to see you next week at the library and the Fiddle Festival!


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