Spring was in bloom at the Garden City Public Library’s ninth annual "Cozy up With a Good Book" Adult Winter Reading Club celebration, which was held on Friday, May 1, 2015. Over 2,500 book reviews were submitted during the Library’s Adult Winter Reading Club. Approximately 200 residents participated in the club this year, with more than 100 readers attending the Library’s special concluding celebration, making this the most popular and largest attended "Cozy up With a Good Book" celebration. The participants enjoyed getting together at the spring celebration to discuss the books that they read during the winter. The event was hosted at the Library by Reference Librarian Laura Flanagan, assisted by Reference Librarian Ann Garnett and Library Assistant Mira Higgins. During the winter, the reading-club participants filled out book-review cards, which also served as raffle tickets at the "Cozy Up" concluding celebration. The Library received donations of the raffle prizes from the community with several new merchants participating this year.
“The support of the community and local businesses continues to be an essential part of the reading club’s success each year,” said Laura Flanagan. “We would like to extend a heartfelt 'thank you' to the merchants who contributed to the event this year and encourage residents to patronize those businesses. The raffle would not be possible without their generosity.”
The Library would like to thank the following merchants and community members who generously donated products and services to this year’s "Cozy Up with a Good Book" celebration: Asian Moon, Bobby’s Burger Palace, The Burger Spot, Calogero’s, Cradle of Aviation, Culinary Heights, Dunkin Donuts, Elizabeth Arden Red Door (Franklin Avenue and Garden City Hotel locations), EnVie, Grimaldi’s, Garden City Pizza, Hampton Inn, H.L. Gross & Bros., Hurricane Grill & Wings, La Bottega (Garden City South), Lavender Nails, LeJoaillier Fine Jewelry, Lutz Landscaping, Panera Bread, The Pear Tree, Public House 55, Revel Restaurant & Bar, Salone Di Capelli, Seasons 52, Seventh Street Gourmet Deli & Caterers, and Uncle Bacala’s.