NEW PLYMOUTH – A new group that has organized itself to support the Armoral Tuttle Public Library in New Plymouth is already ticking off a list of accomplishments. According to Danielle Haws, president of Friends of the ATP Library, the group got organized in January and has already held a book sale.
And this Thursday, the group is organizing a book signing at the library, which will start at 7 p.m. and last about an hour.
Haws said New Plymouth Mayor Rick York will introduce author, Marc Haws, who is her husband. He will read a small section of his first book, “Ride a Westward Wind”, which he self-published through Author House. The New Plymouth Library Board of Trustees will be hosting a post-reading question-and-answer session, and it will all end with the book signing.
Haws is also president of the New Plymouth School Board.
His book is “a western with a twist,” according to his wife. The story revolves around “a young man who gets in trouble with the law and is sent on a train to Idaho as punishment,” and follows him as he grows up, said Danielle Haws.
There will be books available for purchase at the event and at the library, she said, adding that Marc Haws has donated “a dozen books with the proceeds going to Friends.”
Danielle Haws said there were about four people involved with Friends of the ATP Library at the moment, who “love to read.”
“We are all local and all very committed to the community,” said Haws.
The friends organized themselves after a briefing. Because of that, she “found people who wanted to do it and we went for it.”
The group is also aiming to set up shop at the Payette County Fair, which takes place August 3-7 at the Payette County Fairgrounds in New Plymouth.