Submitted Photo/Nancy Edwards

Wood craftsman Roger Davenport is pictured with the custom pedestals he made for the New Woodstock Free Library.

New Woodstock Free Library news

By Norm Parry

(New Woodstock, NY – Feb. 2012) Retired Stickley Furniture Corporation Manager Roger Davenport of Main Street, New Woodstock, recently designed, built and donated six light, large, stackable pedestals to the library.

A former library board trustee, Davenport has supported the library in numerous ways over the past two decades, including selecting and assembling the library’s multi-thousand book capacity shelving system, donating and refinishing Stickley furniture and serving on special task committees.

He is an active member of the Federated Church of New Woodstock and, as a navy veteran, the American Legion.

“Roger is the go-to guy for so many important projects in our community,” library exhibits co-chair Nancy Edwards said. “These new pedestals will be used for all sorts of exhibits and displays. In fact, they were immediately put to use in the current Tom Whitmarsh Alaska Art show.”

Roger and his wife Judy live in the Main Street residence adjacent to the structure that once housed the library. Judy Davenport has been a library volunteer for more than two decades. She is the recipient of the 2011 Volunteer of the Year Award.

Norm Parry is library director for the New Woodstock Free Library. The library is open Monday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m., Monday and Wednesday evenings 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Find and “like” the library on Facebook. For more information, visit or call (315) 662-3134.

By martha

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