Thomaston Public Library would like to thank Thomaston's new florist and gift shop, The Flower Goddess, which opened in late March at 144 Main St., for the beautiful arrangements of fresh flowers they have been bringing in to the library every week.

These lovely arrangements now adorn a display table and the spring fever booksale table in the Hallway Bookshop. Mark Andersen, from the shop, delivers the fresh flowers each week and always checks back within a few days to snip stems and refresh the water, to keep the bouquets looking lovely.

The Flower Goddess, whose tasteful selection of gift merchandise is predominantly the work of Maine artists and craftspeople — pottery, mobiles, prints and cards, ornaments, fabric art, cutting boards, books, and a whole lot more — was where the library chose to go this past week, Volunteer Appreciation Week, to honor volunteers. Laurie Lynn Tracy, The Flower Goddess's proprietor, attached a fresh rose to a gift certificate and wrapped each little gift beautifully in paper and ribbon to create the lovely tokens of our appreciation presented to the volunteers who help so much each and every week.