Pictures from a Fall Book Sale

Friends President Berneata Bargar tries to find selections in the Book Nook for all comers, including the most adorable pet we saw all day, Muffin.

Friends President Berneata Bargar tries to find selections in the Book Nook for all comers, including the most adorable pet we saw all day, Muffin.

Teen volunteers redesigned the display a the front of the Book Nook while working at the book sale.

Teen volunteers redesigned the display a the front of the Book Nook while working at the book sale.

Shirley McDowell came to the Fall Book Sale with a small roll of dollar bills and a plan to spend her Bingo winnings on books.

Shirley McDowell came to the Fall Book Sale with a small roll of dollar bills and a plan to spend her Bingo winnings on books.

Damaged books, paper and boxes from the library and Book Nook are all being tossed these days into a new bin at the back of the library. The material is being recycled, which is  good for the community, and the Friends collect a small fee for the paper that go back to the library. Friends President Berneata Bargar visited the bin at the end of the Fall Book Sale Saturday.

Damaged books, paper and boxes from the library and Book Nook are all being tossed these days into a new bin at the back of the library. The material is being recycled, which is good for the community, and the Friends collect a small fee for the paper that go back to the library. Friends President Berneata Bargar visited the bin at the end of the Fall Book Sale Saturday.

Gorgeous weather and lots of visitors make for a memorable Friends Fall Book Sale

The last official event of 2013 at the Crossings was a big success, thanks in large part to a wonderful and warm fall day. We sold a lot of books and met many great customers, old and new. Friends are especially happy for the involvement of volunteers from the library’s TAG teen program. They worked in shifts throughout the day and managed to put the chaotic adult fiction section into alphabetical order, set up a real display of outstanding books in the front of the Book Nook and take care of customers. It was a long, fun day. Before the Spring Book Sale in April we expect to have new shelving set up in the Book Nook and hope to have more volunteers at work.

 

Buy a Reading Garden Brick For the Holidays!

The bricks are back. They make great gifts and mementos. And they help the library. Please see this web page for more information on getting your Reading Garden brick.

Friends Organization

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The Friends of the Library is a certified 501(c)3 organization. Your monetary donations not only make a big difference to the library, they are tax-deductible.

The Friends make an annual renewal appeal to members but welcomes special donations year round. We appreciate your continued support and are always looking for business members.

Cost of membership:
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