Buy a book, support the library [UPDATED]Published 9:48am Thursday, August 29, 2013 Updated 11:49am Thursday, August 29, 2013
Mark your calendars! The much-anticipated Friends of the Fergus Falls Public Library Annual Used Book Sale is almost here!
The Friends of the Fergus Falls Public Library’s Annual Used Book Sale kicks off Wednesday, September 11, with a special ‘Friends Members Only’ preview sale from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. If you are not currently a Friends member, you can join anytime by picking up an application at the library or by visiting the Friends of the Library Facebook page (www.facebook.com/FFFOL). You can also join the night of the preview sale. Memberships start at just $10!
The Book Sale opens to the general public on Thursday and continues through Saturday. September 14. The hours for the sale are: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday. During the sale, the Friends will also be selling their sturdy, canvas book bags for $10. If you buy a bag — you can fill it one time for free! Saturday is also “Buck a Bag Day.” Bring your own grocery-style bag and fill it with books for just $1!
The vision of the Friends of the Fergus Falls Public Library is to provide support and encouragement to the library. The Friends Board meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at the library. The Friends are a 501©3 organization and conduct fundraisers like the annual book sale and silent auctions to supplement the public funding the library receives.
Funds donated by the Friends help the library offer many of the over 350 programs held at the library each year, including the popular annual Summer Reading Program for all ages. The Friends also help the library through volunteerism. Without the Friends, the library would not be able to offer the valued programming and levels of customer service library patrons enjoy. It’s great to have Friends!
For those who miss the Book Sale, used books are also sold year-round by the Friends on the red book sale carts located near the check-out desk in the Library. For more information on the Friends or the Book Sale, find the Friends on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FFFOL or call 218-739-9387.
Erin Smith is the Library Director at the Fergus Falls Public Library.