Thursday, October 16, 2008

Friends celebrate, host book sale

Friends of the Library groups across the nation are celebrating their organizations and libraries this month. Friends of the Fauquier Library, a nonprofit organization, provides funding for special programs and services that expand and enrich the library's regular budget through membership dues, fundraisers and proceeds from The Book Cellar, a used book store.

Friends will host a huge book sale on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24 and 25, in the Book Cellar and, weather permitting, at an outdoor sale as well. Sale prices will be posted in the Book Cellar while the sidewalk sale will feature hardcover books for 50 cents and paperbacks for 25 cents.
All proceeds from Friends fundraisers support the library.

“I don’t know where we would be without the Friends,” says Library Director Maria Del Rosso. “They helped sponsor hundreds of library programs in 2008 that would not have been possible through funds normally available for library operations. I think most patrons would be surprised to learn how many of the services and programs they enjoy are supported by the Friends.”

Contributions, both in donations, membership dues, and time volunteered are crucial to the vitality of the Friends of the Fauquier Library.

“The library has always played such an important role in my life and in my family’s life,” said Friends president Tina Ross. “I truly enjoy being able to give something back – and being an active member of this group is fun!”
Currently, anyone joining the Friends or renewing their membership will receive a coupon for an attractive, heavy duty tote bag bearing the Friends logo redeemable at The Book Cellar or at any Fauquier library.Call (540) 439-1939 for more information about the Friends or to volunteer in The Book Cellar.