Posted: Monday, April 19, 2010, 10:25 am
In 2009, the Friends Foundation of Worthington Libraries provided over $30,000 to support the Library.
Thanks to the Friends, there were creative and memorable film series for all ages, and area families were treated to another outstanding outdoor summer concert season at Northwest Library. From fully funding the summer reading programs for children and teens to sponsoring the annual community breakfast, the Library was again thankful for its terrific Friends group last year.
As a membership organization, a significant portion of the Friends' annual income comes from dues, but the majority comes from the book sales that are scheduled throughout the year. This year's sales are planned May 7-9, July 9-10, September 24-26 and November 19-21.
Not all Library activities and services are covered by public funding. That's why Friends book sales are so important. Every penny made will go back into keeping Worthington Libraries one of the best systems in the state.
The Friends Board of Directors has worked hard to make certain the organization is in a position to answer the library's call to fund any needed project. Additional sales were added this year, in part to raise money, but also to perform a valuable service by recycling books back to the community.
Next month's sale, which will be held in the Old Worthington Library meeting room, 820 High St., runs May 7 and May 9 from 1-5pm and May 8 from 9am-5pm. All items will be $1 each. Genres include children's, classics, cookbooks, home and garden, hardback and paperback fiction, travel and more.