During the year, the Friends of the Elm Grove Library host three fundraisers to support the library’s programs and services. The Used Book Sale (in March), the Bookie Cookie Sale (Memorial Day Parade) and Lights of Love (in November & December) have become annual traditions fondly anticipated by our community members.
Each fundraiser includes an element of fun – whether it’s a great find at the used book sale or staffing the sale with friends or neighbors; finding great stocking stuffers at the mini holiday book sale in November; making, baking, packaging, selling (or eating) the gigantic oatmeal chocolate chip Bookie Cookies at the Memorial Day Parade; preparing the Lights of Love mailing, watching or aiding children in holiday crafts, or sharing in the joys of the annual tree lighting and caroling at Lights of Love.
FOEGL has been very successful in raising money for the library because of our supportive and generous community. In the past, funds have been used to provide a welcoming and inviting ambiance both within the library and outside in the gardens lining the walkway. The next time you are in the library, enjoy its tasteful furnishings and its joy-filled children’s area.
The donations raised through our fundraisers are also used to expand the library’s collections, host the Children’s Summer Reading program and help the library sponsor informative and entertaining programs for children and adults. Behind the scenes, funds are used to provide computers, update the library’s website, purchase reference materials, fiction, non-fiction and more.
The Elm Grove Library is a community gem that holds a treasure-trove of resources – for you.
Used Book Sale
Each year, the Friends of Elm Grove Library host two used book sales as fundraisers for the library. A huge sale (with over 20,000 items) in March and a mini book sale (with pristine gift items) in November.
March is just around the corner, and our book sale is also. Make sure to attend on March 3, 4 and 5. Library friends members have first choice of the selections on Thursday, March 2.
We are currently accepting donations of books (for adults and children) in all formats, CDs, DVDs, vinyl and puzzles. (Please no text books or audio and visual tapes.)
Bring your donations to the Library’s circulation desk during regular business hours and you will get a receipt for your tax-deductible donation. It’s a win/win. You will have less clutter, your items will find new homes, and the funds raised are given to the library.
Items will be accepted through February 25.
The Mini Book Sale in November was a huge success. The weather was beautiful and many children and adults found stocking stuffers and other gift items.
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