Friends of Galena Library accepting books for sale
The Galena Territory residents Barb and Al Efflandt and Denise and Frank Sedlak are co-chairs for the 2017 Friends of Galena Library pre-owned book sale and they are asking for help with book donations for the sale. The sale will be at the Galena Convention Center on Friday, July 28, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, July 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Many Territory residents are involved in planning the sale; last year more than 4,000 items were available. Spring is a great time to clear your shelves and clear out boxes of books. Until June 30, Friends will be accepting children’s and adult books in good condition, DVDs and books on CD. Materials not included in the sale are textbooks, computer manuals, Harlequin romances, Readers’ Digest condensed books, magazines, encyclopedias, business books and cassette and VHS tapes. Books can be dropped off in the lower level of the Galena Public Library at 601 S. Bench St.
On Tuesday evening May 23, several Territory residents will be working at Culver’s for Share Night on behalf of the Friends. Come visit with your neighbors, have a delicious meal and support a great cause.
On Thursday, July 27, from 7 to 9 p.m., there will be a reception for Friends members. This will also be an opportunity for members to shop for books before the sale officially opens on Friday. Membership information is available at galenalibrary.org
The sale is the premier fundraising event for the Friends. Funds raised are used to provide items not covered by the library’s operating budget, such as computer enhancements, adult and children’s programs, large print books, audio books and the Galena Little Free Libraries. The Friends are a nonprofit 501(c)(3), independent organization established in 1994 to provide broad support to the Galena Public Library. The various Friends’ activities include organizing the annual pre-owned book sale, maintaining the pre-owned book sale corner in the library, managing the Books for Babies outreach program and sponsoring the Little Free Libraries at various locations in Galena. Membership information is available at the library or at www.GalenaLibrary.org.