Editor, Last Saturday’s used-book sale hosted by the Friends of the Richmond Hill Library was a rousing success.
The group sold more than $1,300 worth of books during the five-hour sale. Although FOL offers books for sale every day in the library, our spring and fall sales are special events that raise the majority of the funds we contribute to meet library needs. All proceeds will benefit the Richmond Hill Library, assuring support for summer reading programs, purchase of large-print books and money for other activities. Without the supplemental funds FOL provides, the library would not be able to offer as many community services as it does.
For the fall sale, FOL volunteers contributed countless hours sorting, pricing and boxing books before the sale, setting up tables and displaying books for the sale, and then helping customers with their purchases. They are all to be commended for their efforts.
Likewise, the community is to be commended for its generous donations of all types of books. As soon as a forthcoming sale is announced, people begin bringing books, singly and in boxes, to the library. It’s a generous outpouring of support for FOL and for the library, a recognition of the importance reading in our community.
As coordinator of book sales for FOL, I wish to thank FOL volunteers and book donors for their help. It is indeed heartwarming to know that we live in such a generous, giving community.
Please continue to donate your books and consider joining FOL. Dues are $10 per year. Applications are available in the library. The group meets on the second Monday of each month September through May in the large conference room of the library.
— Gloria Shearin, Friends of the
Richmond Hill Library