"When the going gets tough, the tough turn to shopping."
"That's the attitude of the Woodland Public Library, which has opened an Internet shopping mall to help offset budget cuts related to the statewide recession."
"The venture, called Shop for the Library features more than 200 merchants, including popular sites such as amazon.com, ebay, and expedia. Every purchase initiated through the Shop for the Library website generates a commission for the Woodland Public Library."
"We have a clear choice in this economy - cut back or fight back," says library director Marie Bryan. "We're fighting. We got a grant to cover the costs of setting up Shop for the Library, and now all proceeds we raise will go to support services to the public." (from Hoovers)