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If you live in the vicinity of Gurnee, IL, or even if you don't, you're in for a taste treat...the Friends of the Warren-Newport Library have published a cookbook of their favorites, and are selling it as a fundraiser for their library. Another entree is 'elephant stew'...hmm, sounds mysterious.
Ask LISNews: Booksales are great for fundraising, but why do so many Friends organizations only charge $.50 for books when many new books cost well over $20 these days? What do you think of the pricing?
If you're looking for a bargain book in Vista California, the Encore Bookstore in the library is the place to go. Prices lower than dirt, and all sales benefit the library. Story here from Sign-On San Diego.
ed. note: if your library doesn't have a used bookstore, it should. Used books and other book-related merchandise are the wave of the present/future for helping libraries stay financially healthy...
Here's an idea for having fun and raising money for your library...the Friends of the Wetumpka Library, Wetumpka, AL, is hosting a luncheon featuring 21 mystery authors called Murder on the Menu: A Moveable Feast of Authors, on February 5. More details and a list of authors at the library's website .
Odd One from Bonner County Daily Bee - Sandpoint,ID, where A trustee for the East Bonner County Library, who served the library for nearly three years, has resigned her position following a community outcry over the hiring of a registered sex offender as the library's circulation attendant. Lutes, 42, was hired by the library in late September after seven months as a library volunteer. She pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a Bonner County girl when she was 14 years old in 2003 and served one year in the Bonner County Jail.
Librarians in Owen Sound (ON) Canada have found a treasure among the weeded books headed for the annual book sale...an autographed copy of Johnny Cash's religious novel, "The Man in White." That, along with a signed copy of wife June Carter Cash's autobiography "From the Heart", will be sold at auction on the library's website.
Story from the Star .
In the event your Friends group needs an extra friend or two, they can find assistance from two organizations that will help them sell their more valuable used books without the hassle of huge book sales.
When Annette Olney first began volunteering in the library at Manchester Memorial Elementary School, Dwight D. Eisenhower was still in office and Mickey Mantle was playing center field for the Yankees.
Now, after teaching three generations of children the joys of literature, the reading and library tutor is retiring, ending a 49-year stint that has made her a fixture at the school.
''She is the matriarch for the school, the grandmother type," said kindergarten teacher Wendy Manninen.
The Boston Globe has more.
As per the recommendation of Library Director Paula Simpson, the city council of Palo Alto, CA rejected a directed donation of the Friends of the Library by a 5 to 4 vote margin. The Friends had hoped the city would use the $100,000 to purchase a modular building to maintain public space in the city's Downtown Library while the Children's Library temporarily closes for renovation next year, but Simpson sees other priorities.
There seems to be an issue regarding which branches are the most utilized and which branches have the most supportive FOL groups. Story here .
Anonymous Patron writes "Just how devoted to your library are your Friends? Diane Davis has you beat. MercuryNews.com Reports [firstname.lastname@example.org, lisnews1] that she sold the four-bedroom Milpitas home that she lived in for 15 years for $850,000 this week to protest because her city council didn't unanimously support spending money on its library.
Davis herself knows a thing or two about their value: She's president of the Friends of the Milpitas Library and a Milpitas library advisory commissioner.
Out of nine cities in the Santa Clara County library system, the Milpitas was the only one whose council did not unanimously endorse two recent measures to support library funding."