Thanks to the generosity of the community and local grocery stores, last weekend’s Friends of the Edmonds Library book sale raised more than $8,000 to fund unmet Edmonds Library needs, and also raised awareness about protecting the environment.
“This year, instead of using plastic bags for our close-out sale, we gave each shopper reusable bags donated by Fred Meyer, Albertsons, TOP, PCC, QFC and Trader Joe’s,” said Judith Works, who coordinated this year’s event. “The shopper could fill as many as they wished for $2 and keep the bag.”
Works said the money will be used to fund library programs for children, teens and adults, and also assist with furniture purchases and other library needs. In addition, Friends of the Edmonds Library sponsors a scholarship for a graduate student to the University of Washington’s School of Information.