Last weekend’s Friends of the Edmonds Library annual book sale raise more than $9,000 to support library programs and services.
The Friends report that for the 37th annual sale, the Frances Anderson Center gym was yet again “delightfully full” of donated books, DVDs, and CDs in a wide assortment of categories including children’s, fiction, history, Rick Steves items, large print, and cooking.
The event also featured a reading by local author Trisha Perez of her children’s book Stage Fright, enjoyed by young and old.
“Our sale is only possible with the generous donations from our community, and then everyone coming out to shop and support the Edmonds Library,” said Friends volunteer Chris Walton, who led this year’s sale team.
“I want to congratulate and thank the Friends for a well-organized and successful book sale,” said Edmonds Managing Librarian Richard Suico. “Their hard work in raising funds and their advocacy help raise the community’s awareness of the library’s mission to be a community doorway to reading, resources and lifelong learning, and a center for people, ideas and culture. The FEL book sale contributes to fund programs, expedite facilities-related projects, and supports staff so we can focus on implementing our core services and strategic priority work.”
If you’re a library user, consider joining the Friends ($10/year individual, $15/year family, $100/year business sponsor) or volunteering at next year’s annual sale or the year-round ongoing book sale near the library’s entrance, where most books are 50 cents to $2. Both sales are volunteer-run, so donations in the drop box at the library or larger multi-box donations that the Friends can arrange to pick up always are welcome.
“We also continue to receive extremely generous support for our sale from local business partners like West Coast Storage Shoreline, Rick Steves Europe, Gus and Jack Moving, and Chef Dane Catering,” Friends President Luke Distelhorst added.
“The City of Edmonds staff at the Frances Anderson Center also are so helpful, and the Friends really value these partnerships in support of our wonderful community library.”
If you want to see where the time and money ends up, look at the library’s calendar of events.