The line formed early!
Coming back with a big book sale seemed daunting a few months back. Yet today, we are so glad we persevered and pulled it off. We owe a huge THANKS to the 80 volunteers who worked over 450 hours, generating over $9,000 to benefit the Library. Even better, innumerable books, media, puzzles and games will be enjoyed again as they found new homes. We also generated new memberships and received generous donations. In addition, we partnered with good causes that collected leftover books on Saturday afternoon to support their missions.
We appreciate how smoothly the volunteer vaccination verification went between volunteers and branch staff members Dave Mertens and Lis Herer. Meanwhile, all branch staff, pages and library volunteers helped the sale succeed with typical good humor and grace as we took over their space for tables and displays.
If you shopped the Book Sale, we thank you for your support as well! Tell your friends and family how you made a difference in your community library this holiday season, and how they can too, at their local public library, wherever they may live.
The Oakton branch is accepting a bag per day per donor (think paper grocery bag size) through December 31st. Look for an update in January as we continue to work on our storage issues. We so appreciate your donations of gently used materials, but please do not bring in items that are unclean, damaged or excessively notated or highlighted as we cannot use them.