Li­brary Counts On Book Sale In Tough Times

MidWeek Islander (Central Oahu) - - Front Page - By CAROL CHANG

Stag­ing its first book sale in a long time, the Friends of Mililani Li­brary hopes to part with plenty of books, DVDs and CDs on Oct. 3.

The sale will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the li­brary and fea­ture a spe­cial col­lec­tion of au­to­graphed books.

Gen­eral bud­get cuts to the li­brary sys­tem statewide have made fundrais­ers like this one es­pe­cially vi­tal, said branch man­ager Wendi Wood­strup. Mililani, for ex­am­ple, has un­filled adult and chil­dren’s li­brar­ian po­si­tions, and de­pends on the Friends’ help for pro­grams and ma­te­ri­als.

Ac­cord­ing to Alice Rogers of the Friends, the sale also re­quires vol­un­teers who can help move heavy ta­bles and boxes, dis­play books, sell, cashier and clean up. Easy set-up tents and chairs also would be ap­pre­ci­ated. To of­fer help, call Rogers at 626-7292 or leave your name and num­ber at the li­brary desk.

The non­profit group hopes to boost its mem­ber­ship as well, said Rogers, who signed up as soon as she moved here from Ne­vada. “I’m a big reader,” she ex­plained. “I’ve read hun­dreds and thou­sands of books. I gave away

6,000 of them be­fore I moved, and I still have plenty here to give to the li­brary.”

Money also is ac­cepted. Just make checks out to Friends of Mililani Li­brary along with a com­pleted mem­ber­ship ap­pli­ca­tion. Wood­strup added that do­na­tion en­velopes are avail­able for the statewide li­brary fund, and con­tri­bu­tions may also be des­ig­nated to in­di­vid­ual branches.

On a pos­i­tive note, Wal­mart Foun­da­tion just awarded a $1,500 grant to Mililani Li­brary to cover ex­penses in­curred from a June break-in.

Nito Lameg (in car) and friends proudly dis­play his 1927 Ford Road­ster dur­ing an an­tique car show Sept. 5 by the Mililani Safe­way store. Lameg’s road­ster sports a 300 horse­power 3.8 Buick en­gine. Photo by By­ron Lee, by­ron­lee@mid­week.com.

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