Friends of QA Library raise $2,500 for new programs
CENTREVILLE — The Friends of Queen Anne’s County Library held its annual book sale Aug. 27 at the Centreville and Kent Island libraries. The $2,500 raised at the sale will support the work of the Friends to enrich the library programs and services. This year the Friends helped fund the library’s early literacy efforts including the Summer Reading Program and Story time on Wheels, and the monthly Saturday Arts Program. Funds raised from the book sale will be earmarked for new programs beyond the scope of the library’s operating budget.
Readers, collectors and bibliophiles of all ages filled bags with wide range of hardbacks and paperbacks, said Friends President Mary Jackson. DVDs and children’s books were particularly popular, she added. Both libraries featured gently used current and classic fiction, biographies, gardening, cooking, history, and travel titles – all donated by individuals interested in supporting the Friends, Jackson said.
A members-only preview sale was held on Aug. 26, and Jackson said six new members joined the Friends and four people renewed their membership during the sale.
Anyone interested in supporting and improving the awareness of library facilities and services is encouraged to join the Friends. Membership information can be found on the new website, FriendsofQACLibrary.org/membership.
Young readers enjoy books on the porch of the Centreville branch during the book sale sponsored by the Friends of the Queen Anne’s County Library.