Friends of QA Library raise $2,500 for new pro­grams

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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.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

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.

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