Salem City Library plans annual library auction
The Salem City Library, a center of learning and sharing, will sponsor its annual Salem Days Library Auction on Saturday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. The auction features premiere donations from businesses in Salem and southern Utah County as well as from generous individuals who know how vital proceeds from the function are to the success of library programs throughout the year.
Proceeds from the auction, which raised $12,000 last year, benefit a growing number of library initiatives planned under the direction of Library Director Kerry Burhman. These activities include something for every member of Salem City. Young children and their mothers enjoy “story time” each week. ‘Tweens and teens participate in a growing number of activities including book discussions, a monthly game night and movie night. A new program for seniors in the community also caters to an important segment of our city’s growing population.
In addition, money spent at the auction allows the library to purchase the latest books for all age groups, update the growing collection of movies and digital content, maintain computers that are available to the entire community, and foster a greater sense of community through new activities. As a member of the board, I invite you to attend the auction and bid on donated items, many of which can be previewed at the library prior to the night of the event. We will also accept donations of new items for this year’s auction prior to Aug. 7. Salem Days is the best way to reach the entire community each year. To contribute items for the event, contact Kerry Burnham at 801-423-2622 or Kerryb@salemcity.org. The continued success of the library depends, in part, on the success of the auction.