Submitted by: Lee Jouthas, Dublin Library Manager
When you get ready to do your Spring cleaning, don’t forget to donate your gently used books, DVDs and music CDs to the .
These donations provide the inventory for the Friends of the Dublin Library bargain used book sales each Spring and Fall, as well as stock the ongoing book sale in the library rotunda throughout the year.
In addition, special, rare books are sold online or through a silent auction. The money raised by these efforts provides much needed support for Library programs and services.
In 2011, the Friends raised over $22,000, half of which funded programs like Dublin Reads, Book Buddies, the Summer Chill Zone, (an activity and enrichment program for children ages 7 to 10,) two adult book discussion groups and many wonderful performers for both children and adults. More recently, the Friends paid for author Fariba Nawa to come and talk about her book, Opium Nation.
Future programs include a digital photography workshop coming up May 5 and My Family Reads – a parent and child literary event. The fundraising efforts of the Friends mean that all programs presented at the Library are offered for free.
Your donations will help the Friends continue to raise the funds that directly benefit the Dublin community and enrich the lives of library customers.
Donations may be dropped off at the Library’s delivery entrance during normal Library operating hours.
For more information on the Friends of Dublin Library, check out their website at dublinfriends.org.