Library to hold indoor book sale this weekend.

November 11, 2021

Library to hold indoor book sale this weekend.

LUDINGTON — The Friends of the Mason County District Library used book sale will be held Saturday, November 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday, November 14, noon to 3 p.m. indoors in the West Shore Bank Room of the Ludington branch library, 217 East Ludington Avenue. Masks are required.

The Friends of the Ludington Library was organized in 1977 by citizens interested in promoting public support and development of the library.  Their main goal is to supplement the funds the library receives.  Fund raising is a vital part of the Friends’ mission.  Money raised at the used book sale is used to buy materials, programs, or equipment for the library.

In the past, the Friends have purchased a camera to record library activities, a portable movie screen, bulletin boards, book ends, furniture for the reading area and children’s area, shelving units, paperback displays, pamphlet holders, CD displays, book carts, and a lighted display case.   In addition, the Friends donate funds for the purchase of library materials, including books, dvds, audio, and children’s materials, including the thousands of children’s books MCDL gives to children every year, and to bring speakers and performers to the Library, such as Magician Gordon Russ, and the Rock and Roll Animal Show.

Fund-raising efforts from the Friends have also provided matching funds for grants from the Carnegie Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation.  With the financial support of the Friends, the library has received thousands of dollars worth of library materials and equipment from these sources.

Organization of the sale requires many hours of work by the Friends.  Books must be sorted and priced.  Materials for the sale are gathered from generous public donations and library discards.

Membership in the Friends is open to anyone of any age.  Dues are modest and members are able to set their own level of participation.  Membership forms are available at the library and during the used book sale.

For more information call the library at 231-843-8465, or email Bob Dickson at [email protected].

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