Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Another Successful Friends Book Sale!

A great big Thank You to everyone who made the Friends of Stratford Public Library’s annual “Biggest Book Sale in Perth County” such a success and helped us to raise almost $5000 to support free children’s reading and science programs at the SPL. 

We couldn’t do it without the hard work and efforts of Friends, Kiwanis members, students, library staff and event volunteers who contributed more than 200 hours setting up thousands of books, CDs and DVDs. We would also like to acknowledge and thank more than 800 book lovers in our community and from across the border who carried away boxes full of treasures. 

Special thanks to Ivan Disher of JS Services Ltd., Carys Wyn Hughes of Community Living Services, librarian Sally Hengeveld who delighted children with stories and puppets, Fanfare Books and Fundamental Books & Toys for gift certificates, and St. Marys Rentals who supplied the tables, as well as St. Andrews Presbyterian Church for their assistance.

Congratulations to the winners of our gift certificates, Gracyn Schlotzhauer and Joey Campbell. And a warm thank you to everyone who became a new member of Friends of the Library at our book sale.

Unsold books and CDs will be distributed to Better World Books, Optimism Place, City of Stratford Jail, and Goodwill Stores.

This year’s event was celebrated at Factory163. Mark your calendars to attend our 2012 event on October 20. See you there!

Irene Miller
Friends of the SPL

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