Library book sale raises more than $9,000

By Luke Distelhorst | Oct 31, 2018
Courtesy of: Luke Distelhorst The annual Friends of the Edmonds Library sale supports library programs.

The 37th annual Friends of the Edmonds Library book sale this on Saturday, Oct. 27, did not disappoint, as sales topped $9,000.

The money raised is fed directly back into the library and the services, resources and programs that our community depends on.

The Frances Anderson Center gym was yet again full of donated books, DVDs and CDs in a wide assortment of categories including children’s, fiction, history, Rick Steves items, large print and cooking.

A couple of new things at this year’s event included updated table signage for shopping ease, Friends of the Library logo tote bags and a reading by local author Trisha Perez of her children’s book, “Stage Fright.”

“Our sale is only possible with the generous donations from our community, and then everyone coming out to shop and support the Edmonds Library,” said Friends volunteer Chris Walton, who led this year’s sale team.

“I want to congratulate and thank the Friends for a well-organized and successful book sale,” said Richard Suico, managing librarian for the Edmonds Library.

“Their hard work in raising funds and their advocacy help raise the community’s awareness of the library’s mission to be a community doorway to reading, resources and lifelong learning, and a center for people, ideas and culture,” he said.

“The FEL book sale contributes to fund programs, expedite facilities-related projects, and supports staff so we can focus on implementing our core services and strategic priority work.”

You can join the Friends ($10/year individual, $15/year family, $100/year business sponsor) or volunteer at next year’s annual sale or the year-round ongoing book sale near the library’s entrance, where most books are 50 cents to $2.

Both sales are wholly volunteer-run, so donations in the drop box at the library or larger multibox donations that the Friends can arrange to pick up always are welcome.

Friends of the Edmonds Library continues to receive support for its sale from local business partners like West Coast Storage Shoreline, Rick Steves’ Europe, Gus and Jack Moving, and Chef Dane Catering.

Luke Distelhorst is with the Friends of the Edmonds Library.

 

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