Friday, November 25, 2005

Friends celebrate Children’s Book Week with good-will Book Sale

The Friends of the Lane Memorial Library recently celebrated National Children's Book Week with a well-attended Children’s Book Sale. The sale was organized to put “gently” used books in the hands of as many children as possible for a nominal fee and get children excited about reading. Children’s Book Week is a time-honored tradition. Celebrated since 1919, it is dedicated to spreading the word about children's literature and encouraging the joys of reading. Annually, it is the week before Thanksgiving. Traditionally schools and libraries applaud books and reading by coming up with ideas to mark this special event. While the Friends hosted this particular event, the Children’s Room had their own special line-up of activities. The Friends group made approximately $360 on the sale of 25 cent books. Approximately 150 first graders visited the Friends’ Book Sale in a “walking” field trip. The Friends group gave each child a book mark to commemorate their visit and advertise the sale. The children were so excited they brought their parents and siblings back to the sale later. It generated a great deal of enthusiasm and the Friends were asked by many to repeat this event in the spring. All of the proceeds will be going to the Children’s Library. The book sale was a team effort between the children’s room staff and the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library.

Linda Libbey


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