Thursday, April 22, 2010

Friends of the Arlington Public Library

Just the messenger...had a request to put this out to the blog!

Thursday, April 22
5:30-9 p.m. - Members only
(did you know that you can become a member at the door?)
Friday, April 23 - Saturday, April 24
10 a.m.-6 p.m. - Open to all
Sunday, April 25
12-6 p.m. Open to all - everything half price

The Friends have held a book sale to benefit the Arlington Public Library since 1976, when it was an annual event. According to the August 1977 "Newsletter to the Friends of the Arlington County Library" (available in the Virginia Room), the May 1977 sale raised $1600 over two days. Proceeds from the Friends that year went to fund purchase of the Columbia Historical Society Records, juvenile programming supplies, Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books, magazine subscriptions for Central and the branches, and more. Today, money earned through the Friends continues to support Library programming and collections, including our One Book - One Community program, Arlington Reads.

Volunteers are still needed for the April sale - call 703-228-7684 or email to find out how you can help!


Anonymous said...

I didn't even know people went to the library anymore.. That may explain why their selling all there books...

Anonymous said...

The post above is one the funniest I've ever read.

Kudos to the author; well done.

Anonymous said...

Arlington County Board approves budget raising tax rate, fees

Anonymous said...

Been awhile since I visited this here blog; had to take a moment to comment on poster from April 23, 2010 1:09 PM:

There are three ways to spell there/they're/their. Your last sentence contained two chances for you to get it right and you blew both of them. GET THEE TO A LIBRARY!