SEUSSAPALOOZA 2017 SETS RECORDS FOR ROSLYN LIBRARY
ANNUAL BOOK SALE BREAKS RECORD
ROSLYN – Big crowds, a great selection of books, and a top-notch volunteer team made the Friends of the Roslyn Library’s annual 4th of July book sale better than ever. The sale last month brought in $2,800 for the Roslyn Library, $1,000 more than last year. In fact, the sale raised more money than ever before.
“We had just an incredible amount of volunteer support this year,” said Cindy Gregory, President of the Friends group. “Bob Davies is our master carpenter and made signs and temporary tables. He made sure all of the books were out on display which helped people browse and shop. Then we had our core group of book sale helpers pitching in, plus a few new folks who have never been part of the sale before, which was great.”
This year’s volunteer crew included: Bob Davies, Tuesday Bosch, Lynn Louise, Liz Wise, Launa Medved, Jonine Collins, Clay Maer, Arthur Mosiman, Craig and Quannee Eilers, Kathy Craig, Sandra McLain, Elizabeth Pheasant, Lennie Mosiman, Nancy Adelson, Diane Januszkiewicz, Cindy Gregory, Evan Jones, Big Jim, Kelly Vallone, and the Mosiman kids.
The annual sale held over the Pioneer Days holiday weekend features thousands of books of all kinds, plus audiobooks, movies, music CDs, and even movie posters donated by the Roslyn Theatre.
The Roslyn Library uses the money from the sale, plus money from the Friends’ annual auction, to purchase brand new materials throughout the year.
“Thanks to the Friends of the Roslyn Library, there is always something new on the shelves at the library,” says librarian Erin Krake. “We purchase bestsellers, popular non-fiction, and kids’ books every single month, and new movies and audiobooks every couple of months.”
Leftover materials from this year’s sale were donated to the Kittitas County jail, to Aspen, and to the Friends of the Issaquah Library’s Book Shelf program for low-income families.
Donations of gently used books are accepted at the Roslyn Library all year long.
For more information about the Friends of the Roslyn Library, including how to become a member, visit www.friendsoftheroslynlibrary.org or like them on Facebook.
The Roslyn Library is located at 201 South First Street in Roslyn. The library is open seven days a week, from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday through Thursday and from 1:00 to 5:00 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For more information, you can call (509) 649-3420, visit the Roslyn Library online at www.roslynlibrary.org, or follow the Roslyn Public Library on Facebook.
For more information about the Roslyn Public Library: www.roslynlibrary.org