North Shore Library News: August 2Little Libraries on the Big Lake
Silver Bay Public Library
Biggest sale yet
What are friends for? When it comes to the Friends of the Library, they are here to help your library grow in so many ways. Fundraising is one of the ways that the Friends do some of their hardest work.
Throughout the year, the Silver Bay Friends of the Library have been collecting and storing used books, videos and audio for their annual book sale. This year, books were stored in garages, sheds, basements and the library. Just about the time when not one more thin volume could be added, volunteers, who had signed up as additional help, appeared. The Friends gathered together like busy ants and started sorting the wide array of titles. No hands were idle. Boxes were lifted, carried and sorted by genre. “Romance over here! Science fiction’s out in the tent!” Children and adults alike worked together until every single book found its proper order on crowded tables.
The hard work paid off. The Friends started their book sales in 1995. The earnings from this summer’s book sale netted $1,400, the highest amount yet. That’s a lot of used books!
Yes, it’s great to have friends. Sometimes friends do have to leave us and go on to other things. This is the case for the Silver Bay Public Library. We miss our dear friends. We have made some great new friends. Of course we can always use more. If you would like to join the Friends, or help as a volunteer at future events, please contact the library at (218) 226-4331. You can never have too many Friends.
Two Harbors Public Library
Recarpeting the library
We have some exciting news! We have been saving up for new carpeting, looking at carpet samples, talking to official carpeting companies and the time has finally arrived — we will be putting in new carpeting! On the downside, there is the fact that for the new carpeting to go in, the old carpeting has to go out, and for either of these things to happen, we have to get everything off the carpet, bookshelves and desks included. This means that we will have very limited space and resources for a week or two, meaning that starting on Monday, Aug. 19, our hours and services will be temporarily reduced; we will announce further details as we are aware of them. In the meantime, make sure you stock up on books, audio books and movies ahead of time!
New non-fiction at the library
“Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding In Plain Sight” by M.E. Thomas. (616.85 THO)
“Dogtripping: 25 Rescues, 11 Volunteers, and 3 RVs on Our Canine Cross-Country Adventure” by David Rosenfelt. (636.7 ROS)
“VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health...For Good” by Mark Bittman. (641.5636 BIT)
“The Sweet Book of Candy Making” by Elizabeth LaBau. (641.85 LAB)
“Modern Dating: A Field Guide” by Chiara Atik. (646.7 ATI)
For more about library events, see the web sites www.silverbay.com/library.htm and www.twoharborspubliclibrary.com/