|Hoodland Library book sale aim to quench reading thirst posted on 06/02/2018|
With warmer days arriving, the end of the school year in
sight and the start of vacation season rapidly approaching, summer reading
returns as an activity to enjoy whether soaking up sun at a beach destination
or keeping cool in the long, light-filled evenings.
For those in the Mount Hood region still searching for that
perfect page turner, the Friends of the Hoodland Library are conducting a book
sale June 22, 23, 29 and 30, at the Hoodland Library, located at 24525 East
Welches Road in Welches.
The sale will take place from noon to 4 p.m. daily in the
community room of the library, and all proceeds will benefit the library and
its community programming. All books available at the sale are donated by
members of the Friends of the Library.
“They’re a valuable resource for the library,” library
assistant Dianne Downey said, describing the organization’s fundraising
activities. “It’s basically how we base our programming.”
Proceeds from prior sales along with individual donations
have helped the library purchase a projector for the community room, a rug for
the children’s room and chairs for computer internet stations, as well as funding
children’s and adult programs.
Upcoming children’s programs include activities such as
summer reading, Lego building and an art program offered during the summer
months. Offerings for adults include beginner ukulele lessons, summer reading
and a wellness program conducted by a certified health coach.
The support of the Friends has also allowed the library to
previously host guest speakers, including regional authors Jane Kirkpatrick and
Brian Doyle. The library plans to continue to host speakers during the fall
“The more funding they can provide, the more resources we
can provide the community,” Downey said, regarding the group’s support of the
library. She added that the library hopes to increase programming to reach more
of the public and address additional community interests.
Downey encourages the public to get involved and join the
organization, and that applications are available at the library and there is
no fee to join.
The book sale was previously a two-day sale. This year the
sale has been extended to two weekends in an attempt to include people that
could not attend due to scheduling. The sale will remain available during the
week to further increase public access.
For additional information regarding the book sale or
library programming contact the Hoodland Library at 503-622-3460 or visit the
library website at www.ci.sandy.or.us/hoodland-library.