The Friends of the Galion Public Library are an active,
non-profit group of interested patrons who meet regularly and
assist the library in various ways. For current news items, see
the Friends of the Library news page
In addition to the
gargantuan task of managing the used book sale, the friends
undertake various other fundraisers. During the summer from May
to October, the Friends continue to participate by setting up a
stand at the farmers' market held at Heise Park. Another project
the Friends undertake each year is the
Twelve Days of Christmas
raffle: ticket holders can choose from at least a dozen different
prize drawings each December.
The Friends of the Library Used Book Sale is held usually twice a year,
in the spring and in the fall, provided enough used books and other
materials have been collected. Items for the sale may be donated
throughout the year (just bring them in any time the library is open).
Only books that are in very good or excellent condition make it to the
sale. The Friends accept history, childrens' books, novels, cookbooks,
romance, biographies, paperbacks, etc., as well as magazines on certain
topis (cooking, decorating, science, etc.) and other popular media such
as CDs, DVDs, jigsaw puzzles, vintage postcards, sheet music, old books,
and other interesting vintage paper items.
The gathered funds are used
to donate needed items for the library, including technology
(computers, printers, microfilm readers, ...), furniture (book
carts, reading-room chairs, ...), and items for library programs.
The Friends sometimes also volunteer in other ways, from helping
plant flowers to assisting with the processing of new materials
for the collection.
If you would like more information about the Friends of the
Library, contact the library staff
for more information.
|President: ||Sandy Farina|
|Vice President: ||Denise Iden-Koffel|
|Secretary: ||Pat Bash|
|Treasurer: ||Kay Stowe|