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NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | Book sale ahead
No excuse for readers in Northeast Minneapolis to run short of books this winter! Friends of the Northeast Library are arranging truck routes, sort plans and volunteer work schedules for the celebratory book sale set for December 10th and 11th at the Eastside Food Co-op, 2551 Central Avenue Northeast. The book sale celebrates - and will help to fund -- the Spring 2011 re-opening of the Northeast Library which is currently being renovated and generously expanded. Northeast Library is part of the Hennepin County Library System.
The book sale begins with a preview sale for members of the Friends, the Library Foundation or Eastside Co-op on Friday, December 10, 2:00-8:00 p.m. The general sale is Saturday, December 11, 10:00-5:00 p.m. On Saturday book buyers will have a chance to participate in another celebration, the 7th anniversary of the Eastside Food Co-op, replete with entertainment and taste treats.
Friends of the Northeast Library is one of several Friends groups that has received organizing assistance from the Library Foundation of Hennepin County which has much to celebrate itself. Recently the Otto Bremer Foundation has awarded the Library Foundation of Hennepin County Library a grant of $50,000 to support local Library Friends groups. The Professional Librarians Union of Minneapolis (PLUM) has also voted to give slightly over $83,000 to the Library Foundation of Hennepin County. A portion of that gift is specifically given to support formation of Friends groups for community libraries.
For more information about donating gently-used books or to volunteer to help with the sale contact northeast [at] supporthclib [dot] org.
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