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The Great Falls Public Library Foundation is excited to announce that their annual Book-A-Thon fundraiser has reached new heights.

As of December 31, 436 donors had given $40,629 for the purchase of juvenile and young adult books and other materials.
“That’s more than was received for the entire 2015 campaign and the most ever for the December 31 cut off,” said Gail Carter, President of the Foundation.  The Foundation typically receives an additional $3,000-$5,000 after January 1st, which would make this giving year a record-breaking year for the organization.

The Book-A-Thon began in 1990 and during that first year received $12,966 from 171 donors who were “cold called.”  The fundraiser has since transitioned to a letter campaign and flyer distribution method of raising funds.  Each year one half of the funds raised went toward purchasing juvenile and young adult materials and the other half was invested by the Foundation for the future.  Beginning this year, 100% of the funds raised will go directly for purchasing materials.

Library Director Kathy Mora stated, “We simply could not have the caliber of youth collections in our library without the support of the Foundation and our very generous community.  These donations give us more flexibility in budgeting for materials, so all the library’s collections benefit.”

For more information on the Library Foundation, call the library at 453-0349 or visit the Foundation’s website at www.gfplf.org.

Friends of the Great Falls Public Library Book Sale

If you enjoy browsing used book sales, are looking for an inexpensive reference or literary gem, need a tried but true cookbook, are in the market for a recent best seller, or want to support the library and community, be sure to stop into the library for the Friends annual spring book sale.

The sale schedule is as follows: Wednesday, May 17, 4:00 – 7:00 pm Presale for members. If you are not a member, you can attend by paying the annual dues of $15 and be among the first to find treasures among the bargains.

Thursday, May 18, 4:00 – 7:00 pm Free and open to the public.

Saturday, May 20, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Free and open to the public

Sunday, May 21, 1:00 – 4:00 pm Sack Sale Sunday

The Friends of Great Falls Public Library are a volunteer organization that supports the library through advocacy, volunteering, and fundraising. The book sale is their annual fund raising event. Proceeds from this sale benefit the library for projects the budget cannot cover.

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