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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Recent ELF Updates

Posted by The ELFs (Edwardsville Library Friends)

The ELF board read in Parade Magazine about a struggling library in Parker, AZ (town of 4,000), faced with budget cuts and unsure how long they could operate. The library was seen as a vital part of the little town, especially in these economic times. We sent them $500 and recently received a thank you and an explanation of how monies were spent (a total of $31,000 was received from various places across the country.) They were able to get a library automation system, new phone lines, a printer, books, puzzles for a children’s room, chairs for teens, large size keyboards for older patrons, office and cleaning supplies. They were also able to offer (like we do) incentives for reading programs, including backpacks with school supplies. It gave a warm, fuzzy feeling to know we had a little part in helping them stay an important part of their town.

As always, stop by Carnegie's and peruse our used books. In December, we'll be giving free books for donations to the Metro East Humane Society.

The ELF's will again be offering free gift wrapping for the holidays.  Dates are Saturday Dec. 15th from Noon to 4PM and Tuesday Dec. 18th from 4PM -8PM.  Donations of wrapping paper and ribbons are welcome.  Also, volunteers are needed to help with the wrapping.

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