Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A heartfelt thank you...

What an amazing community we live in. The Town of Kent definitely loves to support its library and in spite of difficult financial times for many – or perhaps due to budget restraints - the Friends of Kent Library Spring Book Sale was an enormous success. You helped us smash our previous book sale record. More than $5000 was raised and will be used to support our library.

The success of this book sale was due in part to the many volunteers who graciously give up part – or all – of their holiday weekend to work at the sale. Even more volunteers help prepare for the sale by spending fun and friendly Monday morning hours in the library basement sorting through the thousands of donated books that come our way.

Our book sale has become a favorite event for Kent young people who need to fulfill their Community Service requirements. And how we enjoy having all of you among us. Judging from the books you take home after a long day’s work, I know you enjoy being part of this fundraising event. It is so reassuring to see so many of you. Please come back – anytime!

The Friends of Kent Library thank each and every one of you, volunteers and book lovers all, for supporting the book sale. We’ll look forward to seeing you again in the fall for the next book sale!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Need a beach read? Look to the Nook!

Everyone knows summertime means time to read! Whether your summer is taking you to the beach, the lake, or just your back porch - stop by The Book Nook and check out our great selection of inexpensive reads. It's a great way to keep your reading list fresh, all while supporting the library.

The Book Nook can be accessed from the rear of the building. Come take a peek!

Regular Hours:

Wednesdays 10 am to 7 pm
Saturdays 10 am to 2:30 pm

Many hands make the load light...

Have some extra time available this summer? The Friends Of Kent Library are always looking for helping hands to assist in our endeavors. Tasks that can always use volunteers are:
  • sorting / cleaning donated books
  • stocking the Book Nook
If you are interested in volunteering, even on a temporary basis, please speak to a staff member at the circulation desk and they will be happy to assist you.