Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Caroline Library "Food For Fines"

Caroline Food Bank representative Jessie Williams took delivery of donated food from Caroline Library representatives Rita Collins and Allison Hewitt

Caroline Library News
by Rita Collins

On October 9, Caroline Library started off Alberta Library Month by serving cookies and refreshments to our patrons in celebration of Parkland Regional Library’s 50th Anniversary. Prizes were handed out to the first twenty patrons, and handouts outlining Parkland Services were distributed. Special thanks to Elaine Farr for volunteering her time by helping out for the afternoon.

From October 17 – October 31, 2009, the library continued their celebration by hosting “Food for Fines” for our patrons. Anyone having fines on their records were invited to bring in food items for the Caroline Nazarene Church Food Bank. The response was fantastic and the library presented the food to Jessie Williams, food bank representative, on Tuesday, November 3, 2009. The food bank was thrilled with the donation as their supplies are very low at this time. The library plans to have a food bank box again in December to help with the Christmas season.

The Caroline Friends of the Library will be hosting the library annual silent auction fundraiser with items to be available for bids in the library on November 12, 2009. Anyone having items they would like to donate may contact the library for more information. The final bidding will take place at the Christmas Light-up Farmer’s Market.

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