April 18th, 2012

Book Swap & Bake Sale

Book Swap Friends Cecil County Public LibraryAvid readers will love the upcoming Book Swap and Bake Sale hosted by the Friends of the Cecil County Public Library. This is a great opportunity to browse stacks of gently used books and exchange your used books for new-to-you books.

Please join the Friends on Saturday, May 5, for their 3rd Annual Book Swap and Bake Sale. Bring with you up to ten gently used, of current interest books and exchange them for a like number of books. Enjoy chatting with other book lovers and find out what they have been reading. Then, don’t forget to visit the bake sale table of incredibly tempting and delicious baked goodies. I promise you, it will be too difficult to pass up purchasing a few items to take home!

In addition, this year you can help support future teen programs by purchasing 50/50 raffle tickets. These tickets are also currently on sale at all Cecil County Public Library branches, $1 per ticket or $5 for 6 tickets. The final drawing will be at the Book Swap at 2 p.m. You do not need to be present at the time of the drawing.

So circle May 5 on your calendar and stop by the Elkton Central Library between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. And, feel good about “being green” — this event is free and the swapped books are free, so you not only save money, you may save a tree or two!

What books will you be swapping?


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November 5th, 2011

Support the Library by Joining the Friends

Friend your libraryIf you are reading this blog then you are most likely a friend of the library–but, are you a member of the Friends of the Library? Confused? So was I, until I met a dedicated group of folks, The Friends of the Cecil County Public Library. The Friends is an active group of community members who love the library and volunteer their time and talents.

The Friends support the Library through many activities, such as membership and donations, business donations and fundraising, as well as generously supporting the Library’s Summer Reading Program each year. This program is so essential to our community and especially crucial for our children and their success in school. The Friends also volunteer their time at the Library assisting staff with many tasks. They plan and coordinate successful fundraisers such as basket raffles, bake sales, silent auctions and other activities–all to benefit the library. The Friends have also hosted interesting and educational programs for the community. Most recently, they hosted a local author program and a fascinating presentation on the historical significance of the Chesapeake waterways. They even host fun activities like book swaps.

The next event on the Friends’ calendar is their annual meeting on November 9, beginning at 6 p.m. The public is invited. After a brief business meeting, free antique appraisals will be offered by Carl York and his daughter, Carla York, from 7-8:45 p.m. Plan to arrive by 6 p.m. to secure a number for an appraisal. Items to be appraised should be portable. Also, a silent auction with antique items will be ready for bids and light refreshments will be available.

If you love the library, won’t you consider becoming a Friend of the Cecil County Public Library? For more information about the Friends, membership or making a donation email friends@ccplnet.org, leave a message at 410.996.5600, ext. 474 or visit the Friends page on our website.


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