1,800+ Books Distributed to Social Services by FOL in 2020
Because of COVID-19 the two major book sales were cancelled leaving the Annex with an abundance of books. To compensate for this loss of activity, book sales Coordinators Becky Parker and Elisa Rasumssen, conducted 6 Saturday free-will donations sales outside of the Annex . During this time, they re-evaluated the entire stock of books in the Annex selecting books to be distributed to social service agencies reserving the rest for future book sales.
Over 1,800 books were then distributed to a variety of places including Everly House, Wesley Village, Lamoine Assisted Living, Western Illinois Regional Council and the McDonough County Jail. Approximately 275 books were given to Wee Card Day Center to help restock their library loss as a result of the June fire. An additional 475 books were selected by a Western Illinois Correctional Center representative to boost their outdated library collection.
Thanks to continued donation of books, CDs, and DVDs, a larger stock of new material will be available when regular sales resume. Donations of good conditioned, timely books and media are welcomed. Call the library if you would like to drop them off at the library or if you would like books to be picked up.