Time to register for annual Boot Sale

Library fundraiser a great way to turn treasures into toonies

The Agassiz Friends of the Library Society’s big, summer fundraiser is just around the corner, and everyone can get involved.

The Car Boot Sale is on Sat., Aug. 24 in the car park next to the Agassiz Library. Those wanting to sell their treasures need to sign up, then drive to the Agassiz Library, bringing your ‘treasures’ to display. It takes $15 to reserve your spot, then sell your wares.

Afterward, everyone is invited to stay and enjoy some pulled pork and a treat.  Luckily, you’ll go home with an empty boot (trunk).

All funds are used for the programs and activities that the community appreciates at the library.

The Agassiz Friends of the Library raises funds for special projects or materials initiated through the Agassiz Library Manager, Terrill Scott. Other recent fundraising activities have included:  the hugely popular Annual Quiz Night, book sales and the lucky basket draws.   Individuals or businesses may contribute through gifts, endowments, or bequests to the Library, and the society always welcomes new members.  They meet once a month, usually on the last Thursday at 6:30 in the library seminar room.

The money raised through their activities are spent on library projects, materials, furniture and/or equipment. Recently a TV and iPad were purchased for patron use. Friends may also assist with special library events.

Some of this year’s summer time projects supported by the Agassiz Library Society are, the Planetarium Mobile Space Centre, Story Time in the Park, literacy activities, and books for the recreation program.

They also partner with other community groups. Friends may promote the library, its resources, and services in the community. Patrons brought a garden plant pot to the library which the Friends helped to fill, and they helped patrons plant flower baskets in April, along with Communities in Bloom Harrison.

Finally, they hold Meet and Greet Days at the Library – where they invite everyone to join them for coffee and cookies.