The Milton-Union Public Library’s New Friends of the Library group is in the process of getting ready for the West Milton community garage sale Memorial Day weekend. The rummage sale will be Friday, May 25th and Saturday, May 26th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will take place in the multi-purpose room inside the library.
The proceeds from the rummage sale will go towards the library’s Summer Reading Programming and other needed materials for the library. The recent purchase of digitizing the West Milton Record newspapers had depleted their funds substantially. Their spring book sale in March was very successful and will help considerably with prizes for the library’s SRP.
The group is requesting donations from community members of items that can be placed in the rummage sale to help boost funds. They will accept clean small working appliances, housewares, decorations and similar items. Friends Treasurer Marilyn Phillips states, “We are unable to accept large furniture, clothing, shoes, personal hygiene items or weapons.” Donations will be accepted by library staff during open hours through the morning of Friday, May 25th.
They will also be selling water and sodas for thirsty shoppers on their way to find great deals.
The New Friends of the Library are also accepting donations of clean, good quality, saleable, gently used or new books, CDs, DVDs or puzzles for their fall book sale. Staff members will give tax receipts for ALL donations and will sort through items to look for material that can be added to the library shelves. Whether the items are used in the library or sold at one of the twice-yearly book sales, donors are supporting the library and the community.
For more information on donating to the library or the New Friends of the Library please call 698-5515 or visit the website www.mupubliclibrary.org. The library is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.