Letter: Friends, volunteers, residents support library

By on May 6, 2010

The Sugar Grove Library Friends would like to thank our Library District residents and those who joined us from surrounding communities in helping to make our National Library Week Used Book Sale a tremendous success by purchasing the reading materials offered at our sale.

We also thank everyone who has thought of the library with their generous used book donations since our new library opened eight months ago. A special thank you to the Sugar Grove Fire Protection District, especially Lt. Brendan Moran, for hosting several used book drives.

Thank you to our hard working Sugar Grove Library Director Beverly Holmes Hughes and her incredible staff for assisting us with the preparations needed for the sale throughout the several weeks of preparation. Waubonsee softball coach Perry Clark, village trustee Mari Johnson and the Sugar Grove Park District are so appreciated for helping the Library Friends with transportation, securing tables and volunteers and so much more.

Without the strength of the Women’s Waubonsee softball team and Kaneland High School Knights wrestler’s coach Jeremy Kenny, Zack Ganz (junior) and David Barnhart (freshman) and David’s mom Suzanne Barnhart, we could never have moved so many of the heavy boxes of books from our storage unit and on to the sales tables.

Local businesses like Heartland Commercial Properties LLC, American Heartland Bank-Trust, Nick Bumba, Nick’s Custom Furniture, The Book Nook Cafe, and Pepsi were all responsible in different ways for helping with the book sale, and we hope residents remember to support these local community members.

Support from the Library Friends of the Batavia Library and the Elburn Town and Country Library Friends is also appreciated.

This newspaper allows us always to get the word out in the press releases they published on the sale.

I would like, last but not least, to thank the Library Friends, the amazing volunteers who help us with every used book sale, all of our events and in our used book store.

All donated items are sorted and go to our library first to be put on a library shelf or to replace a book which may be worn that is currently on the shelf. Books not used are turned over to the library volunteers to be sold in the used book store or at a book sale, and the proceeds are returned to the library for reading materials and programs.

Remember to help your community library and also help the earth by donating your current reading materials. Current books, CDs and DVDs are a simple way for taxpayers to help the library curb its costs, resulting in a huge savings for our communities.

Pat Graceffa
Library Friends President
Sugar Grove