The Friends of the North Tonawanda Public Library recently announced its paperback book sale from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, and from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18. The sale will be held at the North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive, North Tonawanda.
The public is encouraged to bring in reusable grocery bags and fill them for $5 each. Paper bags will be available for those who don't have one. Those who purchase a Friends of the Library book bag for $4, can fill it for an additional $3 ($7 total). Suggested donation price for individual volumes is $1 each.
Membership to the Friends of the Library is available on an annual basis of $7 for an individual or $10 for a family. Lifetime membership is also offered for $50.
The Friends of the Library was established in 1969. At that time, the library was headquartered in the Carnegie Building on Goundry Street and the Friends spearheaded the effort to turn the caretaker's cottage (Little House) into a meeting facility.
The group's stated purpose was "to broaden the (library) services offered to the community and to help promote a fuller understanding of the library's functions."
With the move to Meadow Drive, this goal still holds. The Friends also assist the library financially and by volunteering. The Friends is a nonprofit civic organization whose members enjoy using the library and supporting library activities. Meetings are open to all dues-paying members and are held the second Monday of the month, September through June at the Library.
For more information, visit the library website http://www.ntlibrary.org or call 716-693-4132.