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Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale Sat. Aug. 9th --Summer Reading Stats & Thank You's Too!

The Friends of the Wautoma Public Library will be hosting their annual Used Book Sale and Bake Sale on Saturday August 9th starting at 9am.   During this event gently used books, movies, and magazines—items that we could not fit into our ongoing Friends book sale room—will be available for purchase in the library’s meeting room.  Delicious baked goods will also be available at the front of the library.  Prices are low but the proceeds go a long way.  For instance the Friends donated $500 towards the Summer Reading Program this year.  Because of the Friends of the Library donation along with donations from the Kiwanis Club of Wautoma, the Shopko Foundation, MacDonalds, Culvers, Dairy Queen, the Waushara Prevention Council, Pizza Hut, Dollar General, Edvest, and the Department of Natural Resources this year’s science based program, Fizz, Boom, Read was one to remember.  Plus it was a true community effort with volunteers from Camp Parkside and the Blackhawk Folk Society.  107 children signed up for the program.  322 people attended our six performances of music, stories, puppets, science experiments, and animals while 61 people attended the four Parkside Cares discovery centers.  A special thank you to all our parents, children, volunteers, and donors for keeping children excited about reading and learning.  If any children have yet to complete their reading records please turn in form by Monday August 11th and collect your prizes.
Another way the Friends of the Library uses raised funds is to purchase special equipment.  Some equipment donated to the Library through the Friends include our dvd racks, video surveillance equipment, meeting room blinds, and more.  Other equipment to arrive at the Library this summer and purchased through memorial donations and saved funds include our new color copier, iPad, and Mac and Windows 8 touch screen computer.  In order to better serve the community, black and white copies cost  .15 cents and color copies cost only .25 cents, the first ten copies are free for school homework or job resumes.  Please also keep in mind that the library has a fax service and that the library also has online collections such as e-books and e-audio available for download.  Hope to see you at Augustfest and all year long!


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