Book Sales Feed Pine Library Programs

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Pine library patrons get to peruse some of their favorite magazines thanks to the generosity of Pine Library Friends.

Children at story time get a snack and the activity room is in the process of redecoration thanks to PLF support.

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Becky Waer, director of the Pine library, adjusts items on a shelf in preparation for a recent book sale.

"They support the library financially with book sales and fundraisers. In seven years they have never said no to me when I have asked for something the library needed that was not in the budget," Becky Waer, library director said.

"The fun thing about the library here is that it is like a community center -- a good place to learn about what is going on. It is just a wonderful place for this small community."

The circulation counter is a recent addition PLF donated money to purchase.

Waer said PLF members were a huge help stuffing envelopes for the first-ever survey that the library mailed out to patrons and residents in early 2008.

"The friends make my life easier," Waer said.

PLF book sales happen during the craft fairs on Memorial, Independence and Labor Day weekends.

Pine Library Friends

Officers: Sandy Tower, President

Purpose: To support the library and its programs.

Contact info: Sandy Tower, president, at (928) 476-5727 or stop by the Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library on Randall Place in Pine.

How to join, dues, donate: Dues are $7 per year for an individual, $10 for families. Come to a meeting to join. To donate to the non-profit, contact the library at (928) 476-3678.

Meeting day, time and place: 1 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month at the library's activity room, located south of the library and behind the cultural center. Generally, there is a speaker.

Contributions to community / major projects: Book sales support library programs and materials. The annual Christmas party collects toys for the Time Out Shelter and food for the Pine Food Bank.

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