This year’s Book Sale at the Peninsula Community Library was a tremendous success thanks to the efforts of so many members of the community. Each year, the Library staff thins out the collection, removing those that have poor circulation to make room for new items.
The majority of books that are available for sale are donated by residents of the Old Mission Peninsula. Books are accepted throughout the year at the Library, and once the storage space at the Old Mission Peninsula School is full, additional donations are stored at the basement of the Township Hall.
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Nancy Davy, President of Friends of Peninsula Community Library, reports that this year’s sale made a record amount of money – more than $5,555. But just as significantly, she says, the Library was able to donate several boxes to the Traverse Heights Bookmobile, as well as the Traverse City jail.
Books were also donated to the University of Nigeria to be used at preschools there and in Tanzania, and the Achorn family transported 166 boxes to the community of Cotton, Minnesota. “Every book found a home,” says Davy. “The donors from Old Mission Peninsula cast a wide net when they pass along their used books!”
The Friends of Peninsula Community Library wish to thank everyone who contributed items to the sale and to those who invested their time and effort in moving, sorting, and selling books.
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