On the recent sunny Saturday of July, 30th the Friends of the RB Library held a "Sizzling Summer" Bag Sale. The sale hours were 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. This was our first sales event since 2019 and we made $600! FOL members paid $3 for a full brown grocery bag or a comparably sized bag or box. Non-members paid $5 for such a bag or box.
We achieved our goals:
• Raised money for the library programs and materials
• Reduced the inventory of donations
• Made some new friends (through memberships)
• And renewed friendships with old and new members
A work crew of volunteers of all ages, helped with the event by:
• Doing the set-up on Friday afternoon, July 30th
• Assisting on the sale day in two shifts (9:30 – 12:30 and 12:30 – 3:30)
• Managing the tear down from 3:30 – 5:00
• Restoring order to both shop and workroom!
The library staff was spectacular. They helped with all phases of the sale and thanked us profusely for our efforts to support their programs. We had sales going on in the bookshop, in the area outside of the shop, in the upstairs seminar rooms, and in the workroom. Plus we had cashiers and greeters in the lobby. It was a great opportunity to get back to the .
Take a look at pictures from our Sale