March 22, 2011

Ride the Greenway to the Friends of Carroll Gardens Library Book Sale!

An invitation to greenway supporters from our Carroll Gardens neighbors:

Come join the new Friends of the Carroll Gardens Library and make a difference to our neighborhood! Our first event is a book sale fundraiser on Saturday, May 14, Love Your Library Day.

Friends of the Carroll Gardens Library recently signed its charter and has a few goals: To support the library by fundraising and to help make the Carroll Gardens branch a center of the community with programs for children, youth and adults all year round.

With budget cuts and closings, our community libraries are under siege and active community participation working closely with the library staff can make a huge difference for our branch.

Our next Friends meeting is Wednesday, April 6th at 6:30 at the library, corner of Union and Clinton Streets- all members of the community are invited.

Our first big fundraiser will be a book sale on Saturday, May 14, Love Your Library Day. We need volunteers to help out on the day of the sale, please follow this link www.SignUpGenius.com/go/carroll/846077 to find out more details and volunteer. The library already has donated books to sell but we are soliciting additional donations of gently used books, feel free to drop them at the library and the staff will direct you where to leave them. Our goal for this event is to raise funds to buy new, low shelving and other items for the children’s area – the staff has told us that this would be so much more user friendly for young readers.

If you are interested in finding our more about FCGL, contact Nina Guralnick, President of the Friends of Carroll Gardens Library at friendscglibrary@gmail.com and keep up with announcements on our Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-the-Carroll-Gardens-Library/158494480874079#!/pages/Friends-of-the-Carroll-Gardens-Library/158494480874079