Friends of Rockford Public Library to host St. Patty’s Day Sale
Friend's Used Book Show Celebrates the 'Luck-o-the-Irish' with Great Reads
The Friends of Rockford Public Library, founded in 1976 to support the Rockford Public Library, will host a special St. Patrick’s Day Book Sale on Saturday, March 17th from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in their Used Book Shop located at the Main Library downtown, 215 N. Wyman. The sale will feature the shop’s famous $.25 books plus all children’s books will be just $.10.
“The Friends are always looking for ways to bring new customers into the book shop and the library,” said Audrey Westphal, President of the Friends of Rockford Public Library. “Every child should have some books of his/her own and the St. Patty’s Day sale is the perfect opportunity to build a collection for the little ones in your life.”
The Friends have given the library over $400,000 since their foundation in 1976. Most of the books sold in the Used Book Sales are either titles weeded from the Library’s collection or donated to the group. The Friends, a dedicated group of volunteers from the community, are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year. For more information about becoming a Friend of Rockford Public Library or for volunteer opportunities, call Emily Kicklighter, Community Relations Officer at Rockford Public Library at (815) 987-6609.
About Rockford Public Library
The Rockford Public Library, founded in 1872 as the second library in Illinois, currently has six facilities, including the Main Library and five Branch Libraries. The Rockford Public Library’s mission is to enhance community life and development by informing, educating, entertaining, and providing cultural enrichment to all people of all ages by collecting information to address the diverse interests of our dynamic community.