Friends of Wagnalls Memorial Library


Annual Newsletter

After a hiatus due to the pandemic, we are back! Due to the pandemic, we were unable to hold our two used book sales during the year but many used books are still piled up waiting for their new homes (though Wagnalls has had to stop taking used book donations). We have tried to come up with some unique ways to decrease the surplus. One such way is that we will be sponsoring a Little Free Library in the Village of Lithopolis. The photo above shows the almost finished product that was lovingly designed and constructed by the volunteers of Girl Scout Troop 6079. We very much appreciate their willingness to take on the project for us and we are so excited to get it up and running. It will be located in the front yard of The Gilmore Group HER Realtors on Columbus Street. We also appreciate The Gilmore Group and the owners of the property, Eileen Benson & Kathy Moling, for their permission to place it. If you are unfamiliar with Little Free Libraries, it is a free community book exchange that can be found around the world! The idea is simple - take a book, leave a book. If you don’t have a book at that moment, you can bring one to leave later.

We are also hoping to hold an Covid-safe outdoor used book sale this spring.

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Thank you for your continued support!

2019/2020 in Review

Did you have a chance to volunteer with us?

Our Volunteers:

  • Organized and staffed used book sales during Memorial Day weekend & the Lithopolis Honeyfest
  • Organized and operated the concessions during the Wagnalls Community Theater productions of Charlotte’s Web & Matilda the Musical as well as the Library’s movie night event.

Friends, through your dues, time, and other contributions to the organization we were able to have a huge impact on the Library with the listed purchases:

  • Projector & movie license for movie nights
  • Lego wall & other items for creative play space
  • Gift cards for library staff to celebrate Library week.
  • Refreshments for piano concert event
  • New signs for used book sales
  • Outdoor table & chair set for garden
  • Garden butterfly art
  • Adirondack chairs for garden
  • Gift cards for summer program volunteers
  • Reader awards
  • Two stoves & two refrigerator/freezers for Wagnalls’ banquet hall kitchen remodel 1
  • Dustbuster
  • Two-way radios

Thank you all for being dues-paying members of the Friends of Wagnalls Memorial Library. We hope this newsletter has made you excited to be a part of the Friends again in 2021.

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