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Friends of the Library Holiday Open House

The Friends of the Greenville Public Library are hosting their annual Holiday Open House on Saturday December 9th from 10:00 to 2:00.  This festive event is always a treat for the whole family.  Sample dozens of delicious cookies, listen to live Christmas music by flutist Nancy Jackson, and shop the used book sale.  These books are nice enough to give as gifts.  There will be a limited number of holiday themed books as well, all available for a small donation.

Local author B. A. Hughes will be available for a book-signing of her new publication of short stories Glimm: A Glimpse of Light Found.  Illustrated by the hand drawings of young artist Quinci Woodall, the stories “explore the adventures of tweens and early teens as they uncover everyday mysteries and connections.”  Hughes is a short story writer, mother of 6, and grandmother of 13.  She was a homeschooler, has written parenting curricula for local courts, and served as a substitute teacher for 20 years.  Be sure to meet her. 

Kids can meet with Santa & Mrs. Clause for a free photo!  Having fun at the Library is a great way to introduce kids to the joy of books, music, and creativity.  Pick up a schedule of events and activities for kids and teens.  

The Friends are a volunteer group who’s goal is to support the Library and promote literacy in the community.  Through their membership drive and Continuous Used Book Sale they fundraise in order to sponsor programs and purchase needed items.  The Book Sale is situated in the Computer Room on the second floor of the Library.  The Friends work hard to keep the shelves stocked each week with a fresh supply of every kind of book.  Just make your choices and put a small donation in the box.

In 2017 alone the Friends sponsored four Author's Nights, eight Family Fun Days for the Summer Reading Program, and the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program.  Fees for the artists and entertainers for events are beyond the Library’s budget thus they are only made possible by virtue of the Friends’ support. 


 
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