Friends of Prendergast Library has established a Book Sale/Family Literacy Fund to provide used books to organizations that serve children and families.
Any organization seeking free books may apply for a $20 voucher by completing an application and returning it to the library. Upon notification of approval, a contact person from the organization may pick up a voucher and select titles from the ongoing library book sale. Vouchers are to be redeemed in their entirety in one visit.
Library volunteer Janet Forbes along with founding donors Daniel and Linda Fellows laid the foundation for this effort to get books into the hands of those who need them for educational purposes through a voucher system for non-profit community service agencies.
Daniel and Linda Fellows, founding donors; Elizabeth Blanco, Friends of Prendergast Library president; and Janet Forbes, library volunteer; left to right, look at some of the books available through a new Book Sale/Family Literacy Fund at Prendergast Library. Non-profit organizations serving children and families may apply to obtain books through vouchers made possible by the fund.
Other individuals or organizations interested in donating to the fund should contact the library at 484-7135, ext. 253. Checks may also be mailed to Prendergast Library at 509 Cherry St., Jamestown. Checks are to be made payable to Prendergast Library, with Book Sale/Family Literacy Fund in the note field.
The Jamestown Renaissance Center recently donated to the fund and is using vouchers to buy books for story times at the Farmers Market.