Summit County Libraries host book sale, Food for Fines
Help the Family and Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) while paying off your library late fees through this year’s Food for Fines event. With the continued economic challenges in Summit County, many people are turning to our local food bank for help feeding their families and providing necessities. To assist with this demand, the Summit County Library will collect food and other items in place of monetary fines for overdue library materials now through Saturday, April 25.
Items requested are pasta and pasta sauce, rice, cereal, black and pinto beans, hearty soups, canned corn and peas, peanut butter, baby diapers (sizes 3 to 5), toiletries, canned fruit, canned tuna and canned ravioli. Only these goods requested by FIRC will be accepted at this time. Canned items cannot be used as payment for lost library materials, and there is no set can donation to cover the amount of your fine.
Library needs help with book sale
The Summit County Library seeks local volunteers to assist with the Friends of the Library’s annual spring book sale. New this year, the sale will be in two rooms — one for nonfiction, and the other for fiction — and more volunteers are needed to cover the expanded space.
Set up begins on Thursday, April 16, at 3 p.m. in the Buffalo Mountain and Mount Royal rooms in the Frisco County Commons. Volunteers are needed for set up and for helping with the sale. The sale runs Friday, April 17, from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition, help is requested during the takedown process, which will begin at 5 p.m. at the completion of the sale on Saturday. If you are available at any of these times, and would like to help out your local library, call the Main Library at (970) 668-5555.
The money generated from the sale will provide much-needed funds for the libraries and is used to sponsor programs that benefit residents and visitors alike. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, visit http://www.summitcountylibraries.org; “like” the library on Facebook; follow the library on Twitter and Pinterest; or simply stop by any of the three locations in Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne.
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