Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Portage Library to hold Harvest Book Sale Nov. 11, 12

HOUGHTON -- The Friends of the Portage Lake District Library invite all book lovers to their Harvest Book Sale to be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday evening, Nov. 11, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. A half price sale will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday and continue until 2 p.m.

New and gently used books for children and adults will be sold to raise money for library projects and items that the Friends provide. The selection of books is excellent and will make great gifts for the holidays.

The Harvest Book Sale also includes a feast of pumpkin treats. People are encouraged to bring pumpkin cookies, pumpkin pies, and any favorite pumpkin dish to try. Foods will not be for sale, but rather are for everyone to sample and enjoy. Recipes can be shared and copies can be made at the library. Gluten-free pumpkin treats will also be available. Bringing food is not required for participation in this event.

Projects that the Friends of the Library have done include buying books, furniture, the Children’s Listening Center, and other materials. Proceeds from book sales also pay for annual events sponsored by the Friends of the Library -- including the Salsa Contest, the Summer’s Bounty Social, and the English Tea. Information on how to become involved with the Friends will be available at the book sale.

For more information, please call the library at 482-4570 or visit

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