CLANCY — Friends of the North Jefferson County Library held a book sale on Saturday in hopes of raising money for the library’s summer reading program.
For two decades, Friends of the Library has raised funds for the library, from purchasing books to a new cash desk.
“We have a new counter and it was paid for by the Friends of the Library, so the money is going where it is needed at the time,” said Nancy Scusa, a member of the Friends of the Library.
For the small town of Clancy, the library brings more than just free books to the community.
“The library is really the heart of the community, and that’s what we want to strive for, is to bring people together around the joy of reading,” said Friends of the Library member Cheryl Vukasin.
For Philomena Kramer, who brought her two children, selling books means lining the shelves of her own personal library.
“I think it’s really important to have an organized library at home, as well as being able to go to the public library, so it’s nice to be able to find good books that are inexpensive and can line the shelves in our house. “, said Kramer. .
Librarian Carly Designe said the community supporting the library makes its work important and will provide money for the children’s summer reading program, which helps keep learning while school is out of session.
“It gives meaning and value to work. It’s not an easy job, but it’s a wonderful job that I really love because of the people because we have so many amazing people who have contributed so much on their own and created something really special here” , said Designe.
The Book Cellar and Friends of the Library plan to hold their next book sale in February.