The newly chartered Friends of the Carroll Gardens Library group are hosting their first fundraiser in order to make our local library an even better place. Read on:
Love Your Library Day Book Sale
May 14, 2011
10am – 4pm
Carroll Gardens Library
396 Clinton Street (at Union Street)
Nearest Train: F Train at Carroll Street
Friends of the Carroll Gardens Library (FCGL) recently signed its charter and their mission is to support the library by fundraising and to help make the Carroll Gardens branch a center of the community with programs for children, youth and adults all year round.
With budget cuts and closings, community libraries are under siege. Active community participation working closely with the library staff can make a huge difference for the Carroll Gardens branch.
FCGL’s first big fundraiser will be a huge book sale on Saturday, May 14, Love Your Library Day, from 10 AM-4 PM. The community is invited to get great deals on thousands of books, enjoy free entertainment including arts and crafts, and music from Karen K & the Jitterbugs, and grab a snack at the bake sale! Assemblywoman Joan Millman, a former school teacher and librarian, will be on hand to greet the crowd and do a reading.
There will also be a silent auction featuring signed historical novels as well as services from neighborhood businesses. The online component of that auction is live now at:
FCGL holds monthly meetings and everyone is invited to share their ideas and energy. FCGL’s website is http://friendsofcglibrary.blogspot.com and FCGL can be found on Facebook at Facebook.com/FriendsofCarrollGardensLibrary.