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September 26, 2006 > Discards to one, treasure to another

Discards to one, treasure to another

by Marne Schrieber

Ever heard it said that your discards could be another's treasure? Well, it's certainly become the motto for the Fremont Friends of the Library's book sales. Since this non-profit volunteer organization's inception 41 years ago, they have sold gently-used books from libraries as well as private donations, raising close to $200,000. These proceeds go directly to our Fremont libraries to fund adult and children's programs, as well as the acquisition of a variety of library collections in 23 languages.

When Friends volunteers first started working out of a member's Fremont garage, they took in less than $1000 annually. "In the intervening years, these fund-raising sales have greatly enhanced the quality of life in Fremont," says Angela Yang, library manager at Fremont's Main Library.

In order for these book sales to remain successful, residents are encouraged to undertake a "fall cleaning project" and donate unwanted books, records, tapes and videos to Fremont Friends of the Library. You may bring your tax-deductible donations to Friends of the Library on Wednesdays between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. They are located in the former main library building at Central Park, next to the Teen Center, off Paseo Padre Parkway at Sailway Drive.

All donations are gladly accepted. Members of the Fremont Friends of the Library are confident that residents' donations will become those very treasures the book sale attendees are searching for.

Please call 494-1103 for further information.

Fremont Friends of the Library
Wednesdays, 10 a.m - 2 p.m.
Corner of Paseo Padre Parkway and Sailway Drive, Fremont

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