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Friends of Rodman Library annual book sale funds

2013 sale dates: August 11 thru 15 [ details ]

"Friends" is a charitable volunteer organization affiliated with Rodman Public Library in Alliance, Ohio. Each year the group organizes and operates a used book sale for the purpose of raising funds to supplement library programs. The sale runs Sunday through Wednesday of Carnation Festival Week. However, the work of collecting and organizing the books, magazines, and media materials is a year-long operation.

The revenue from the sale (in excess of $10,000 per year) has been used to sponsor child, teen, and adult summer reading programs, library travel and book reviews, community Christmas tree and ceremony, Alliance Memory project, purchase of media equipment such as computers and projectors, etc.

In addition,the Friends' generous donation each year has made it possible for Rodman to participate in planning and underwriting the One Book, One Community project.

The Friends of Rodman Public Library is governed by a Board consisting of officers and committee chairpersons. Officers are elected at the organization's biennial meetings. The next biennial meeting will be held in the spring of 2013.

Board members are:

  • President: Helen Bosick
  • Vice President: Saundra Ottle
  • Past President: Marilyn Brumbaugh
  • Secretary: Donna Essick
  • Treasurer: Julie Greiner
  • At-Large Members: Maxine Haupt, Vicki Herbert, Carolyn Crites
  • Membership Chairperson: Barbara Burley
  • Nominating Chairperson: Betty Jo Sutherin
  • Publicity Chairperson: Sharron Springer
  • Booksale/Ways and Means Chairperson: Anne Marie Kline

Bargain hunters love the Buck a Bag sale
Shoppers at Buck-a-Bag

Thanks to the efforts of Book Sale Chairman, Anne Marie Kline and hundreds of volunteer workers, the annual used Book Sale raises money for Library projects.

Memberships are also available during the Book Sale.

The many hours of volunteer labor in sorting books and magazines (a year-round job) and in getting the books to the sale tables is a tribute to the Friends.

Volunteers sort books
Book Sale Chair, Anne Marie Kline

Our Thanks to the following: 

  • Book Sale chairperson Anne Marie Kline for her hard work and dedication
  • Friends' members who support the Used Book Sale project

More about the Friends of Rodman Library

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