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Library Friends Find Creative New Ways to Help

Farmers Market Book Sale
Mon, 10/05/2020

It's hard to keep a good Friend down! 

The Georgetown and Waccamaw Friends of the Library have found new ways to support their libraries while working within COVID safety regulations. In 2020, they had to skip the packed book sales and community yard sales, but were determined to keep supporting library programming for children and adults. 

The Waccamaw Friends have taken their popular Friends Center, which is always stuffed full of hard-to-find books and charming locally sourced gifts, online. They have an attractive site: https://thefriendscenter.square.site, that is as easy as shopping Amazon. Their bestseller: specially selected towers of books following a theme of interest.

The Georgetown Friends of the Library decided to join a weekend favorite in Georgetown County: the Farmers' Market.  Every Saturday, the Friends bring books to the outdoor gathering on Screven Street in downtown Georgetown. Although hardcovers are just $1 and paperbacks are 50 cents, the Friends have managed to raise $125 - $150 every weekend this fall. The sale continues through the end of October, so the Friends urge you to come get a good read - and maybe some tomatoes, corn and other fresh-grown goodies while you're there! 

"We're so grateful to our Friends groups for all the work they have done and creativity they have show in their continued support of libraries and literacy," said Library Director Dwight McInvaill. "They make our offerings for all ages so much richer."