A challenging year to raise library funds

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The Friends of Granby Public Library (FOGPL) raises the majority of its funds through the annual book sale that usually takes place in September. Unfortunately, the 2020 book sale was canceled—but we are determined to hold the book sale in 2021. As we get closer to the date, more announcements will be made for both donating items and volunteering for the book sale.

To help make up for some of the lost book sale funds, the Friends have started a new source of revenue by selling some books online, mostly through Ebay, and has raised over $2,500 to date. We also held a holiday sale outside in December and, despite the rain and cold, raised $250. 

In this month’s Drummer you can find our membership form for the year that begins on April 1. The form can be mailed or dropped off at the library circulation desk when open to the public. Renewing or becoming a member means you are helping to support numerous activities and purchases for the Granby Public Library throughout the year. You can be assured that 100 percent of the membership contributions go toward fulfilling our mission in support of the Granby Public Library. This past year, virtual programming replaced many in-house programs when the library was closed to the public. Virtual programming will continue to be important in 2021. Other items such as magazines, prize winning books, and museum passes still were purchased for the library.

During these times, the Friends of Granby Public Library board would like to give a huge thank you to the library staff for continuing to provide access to the library and all the assistance provided to patrons. And a big shout out to Holly Johnson for continuing to arrange programs both in person and online for everyone to enjoy.

For more information about the Friends of Granby Public Library, visit granby-ct.gov and go to the Friends page. Thank you for your support.