Isanti ‘Friends’ book sale a success

The Friends of the Isanti Area Library are excited about the success of their fourth annual “I Love to Read” month book sale at Junction Bowl.

Shoppers at the book sale.
Shoppers at the book sale.

Over 3,000 books, DVDs and audiobooks were included in the sale, and all were donated by members of the community. Thank you to everyone who participated in this special event. Special thanks go to Junction Bowl, and the local authors who were on hand to discuss and sign their books: Michelle Fryc, Kate Goebel, Jim Hove, June Kramin, Joseph McGarry, Sue Sittard and Mary Stoffel.

Profits from sales are used by FIAL to help support the East Central Regional Library Outreach Site and its programs, as well as to promote literacy in the Isanti area. Librarian Tim Olson is eager to help patrons find the books and other media they want.

The Outreach Library, located in Isanti City Hall, is open Wednesdays from noon to 4 p.m. FIAL provides a computer and printer at the Outreach Library, along with a member to help answer questions.

Volunteer Sue Jorgenson organizes books at the sale.
Volunteer Sue Jorgenson organizes books at the sale.

Do you order from Amazon.com? A percentage of your purchases on Amazon will be donated to the Isanti Friends group when you log in at smile.amazon.com to make your Amazon purchases. Simply enter “Friends of the Isanti Area Library Inc.” when selecting your charity choice. There is no cost to you.

The Isanti Friends have books, DVD movies and audiobooks available for purchase at the Isanti Outreach Library yearround.

Media donations are appreciated, especially westerns, cookbooks, children’s and large print books. Contact Susi at 763-444-4585 or [email protected] to arrange a drop off.

The public is welcome to attend planning meetings on the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in Isanti. For more information, contact [email protected] or 763-444-4585.