The MIFOL's book closet is bursting at the seams.
Date and Time: Friday, May 27, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Large Meeting Room at the Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Avenue SE, Mercer Island, Washington
Due to the April Book Sale, the Friends of the Mercer Island Library haven’t had to have a boxing party for awhile. But the donations are rolling in and so it is time. (Thank you to all who have been contributing books.) br>
So, Sherri is organizing a boxing party for this Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Yes, it is Memorial Day weekend, but we are hoping that enough of the Friends will be around to lend a hand to clear out the closet. ”I do love an empty closet!!” Sherri writes. br>
We always appreciates hearing from our members and volunteers whether you can make it or not to the Boxing Party. So please email Sherri (sherri.stanley1 (at) gmail.com) about whether or not you will be able to come to the party. br>
Sherri plans to be at the library when it opens at 10:00 a.m. to set up, so if you are welcome to arrive early. br>
The Mercer Island Library is looking for a group of volunteers to help the staff build a literacy garden.
Tully’s Coffee and the Pomegranate Center are working together on civic projects by providing grants to build new public gathering places.
The King County Library System has decided to apply for a grant to build a Literacy Garden for children at the Mercer Island Library. The idea behind this concept is to create a natural space where children can explore nature via outdoor reading areas, as well as guided walks that encourage them to read and learn about their environment. KCLS is also hoping to incorporate an area in the garden where librarians can offer story times and programs to complement the garden and enhance children’s love of the outdoors, learning and literacy.
What the Mercer Island Library needs are volunteers to help them make this happen. The Library needs two groups of volunteers:
- Community Members: the Library will need between 30 and 50 of these. The commitment is to participate in community meetings, design workshops and construction (there will be 2-3 two hour meetings) and to volunteer to help with the construction of the garden which should take between three and five days;
- Public Space Rangers: the Library will need between three and five of these. These volunteers are professionals from the design, construction, and fabrication fields who will donate relevant skills and expertise to the project design and construction. The commitment will be about four hours of training, participation in design workshops, plan development and construction plans and participation in the garden construction. The Library specifically will need people with experience in architecture, landscape architecture, and master gardeners.
Please call or email either Amy Eggler or Christine Anderson at the Mercer Island Library (206-236-3537 or firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 31st if you are interested in volunteering. If the grant proposal is accepted the project will begin in May and conclude by December 31, 2011.
Volunteers at the Mercer Island Library unloading boxes of donated books before a book sale in 2009.
Date and Time:
- Thursday, April 14th, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Friday, April 15th, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday, April 16th, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday, April 17th, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Monday, April 18th, 10 a.m. to noon
Location: Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Avenue SE, Mercer Island, Washington
The Friends of the Mercer Island’s Spring Book Sale is coming and we are in need of volunteers.
The Spring Book Sale will start in the afternoon on Thursday, April 14th and end on Sunday, April 17th. The Friends will need help beginning on the morning of Thursday the 14th, when we will be unpacking boxes and setting up tables. We will need help with selling books throughout the sale and afterward on Monday, April 18th, when we will be packing up the unsold books.
The majority of the programs at the Mercer Island Library are funded at least in part by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library and the majority of the funds raised by the Friends come from our books sales. So please come and join us and help make this upcoming Book Sale a big success.
If you are interested in volunteering, please call either Lori (232-7980) or Sherri (236-1522).
The book-donation closet is full and Sherri is looking for volunteers to help box up the books so that they can be taken to storage until the next book sale. Sherri and the other volunteers will be working in the large meeting room at the Mercer Island Public Library this Friday, January 28th at 10:30 a.m.
Anyone interested in volunteering is requested to contact Sherri at “sherri.stanley1 (at) gmail.com” [NOTE: please replace the "(at)" with "@".]
It really is fun, hence the name “boxing party.”
The Friends of the Library December Book Sale is quickly approaching. We need volunteers to help from Thursday, December 2nd through Sunday, December 6th.
This book sale will be a small one that will be held in the Library itself, rather than one like the large sale held last month in the Library’s large meeting room.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Lori Robinson at mrs.robinson (at) comcast.net.