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The Friends of the Escanaba Public Library plan week of activities

Courtesy photo Snacks at the recent Friends of the Escanaba Public Library open house took on a life of their own. Above, fruit kabobs form a peacock with a pear body.

ESCANABA — The Friends of the Escanaba Public Library will be celebrating National Friends of Libraries Week Oct. 20 through 26.

There will be used book sales at the library throughout the week and daily drawings to register for each day, Monday through Friday. Each day, a different local business gift certificate prize will be offered. Drawings will be held at the library on Monday, Oct. 27, winners will be notified.

This year marks the 14th Annual National Friends of Libraries Week, which is coordinated by United for Libraries. This annual celebration allows Friends of Libraries to promote their group’s assistance to their local library and community, to raise awareness and to promote membership.

Recently, on Sept. 14, the Friends of the Escanaba Public Library held a “Back to School” Open House at the Escanaba Library. This event was aimed towards youth and included free book bags, a free Scholastic book of their choice, healthy snack ideas, ukulele music from Jim’s Music, craft ideas and story time. Also promoted were services offered at the Library sponsored by the Friends — including Mango Languages and Ancestry services.

Two separate drawings were held at the open house. One drawing was for a chance at a $10 gift card from either Meijer or Walmart. The second drawing was to win a Samsung Chromebook. Emily Poe of Escanaba was the winner of the Chromebook.

Courtesy photo Backpacks and informational fliers were on display at the Escanaba Public Library recently during an open house event.

The Friends of the Escanaba Public Library was formed to provide support to the library in a number of ways, supplementing the library’s regular budget with the purchase of books, special supplies or upcoming events. All monetary funds from the Friends are supplied by membership and donations.

Courtesy photo Emily Poe of Escanaba poses for a photo with the Samsung Chromebook she won during the Friends of the Escanaba Public Library open house.

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