Thank you to everyone who made the Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale a great success. We raised $1,626 through the sale of books and subscriptions. Proceeds, along with donations and sales from Fountain Lake Bookstore, support additional adult and children’s programs and supplies at the Albert Lea Public Library.
Special thanks to Freeborn County’s Janelle VanEngelburg, her Sentence-To-Serve team and the many Friends volunteers for their work on behalf of this event. A thank you to Ken Bertelson, who continues to provide delicious homemade treats to volunteers. Also, thanks to the engineering department of Albert Lea for providing the garage. The posters and bookmarks were made by Trish Whelan, library staff member, and we thank her. Many thanks to Marilyn Rahn, Book Sale Chair, who did a great job. We are grateful for the continued generous donations of books in good, clean condition from area residents, which can be placed in the blue bin at the bottom of the City Hall stairs.
Now in its 15th year, the Fountain Lake Bookstore is open year-round on the lower level of City Hall and is staffed by volunteers Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. When there are no staff, books can be purchased using the payment box near the office. .
We hope to see you at our 2022 fall sale.