2018-06-14 / News

Friends donate leftover books to veterans



The Friends of the Mary Willis Library was “thrilled” at the generosity shown for its annual Wilsbary book sale this year. “We had a great sale, and still had many books remaining. After we fully restocked the Friends shelves, we realized we didn’t have space to store them all,” Friends President Myra Blackmon said. So they contacted the VA Hospital in Augusta and delivered the books last Monday for the library there. “This way, we can continue to receive and process book donations for the sales shelf at the Mary Willis Library,” she added. Supporting the annual summer reading program is the largest – but not the only – investment of the Friends of the Library. Bob Frasier, the Volunteer Coordinator for the Charles Norwood VA Hospital (right) took delivery of the books from Elizabeth Crabbe and was very appreciative on behalf of the VA library. The Friends of the Mary Willis Library was “thrilled” at the generosity shown for its annual Wilsbary book sale this year. “We had a great sale, and still had many books remaining. After we fully restocked the Friends shelves, we realized we didn’t have space to store them all,” Friends President Myra Blackmon said. So they contacted the VA Hospital in Augusta and delivered the books last Monday for the library there. “This way, we can continue to receive and process book donations for the sales shelf at the Mary Willis Library,” she added. Supporting the annual summer reading program is the largest – but not the only – investment of the Friends of the Library. Bob Frasier, the Volunteer Coordinator for the Charles Norwood VA Hospital (right) took delivery of the books from Elizabeth Crabbe and was very appreciative on behalf of the VA library.

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