Friends of Library silent auction

Gift ideas galore

Gift baskets brimming full of good finds are going on display for a great cause: programming at the Invermere Public Library.

The Friends of the Library annual silent auction starts this Saturday, November 25th and runs until Saturday, December 9th.

Be sure to check out the themed gift baskets, quilts, books, wine, golf passes, and more that have been generously donated for the auction. Sheilla Bonny, Friends of the Library volunteer, urges people to bid early and bid often for the one-of-a-kind items up for grabs.

“This is a really good opportunity to buy Christmas presents,” Ms. Bonny suggests. “You’ll find interesting, unique, and creative items for everyone on your gift list.”

Last year, the auction raised more than $3,000 for library programs through the sale of more than 100 items. The organization is hoping to match or exceed last year’s total.

The Friends of the Library is a volunteer organization that believes in the value of the library; their mission is to improve facilities and services offered by the Invermere Public Library. The group sponsors fundraising events to support library programs and services, and accepts donations on the library’s behalf.

The Friends of the Library have a couple fundraisers throughout the year: the big book sale is their largest fundraiser, followed by the silent auction.

Friends of the Library is also hosting a Christmas book sale in the Lions Den at the Columbia Valley Centre. The mini book sale takes place Friday, December 1st from 4-8 p.m., and Saturday, December 2nd from 10 a.m. -4 p.m.

With the move of the library to the Columbia Valley Centre, the Friends of the Library have also moved locations. The new book donation centre is across the street from the new library, just south of the Invermere Court House (645 4th St.). There is a drive-up access and a large book donation box by the entrance.

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