Monthly Archives: June 2009

2009 Book/Food Sale a Success

The 6th annual Book/Food Sale, held on June 27th, was a great success.  Even though the morning started out rainy, the eager shoppers filled the vestibule of the Howard Lake Community Room waiting until the 9 AM starting time to scoop up bargains and treasures.   The food staff had the coffee perked, the sloppy joes bubbling and the strawberries chilled in the silver punch bowl ready to serve our guests.

Shoppers were greeted by table after table of books carefully sorted into categories by the Friends.  If the boxes and bags full of books, tapes, magazines and puzzles leaving the building were any indication, we had many happy customers.

A heartfelt thank you  to the Wright County Chapter of Thrivent for providing  matching funds, and another thank you to everyone who dined and shopped with us allowing us to make our goal.

The 2010 sale will again be held during Good Neighbor Days.  Watch this website for more information.   And remember, you may always drop donated materials at the Howard Lake City Offices.

Check out the photos from our 2009 sale.

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Penny & Sara to Return to the Library

Penny & Sara, the reading therapy dogs, along with their owners will be back at the Howard Lake Library on June 20th, from 11:30 to 12:45.  If you have school aged children, why not let them share a story with the dogs.  Sara & Penny have never heard a story they didn’t like.

For more information, contact one of the librarians at 320.543.2020.

Photos from June 20, 2009



6th Annual Book & Food Sale to be Held June 27th

The Friends of the Howard Lake Library are pleased to invite you save money on great books, enjoy a sloppy joe sandwich & top it all off with a dish of strawberry shortcake.  Coffee & Kool Aid for just a quarter.  Join us on June 27th, starting at 9 AM.  This event runs until 1 PM.  From 12:30 to 1 PM, get one of our bags and fill it with books for just $1.   This event is held in the Howard Lake Community Room, above theLibrary.

Most paperback & children’s books are .25; hardcover fiction .50 and others as priced.  We will also have VHS movies, DVDs & music CDs for sale.  We are again offering jig saw puzzles.  Stock up–winter is long.

This sale is the major fundraiser for the Friends of the Library and we are happy to be provided matching funds through the Wright County Chapter of Thrivent.    If you have items you would like to donate, please drop them in the entryway of the Howard Lake City Offices or at the Howard Lake Drug Store.   For more information, contact the library at 320.543.2020.  See you at the sale!!

The following scenes are from last year’s event.  Don’t miss the fun.

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