It’s back bigger and better than ever: more kids’ books, more cookbooks, fantastic fiction, a huge selection of arts, crafts & decorating books and so much more. We continue to offer sloppy joes and our famous strawberry shortcake. Don’t forget to try the homemade cupcakes!
Plan to get some great food and good books. And remember–all proceeds stay local and help the programs & projects of the Howard Lake Library.
The Friends of the Howard Lake Library will host their annual pumpkin painting event on October 15th in the Howard Lake Community room. For $3 per person ($10 max per family) your artist gets a pumpkin, paint, cookies & a beverage.
Two sessions are available: 9 AM and 10 AM. Space is limited so please register at the Howard Lake Library. Contact them at 320.543.2020.
Please wear your old painting clothes and come ready to create a masterpiece.
Here are some photos from previous years. Come join the fun!
Thank you to all who helped make the Friends of the Howard Lake Library 2016 sale a success. Whether you shopped for just that perfect book or enjoyed a sloppy joe and luscious strawberry shortcake, your continued support enables the Friends to help our library. From prizes for the Summer Reading Program to comfy furniture to internet stations to programs for children & adults and more, we couldn’t do it without you.
Check out the photos to get a glimpse of just what it takes to get the tables full of books ready for the sale. It starts with a mountain of boxes of books that have already been sorted by genres. Then those boxes are moved to the tables that will hold the different categories. Next the books are tabled with those categories in mind. The final step is to alphabetize the fiction by author (NOT a small task) and put up the signs. Ready for 9:00 A.
M. and the sale to begin. And we’ll do it all again in 2017. See you there!
On Saturday June 25th, the doors to the Howard Lake Community Room at 617-6th Ave (above the library) will open at 9AM for the 13th Annual Friends of the Howard Lake Library Book/Food Sale. Most books are priced at .25 & .50 with coffee table sized and special offerings priced separately. In addition to the fabulous books, movies, music CDs & jigsaw puzzles will also be available for purchase. At 12:30 the Friends’ famous “Bag of Books for a Buck” sale will begin until closing. This is the perfect time to stock up as there is NO LIMIT on the number of bags you may purchase.
The fellowship tables will be set up and ready for customers during the entire sale. Sloppy joes & chips and luscious strawberry shortcake are on the menu. Coffee, bottled water & Kool Aid will also be for sale. To go boxes are available. Buy some books, have lunch with your family & friends and help the library out at the same time. This is the major fundraiser for the Friends for 2016. Funds are used for library programs and projects and to provide patrons with a better library experience.
For more information contact the library at 320.543.2020. Enjoy some photos for the 2015 sale.
Don’t miss out some of the best deals this holiday season. The Friends of the Howard Lake Library will be hosting their holiday shopping Book-tique on Saturday Dec. 5th from 10 AM to 1 PM and again on Monday Dec. 7th from 2 PM to 5 PM. Gift quality used books along with holiday decor, gifts items & a wonderful selection of DVDs are the hallmark of this sale. We will also have our famous beaded book thong book marks (only $2.00!) and corner bookmarks for $1.00 Be sure to look for the Minion bookmarks. Great prices and great selections abound. All proceeds allow the Friends of the Library to support library programs & projects.
Check out the photos from previous years and hope you all can make it.
A hearty thank you to all who made our Friends of the Howard Lake Library fundraiser sale a huge success. Shoppers found wonderful books for sale and the food was not to be missed. Our group was approved by Thrivent for matching funds and we did make our goal. Thank you Thrivent for recognizing the worthwhile work we do. Check out the before photos to see just how much work is done the final day before the sale and compare to the nicely organized tables ready for customers.
See you in June 2016!
On June 17th, 2015 over 50 people enjoyed singer/songwriter Paul Spring (provided with Legacy funds). He had the audience singing, dancing and just having a good time. The Friends of the Library provided the after program treats- ice cream floats and cookies- and noisemakers to take home. Thanks to all who attended this fun afternoon. Check out some of the action:
On Saturday, June 27 the Howard Lake Community Room (above the library) doors open at 9:00 for both books and food. Most books are priced at .25 and .50. Coffee table sized and special offerings will be priced separately. There will also be movies, music CDs and jigsaw puzzles for sale. At 12:30 until closing at 1 PM our fabulous bargain of “a bag of books for a buck” will be available. This is the perfect time to stock up for the year as there is NO LIMIT on the number of bags you may purchase.
The eating area will again feature sloppy joes & chips and luscious strawberry shortcake. Coffee, water & Kool Aid will also be for sale. Having lunch with your friends and family at the book sale has become a community tradition so please join us and help the library at the same time. For more information contact the library at 320.543.2020.
This is the major fundraiser for the Friends for 2015. Funds are used for library programs & projects and to provide the patrons with a better library experience.
Matching funds are provided by Thrivent–Thank You!
Here are some photos of the 2014 sale: