The Inaugural rare and collectable books silent book-auction hosted by the Friends of the Public Library (FOTPL) closed Mar. 25, winning bids have not been collected but books that usually sell for a dollar have seen bids in the $10 to $150 range.
“The Friends of the Library [hosted] its first book auction thanks to an overflow of donations from generous community members,” said Mayor Bob Kellar, “We hope this event will encourage community members to find new books to read and enjoy this year.”
The event sponsored by the FOTPL, offered a wide selection of unique books available for bidding at the Canyon Country, Newhall and Valencia Library. All proceeds from the auction will go toward supporting the Friends of the Library.
The Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library is an active group of Santa Clarita residents who volunteer, advocate and fundraise to meet the needs of the Santa Clarita Public Library. All of the proceeds from fundraising events and programs sponsored by the Friends of the Library go towards providing new materials and programming at the Santa Clarita Public Library.
If you would like to join their group, membership to the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library is open to the community. For more information about how to join, please visit SantaClaritaLibrary.com.