Friends of Baldwin Library holding fundraiser
The Friends of the Baldwin Public Library are hosting their third annual Books, Bags and Bagels event Sunday, March 22, from 1 to 3 p.m., where shoppers can find gently used handbags, totes and books. Throughout the sale, shoppers and visitors are invited to browse and discover gently used handbags and totes priced at a dollar and higher. The sale will also offer a collection of high quality used books, as well as bagels and coffee. All proceeds will support the Friends of the Baldwin Public Library in their ongoing efforts to support programs, services and the annual summer reading program at the library. In 2019, the group donated over $45,000 to Baldwin Public Library after raising money through annual memberships and book sales. “We have been collecting sale items for several months now and are hoping for a great turnout from the community. We are looking forward to raising even more money for the library with this new type of fundraising event,” said LaToya Stroker, event chair. The group is accepting donations at the library's circulation desk in the lobby for the bag sale through Friday, March 20. Any purse, designer or otherwise, in a gently used condition, is welcome. All donations are tax deductible. Established in 1950, Friends of the Baldwin Public Library is a non-profit association supporting and enhancing the goals of the library. The Friends of the Baldwin Public Library seek to enrich the community and the library by encouraging citizens of all ages to enjoy and support the library.