The 30th Annual Book Sale raised more than $40,000 to benefit the Plano libraries!
Shoppers lined up more than two hours ahead of the 6 p.m. opening time on Aug. 1 to get first choice of nearly 100,000 books.
Many Friends' members, community volunteers, and our corporate volunteer partners, Market Street and On Target, all donated time and energy to ensure all was ready and sales continued at a brisk pace for the next two days.
A special thank you goes to the Plano Sunrise Rotary for their continued support packing and shipping the leftover books - this year to English speaking countries in Africa. Recycling and re-using at it's finest!
The Texas Library Association recently honored Friends' with the 2013 Benefactor Award
TLA's Benefactor Award recognizes substantial donations by individuals, institutions and organizations that have a significant impact on libraries and their programs.
Maribel Castro, 2013 TLA Awards Committee Chair, presented the award to Friends' President, Scott Johnson.
The Medical Center of Plano recently donated $5,000 to the Friends to benefit the Plano libraries.
Ben Harris of the Medical Center of Plano presented the check to members of the Friends' board.