The Friends of the Library group in Durant will be holding their second annual Christmas sale at the end of November.
The sale will run from Thursday, Nov. 29 through Saturday Dec. 1. The sale will run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
On Dec. 1, at the end of the sale, the group will be having a drawing to win a quilt made by a quilting class at the library.
The quilt was made by the students of Dr. Dottie Davis during a 12 week quilting class held at the library.
“I enjoy offering these classes to the community,” said Davis.
Students made each block of the quilt and Davis sewed them together to complete the quilt. The class decided to donate the quilt to the Friends of the Library to use for fundraising to support the Donald W Reynolds Community Center and Library.
The friends of the Library recently raised over $2,000 with its annual book sale in October. The group is trying to branch out and use other means to raise funds said Circulation and Administrative Assistant Angie Mullin.
On top of the three day sale itself, a ticket to win the quilt is given for every one dollar donation to the Friends of the Library.
“We had 1,000 ticket printed. We wouldn’t mind having to go back to the printer,” said Mullin.
Members of the Friends of the Library will also be setting up in the front entrance of the Donald W Reynolds Community Center and Library periodically until the sale to collect ticket for the quilt.
All proceeds from the sale will go to the Friends of the Library to aid the library in various ways. The Friends of the Library is an organization set up to aid libraries across the nation.
Each group aids its local library in different ways. The Friends of the Library group in Durant has provided statues and artwork as well as supporting data bases the library could otherwise not afford.