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Help library receive $5,000 by online voting

Friends of the Lincoln Library column
By: Jeri Chase Ferris Special to The News Messenger
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Did you read the June 28 Lincoln News Messenger article about Sierra College, funds due and our library (front page, ?Sierra College owes Lincoln $747,823?)? This is what the Placer County Grand Jury had to say (among other things): ??the Carnegie Library in Lincoln was closed. It was also noted that the Twelve Bridges Lincoln Library was open to the public on a very limited schedule and was seriously understaffed. ? The library was heavily dependent on the Friends of the Lincoln Library for volunteer staffing and program funding.? Wow! Do you see how important you are as a Friend of the Lincoln Public Library at Twelve Bridges? Thank you for your part in keeping Twelve Bridges Library open! Remember these words from the New York Public Library system: ?Google has not killed the library and e-books won?t do it either. The biggest threat to the public library in American culture is limited hours. The public library in America will only be irrelevant when it is inaccessible.? Help us win a $5,000 grant from Lego! Here?s another way we can keep our library open. No doubt you?ve heard about this potential grant from Lego, but in case you haven?t, here?s the info. Just go to the website given and choose us. Easy-peasy. Please nominate Lincoln Public Library for a $5,000 grant/gift that Lego is giving to the winning library as part of its ?Read, Build, Play? campaign. The top 200 libraries receive literacy education kits for children that include books and DUPLO bricks. You don?t have to join or ?like? anything to vote, just go to the link below, select CA>Lincoln>Lincoln Public Library and that?s it. (You can vote once a day through October.) Go to www.readbuildplay.com. Many thanks to Lego for offering this generous grant. Let?s win it! Book sale 1 to 4 p.m. July 14 at Twelve Bridges Library We support the library via Friends of the Lincoln Library (FOLL) book sales by donating our like-new hardback books or our gorgeous coffee table books or our exciting paperback books. We benefit by buying books we?ve been looking for that are now 50 cents each. Yes, hardback and paperback books are priced at 50 cents each. There will also be several cartfuls of children?s books at 25 cents each (the book, not the cart). We?ll have quite a few vintage books at various prices, all great bargains. And there will be a special sales table of large, colorful special-interest books, ranging from $2 to $50 each. How to donate your books What books to donate? (see above) Take them to the employee/volunteers/delivery door on the west side of the library by the outside book drop (see below for hours library is open). Can you get a donation receipt for tax purposes? Yes, indeed. Can you donate DVDs, CDs and films? Yes, indeed. Might your special book end up on the library shelf for check out? Yes, indeed. The library staff checks every single donated book to see if it is needed for the library?s collection. What an honor for your book! That long walk to the doors If you have mobility issues, please call ahead (434-2410) for a person to help you with a wheelchair from your car to the library. Library hours (keep in your datebook, iphone, etc.) Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 1 to 7 p.m. Thursdays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays: 1 to 5 p.m. Family Movie Night, 6 p.m. Saturday, July 21: ?Kung Fu Panda? Saturday, Aug. 18: ?The Lorax? The Willow Room will open at 5:30 p.m., with popcorn and soft drinks available for a very small price. The movie is free! This column is part of a Friends of the Lincoln Library series. Have a question? Contact the Friends at 434-2404, at friendsofthelincolncalibrary.org or e-mail FOLL@live.com. Author Jeri Chase Ferris is a Friends of the Lincoln Library member. This column may or may not necessarily express the opinions of The Lincoln News Messenger.