From 8 a.m. until noon each Thursday, local children come to the Carnegie Library to choose a free book from hundreds of choices laid out on tables in the library’s courtyard. To date, 3,054 books have been given away. It takes an hour to set up the tables and books, four hours to man the program and a half-hour to re-box the books and cart them off for storage until the next week. The Friends need help in presenting this program. To volunteer, go to either the Carnegie or the Twelve Bridges Library and pick up papers to entitle you to be finger-printed for free. Take the paper to the police station from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday or Saturday and be finger-printed. Call 645-3470 to let Shirley Russell know you will be on deck to help. Help is needed for the full 5½ hours or any portion of the time.