Dine Out for the Library

ImageTeaming up with your community's restaurants is a great way to raise money for your library, and a fine way to connect & collaborate with local businesses. Here are two examples of successful Dine Out for the Library events.  Have you done a restaurant collaboration fundraiser also?  Please leave a comment if your library has done one too! Caestecker Public Library (Green Lake):

The Cure for Reader's Digest Condensed Books

Librarians joke that Reader's Digest Condensed Books are the zucchini of the library world — like a bagful of squash deposited on your doorstop by a neighbor, these abridged anthologies get donated by the bagful at libraries.  Sadly, the fate of most of these books is doomed — most libraries don't add them to their collections and find them well-nigh unsellable at their book sales. But now, a genius idea!


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