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The afternoon project was fun for 13-year-old Lena Jursa,
left, and Janellie Roach.


Amber Dowd, 13, was busy
decorating one of the 48 bags
needed for treats for

The Homewood Library’s Junior Friends of the Library gathered Friday, Oct. 16, to decorate bags that were filled with treats for the many volunteers who work the Saturday book sales from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the library.

The juniors decorated 48 bags and filled them with bottled water, granola bars and candy. Each Saturday between six and eight volunteers who work the book sale at the library will receive a treat bag.  The weekly sale of books, magazines, cassettes and other materials are sold on the library’s second floor.

Gehrig Lucas, 6, got creative
with his treat bag.

The sale is sponsored by the Friends of the Library that gives the money to the library for special projects.

In 2014, the Friends of the Library donated $52,000 to cover the costs of creating a space on the east side of the second floor for junior high and high school readers. The space has been named the FORT for Friends of Remarkable Teens. The gift covered the cost of construction of the space that included reworking of the heating, air conditioning and lighting, as well as purchasing the modular walls.

Ethan Tomek, 11, shows off
his artistic skills.

John Burke, president of the Friends, said the group gave its unanimous support to the project. 

Photos by Marilyn Thomas/HF Chronicle.


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