Thank you!June 30th, 2015
Being surrounded by books all day, you would think that I could find the words to adequately thank everyone who helped make the 2015 Curtis Friends Book Sale a success. But alas, words escape me.
Hundreds of people gave up hours of their time to bake treats, lug boxes, organize books, assist shoppers and clean up after it was all over! When all was said and done, our volunteers moved nearly 3000 boxes of 70,000 books. Visitors from as far away as North Carolina devoured what we offered and on Sunday when the doors closed, we only had 13,117 books left over.
Thank you to the volunteers who baked / bought / brought food to keep the volunteer machine running. This was an invaluable service! I sampled all the offerings and can easily say we have some very talented cooks among us!
Thank you to Wicked Joes as well as Building Supervisor Melissa Hall and her daughter, Development Associate Joyce Schmitt and her daughter and Executive Director Elisabeth Doucett who came on Friday to got us all going with the debut of 23 Pleasant, the new Curtis blend of coffee. We all needed the extra caffeine to help the thousands of visitors that streamed through our doors.
While the numbers are official yet, this book sale grossed the second highest revenue of any sale to date! That is amazing. 100% of the net proceeds come back to support Curtis Memorial Library through programming, additions to the collection, staff development and other extremely important endeavors, all to benefit our community.
We could not have reached this milestone without each on of our volunteers! You make me proud to come to work each day and happy to be involved in such an amazing event!