Friends of Library use treats, old books to raise money for Hoag

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 December 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – The Friends of Hoag Library held its annual Tasty Treats fund-raiser on Thursday night with chocolate, cookies and other baked goods prepared by S-n-L Sweet Escapes owner Sarah Brigham.

The Friends raise about $2,500 each year to support library programs with most of those dollars raised from an ongoing sale of used books. Proceeds from the Tasty Treats event will be used to pay for a holiday party for library staff, trustees and volunteers.

The Friends contributed $12,500 to the construction of the new library. The group welcomes more volunteers, said President Mary Anne Braunbach. Stop by the library for more information about joining the Friends or click here.

Lily Brigham, daughter of the S-n-L owner, serves some of the treats to Kae Wilbert during Thursday’s event. Lily’s brother Sawyer also has a tray of goodies in back.

The Friends are also selling ornaments and coffee mugs with an image of the former Swan Library. The Hoag Library opened in July 2012.