Albion library selling decorative chairs, memorial bricks

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 5 June 2013 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers – The annual chair auction to benefit Albion’s public library includes 30 chairs painted by local artists. Five of the chairs were used at the former Swan Library. The chairs will be bid on in a silent auction Friday and Saturday at the Strawberry Festival.

ALBION – Buy a funky chair. Honor your parents.

The Friends of the Hoag Library has two fund-raisers at this week’s Strawberry Festival. The group is having its annual chair auction, where local artists paint furniture. There will be 30 chairs up for bid, including five that were used in the former Swan Library.

The chairs can be bid on through a silent auction. The buyers will be picked on Saturday afternoon. The chairs will be at the former Swan Library on North Main Street.

There are about 100 bricks left over from the construction of the library at 134 South Main St. That building opened last July.

The Friends group wants to use those 100 bricks as part of a walkway at the new library. The bricks can be purchased for $65 as memorials.

The Friends will be at the former Swan site on Friday and Saturday to discuss the chair auction and memorial walkway.

The new Hoag Library also is selling memorial bricks for $65 each that will be part of a walkway by the library on South Main Street. Mary Anne Braunbach bought the first brick, in honor of her parents, Joseph and Clara DeCarlo.