Friends of the Belle Library hold membership day at Barb’s Books

By Edward Gehlert, Staff Writer
Posted 5/12/21

BELLE — Friends of the Belle Library (FoBL) celebrated member appreciation day with a barbecue and bake sale at Barb’s Books in downtown Belle, Saturday, April 24.

Members worked on …

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Friends of the Belle Library hold membership day at Barb’s Books

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BELLE — Friends of the Belle Library (FoBL) celebrated member appreciation day with a barbecue and bake sale at Barb’s Books in downtown Belle, Saturday, April 24.

Members worked on various tasks at the bookstore such as organizing books, stocking shelves and finding appropriate prices for rare books that had been donated. In addition to being available for purchase in store, these special books are sold on Amazon and other internet book sites. Volunteers at the store also hosted a bake sale and barbecue.

“I think the day went very well,” said Barb’s Book manager Jeremy Smith. “For me the most important thing is that so many people are here and came out and did a lot of hard work today. They came out to show that they really do care about the bookstore opening up and they really want to participate to make this bookstore, and through transference, the entire community better.”

Between book and food sales FoBL generated $159 to help support its literacy goals for the community. This was the first time the store had been open to the public in 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A tentative full reopening has been set in June and will be dependent on the availability of volunteers.  

One of FoBL’s accomplishments has been the creation and operation of one of the largest nonprofit bookstores in the region, Barb’s Books. Barb’s Books began under the efforts of Barb Huse and since its inception has offered books to the community at yard-sale prices. All of the proceeds from sales go to help fund the organization's mission.

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