Saturday, December 15, 2007
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The Friends of the Newton County Library are sponsoring a gift tree just inside the lobby at the library. The tree is decorated with colorful paper ornaments each listing a type of book or audio visual item with the amount it takes to purchase the item. Anyone can donate the suggested amount to the Library to purchase a title in their name or to honor someone. Last season, Newton County residents donated over $2,500 to purchase 120 books, paperbacks and DVDs for the Children's Room and general collections at the library.
When someone donates funds for the book or DVD, a book plate will be placed on the item that will show the name of the donor and the person who the donation is to honor. Every dollar that can be raised through the efforts of the Friends' Gift Tree brings many dollars worth of benefits to the community and growing population.
The ornaments for donations include: $10 for paperback books, $20 for children's books, $25 for adult books, $20 for DVD titles, $75 for audio books on cassette or CD-ROM, and an ornament that suggests a general donation to the library. The Friends' Gift Tree will be in the Library through the first of the New Year. Call 770-787-3231.