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Hats off to the Lago Vista Public Library and the Friends of the Library

by Mike Killalea, NSD president

The good news for October is high praise for the Lago Vista Library, and its hard-working supporters, the Friends of the Library.

Despite kicking off on scary Friday the 13th (of October), and continuing into Saturday, the event raised beaucoup bucks with a bake sale, silent auction, membership renewals (only $25 per year!), and, last but not least, the actual book sale. The event was held at K-Oaks Clubhouse.

Final results are still being tallied, but FOL Vice President Jerry Nillson-Weiscott summed up the event in a word — “Fantastic.”

Turnout was great, despite the frightful calendar date. “More than 200 people came out on the first day,” Nillson-Weiscott remarked.

The FOL also set up its bold banned-book display at the book sale, and it was well received, Nillson-Weiscott said.

If you couldn’t make it, drop by the LV library, where a few goodies remain from the nearly 70 items offered at the silent auction. The remaining items include:

  • Special occasion coming up? Check out a heart-shaped diamond necklace generously donated by Ranch Road Jewelry ($1,800 estimated value);

  • Love whales? You’ll rave over the classy whale painting donated by Hawaii-based Wyland Galleries ($1,900 estimated value);

  • Enjoy Zilker Park with an annual pass.

There are other selections, too.

The FOL was even prepared for eclipse chasers, with glasses on hand for the occasion.

Hats off to the Friends of the Library, and to the Lago Vista Public Library.

Stay literate, my friends.

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