We operate a store to sell gently-used books to raise money to supply our three local libraries with funds to support library programs.
To stimulate interest in the needs, services, and facilities of the Fairfield-Suisun Community Library, to encourage suitable gifts and to engage in fundraising activities to benefit the library.
We diversified our fund-raising activities to include various donations of materials that we subsequently turned in to receive funds from organizations. We created a Dickens Victorian Evening (including costumes), with raffles, silent auctions, music, and dining. The event was so successful and fun that we have been asked to host the event again.
We plan to use funds raised from GLS for two major operational purchases;$6,000 to create a website and $10,000 to purchase an electronic inventory system to manage inventory for the store used to raise funds for library programs.