Cookie Sale, Ira’s Tree Of Knowledge Support Pennsauken Library

By Arlene Miller, Friends of the Pennsauken Free Public Library

Mother’s Day is coming up and that can mean only one thing: another Friends of the Pennsauken Free Public Library Cookie Sale, just in time to coddle Mom with sweets as good as if you made them yourself. We’ll open shop at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 13 in the Library lobby and close at 3:00 p.m. or until we run out of supplies. Cookies are $1 a bag and come in a variety of flavors; and if you’re a member of the Friends, you’ll even get a free bag for showing your membership card. But if you’re not a Friend, why not sign up that day, become a member and get your sign-up bag free?

There are other ways to honor Mom besides cookies. Consider giving her a beautiful brass leaf engraved with her name and a favorite quote or sentiment on Ira’s Tree of Knowledge on the Library lobby wall. It would let not only her but everyone else who passes it realize how special she is. Leaves are available to select, and each is $200. Lifetime members of the Friends are eligible for a 20 percent discount. You’ll find more information in the Ira’s Tree of Knowledge brochure on the lobby desk.

Funds raised by the Friends go to support the Pennsauken Free Public Library with resources and programs not covered in the organization’s operating budget.

Free Vision Screening And Eye Glasses Repair

Beginning May 22, we’ll host a series of events that were very popular last year: free vision screening and glasses repair from America’s Best Eyeglasses. The initial opportunity on Monday, May 22nd takes place from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. This program will then be held on Thursday, June 15 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.; and again on Thursday, July 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bring along your specs that need a little tightening or a new nose piece and take advantage of this free service. Your eyes will thank you!

Investment Fraud Presentation On June 5

Our investment fraud presentation takes place Monday, June 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library Community Room. In this age of identity theft and hacking, this timely program will help you make better choices with your investments and offer suggestions about keeping your finances safe. Registration at the circulation desk will be required beforehand, however, so don’t wait to sign up.

Poetry Awards Night On June 7

Remember, our Poetry Awards Night takes place Wednesday, June 7 in the Community Room. If you’re one of our poetry contest winners, you’ll be reading your entry, receiving your award, and having your picture taken for All Around Pennsauken. If not, join us anyway to hear and help celebrate the winners. We’ll be serving light refreshments as well following the presentations.

Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page for event highlights and up-to-the-minute news about the latest Friends activities. Or join us at our next regular meeting on Wednesday, June 14 at 7:00 p.m.

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