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Along with books, DVDs and audiobooks, the Back Mountain Memorial Library also offers a variety of interesting opportunities for the general public, both young and old.

The Friends group of the Library is currently seeking new members to join this actively involved, fun group. The primary purpose of the Friends group is to assist in various fundraising projects that benefit the library, including the following: Luncheon with a Special Author, fruit/citrus sale, mailing of Annual Appeal letters and quarterly newsletters and organizing and hosting the Basket Booth at the library’s annual auction. Stop by or call the library at 675-1182 if you are interested in joining. The Friends meet monthly at 1 p.m. on Fridays.

Calling all artists. Did you know the Back Mountain Memorial Library has a Gallery Art Wall and offers local artists an amazing opportunity to display your work on a monthly basis? Any type of artwork, including tapestry, oils, watercolors, drawings, photography, etc. is considered. Call the library for more information on this chance for a free month of Gallery space.

Another convenient opportunity to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables occurs at the library’s Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every each Saturday. Many farmers/vendors will bring their fresh produce and other delicious food items each week until Oct. 5.

Remember the library’s Slightly Read Bookshop will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays during the Farmers Market. It will also be open during the week for summer hours from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Regular bookshop days and hours will resume after Labor Day.

And last but not least…an opportunity for the younger readers in your families. If you have completed your eight books for Summer Reading, get ready to have fun at the final party at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15 in the outdoor Aauction section of the library. There will be more information to come.

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