Rootbeer floats, jukebox and book sale at Mt. Sterling Library

Messenger photo by Kristy Zurbrick Steve Chambers, director of the Mount Sterling Community Museum, hangs out at the 1961 Seeburg jukebox donated to the museum by Mount Sterling resident Danny Crawford. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 25, the Mount Sterling Friends of the Library will play the jukebox in the library and hand out free rootbeer floats in celebration of National Friends of the Library Week.
Messenger photo by Kristy Zurbrick
Steve Chambers, director of the Mount Sterling Community Museum, hangs out at the 1961 Seeburg jukebox donated to the museum by Mount Sterling resident Danny Crawford. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 25, the Mount Sterling Friends of the Library will play the jukebox in the library and hand out free rootbeer floats in celebration of National Friends of the Library Week.

(Posted Oct. 23, 2014)

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor

The Mount Sterling Friends of the Library are celebrating National Friends of the Library Week with their first-ever book sale.

The sale runs through Oct. 25 during regular library hours and features new and used books. Friends members will hand out specially designed bookmarks, serve free rootbeer floats, and spin 1950s and ‘60s music on the Community Museum’s antique jukebox from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 25.

“This is the first year the Mount Sterling Friends of the Library have done something significant recognizing ‘their week,’ ” said Melissa Reece, library staff liaison to the Friends group.

Established eight years ago, the volunteer group raises funds to purchase materials and support programs at the library. Recent Friends-funded purchases include security cameras, large print books, and gas money for the bookmobile.

The Friends’ annual fundraisers include the upcoming holiday fashion show luncheon on Nov. 8 at Mount Sterling Church of the Nazarene. Friends members, library staffers and other volunteers model clothing from Fashion Barn. This year’s event also will feature live piano music. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the library or at the door the day of the event. Other regular fundraisers include a Victorian tea in February and a spaghetti dinner in March.

“The Friends also recently purchased their first display case and will have it filled with Friends items such as t-shirts, mugs and book bags with the group’s name on them,” Reece said. The items will be available for purchase on an ongoing basis.

The group meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. New members are always welcome. Officers are: Linda Clemans, president; Casey O’Neill, secretary; and Beverly Bobo, treasurer.

The library is located at 60 W. Columbus St. and at mtsterlingpubliclibrary.org. Hours are: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 12-7 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday; 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday and Saturday. For details, call (740) 869-2430.

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