Whether you live in the Adirondacks or far away, please consider participating in a big, awesome library fund raiser this Saturday evening at The Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid. This is something that terrific indie bookstore owners Sarah and Mark Galvin cooked up after nearby Wells Memorial Library in Upper Jay, NY suffered devastating flood damage and lost virtually its entire children’s collection during Tropical Storm Irene. You may remember seeing some of the pictures on my blog…
Lots of you tweeted about the library damage (and shared on Facebook and retweeted and tweeted again!), so donations have been pouring in. But rebuilding and restocking the shelves is going to be a long process, so we wanted to do something more to help.
So this Saturday from 5-8, The Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid is hosting a big reception, book signing, community art project, and fund raiser for the library. If you live anywhere near Lake Placid, I hope you’ll join us for the readings, art, and silent auction of signed books and original children’s book art and prints. I’ll be there, along with artist Laura Ludwig Hamor (who has an amazing community art project lined up!) and authors Erin Dionne, Amy Guglielmo, Jon Katz, and Ammi-Joan Paquette.
If you’re far away, you can still make a donation to a gift card for the library by calling The Bookstore Plus at 518-523-2950. You can also call to order signed copies of any of our books (Signed books make great holiday gifts, don’t you think?)
20% of sales from Saturday night will be donated to the library, so if you call The Bookstore Plus at 518-523-2950 any time between now and Saturday, you can order books, let the bookstore know how you’d like them signed, and ask that your order count toward the library fundraiser.
If you have friends who live in the Adirondacks or friends who love libraries, please consider sharing this post! And if you live near Lake Placid, I so hope you’ll join us on Saturday if you can. It’s going to be a wonderful, fun night, all for a fantastic cause.