Friends of Delano Library prepare for photo exhibit, book sale

The Friends of the Delano Library are getting ready for two events at the Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E. — the library’s 17th annual photo exhibit and its annual used book sale. March 1 is the deadline for people from the area to bring in items for both events.

The Friends are inviting both amateur and professional photographers to exhibit their most memorable photos at the library throughout March. Bring framed and/or matted photos to the library before Saturday, March 1, so your work can be entered into the exhibit catalog and hung before the open house. Each photo must be submitted with a form in order to be exhibited and must be ready to hang. Forms are available at the library desk.

An open house for the photography exhibit will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, at the library. The Friends are inviting the public to view the photos, and meet the photographers. John Pennoyer will speak at 6:30 p.m. about basics of digital nature photography. Bring your own digital camera and owner’s manual and he will try to answer all of your questions so you can use your camera to its fullest potential.

For information about the exhibit, contact the Delano Public Library at 763-972-3467. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, 1-8 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1-6 p.m. on Fridays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.


Used Book Sale

The Friends of the Delano Library are collecting gently used books for the annual used book sale to be held from 1-8 p.m. Thursday, April 10, and from 1-6 p.m. Friday, April 11, but all donations must be received no later than Saturday, March 1.

Materials that are not acceptable include magazines, Reader’s Digests, National Geographic issues, any book sets, encyclopedias, VHS format tapes, and any book that has torn pages, writing in it, or has yellowed pages. Unacceptable books must be culled and thrown away before donating or this will create extra work for volunteers who will throw unwanted books away.

“Please go through books diligently before donating them to the book sale,” said Friends spokesperson MaryAnn Bernat.

Donations will not be accepted at the library after March 1. They will be accepted again in September for the next sale.

At the used book sale, all books will be priced at less than a dollar. All proceeds from the sale are used by the Friends of the Delano Public Library to aid the Delano branch by providing money for programming, events, furniture, refurbishment and  new materials for the permanent collection.