Friends of the Library sees success with first Books and Brews event at Goat Island Brewing

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President of the Friends of the Public Libraries Tanya Allcorn, Board Members Oakley Calahan, and Julie Freeman (Sara Gladney for The Cullman Tribune)

CULLMAN, Ala. – The Friends of the Public Libraries of Cullman County held its first Books and Brews event at Goat Island Brewing Wednesday evening. The book sale featured a wide selection of books donated to the Cullman County libraries. The event was even more popular than expected, with all of the eight book tables surrounded by curious readers as soon as the event began. The book sale was created to reach a wider audience to spread awareness about the Cullman County Libraries and to raise funds for literacy projects done by the Friends.

Friends of the Public Libraries President Tanya Allcorn was excited by the good turn-out. She stated, “The Friends of the Public Libraries are so thankful to Goat Island Brewery for hosting a library fundraiser and increase awareness of our local library system. We are so grateful for all the community support in making our fundraising events a wonderful success.”

The Friends of the Library is a non-profit made up of Cullman businesses and community members. To join the Friends of the Library, fill out the online form at: http://www.ccpls.com/friends.html. The Friends may attend meetings to offer suggestions for specific library needs, volunteer to plan and carry out fundraising activities and encourage community awareness by sharing their passion for libraries, as well as enjoy 50% off book sale purchases.

Cullman County Public Libraries supported by the Friends include: Cullman County Public Library, Tom Bevill Library, Garden City Public Library, Hanceville Public Library, Guy Hunt Library and the Cullman County Bookmobile.

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