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In Memoriam

Carol Getchman: 1936-2017
She shared her love of books.


Carol Getchman was a devoted and active member of Friends of the Lacey Library from the very beginning.  April 10, 1972 was the first informal meeting and she became the first Co-President, effective May 8, 1972. She was there raising funds for the new library. She was there at every Friends meeting. She was there for every forum and gathering of the Friends. She was there when Lacey Loves to Read was initiated. She was there when the first quilt show was displayed in the library.

She with her husband, Art, took on the most difficult and demanding job with the Friends. In 1972, beginning with a little kiosk inside our Market Square location, Carol and Art began our book sales, which they continued to manage until 2005. Today, we have many volunteers who help with our sales. But for years, it was primarily Carol and Art who organized and advertised them; collected, sorted, stored and set up the books; and collected the money. In later years, Carol recruited and trained book sale volunteers. She and Art were both greatly missed when, because of poor health, they had to relinquish the book sales to another volunteer. She continued to attend Friends meetings and give her recommendations, plus participated in the Monday sorting of books.

We, the Friends, miss her and grieve with her family.

by Dee Corwin and Charlotte Hunter

Oldies but goodies at February 2017 book sale

morning-paper 640x580Beginning readers are in for a treat. We have vintage LeapPad Starts for sale (roughly 20) with lots of books to go with them. Pads will run at $5 a piece and books at $1 or less. Might want to consider becoming a member to get these puppies at the Friday pre-sale before the rest of the public the very next day.

We also have a good collection of VHS movies and music CDs for sale along with the our regular supply of non-fiction, mysteries, children’s books, fiction and other miscellaneous items (it’s always a surprise on what turns up).

Count on the best prices around: $1 hardbacks and trade paperbacks, 25-cent paperbacks (less if you buy five at a time) and children’s books that start at 25 cents.

Sale particulars:
Friday, February 3–1 pm to 4:30 pm (members pre-sale*)
Saturday, February 4–9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Lacey Timberland Library, 500 College Street SE.  Turn right in the foyer toward the meeting room.

*Join the Friends and gain access to this pre-sale. Memberships are available at the door: $5 individuals and $10 family.

Lend a hand now

checklist 640x745Interested in helping out one of the most active Friends group in the South Sound? Add us to your checklist for 2017.  We’re looking for volunteers to help with these tasks:

These positions or assignments are vacant or need an immediate replacement:
Bargain Books (ongoing sale)
Bimonthly Book Sales
Publicity Chairperson (board position)

Additional hands are needed in these areas:
Books for Babies Outreach
Internet Sales

Membership not required (except for board posts) to volunteer but we sure appreciate it. Take me to the membership page.

Need more information? Sure, email, we’re happy to talk with you.

It’s Time for Membership Renewal!

Click above to download.

Membership renewal begins in January each year.

It is also an opportunity to think about and inquire about new volunteer opportunities.  There are new volunteer categories on the membership app.  If you circle one or two that interest you, a board member will contact you with further info and answer your questions.

Membership fees remain unchanged: $5 for Individuals, $10 for Families and a Lifetime Membership is $100 (no renewal necessary).  You can bring your application to the Annual Meeting on Saturday, Jan 14th, mail it to the library address on the form, or bring it in and place it in the money box on the wall by the in house book sale.  Thanks for all your support and book donations.