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Curiosity, Camaraderie Keeps Library Friends Coming Back

November 16, 2017

After spending 1 or 2 days a week with each other for the past 20 years, the dedicated volunteers behind the Friends of the Marathon County Public Library acknowledge they’re more like family than friends. It’s a bond forged as pages flipped and the creative output of generations of writers — fiction, non-fiction, poetry, children’s and young adult picture books and literature — passed through their hands. Their curiosity led them to become shepherds on a mountain of words — likely billions of words, all within an arm’s reach — as they’ve methodically worked their hands around covers to keep their charge organized, sifting, weighing each book, and deciding whether someone might want to take an item home...

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Big Changes for the Friends of the Library

July 9, 2012

Things are changing for the Friends. The takeover of administrative duties formerly performed by library staff has largely been completed thanks to hard-working committee members. We still face decisions regarding how to handle our Wausau book sales because of possible changes to the third floor space. In that regard, several board members and the director made a trip to Janesville and Madison to investigate their book sale facilities. As to book sales, the May sale raised $6,473. There will be no book sale in August, and the November sale is in question due to space issues. We continue to raise significant revenue from our relationship with Giggil, a company that buys our surplus inventory. The Membership...

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2011 Wausau Book Sales

November 17, 2010

Mark your calendars! Visit the Friends of the Library book sales for new and gently used books, paperbacks, puzzles, software, videos, CD's, audio books and record albums! Most items are only 50¢! FEBRUARY 2011 Thu.,    2/3, 5-8pm | Members-Only Sale * Fri.,    2/4, 9:30am-4:30pm Sat.,    2/5, 9:30am-4:30pm Sun.,    2/6, 1-4pm | Bag Sale! / $5 per bag APRIL 2011 Thu,    4/28, 5-8pm | Members-Only Sale * Fri.,     4/29, 9:30am-4:30pm Sat.,     4/30, 9:30am-4:30pm Sun.,    5/01, 1-4pm | Bag Sale! / $5 per bag AUGUST 2011 (TBA... watch future newsletters or...

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Book Sale and Basket Auction

November 1, 2007

With Halloween behind us, we have the excellent opportunity to do some early gobbling at Wausau this weekend. The Friends of the Library are holding a Book Sale this weekend at the Wausau location. Sunday, November 4 is the special bag sale where you can cram your bag full for only $5.00.   What a deal! And while you are here, be sure to bid on several of the magnificent baskets that the Library Foundation has in the entrance of the Library.  Bids close on November 4,  so come in today and gobble up these deals.

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