Library holding silent auction

Morinville Community Library Manager sits by the Christmas tree with a signed and number Louis L’Amour novel and a ceramic Santa Claus, two of the many items up for bid in the library’s upcoming silent auction. – Morinville News Staff Photo

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Some unique items will be up for bid at the Morinville Community Library beginning next Monday and running throughout the week. The library’s silent auction fundraiser runs Dec. 3 to 8 and Library Manager Isabelle Cramp said it is a good time for patrons and visitors to obtain some interesting Christmas gifts while helping the library fund new programs.

“”We’ll have a variety of items – anything from a signed and number book from the author Louis L’Amour to prints and children’s Disney toys,” Cramp said. “There will be something for everyone.”

The library is still looking for more silent auction donations. Cramp said those wishing to make a donation can do so at anytime. “We’ll be happy to accept donations,” Cramp said, adding there are no specific items being sought. “We don’t have any specific items [in mind]. The auction is meant to have something for everyone and for all price ranges.”

Cramp said the funds raised from the weeklong silent auction are targeted for the library’s programs, including a couple new initiatives – a Lego club and a video game club. The former is open to all ages – the latter targets youth in particular. “We are trying to have enough funds to make sure that we have the proper equipment to do that and also to be able to plan for those clubs,” Cramp said, adding existing library programs have been going well since the library reopened in September. “The movie program has been extremely popular. Even with us offering two showings of the same movie, we basically filled up our room both times within the very first day registration was open.”

The library manager said the library is currently looking to have the projector and sound system mounted in the program room’s ceiling, a move that will allow roughly another dozen to attend each of the popular family movie showings.

Those interested in donating an item to the silent auction can call 780-939-3292 for more information.

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