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FOPL celebrate National Friends of Libraries Week

ORANGE — Friends of the Orange Public Library (FOPL) are celebrating National Friends of Libraries Week, Oct. 19- Oct. 24 with a free drawing.

The 10th annual celebration is open to anyone six and older who visits the library this week.

The Friends of the Orange City Public Library were established in 1953 and members actively volunteer their time to assist the group with fundraising efforts that include the annual used book sale held every spring.

Friends of the Orange Public Library use the annual window drawing as a way to celebrate National Friends of Libraries as well as drawing attention to the available resources of the library. Each item in the window is donated and the design to display the pleasure of reading. The winner of a drawing will win the entire display of books and other items. Items range from snacks to blankets as well as books for various age groups.

HEB, The Jumping Bean Coffee, Orange Stationer, J. Porter, D. Sturdevant and V. Bonar donate items for this year’s window.

A library card or membership is not required to enter into the drawing. Individuals must be at least six years old.

Past winners, Orange Public Library staff and board members, and Friends of the Orange City Public Library board members are not eligible.

The lucky name will be drawn and notified on Monday, Oct. 26.