The Need for Fundraising: Books, Bites and Bids

Books, Bites, and Bids
Books, Bites, and Bids

It would be wonderful if libraries had all the money they needed to operate and to be innovative; however, the reality is that many public libraries struggle to balance their budgets and to keep up with the rising costs of materials, staff and technology.  The East Lansing Public Library (ELPL) is no exception to this reality, and this is why ELPL holds our annual fundraiser, Books, Bites and Bids, every April.

Books, Bites and Bids is on Friday, April 21 from 5:30pm to 9:00pm. With the library’s interior renovations completed, the event is returning to ELPL this year, 950 Abbot Rd.

Mark your calendars for this fun event, which is a great time for families, couples and singles.  This year features Tim Busfield and Melissa Gilbert as special guests; music by Treble Hook Conundrum; food by Grand Grillin’; beer and wine; children’s activities; and a silent auction.  Some of the silent auction items include a romantic getaway at the English Inn, a season ticket package from Lansing United, art pieces from Mackerel Sky, Lansing Symphony tickets and so much more!

PopUp Library
PopUp Library

We are hoping to raise money to purchase a pop-up library, like this one owned by the Grandview Heights Public Library (see picture at right), that we can take to area festivals, the farmers market schools and retirement centers, or to create a fun and delightful  entrance to the renovated children’s area.

Come checkout your new library and help ELPL remain vibrant and future thinking.

Books, Bites and Bids:
April 21, 2017 from 5:30pm to 9:00pm at the library
Tickets are $30 per person or $60 per couple/family

Register for Books, Bites, and Bids online, or stop by the library to buy tickets and for more information.

See you at ELPL on April 21 for Books, Bites and Bids!

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