Beginning Friday, November 20, the library building will be closed to the public.  Curbside Pickup Service and 24/7 Locker Pickups will still be available.  Read this news release for more information.

Books, Baskets, and Bids 2020

Logo for Books, Baskets, & Bids 9 3/4 fundraiser


ELPL’s annual fundraiser, Books, Bites, and Bids, could not take place in April due to the pandemic. It was sorely missed in so many ways.  But we saved all the wonderful items donated for BBB so that you can make a dent in your holiday shopping list while supporting the library by shopping our online auction!

Books, Baskets & Bids 9 ¾
November 18-November 23
Online Auction

The wonderful baskets and donations that you usually see at BBB will be available from the convenience of your favorite chair! Get out some yummy snacks and click through the choices. Our online auction website, 32Auctions, will let you know if you are outbid on an item. You won’t be getting your steps in like you do at the library's normal fundraiser but you won’t miss out on bidding on something that you wanted.

When the auction is over, you can do one of two things:

1) Pick up and pay for your items at the service desk (cash, check or charge).

2) Pay online and pick up your items at the service desk or arrange for a Curbside Pickup.

Mark your calendars and plan to “attend” Books, Baskets & Bids 9 ¾!  Find the auction site online at 32Auctions.  The auction will go live on November 18.  If you have any questions, feel free to call Phyllis Thode at 517-351-2420, ext. 6516, or email her at

Gift basket from the online auction
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