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Friends News



We raised $8,200 over the 3-day event. With most items priced from 50 cents to $2.00, that's a lot of books and multimedia materials sold! All proceeds support Cary Memorial Library’s programs, collections and services.

A special thanks to everyone who donates books and materials, and to all our book sorters, book sale workers, and other helpers who make the Spring and Fall Book sales possible. 

Please continue to donate, thank you again for supporting the November event—and see you in May for our annual Spring Book Sale!


A round of applause for Cary Memorial Library’s summer reading programs and activities!

  • 1,641 students participated in the Children’s Summer Reading Program, logging 29,890 hours. 
  • 77 students, entering 4th–6th grades, finished The Reading Challenge. 
  • 73 programs drew 3,220 attendees

Separately, but also funded by the Friends, was this year's Brickmania event, attracting 268 participants, plus 19 entries in this year's building contest.  27 children also took part in two Brickmania workshops. 

Bravo to the approximately 350 people who participated in the Adult Summer Reading Program. And hearty congratulations to Grand Prize winner Ben Ruesch, who received an Amazon Kindle.

Kudos also go to Asako Burr and Mahima Das, our Traveling Tote Bag Contest winners. During the contest, Friends received photos taken in Massachusetts, Maine, New York City, and Florida locations—as well as distant places, including India, Japan and South Africa!