With Donuts, Coffee, Pizza and Books
When staff at Central Library saw the line of voters already snaking across the parking lot at 7:30 a.m. election morning, we worried that some of those voters would become discouraged by the long wait (up to 3.5 hours), and walk away before voting.
But the entrepreneurial Girls Scouts of troop 5221 – who arrived very early and spent all day selling donuts, coffee, homemade baked goods and even pizza to queuing voters – inspired us to do what we do best: Provide books to readers!
A booktruck full of popular trade paperbacks was quickly assembled by the Friends of the Library’s Book Sale Donation Processing Team, then taken out to the parking lot and offered free to anyone waiting in line.
After voting, the books could be returned, purchased, or traded for a Library book.
And whether your candidates won or lost, the Library staff is grateful to every person who came out to vote yesterday – thank you for taking part in our democracy!