Bunco Babes cash in for library

Published: Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 15:33 PM.

The Friends buy books, periodicals, newspapers, computer software and DVDs the library could not otherwise afford.

For example, the latest donation from the Reid Avenue Bunco Babes – who two weeks ago held their sixth library fundraiser in less than three years – is earmarked for additional books, books on CD and for DVDs.

“It used to be that we had a limit on our DVDs and our books on CDs,” Colbert said, noting that both items are popular with snowbirds. “Now because of the Bunco Babes anybody can check out twice as many DVDs or CDs as they did before, four instead of just two.

“This is invaluable for us. And the snowbirds are very important to us.”

Despite a tighter operational budget, which has necessitated the closing of the library on Saturdays, the Port St. Joe Public Library remains a popular community asset.

Memberships and visits are up, the use of the computers at the library is up and many use the free Wi-Fi available at the library.

On a recent weekday, several youngsters were at the computers working on class assignments to compensate for not having a computer at home.



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