Don’t miss the Books & Buns dinner on Thursday, October 26

After shopping for books at the Friends sale Thursday, there’s nothing like a great Maggie Pike lasagna dinner!

The Library Foundation of Forest Grove will hold their vaunted Books & Buns dinner on Thursday, October 26, 5:30 to 8pm at the United Church of Christ, 2032 College Way in FG.

Menu: Lasagna (meat/vegetarian choices), salad, bread and dessert.

Prices: $12 adults, $6 children (12 and under); take-out available with pre-purchased tickets.   Famous Maggie’s buns sold on site: $1

Tickets available at: Forest Grove City Library and Maggie’s Buns.  Please purchase by Tuesday, October 24.  Limited number sold

Bonus at the dinner!  $10 raffle for a dinner for 8 catered by Maggie Pike.

All proceeds to the Library Foundation of Forest Grove to continue furniture and equipment development at your Library.

Where Friends’ Money Goes

As you can see, below, Friends of the Forest Grove Library has many activities to raise funds.  The Forest Grove Library Foundation’s Capital Campaign is one obvious recipient.  On what else does Friends’ spend their hard earned money?

Cultural programs
Friends have scheduled and sponsored a series of cultural programs, which include lectures and music, each winter and spring, for decades.  They have made Forest Grove’s contribution to the countywide Hearing Voices program and they fund the Adult Summer Reading Program.   

Forest Grove Conversations
Friends have financed and organized this annual topical program featuring panelists and a town hall discussion.

Teen programs including the Teen Summer Reading Program

Children’s programs
Since Friends started in 1973, they have been the major contributor to the Library’s children’s programs.  These include the annual B.E.A.R. Month, Dia de los Ninos and Summer Reading Program.

Volunteer recognition events, Wassail Party and equipment for the Library.

Capital campaigns
Friends of the Forest Grove Library was a major contributor to the Forest Grove Library Foundation’s million dollar capital campaign that remodeled the west end of the Library and will be an important contributor to the Foundation’s current $500,000 campaign for library furniture and equipment.