Sale provides funds for materials and programs

By the Advocate Editorial Board
Sept. 9, 2010 at 4:09 a.m.

The Friends of the Library will conduct its end of the summer book sale event beginning with a presale this weekend for its members. The fundraiser helps to support our public library. Practically nothing is more important to the community than its public library.

Library Director Dayna Williams-Capone said the revenue generated by the book sale is very beneficial to the institution's programs and materials.

"Every bit of it goes toward helping us in many ways, including new materials for the library, the children's summer reading program and the teen and adult programs through the year," Williams-Capone said.

We urge residents and library users to help out by attending the book sale. We guarantee that you will find some great bargains on books while supporting great programs for all ages.

"I feel the library creates a level playing field, providing access to library materials -- not available to many otherwise -- and it also allows use of computers and Internet access, resources to finding employment and preparing for a job search," she said.

We agree. Not enough can be said about the value our Victoria Public Library has. And more features are in the works as technology advances.

"We are hoping to start moving toward providing access to e-books that many cannot afford," she said. "We can get this with grant dollars."

Eventually, a library user could check out an e-book and specific titles, if so desired, according to Williams-Capone.

She added, that she is hoping to get a large database called Overdrive, which would allow the library to download entire books.

We think the library is great, and we applaud Williams-Capone on her forward thinking about databases and e-books.

This editorial reflects the views of the Victoria Advocate's editorial board.



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