Need a Valentine’s present for a loved one? Looking for a book to curl up with during these cold days or to read with your children or grandchildren during February school vacation week?
We’ve got you covered! February is Quezalguaque Library Month at the Friends of the Brookline Library Book Sale. Prices can’t be beat!
All proceeds from sales during February will be donated to support the Sister City Project built library and mobile library in Quezalguaque. Items being sold include books, DVDs, books on CDs, music CDs, games and magazines.
The Friends of the Brookline Library sale locations:
Brookline Village Library, 361Washington St.
Coolidge Corner Library, 31 Pleasant St.
Putterham Library, 959 West Roxbury Parkway
Background – Quezalguaque Library
The Quezalguaque Library was built in 2004 as a cooperative project between the Brookline-Quezalguaque Sister City Project and the Town of Quezalguaque. Lead sponsorship support was provided by the Sister City Project and more than 20 persons from Brookline helped build the library. Computers and library furnishings were donated by the Brookline Rotary Club and the Town of Brookline. Brookline High School students raised $3,500 for book acquisition, and personal donations of Spanish books, music and board games were made.
The Brookline Sister City Project continues to support the library today with funding for books and supplies, as well as for the transportation of a “mobile library” to primary schools in more remote areas of the community. More recently we been collaborating with the nonprofit “Viva Leon Leyendo”, training library staff and volunteers to more effectively share the joy of books and the stories they tell.