To the Editor:
We would like to express a heartfelt thank-you to the Hyde Park-Kenwood community for making the Spring Book Sale to Benefit Blackstone Library a success. Come rain or shine, the community showed its love of Blackstone, books, and a good bargain! Thank you to all the volunteers who sorted, packed, moved boxes, counted books, and served customers. Thank you to the students from Kenwood Academy for their invaluable help. A special thank-you to the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference (HPKCC) for providing the first donation of books for the sale and for sharing their expertise in operating a book sale.
We are no longer accepting books at the library. Please save your donations for the Hyde Park Used Book Sale in October in the Treasure Island courtyard on 55th Street near Lake Park Avenue. Proceeds from that sale fund the work of HPKCC, supporting many great community causes including local schools, parks, and our work at Blackstone Library. See you next spring!
Brenda P. Sawyer
Friends of Blackstone Library
Chicago Public Library