Community members made first Blackstone book sale a success

To the Editor:

We would like to express a heartfelt thank you to the Hyde Park-Kenwood community for making the first Spring Book Sale to Benefit Blackstone Library a success. Come rain or shine, the community really showed its love of Blackstone and of books! Thank you to all the volunteers who sorted, packed, moved boxes, counted books, and served customers. 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. An extra special thank you to Rod Sawyer for his invaluable help and support.

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. 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

Anne Keough
Chicago Public Library
Blackstone Branch