Friends add to library coffers

WITH more than $3000 raised in two days, Toni Cameron is the classic example of a good friend.

The Friends of the Tweed Library member was on hand during the group's annual book sale on Friday and Saturday to help raise needed funds for the Tweed Heads Library.

Thousands of items including books, board games, DVDs, CDs and video cassettes donated from the library and the community went for as little as $2 to add to the total amount.

Friends of the Tweed Library member Betty Priest said most items sold on the day were donated by the public.

“Without their generous donations there would be no money to give back to the library. It's all thanks to them,” Ms Priest said.

“The $3000 is a great amount. We're still counting but it's a great achievement. We always aim for the best we can do.”

Ms Priest said there was no shortage of customers.

“We had a steady flow of people through both days. There was always someone shopping around,” she said.

“We had a few interstate travellers who were just passing by and saw the sign and just decided to come in I think.

Last year the Tweed Heads Library spent the money on an audio navigation computer program for people who are blind.

The remainder of the books were collected by the Banora Point Salvation Army who will distribute them for free at a later date.



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