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Fundraisers Were Key to Library Programs in 2013

And two new museum passes will be offered in 2014.

A tree at the annual Tolland Library auction. Photo Credit: Chris Dehnel
A tree at the annual Tolland Library auction. Photo Credit: Chris Dehnel
Three major early winter fund-raisers - the Festival of Trees, the Holiday Book Bundles and Holiday Cookie Platter event helped raise nearly $4,000 for library projects, the Friends of the Tolland Library said on Wednesday. 

More than 150 cookie platters and 153 book bundles were sold and 38 trees were auctioned off.  

In 2013, the Friends were able to purchase a new museum pass and chess boards for the chess group for children.  

The Overdrive Advantage program for e-readers was expanded and the Dictionary Project provided a dictionary to every Tolland's third-grade student.  
More slat walls for adult fiction, a display cube for the children's section and building materials for more shelving in the young adult area were also funded.  
Patrons are also enjoying two new comfortable easy chairs, purchased in memory of Mary Alice Stevenson.  
As 2014 begins, the Friends have acquired two new museum passes - Old Sturbridge Village and the Connecticut River Museum - which will be available in March.

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