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CANTON DE CALUMET — The Friends of the Calumet Library (FOL) will sponsor a sale of used books on Saturday. Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the community room adjacent to the library, FOL said in a statement Monday.
This year, FOL announced that they were trying something new. This sale will be held at the same time as the Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar being held at the CLK School Gymnasium – right across from the book sale. The sale of used books is open to the public.
“Come find books to spend the winter and support the library while you enjoy Saturday in Calumet”, declare release. Proceeds from book sales will be used to support library purchases and improvements.
Proceeds from this fundraiser will support library services and programs not provided for in the general library budget.
The Calumet Public School Library is a combined library that serves as both a school library and a public library in Calumet.
In recent years, funds have been used to purchase Mango Languages (a world language teaching program available to all library users); large print books; several titles for the Red Jacket Readers book club; and many new books, including additions to the children’s, YA, and adult collections. Funding also helps support evening programs at the library throughout the year.
“And after reading your newly purchased books,” suggests liberation, “If any books rise to the top of the possible titles to consider for our Red Jacket Readers book club, let us know. We select four books to discuss each year and are looking for suggestions now.
The Friends of the Calumet Library also invite people to become volunteers.
“Volunteers are always needed” states of release. “Storytime is read aloud, delivers large print books to local retirement communities, works with the Seed Library, helps with the sale of used books and many other efforts supported by Friends . If you have time to give to your community, let us know and we’ll find the right person! Contact us via Facebook, or drop your name at the library. There is something for everyone at the library.
The Calumet Shared Library has a long history tied to the former Calumet and Hecla (C&H) mining company, around which much of Calumet Township developed.
In the early 1870s, a public library was opened in Red Jacket (later Calumet). The Calumet & Hecla 1866-1916 semi-centennial edition of the Keweenaw Miner indicated that the first floor contained “cosy and pleasant” reading rooms. On the second floor was a large conference room.
The municipal library contained about 1,000 volumes. Considering that the building was called the Calumet & Hecla Library, the society agreed to erect the new building at no cost to the public.
When completed in 1898, the new library, on the first floor, contained desks and bookshelves, and on the second floor were bookshelves and bookshelves. The building, finished in Georgia pine, was furnished with massive furniture. When the library was first opened, it housed some 6,000 volumes. In September 1915, his collection numbered more than 42,000 volumes.
The library offered books in English, German, French, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Polish, Slovenian, Croatian and Hungarian.
The library’s financial burden became too much for the declining mining company and in 1944 the library’s collection was transferred to Calumet High School. The building was converted into office space for the Calumet and Hecla Consolidated Copper Co.
The annual used book sale sponsored by the Friends of the Calumet Public Library is the organization’s primary fundraiser, which supports library services and programs not provided for through the general library budget.
Featuring a wide variety of books, CDs and DVDs, the collection will be on sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 19 in the Library’s Community Room.