The Library Store...An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Raising money is getting tougher and tougher for libraries...here's a feel-good story about how the Columbus (GA) Library has added to its coffers through a generous donation by a local couple, some good planning by administrators and the tireless work of volunteers. The Library Store has just celebrated its first anniversary.

"We are grateful to the public for their donations and support," said retired educator Alice Budge, who heads Friends of Libraries here, and who works part-time in the store. She and her husband, former Ledger-Enquirer Publisher John Greenman, made a donation to the Muscogee County Library Foundation to establish the store in the new public library off Macon Road.

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