New Friends of the Beaverton City Library have received word that the organization’s used bookstore, The Book Corner, has been nominated for this year’s Service to Beaverton Award for its work in promoting reading and supporting library services. Among other community outreach efforts, The Book Corner has helped make available hundreds of books for literacy programs in Beaverton’s William Walker and Portland’s Kelly elementary schools.
Beaverton resident Robert Thornhill and VFW Post 1442 have spearheaded the drive to send students home with books to maintain their reading skills during summer, and he frequently visits the store for suitable children’s books.
“It’s an honor to be included among the many individuals and organizations nominated for this recognition,” said Margaret Kelleher, Friends President. “Thanks to our dedicated volunteers, and to generous book donations, thousands of books get recirculated in the community each year.” Proceeds from in-store and online sales, and from special sales held at the library, are directed to funding library equipment and programs that are beyond the regular budget.