Long Beach Island Library ‘Friends’ Invite the Public to Open House Oct. 21

Oct 10, 2018

The Friends of the Island Library will hold an open house Sunday, Oct. 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Long Beach Island branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. This event will feature entertainment with Flavian’s “Mind Reading Game Show” beginning at 2:45 p.m.

“In the past, we’ve had musical entertainment for this event,” said Judy Bouton, Friends president. “He appeared last year and the response was so great, we thought we’d bring him back for our open house.”

Bouton said the event is designed to introduce the public to the Friends and also to familiarize people with library services. Refreshments will be served.

“We’ll have a variety of hors d’oeuvres and cookies,” she said.

Bouton said there will be forms available for anyone who wants to join the Friends group, which raises funds to help support and sponsor library programs. Much of that is done through its book sales, held several times a year.

“We help sponsor the Brain Games program and the adult writers club,” said Bouton. “We also sponsor concerts and speaker appearances. We help the youth services librarian with summer programs.”

In addition, Bouton said that anyone who joins the Friends in October will receive a free clip-on book light.

To register for the mind-reading event, call the branch at 609-494-2480. —E.E.

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