Oceanside, CA -The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library are currently accepting donations of gently used purses and backpacks to sell at their October 21 fundraiser, Purses for a Purpose, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Civic Center Library Community Rooms, 330 N. Coast Highway.
On October 21, early bird shopping for Friends members only will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., and memberships may be purchased at the door.
Friends’ Vice President Mona Marra said, “Many of us have purses and backpacks we no longer use, taking up space in our closets. The Friends would be thrilled to have those items, and offer them for sale at the event. The Library will benefit – and so will the donors’ closets!”
The Friends ask that purse or backpack donations be brought to the following locations by October 7:
- Civic Center Library Lobby, 330 N. Coast Highway
- Mission Branch Library Lobby, 3861-B Mission Avenue
- John Landes Community Center Library Lobby, 2855 Cedar Road
- Jane & Evie’s Used Books, 323 N. Coast Highway
Proceeds from Purses for a Purpose will help the Library purchase books and other print and digital media; provide programs and events for all ages; offer technology resources such as 3D printing; and enhance outreach efforts through bookmobiles, Mini-libraries and home deliveries.
The mission of the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library is to support and promote the services and resources of Oceanside Public Library through community involvement, volunteer activities, and fundraising. For information about becoming a Friend, Business Friend or volunteer, please visit oplfriends.org or call (760) 435-5560.