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Library Friends facing challenges

Library Friends of Cook County was founded in 1995 to support the Grand Marais Public Library, as well as local school libraries. In the past the focus of the group has been on literacy overall and the organization has donated books to all of the county’s schools, and hosted writer workshops and author talks.

One of Library Friends' activities that is most familiar to North Shore residents and visitors is the annual book sale at Fisherman’s Picnic. The annual event fills the Cook County Community Center curling arena with tables of books, sorted into categories. 

However, the future of Library Friends may be in jeopardy. There may not be a Library Friends book sale at Fisherman's Picnic in 2019 if more volunteers are not found.  WTIP’s Rhonda Silence learns more in this interview.