Library donates leftover books to schools


Books for kids: Christy Harpold, a social worker at J.B. Stephens Elementary, looks through books left over from the Friends of the Hancock County Public Library sale for possible distribution to students. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)

GREENFIELD — School officials had their pick of the literature this week at the Friends of the Hancock County Public Library’s first book giveaway.

Friends of the Library, a volunteer organization, raises funds to support library programs and other needs that fall outside the library’s annual budget. Twice per year, the group holds a book sale for the public to raise money for the library. Monday, the event took on yet another purpose.

At the conclusion of the public sale, Greenfield-Central School Corp. educators were invited to take any of the remaining books they felt could be useful to local elementary school students – free of charge.

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