May 5, 2018
“Without the Friends of the Elko County Library, the library would not be able to provide all the services available to the community. The library is extremely thankful for the support it receives from the Friends”.
Are you tired of the cold weather and getting cabin fever? Do you want to start the spring time with a great event? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions then this is the event for you! Join us for the 30th Annual Just Desserts fundraiser hosted by The Friends of the Elko County Library! This is the 30th year that the Friends have held the annual fundraiser, and we are confident you will have a great time. Tickets for the event are $15.00 and can be purchased at the Elko County Library prior to the event or at the door the night of the event.
Your ticket will give you access to desserts that include cakes, cookies, truffles, a chocolate dipping station, fruits, cheese, crackers, and much more! You will also be able to taste an assortment of wines, beers, specialty coffees and margaritas! Where else could you have such a luscious evening for $15.00? Individuals and businesses have donated their time, money, and talent to provide an amazing evening where you can indulge in food and drink that will overpower your senses.
Local businesses and individuals annually donate items for the silent auction and raffle. Gift baskets, wine, balloon rides, blankets, pictures, tools, outdoor gear, and jewelry are among some of the many items that the Friends have auctioned off in past years. Items donated will be available for viewing the beginning of April and on “The Friends of the Library” Facebook page. As usual, there is a wide variety of items to please everyone! The silent auction opens at 5:30 and will close at 7:30 the night of the event. Tickets will be sold for the raffle items that night only as well.
This year’s lineup for entertainment includes Elko’s favorite duo “Straight to Eden”. David and Troy are a crowd favorite and play many of your favorite songs from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and more. You don’t want to miss this event!
By purchasing a ticket to “Just Desserts” you will be entered into the door prize drawing. This year, first place is $1,000.00 and second is $500.00. Those that can’t attend but wish to support the library by purchasing a ticket, only need to return the stub to the library prior to the event and their ticket will be entered into the drawing.
The Friends of the Elko County Library is a volunteer group that was formed in 1990. The Friends meet every third Tuesday at noon at the Elko County Library. The Friends have raised and donated over $230,000.00 to the library since its inception. These funds have been used to purchase books for adults and children, magazines, reference materials, audio books, downloadable materials, and furniture such as shelving. Funds have also been used to purchase public computers, assisted in the purchasing of the bookmobile and the operational costs of the bookmobile, adult and children’s programming as well as other library needs. The Friends of the Elko County Library have a scholarship that is awarded each year in memorial of Julia Doren who was a member of the Friends Group.
If you are interested in joining the Friends of the Elko County Library, membership is only $15 for three years. There are many benefits in being a member. You get to attend preview day of Book Sales; 2 discount tickets for Just Deserts; “Fine Forgiveness” coupon worth $10; and 1 coupon for 1 free book from a Friends Book Sale. All community members are welcomed to join. You can sign up anytime at the Library.