They are planning the 11th annual Book Basket Project of the 2010 Holiday Season, and baskets are currently on display throughout the Cherokee Public Library.
The Friends of the Library introduced this successful project to the community during the 2000 Holiday Season. The number of basket has continued to grow every year, and this year's basket count is at 35, which seems to indicate the popularity of the project.
There are baskets for all price ranges. They are creative and beautiful, make great holiday gifts, and all of the proceeds go back to the library. Funds from the 2009 project enabled the Friends of the Library to purchase new DVD racks, a new set of encyclopedias, fund the summer reading program, and give the library $1000 for DVDs and books on CDs.
The 2010 project will be conducted in much the same manner as in previous years. The baskets will be on display at the library from now until noon on Dec. 4. An "open" silent bidding process will again be used to sell the baskets.
The majority of the baskets usually sell for under $50.