The 12th annual Cherokee Friends of the Library Holiday Book Basket project - the group's major fundraising project each year - is now underway, and the public still has time to get a look at the nearly 40 Holiday Book Baskets on display at the Cherokee Library.
Following the 2010 project, the Friends were able to purchase rhythm instruments for the children's department, provide the money for enrollment in the Wilbur system that provides downloadable books for library patrons, the books for the Wilbur system, audio books, and new folding tables.
Individuals and organizations have assembled book baskets, each of which has a theme. The baskets contain a book as well as a variety of theme-based items. These popular, fun baskets provide a variety of different options for holiday gift giving.
The public is invited to visit the library and browse the diverse selection of baskets. Then, if your wish, you can submit a "silent" auction bid for a basket on a clipboard placed next to each basket. The bidding will close at noon on Saturday, Dec. 3, and at that time, the final person listed on each bid sheet will be awarded the basket.
All baskets are display at the library. Some baskets will appeal to young people, some to adults, some to women, some to men, and still others may appeal to a broad spectrum of people.