Library plans spring fundraiser

Published 2:57 pm Sunday, April 3, 2022

The Cumberland County Public Library is finalizing plans for their annual Sweets in the Stacks event to be held on Saturday, April 30, from 4 to 6 p.m. The 10th annual event features a variety of donated baskets, gift items and gift cards which are raffled off beginning at 5:30 p.m. Patrons who wish to be present for the raffling of items must purchase an entry ticket, which includes a meal with various desserts and also makes them eligible to earn door prizes. However, you do not have to be present to win any of the raffles as long as your name and phone number are written clearly on the ticket stubs.

“We have a wide variety of donations available again this year,” reports Library Director Lisa Davis. “There are several gift cards, including $100 cards for Amazon and VISA as well as a $50 Amazon card in our display case. An Instant Pot, Liz Claiborne bag and several pieces of Pampered Chef are also being raffled off and can be seen on display near our Adult Fiction area. There are baskets for mothers, children, gardeners and your favorite grillmastear so far, with more items being brought in weekly to add to those on display or to be given as door prizes.”

Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5 and are placed in the containers of the desired items. Entry tickets are $10 each for adults (available in advance and at the door – while supplies last) and $5 for children (available only at the door). Adult combo tickets are also available, but only through Friday, April 29. Combo tickets feature entry and raffle tickets at a reduced price. A single combo includes one entry ticket and six raffle tickets for $13, while a couple’s combo package has two entry tickets and 12 raffle tickets for $25.

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The library will be closed on Saturday, April 23, to provide children’s activities at Patriot Day to be held at the courthouse complex from noon to 4 p.m. “While we won’t have the actual items on display, visitors will be able to purchase entry and raffle tickets that day for the various baskets and gift items available,” says Director Davis. “However, the library will be open from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, if people still need to purchase raffle tickets without actually attending the event.”

To see pictures of the items available, interested individuals can visit the library’s Facebook page for a daily update (https://www.facebook. com/ccplva) or see all of the items on the library’s website at https://www.

The Cumberland County Public Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information, contact the library at (804) 492-5807 or at