The Friends of the Library in Horseshoe Bend will hold a fund-raiser to help build a new library because the present library is inadequate in size to serve the needs of northeast Izard County. Tickets are on sale for a queen-sized quilt. It is 97-inches by 97-inches and was handmade by Tressie Quimby. She donated it to FOL to help raise money for the building fund, said Marcia Wegner, librarian.
Wegner said the quilt has been appraised at $600 and comes complete with a cloverleaf quilt rack included in the drawing. The winner of the quilt will be announced at the Dogwood Days Festival April 26 at the Diamond B Mall in Horseshoe Bend.
Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Donations and tickets can be purchased at the Horseshoe Bend Library.FOL has raised $100,000 of the projected $400,000 of the building costs. FOL is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the betterment of the Horseshoe Bend Library.
The current library is 900 square feet and serves the needs of children and adults in communities of Horseshoe Bend, Franklin, Violet Hill and rural areas.
Other libraries in Izard County are located in Calico Rock (35 miles away) and in Melbourne (20 miles away), and are not easily accessible to most people in this area of the county.