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Join the Family Library’s 100 Club and you could end up in the money.
The Family Library and Mobile Library, which operate as a charity, have launched a fundraising initiative.
For a £12 annual subscription, you will be entered into a monthly draw with cash prizes. Participants can sign up for as many annual subscriptions as they like.
The three monthly prizes will be made up from 50% of the proceeds from that particular draw. Draws will take place on the final Saturday of the month, the first taking place on January 26.
The offer is open to those aged 18 and above, so is targeted at adult users of the Mobile Family Library and grown-up relatives of members of the Family Library – or anyone else who wants to show their support.
Librarian in charge of the Family Library Mary Cousins said: ‘As a charity, we are always looking at ways of raising funds to cover our operating costs.
‘This is a great way for people to support the Family Library and the Mobile Family Library – and also give them the chance to win a prize.’
For more details, visit www.familylibrary.im or ask any of the staff at the Family Library or on board the Mobile Family Library.