Money raised at the upcoming Bands for Books event organized by Friends of the Wiscasset Public Library will help pay for new carpeting and painting in the library’s children’s room and for the purchase of electronic tablets children can borrow to download books and take home for a few weeks.
The fundraiser will take place from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 3, Labor Day, at the picturesque Marianmade Farm, at 155 Federal St. in Wiscasset.
The event includes a cocktail party, a silent auction, and music. The lively and talented four-member band Salty Dogs will be performing again, with danceable music from the 1950s on.
Sarah’s Cafe is providing a cash bar. Friends of the Library will provide some of the appetizers.
The silent auction includes many desirable items, including paintings, prints, pottery, books signed by the authors, gift certificates, an airplane ride, and two cases of wine. In addition, each ticketholder will get a free ticket for a chance to win the raffle of a $100 dinner coupon from Little Village Bistro.
Tickets for the fundraiser are $20 ahead of time, and can be purchased at the library, at 21 High St. in Wiscasset. Tickets also can be purchased for $25 at the event itself.
For more information, call Wendy Ross at 882-7060.