Friends of WIDL’s reading tree to begin Nov. 8

IRON RIVER—With the holidays quickly approaching, the Friends of the West Iron District Library organization is once again providing an opportunity to give the gift of a new book to a deserving child for Christmas.
    Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 8, the library’s annual Reading Tree will be on display in the circulation desk area. Tags on the tree will provide information about gender and age, ranging from toddler to high school. Members of the public can select a tag and purchase a new book to be given to a child who fits the description on the tag.   
    Unwrapped books should be returned to the library no later than Monday, Dec. 4. The books will then be taken to a local agency to be delivered to the children for Christmas.
    Due to circumstances, the new book sale, which in past years has been a source for purchasing books for the tree, will not be held at the library this year. However, many local businesses carry a variety of children’s books.  
    “One can provide a book for a child while also supporting area merchants”, said Bonnie Wilgreen, Friends spokesperson.  
    For more information, call the library at 265-2831.