The community really turned out to help support the Forest Grove Library the night of Feb. 5 at the annual Books and Buns benefit dinner.

The dinner was a fundraising event hosted by the Forest Grove Library Foundation. Proceeds from ticket sales, donations and raffle tickets added another $2,100 to the Library Foundation’s goal to fund furniture for the children’s and Spanish language sections, and improvements to the Rogers Room.

Many thanks go to Maggie Pike from Maggie’s Buns, who donated all the food (lasagna, salad, rolls and deserts); and BJ’s Coffee for donating the coffee. The Forest Grove Library Foundation would also like to thank the United Church of Christ for donating use of their space and kitchen; Anya Doll and Rob Foster for kitchen duty; and library director Colleen Winters and the library staff for their every-day support.

Mostly, we’d like to thank community members for coming out to support the library, again proving that Grovers deeply care about their community. The Library Foundation will host a gala dedication this spring for “Mollie’s Garden,” the public art project developed by international artist Ed Carpenter (glass), and local artists Greg Kriebel (wood) and Eric Canon (metal).