The Friends of the Johnson County Library will be holding their third annual carnival at the Johnson County Public Library on August 30 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The purpose of this event is to raise funds that will support Johnson County’s Imagination Library Program. The goal is to register 100 percent of the children that are eligible to receive books and to promote literacy in Johnson County. The organization raises about $10,000 a year to support its programs and additionally receives money from Books from Birth, a statewide effort to bring the Imagination Library to all children in Tennessee.
The carnival will hold a silent auction that offers lots of handcrafted items this year that includes quilted pieces, cross-stitched items, birdhouses and a hand-turned vase, among others. There will also be games and all tickets are .25. There will be inflatable bouncies, bowling games, rings on a bottle, along with face painting and a chance to decorate cookies.
One of the main events will be Carmen Deedy, a storyteller who has previously performed in Jonesborough, Tennessee, who will perform for the students in grades one through six from each of the county’s elementary schools. Later that evening, Deedy will be at Heritage Hall for a story-telling event that is appropriate for all ages. The cost is $5.00 per person for the evening event.
Volunteers are needed to work at carnival, and items are still needed for the raffle. One hundred percent of the profits will go to the Imagination Library of Johnson County.
If you are interested in helping in any way, call the Johnson County Library at 423-727-6544.
If you would like to make a donation, contact Lisa Young at 423-471-1768 or Barb Gratsch at 423-727-4227.